It’s my one year anniversary on McDougall & I’ve lost 151.4 pounds. I’ve not posted photos of myself here before but I decided to be brave and just do it.
Letha at 525 pounds.
Letha at 371.2 pounds.
I’ll just write a few paragraphs about my experience this past year.
I’ve met the most amazing, friendly, supportive people on this discussion forum. I don’t think I can put into words how helpful to me interacting with everyone here has been. I especially want to thank LauraA for starting the monthly MWL threads. The weekly weigh-in posts are the focus of my week.
I’ve followed the MWL plan this past year with just a few exceptions. On Thanksgiving and Christmas I followed the regular plan, and in April and May I was eating a lot of McDougall soup cups that had some non-MWL ingredients like pasta, tofu, & raisins. I have not cheated once in the entire year.
I tried a couple of times to start exercising but it hasn’t taken yet. I started the year with a serious knee injury which has now healed. In the spring and early summer I developed peripheral neuropathy which caused me a lot of grief but fortunately it’s improved in recent weeks. I hope that in the future I’ll be exercising a lot more.
I started a recipe blog to keep myself busy and focused on healthy eating. I’ve had a lot of fun with it and I’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from people who like the photos I took. I’m not much of a photographer but I think my amateur photos make folks feel like they actually could make the food I’m making.
I’m committed to the McDougall plan for life. I hope that when I reach my goal weight of 150 lbs I’ll be able to incorporate some foods from the regular plan like pasta, bread, nuts, dried fruit, tofu & avocados. I guess my body will let me know how much of that I can do when I get down there.
I’ll post another photo update on my next anniversary in Sept. 2010. Thanks again to everyone who has supported me here.