I’m finding the combination of having a sponsor, going to meetings twice a week and logging & planning my food is working well.

So far I’ve lost about 20 pounds (since August / September last year). I’m a person who does NOT find it easy to lose weight, so this is kind of miraculous. I’m feeling so much better! I’ve got far more energy and am just feeling great.

I log all my planned food on My Fitness Pal but here’s the trick – I do it the night before. That way, I have a food plan set and ready to go, and don’t have to plan what to eat at the last minute. The last minute is precisely where binges and food craziness comes from. Pre-planning helps me avoid all that.

I’m sitting at about 1400 calories a day, which is workable. Sometimes I go slightly over or under that, and it’s no drama if I do. It’s about long-term consistency, rather than perfection. As long as I’m close to that target daily, I know I’ll be fine.