I'm disappointed that I missed my goal (to weigh 150 by Christmas), but I've lost 29 pounds this year and came within 3 pounds of my goal, so I'm counting this a WIN! I'm sure I've gone off my program Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but I'm going to tighten up and try harder. I'm setting a new goal to reach 140 by July 1st. Surely I can do this!
I too have slowed down on my refined sugars and feel better for it. I quit all breads & pastas a few months after Ray passed away - I didn't plan to do it, I just stopped wanting breads and pastas.
You are doing great! It's a daily battle, this battle of the bulge. But we're worth the extra effort.
It's been so hot here in Mississippi and it still reaches 102 degrees in the afternoons - this is just too hot for too long and I'm starting to suffer for it with my eating. Just telling you so you know that we all struggle on a daily basis.
I can't wait to start complaining about the awful cold - I just wish it would get here already, lol.