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End of Spring Challenge

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I didn't set any particular goals at the beginning of this challenge; however, my ongoing goals are to keep learning about what my body needs for weight loss and to keep losing weight. Therefore, I feel my goals have been accomplished. I will end this challenge with a weight loss and I have learned that I don't need meat or dairy products in my program. In fact, I have learned that meat and dairy products have way too many calories for their nutritional value. I also learned that broccoli has more protein per calorie that meat. Does this mean that I am now a vegan -- not really. It does look like that when you look at my meals and my grocery cart because that is the way I am choosing to eat right now. But I don't like labels and I don't feel like the odd bit of meat/chicken/fish will either send me to hell or make me unhealthy. My lifestyle is not a religion -- it is an ongoing learning experience that will result in a healthier, happier me. I haven't been on this program long enough to see what the long term results will be but I strongly suspect that they can't be anything but good. Does this mean that I will never eat another steak or choclate ice cream cone. No, definitely not. But it does mean that I am learning to make healthier over-all choices and becoming healthier by the minute!

Bev Anne
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CTUPTON 7/1/2012 1:06PM

    I just started eating a plant-based diet. I have much to learn! I just may be reading your postings and blogs more and more. Thanks for sharing your journey here on SP. Chris emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 6/8/2012 9:33PM

    GO GIRL! emoticon

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LINDAINALABAMA 5/22/2012 3:15PM

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LISA0517 5/21/2012 4:30PM

    emoticon You are doing so great! You are an inspiration to me.

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DIFROMWYOMING 5/20/2012 10:12PM

    This is wonderful, BevAnne, and I love how willing you are to try anything....I always start strong...but rarely end strong. I'm working on it!
Here's to a good summer!

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BAYBELIEVER 5/18/2012 9:56AM

    Awesome Bev! And that is what this journey should be all about: finding what works for each of us and what we can LIVE with! So happy for you!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/17/2012 10:12PM

    Glad that you're sparking along and that things are going well for you. Keep up to good work my friend. Love ya, Dawn

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MAVERICK59 5/17/2012 4:34PM

    I am so happy your food plan worked out for you.

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