I'm actually finding that it's an easy diet to stick to, partly because I am allowing myself a small dessert, as long as my main meal is well within the single plate size. But partly it's because I'm applying the Kaizen principle of making the changes slowly and getting used to one step before moving on to the next. So for the first 4 weeks I just focused on No Snacks and didn't worry too much if my meal was still rather too large. After 4 weeks, I stopped feeling hungry mid-morning and mid-afternoon (the danger point for snacks). So now I'm being a little more rigorous with the portion size at meal times. It means it's taken 5 weeks to lose 2lb, but as I'm not that far off my target weight and only need to lose 12lb in total, I can afford to be patient.
Today I will be out in the
Yesterday, after I had cleared the top part of the garden, I brought the cheap plastic patio table out of the garage and reassembled it. Then I sat for a while reading and drinking a cup of tea. It was blissful! I can't remember the last time I've managed to do that. I think I'm going to enjoy being retired. :)