Saturday, July 16, 2011

I'm Going To Live Diet Free For Life!

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

1 comment:

heather said...

Jules, we started this morning. It was a bit of a rough start, measuring while still half-asleep. But, I'm not hungry, which is a great start. We're in it together. "When" this works, we'll go shopping! :)