I’ve reached my target weight of 175! I no longer fret about the diet; I automatically avoid bad carbs and go for the healthiest choices when I eat out. I’ve discovered that I can live without bread or potatoes, although I do miss rice & pasta. Now that I’m on the maintenance phase, I can eat “bad” foods occasionally as long as I don’t overdo it.
When I went to a cookout last weekend, I didn’t think about the diet. I even had a thin piece of cake (not a big piece like I used to have), and after working out and being careful the next day my diet was back on track.