You name the diet or "lifestyle change" and I've tried it...and failed. The most effective method I've used for weight loss is a food journal, but I am just stubborn enough to lie to myself in the pages of my journal and "forget" to log that extra snack or mindless nibbling in the kitchen. While enjoying the "Week in the Life" photo memes that proliferated on my friends list, I found I was interested in the photos of the healthy meals being consumed. My first thought was that I would be mortified to post pictures of what I consume in a day...my second thought was, hey, why not? If I have to take pictures of everything I eat and then post it, I might just think twice about some of my choices.
If you'd like to join me, please do. If you'd like to just check in occasionally, please leave me a comment to let me know you're following this comm. The only thing I ask is this: If you are a devout proponent of a particular way of eating (WW, Atkins, etc.), even if it's working wonders for you, please do not offer unsolicited advice on food choices. As I said before, if it's out there, I've tried it and it didn't work...at least not for long. I'm hoping public accountability will.