With where I live, it's real hard to drop weight. Down here everything is loaded with carbs or sugars. It's the way of life and I don't know how to cook any other way. We eat lots of rice and pasta and fried foods.
A few months ago, I was on a roll and lost 15 lbs. My MIL became very ill and passed away and I kinda fell off the bandwagon. I gained 9 of the 15 back but I'm trying again. I had replaced rice with wheat rice and pasta with wheat pasta.....I just can't break down and do that with my bread.
I love bread too much and I'm really not fond of wheat to begin with. I haven't fried any foods in about 4 months, I've stopped drinking coke. I was a coke-aholic.
I now drink diet dr. pepper and water. I'm not big on dairy products so I don't drink milk at all. I have cut back on the portion size but I get hungry again after supper and need to find some healthy snacks to get. I'm just at a loss. Our way of life and cooking styles in the south Louisiana are very unhealthy but that's all I know.
I'm going to start walking again 3 days a week - starting tomorrow.
I'm open to any suggestions or recipes any of you have to offer.
KittyKook - I know exactly what you mean about portion size. When I have to eat at a fast food joint I've been getting "Happy Meals" and if I get the chance to go to Subway, I really like their Atkins wraps. I wish you luck in keeping your weight off. Thanks for the advice!