I seem to lose inches in cycles. Just 4 years ago on this very day, I was doing my second closet clean out. This has been a long slow journey about 5 years in the making. I have been going down just 1 size a year. I stopped counting the inches a few years ago. I found that inches can go up and down in a matter of days. So I am going for the long term out come.
So my slow diet secrets are very simple and easy to follow. I have elimated all high fructose corn syrup and similar things like agave syrup. I have also eliminated all aspertame and all artificial sweeteners. This year I started working on my regular soda consumption and have cut back by over 80%. I still have the very occasional soda, but not several a day. I also try to move more. I also seem to have more stamina. Although, I can say with out any doubt that I still can not keep up with my 30 year old self. Just ask John or Lisa how cranky I get after being up all night with Eric. No I don't think I can go 3 days without sleep any more.