" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

March 15, 2008


The scale is your "odometer".

Your weight goal is your destination.

Your plan is the map to get you there.

You are the "driver".

Reduce your calories by:

20/day to lose 2# a year
30/day to lose 3# a year
100/day to lose 10# a year
200/day to lose 20# a year
250/day to lose 25# a year
500/day to lose 50# a year
To reduce daily intake by 500 calories, reduce breakfast, lunch and dinner by 100 calories per meal and do some exercise that burns 200 calories and you will have created a 500 calorie deficit.

Reading it here in black and white makes it all seem so easy. But it is not easy. There's more to the equation....the variables that differ from person to person. And that is what each of us must discover about ourselves....how we "tick" you might say. The journey is one of discovery and it can take longer than we allow. But, if we persevere, we will arrive.
Example of "zig zag" diet for 1600 calorie daily average:

Day 1. 1600 calories
Day 2. 1760 calories
Day 3. 1440 calories
Day 4. 1760 calories
Day 5. 1440 calories
Day 6. 1760 calories
DAy 7. 1440 calories

Some say it is not good to eat the same number of calories every day---that our body adjusts our metabolism by lowering it "discerning" that there may be a famine coming. By eating larger amounts some days the body is "fooled" into thinking there is plenty of food and revs up.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.