I posted these photos in my journal but it was suggested to post here. I don't feel that I am there yet...and still have a few slip ups but for the most part I am at 132 more or less, down from 184 in the 80's and 90's. I have also followed Ornish, then McDougall, then nothing...and tried again in 2007 with another program and decided after a few comments from that board that McDougall was the one for me. I change between the regular program and some MWL recipes along with Esselstyn's recommendations. I know what I am supposed to do, but sometimes the potlucks and samples of things get me!
In the last year though I have learned to say "No thank you" in a nice way!
This first photo was taken in 1989 before my bypass in 95 and who knows how much bigger I actually was. I didn't use the scale much in those days because I didn't want to know how big I was.
this other photo was taken last week while in Florida....yes I still wear long tshirts since I am self conscious of the hernia I have due to my leg bypass and aortic aneurysm in 98. The hernia was never fixed so I never tuck in shirts. Guess I flunk any fashion test!
I still have a ways to go on this but I am making progress....
I have been lurking in the processed food thread this past week and have been learning a lot. I also ordered Jeff's Fast Food DVD since those are the type of recipes I need along with the Quick and Easy book for the type of cooking I do. Since I don't like to do two separate meals three times a day, I feel I need the easy peasy ones and now try to keep things simple! We just got a new upright freezer yesterday to replace our chest freezer and that will make things much easier for me to find stuff that is already made. We BOTH have our own shelves now!