| Originally Posted by cutierosie |
Hi everyone, my wedding is April 11, 2009. I am currently 133 and want to lose 10-15 pounds prior to the wedding in order to fit into my dress. I was doing well, and had lost 5 pounds, but I gained them back because I got sick and wanted to eat to feel better.
I am really happy to have found this thread! my current diet is the following:
1. eat 1 pc of toast and coffee in the morning
2. eat salad for lunch (.4 on the scale at the salad bar)
3. eat salad for dinner (and one truffle here and there)
The salad thing can get boring, but I have different kinds of dressings, I switch from romaine to spinach, i add fruit sometimes, and i switch the protein (sometimes shrimp, sometimes chicken, sometimes steak, salmon etc)....
The problem in during weekends when I am socializing more so now with holidays etc. I hope that I can eat less and work out more.
I couldn't do the salad lunch and dinner for more than two days in a row. For me, I try mixing things up for my lunch and dinner, remembering 1/2 of your plate should be veggies, 1/4 grains and starches and 1/4 meat/fish/proteins like what you are doing with salads but choosing different things like a baked chicken breast (deck of card size) with lemon and herb seasoning, 2-3 types of veggies and brown rice so I don't get bored. I also try to eat a big breakfast so my stomach is working throughout the day (e.g. 1/2 cup of oatmeal with a few almonds and a handful or two of blueberries, 1/2 grapefruit, a small glass of juice, and a tea for the drive in to work) . I also switched to green tea from coffee and increased my water consumption to help the wieght come off. I think the sugar I used to add to my coffee was part of my problem. For me, when I limit myself to strictly, I tend to fall off the wagon too much and eat the junk.