Since my last post, my weight loss has slowed down, but I'm not exercising regularly and I ate a bowl of trial mix yesterday, which certainly doesn't help. The good news is that I'm starting my whole family on the regular McDougall plan. I baked a 5 pound bag of potatoes yesterday, made brown rice in the rice cooker, cooked beans in the pressure cooker, nuked a variety of vegys, sauteed some mushrooms and let everyone put their own meals together, topped off with some meatloaf sauce (minus the meatloaf, of course). I wanted something pretty flavorful to get them off to a good start. Anyways, I thought I was set for a few days, but got home tonight, made my dinner and lunch for tomorrow and everything was pretty much gone.
While I was cooking, I set out some vegy sticks and homemade artichoke hummus for the kids to snack on while they were waiting and they all enjoyed it. I have one of those banana hangers attached to a large bowl, so I always keep that filled with fruit on the kitchen table or at least try to, as the kids usually eat it as fast as I can bring it home, so I was surprised to find it still pretty full this evening. I guess the McDougall way of eating filled them up! Lol!!
So, I've got more potatoes & vegys cooking. We still have some non-McDougall food in the house, which the kids are quickly making use of, but once it is all gone, it won't be replaced. I figure this will allow them to ease into the program and in the long run, will help it be more successful.
The kids really enjoyed that I didn't limit their portions. My youngest daughter asked if she could have 2 potatoes and I told her to eat as much as she needed to be full. I guess she chose the 2 potatoes because her plate was in the fridge, only half eaten, but she reheated it and finished it later.
Hubby isn't completely on board, but he has agreed to only eat fish with his meals, which the kids hate, so that won't be a problem, except we'll have to deal with the fishy smell. . . .sigh. We'll see how long he can go with keeping the other junk out of the house. I'll be happy if I can get him to stop bringing trail mix home.