I had friends laying bets I’d never last...but with the results I saw each day...and continue to see, I can not complain. And, truth be told, I have changed...my alcohol consumption is considerably less (still like to toast a glass of bubbly (sometimes 1/2 bottle) with my honey)...but red and white wine are out.
I track every calorie I eat (peanut M&M: 10.3 calories); exceed one gallon of water consumed each day; and weigh-in every morning.
Have successfully worked in a nice variety of what I consider my “new” idea of a treat: all natural peanut butter (1 tbl. w/granny smith apple (96 & 95 cals, respectively)), tiny box of raisins (45 cals), 5 dried apricot halves (110 cals), 10 pistachios (40 cals), 5 macademia nuts pcs. (35 cals) , etc...so I don’t feel deprived.