Sunday, February 10, 2013
I am the lowest weight I have been since 2009!
As of this morning's weigh-in I have officially completed the 20 day plan. I am now testing on my own. I lost a total of 7.5 lbs in that 20 days. During the initial 3 day cleanse I lost 5.3 lbs and the remainder of the 20 days my weight bounced up and down as I discovered that I have an inflammatory reaction to steak, bread, and green peppers. I also learned alot about how to hydrate because I stalled by weight loss on several occasions by not drinking enough to compensate for coffee consumption or exercise.
I discovered that I can enjoy lots of great food such as chocolate, red wine, salt-free potato chips, chicken, pork, eggs, goat and sheep cheese, brown rice, tomatoes, almonds, various seeds, and all the low-reactive vegetables on the plan. I'm looking forward to finding out about more of my favorite foods and I think I may try to retest bread with a basic homemade sourdough bread that has very few ingredients. Definitely want to test the ingredients of pizza so I can find out how my body reacts to one of my favorite foods.
Best of all I have reduced inflammation that I can recognize such as decreased generalized pain, reduced and sometimes non-existent knee pain, and significantly decreased post nasal drip. If I can get my knee pain to go away all together I can exercise again.
It has been a very productive journey so far and I will definitely continue working on The Plan to find out more about my own reactive and friendly foods.