A Weight Loss Progress Report and Top 10 Changes

February 18, 2008

People have been asking us over the last few months how things are going, and what the “secret” to our diet is. As I have told everyone who’s asked about it, there really is no secret, and its not a diet — it’s a full blown lifestyle change. But for those of you interested in seeing how we’re approaching it, here’s a list of the “Top 10” changes we have made in persuing a healthier lifestyle. Take it away, Rachel:

The weight loss has been slowing down, but still in a downward trend. I think we need to exercise more; we’ve definitely been slacking off over the winter. But still, since we’ve started, Jason has lost 42 pounds Rachel has lost 35. I still can’t see it in the mirror or when looking at Jason, but clothes fit better and whenever we run into people we haven’t seen in a while, they comment on it. And, I noticed it when looking at a picture of us at a family affair from August.

Many people have asked (obviously those who don’t read OTB regularly) what’s our secret diet? We try to explain that we’re not following any one diet. No, not Weight Watchers or Zone or South Beach or Atkins, or whatever else. Frankly, we’re not even counting calories. I do break down portions of snacky things, even “healthy” snacks (like Soy Crisps or Baked Potato Chips) into about 100 calorie packages (usually a bit less than the package says is a serving). But, no, I don’t know exactly how many calories per day we’ve been consuming. It’s a heck of a lot less than we used to, that’s for sure.

So, no, there is no secret. And it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. It evolves and is based on our research about diabetes, which is of primary concern for us. Here are our “Top 10” lifestyle changes:

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