I am Marilyn, 44 years young, living in Chicago, married 10 1/2 years with 2 daughters 8 and 3.
I did this a number of years back but, slipped back into old ways. So, this time I did this quietly. It has now been 4 weeks without any diviation. But, what I have done differently this time is, I have learned to cook more recipes. I am using tofu about 2x week. I have lost consistently. I started out at 180 and am now 172.
I am very excited and motivated. I am so loving saying NO to poor choices. Amazingly, everyone wants to offer me poor choices. But, I think, the reason I failed before was because I'd say yes to avoid offending people. Now, I just say no, thank you. I also stopped feeling like I had to justify my eating choices. Hello, I am a 44 year who doesnt need permission to eat this way.
Also, instead of asking my family to try dishes, I just cook it, put it on their plates and start eating. Guess what? many dishes, they love. They love chili and pizza w/o cheese. Though not quite willing to give up on meat, they are willing to have a few meat free days. Also, my husband said, maybe he and the kids will stop eating meat in the house but, continue to eat, if they choose, outside the home. So, very kind gesture. So, I am back!!!