When your son comes home from the military and looks like this, (a little sunburned, but look at those muscles!)
and is a natural foods/exercise evangelist,
you do this:
you go on a diet.
Tommy wrote a diet for Larry and me. We've been pretty good about staying on it for the past 4 weeks. Larry has lost almost 30 pounds and feels great.
Me? Well, the results aren't as wonderful, but I've lost 10 pounds and I can tell the difference in how my clothes fit. Best part: it came off the belly region first. That never has happened before on any diet I've been on.
Next best part: we like the food. It's what we've always eaten, with some modifications. What's changed is:
b) time of day for certain foods
c) fewer carbs
And yes, strawberries are on the diet! I felt guilty about buying them at this time of year before, but not now--I'm on a diet.
Tommy plans to go to college to be a dietician and exercise therapist. We may end up being one of his best case studies. I'll post updates--good and bad--as we go along. I'm motivated: my 40th high school class reunion is next year!