Yeah... I am in a small pant size but still have a ways to go. Got in my 10K yesterday and I have joined Beach Body on Demand. I think I paid $59 for a three month program and I can choose from any and all their videos...I don't have to stay with one and cant switch or do two programs if I want. It works well for me because I can roll out of bed in the morning and instead of going to the gym, I can just mosey over to my office. No traffic to contend with plus I eliminate the travel time.
LadyM...I weigh my food most of the time, but have been doing it for so long I can pretty much eyeball it with great accuracy. Practice makes perfect I guess.
I have eliminated all that you have with the exception of my stevia...but have cut that back drastically. I am also making pancakes with my protein powder because I am also trying to stay away from whole eggs for a while and I hate egg whites. I have also bought several walden frams product which contain no sugar. I use their mayo, strawberry and syrup as well as their caramel and chocolate. Also I use their salad dressing. great flavors and just a little dab will do you. I use most of the syrups on my fruits...I can only tolerate apples, oranges, strawberries and some times blueberries at the moment.
I eat one fruit in the morning and one after dinner as my dessert. So my breakfast is a protein and a fruit, lunch is protein and 1 1/2 cups of veggies and dinner is the same as lunch. I can have the second fruit either as a afternoon snack or for dessert. I've also cut out almost all dairy except for a tad sometimes in my coffee, but I am trying to drink it black. Did that years ago so I know its doable. Oh and I can eat all the lettuce I want.
The hardest thing for me to give up is and will always be...bread. I miss it, but I am doing it. UGH!!!
Here are two links... I will tell you that the ratings on the Amazon site are pretty accurate. and the salad dressings arent too bad. I use the blue cheese, ranch and caesar but dont expect them to taste like the real stuff...however I find the blue cheese come pretty close. https://www.waldenfarms.com/https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss ... lden+farms
I forgot to add stores like Sprouts carry some of their products as do Walmart and other health food stores.