Diet. That's an ugly word (to me) often associated with deprivation and horrible food. The food may not be horrible to you, but I'm a picky eater. I don't like vegetables, except lettuce, beans, and a few select others. I exercise when I feel it's going to help me accomplish my goals, which isn't often because I feel that I am predestined to fail with any diet due to the fact that I like protein and carbs. And chocolate. If I ever started a diet, I knew it was short term. When I was younger, I did Slim Fast (even though I wasn't overweight) and I tried others. I did a doctor prescribed program with prescription pills that could have turned out to be dangerous. I also gave Weight Watchers a try. I liked Weight Watchers, but I only lost about ten pounds. Because of my love for sweets, I seriously considered the cookie diet, but it was too expensive for me at the time. And let's face it. I love cookies, but I can't eat them every day.
I used to work out often. I did until I broke my back in an accident, about a year and a half before Logan was born. While recovering, my doctor told me working out was off limits. It broke my heart that I wasn't able to do the things I wanted to do. I was depressed and leaned on food because it was comforting. I became an emotional eater which led to a roller coaster ride of diets and failure. I always had the same result. I would drop thirty pounds and gain it back. I gave up. Why bother if it isn't something I can maintain? At least if I didn't try, I couldn't be a failure. Right?
About a month ago, I was up late one night scanning the channels. I stopped when I saw Robert Ferguson on stage talking about the Food Lovers Fat Loss System. I have no idea why I stopped. I hate infomercials and I had no intention of watching his. But when he showed me a picture of a typical plate of diet food, and laughed as he said he didn't think any of us dreamed of eating this food, I couldn't turn away. He had my attention. I had to know what this guy was talking about. Then he started talking about shedding pounds while eating chocolate, cookies, brownies, fast food, steaks and potatoes. I backed the program up to the beginning and I recorded the program on my DVR. It was late and I couldn't keep my eyes open, and I thought I had been dreaming. Eat the foods I want and drop the weight? I must have missed something. I went to sleep thinking about the program and Robert Ferguson, the man behind the plan.
The next day, I watched his program and took it all in. It was something I could see myself trying. If I tried it and it worked, I could follow it for life. I could eat all of my favorite foods and eat more often! For years I have eaten one, maybe two meals a day and a snack before bed, putting my body into starvation mode. If I wanted to make changes in my life, this was something that I could stick to. If the plan works, there is no way to fail, as long as I learn to eat his way and follow through. When you can eat the foods you like, it's possible.
I contacted Robert and he took a chance on me. He introduced me to Diet Free Life, which keeps the integrity of his principle-based methodology. He sent me his Diet Free For Life book and I read it and studied it, and then I read it again. Today I received my Detox Drop and I will begin tomorrow. I'll update you soon after I start and also weekly to keep you informed of my progress. If you have any questions along the way, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.