Thought that I would post an update on the progress of the whole family on the plan. I am doing very well with it. I am mainly doing the MWL but I do eat an occasional tempeh burger with a gluten free bun and tuna maybe twice a month. Yesterday I weighed in at 189 so that means I am down a total of 31 pounds. For a person that has went through some painful leg problems lately and could hardly walk, I think it is good progress and my goal in the next three months it to lose 25 more pounds by Nov 27th.
My son (32) has lost a lot of weight, don't know the exact numbers but I think around forty pounds and is looking great. He is pretty strict except he does eat a flour burrito shell once in awhile wrapped around a vegan filling that he orders off and on at a local Mex place. They don't use lard so at least that is good. He is young though so that is why the weight is peeling off of him. (a little jealous)
My hubby is doing well on the diet. He has MS so has went gluten free also but is never hungry and really does not feel deprived at all. He does eat fish out at a local Japanese restaurant but not very often and it is not fried and is a small portion. I am very surprised at how well he is doing on the plan. He has lost around thirty pounds but has many to go so is not feeling or seeing extreme benefits yet but is hanging in there so I am proud of him for that. He is in a lot of pain with the MS so cannot exercise at all so in my opinion, I think the results have been excellent. We are very involved in church and have learned to navigate the social eating scene pretty well.
Please no flaming about the obvious "not one hundred percent pure compliance" but this is a huge change for my meat eating, hunting, rural family and I am very proud of them and shocked at times. Sometimes I wish that I would not have to cook everything that goes into our mouths but realize that taking the low road like the rest of the culture in which I live is doing is giving them the results that I do not wish to have so I do accept the trade off as just the price I pay. Sometimes though when I eat a whole batch of the banana-choco-cherry ice cream that I make in my high speed blender for my whole meal, I feel sorry for them.