So...after leaving Chicago, where my weight hovered between 200 and 205, already far beyond what I'd been comfortable with before then, I moved to California, and got fat. On my cross-country trip this last month, I weighed myself, and observed that I'd hit 222.5. So...after coming home from the Manila, I was mad and got aggressive on diet.
Hard, high-fat paleo:
NO caloric beverages.
Meat, Dairy, Vegetables and beans. Full stop.
I went to caffeine pills to avoid drinking the coffee with sugar in it. Being a supertaster myself, the bitterness in uncreamed coffee nearly kills me...so I just bailed on coffee. 14 days later, I forgot to take my coffee-equivalent dose of caffeine today...and I'm fine. I think I'm full off-caffeine...or at least I will be in a day or two.
Every day, waking up, I eat a helping or so of super-thick, creamy, full-fat yogurt. Greek Gods brand...I've tried Fage, Liberte (2nd choice), and several other brands, but the Greek Gods stuff is almost ice cream/cream cheese consistency...and the honey-yogurt is just fabulous.
For breakfast, several hours later, I eat 3 scrambled eggs, with butter to cook, and cheese on top, and then Ms. Renfrow's habenero salsa...and perhaps some bacon (2 days of 10).
For lunch...sometime mid-afternoon, I have another helping of yogurt.
And then dinner is hard paleo.
Saturday: Salmon over steamed spinach.
Sunday: off-day...ate like a pig, high carb.
Monday: Roasted chicken + carrots
Tuesday: Aretae's famous cross between Chicken + Paneer Makhni (creamy tomato-curry with chicken and paneer) over buttered cauliflower (no aloo)
Wednesday: Burgers without buns ... ice tea to drink.
Thursday: Steak + Salmon with a homemade Tsatziki sauce.
And then for dessert, either Trader Joes ice cream, or else more yogurt (Dang, but it's good).
I've taken (in the last couple days) to swigging flax-seed oil as well...2 tbsp in the evenings
Last week, when I was perfect on the diet, I lost half a pound a day.
This week, I've been imperfect ... but I'm shocked at how well it's going. I feel great too.
I'm on 2-3 times a week of relatively hard exercise (for 10 minutes)...
Overall...I'm doing great. We'll see how well the weight-loss persists.