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February reflections

Friday, March 01, 2013

February has been a good month. I stayed with The Plan and discovered that wheat and shrimp are not friendly to my body - both caused a gain when tested.
I lost another 5 pounds this month and are at my lowest weight in nearly 7 years.
The best thing however is how well I feel. I sleep better and my joints aren't stiff and creaky when I get up in the morning. Yoga has become an option rather than a necessity to get mobile. I now do it because I like how it makes me feel energized and balanced, no longer to work the "kinks" out.
You could argue that the Plan is restrictive but why would I eat foods that make me feel bad and are not good for me?
Do I miss my cookie with my coffee? Yes!
Is it worth the stomach discomfort and joint stiffness (not to mention the weight gain)? No!
I have learned that the number on the scale is data - not a judgement on my choices. A perfectly healthy food can be reactive, everybody is different. I treat the Plan as a science project and learn as I go along :)

Yesterday's dinner: crustless spinach and mushroom quiche with chopped salad

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    I too see the scale the same way and it is so liberating!
    2422 days ago
  • CELLO23
    Wow Lis! You're doing brilliantly! The scientific approach really appeals to me too.
    2422 days ago
    Your meal looks delicious. I am just reading the book and deciding if I will start the Plan. Thanks for sharing your learnings.
    2423 days ago
    You really did have a great February and you should applaud yourself on how well you did.
    2423 days ago
    Looks good. I love shrimp, but have no idea how to fix them. I only have them on special occasions when we eat out.
    2423 days ago
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    2423 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    Yum. Looks good!

    We have teams going through "Made to Crave" right now. I look forward to going through "The Plan" when that is finished.

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    2423 days ago
    Well I finally started today. I hope I don't find out I react to shrimp. I love shrimp, though I know I can still have it but I will learn to plan for it.

    You have done great and I love seeing your pictures of what you eat. It gives me a good idea of what to look forward to.

    Have a great day!!
    2423 days ago
    So very happy for you! We both kind of look at this the same way as we age we just want to feel great! Of course it doesn't hurt to want to look good as well.
    Have a terrific day!
    2423 days ago
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