Greetings from the Gulf Coast of Florida
I've been abstinent for over 7 months and I'm within 10 pounds of goal weight. No one in my f2f meetings has gotten near goal weight.
Is there anyone out there that can give me e/s/h? How did you get to goal weight and how do you maintain it after you got there....
Love and Service,
Re: Goal Weight
The FAA food plan is a well balanced one that includes all of the food groups and most people who need to lose weight are able to do so on this food plan and those who need to gain weight are also able to gain weight. And speaking from my own personal experience with this food plan, I have lost over 100 pounds and I really didn't think that it would work for me because I've had life long thyroid problems and have been border line anemic all of my life also and I was 59 when I began, so I really felt like the deck was stacked against me. And this food plan has helped my body and brain to heal from the many food binges over the years and my thyroid is now into the normal range and I'm no longer anemic and my blood sugar improved also as I'm also prediabetic. My osteoporosis has improved also. And I must admit that I had a goal weight and a dress size in mind and my doctor told me a figure that was much higher than what I was happy with and of course there was no hope of getting to that much smaller dress size. And people told me that I looked "normal" at that weight (the doctor had given me) and the size that went with it and I found it hard to accept. If you need to get to a certain weight for medical reasons, then it's always best to work with a sponsor and your medical doctor. And the other thing that I learned after 4 years of being on the food plan is that I had a gluten allergy to not only the wheat but also the rye and barley and I really had no obvious signs that those grains weren't agreeing with me (bloating & digestion problems). A simple blood test can show if the body has an allergy to the proteins found in those grains and I always suggest to my sponsees that they ask for it when they go to the doctor, just to be on the safe side. This allergy can lead to celiac disease which is a malabsorption problem in the small intestine. More info can be found by a Google search.