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Thursday, March 1, 2012

1 Year 100 Pounds: Month 2 Weigh In


Misha - Month 2

Hey all!  As I hit the scales today with January and February behind me, I took a deep breath, looked to the heavens and looked down between my toes. 6.5 pounds down for February! That gives me a 2 month total of a nice, round 20 pounds!  So – yaaaayyy for me…<insert preferred victory dance>.
I’ve been a bit quieter this month, but frankly, I didn’t want to jinx it.  So with two months in my back pocket (my smaller back pocket), I’ve increased my self confidence.  I’ve been having lots of fun with my food plan on the Wheat Belly Diet. Once again, the less carbs you eat, the easier it is to stay on ANY program. Those constant hunger pangs no longer taunt me. It’s just about being vigilant and informed.
Successes I had in February? 
The last half, I entered all my food into MY FITNESS PAL. As Amber has shared, it’s a great website (and android/iphone app) for tracking all sorts of things. Although Wheat Belly doesn’t track any specific numbers, it kept me honest and informed. I plan on continuing this for March.

I also bought a long sought after VITAMIX blender. Had some fun the first few days flirting with smoothies that contained berries, but decided to back off those and leave them for the kids. It turned me into a soup queen. I made the best butternut squash, baby zucchini & tomato, and cauliflower soups and purees. I also made some oils with red, yellow and orange roasted bell peppers. I do love to cook and really had fun with this in February.

I made the flaxseed muffin that we’ve all been trying. I added about 8 or 9 pecan halves (that I smashed up) and it was superb! If you haven’t tried it; try it. You’ll be amazed.
I found a great chocolate (decaf) tea by STASH to cuddle up on the couch and sip in the evening. It’s like a weaker version of hot chocolate…and this one has a hint of mint that is really yummy and satisfying. My little Tea for One pot/cup makes me feel special, calms me and allows me to celebrate the end of another great day where I make ME my priority. And that’s what this year is about!
The big news is, - there’s really no big news. No drastic changes. No sacrifices. Just living and following my steps every day. Planning, reading, journaling and following through. I am 20 pounds down in my journey to lose 100 pounds this year. This is happening! March is going to be great month for me. Make it a great month for you, too!
Sister M

24 comments:

  1. Congrats on your weight loss! You should try Choffy. It is brewing chocolate. You brew the cocoa bean like coffee then add your stevia and cream if you want. It is definitely in the plan...

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  2. Wow, you have done so well. Congrats and keep up the good work. Sending hugs from me to you!!

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  3. So proud of my sister! This is the perfect example of how it's all about sticking to it and how that adds up! Yea Misha - Love you.

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  4. That is so great! Congrats!

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  5. Congratulations! You're doing wonderful. I would love to get a Vitamix some day.

    I like the idea of the choffy, although my mind wants to spell it choffee. Where do you get cocoa beans? Are they roasted like coffee beans?

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  6. Misha, you are an inspiration to all of us. 100 lbs. is no easy task! But you are already 1/5 the way there. HOw cool is that? Im doing this right along with you. :) Thank you for sticking to it and showing us that anything is possible!!!

    Sally :)

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  7. So happy for your continued weight loss Sister M. But even happier that you are taking the time for you and your health.

    Kim

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  8. CONGRATS!!!!!SHARE YOUR SOUP RECIPIE PLEASE!

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    1. The soup recipes are really easy. I just roast or saute vegetables, add broth or stock and blend them up.

      The picture above is my Zucchini Zoup ingredients. I sauteed the yellow and orange bell peppers and onions in olive oil. When they got soft and clear, I scooted them over and added split baby zucchini and a 3 cocktail tomatoes until they were tender and juicy. Then added 4-5 cups of chicken broth, 2 tbps of cream and threw it in the blender for a few minutes.

      For serving, I added a dollop of sour cream and thin slices of a tomato. I mixed it up for the next day, and added some leftover chopped up chicken. YUM.

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  9. That is so awesome! Glad to hear you are continuing your journey and being successful! Way to go!

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  10. WTG SisterM....awesome....I started the first of the year also and am down 9.5....so yay us....trying to enjoy the process and not anticipating the finish line.....WE CAN DO IT!! Linda_fromVA

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  11. I am so excited for you and what a great cheerleader you have as well as all of us here. What the mind believes, the body WILL follow. YOu can do ANYTHING you set your mind to so never stop believing. Just think of how great you are going to look at Christmas this year! You are gonna be a jawdropper!
    Wishing you oodles of success!!! Keep on keepin on!
    Sherri

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    1. Thanks so much all the support for my sister!! I really appreciate that and know it means a lot to her! I noticed how her smile looks different already.

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  12. Great job Misha...you're an inspiration, 20 lbs makes such a difference. Can't you see it in your face? ...I can.
    We'll look forward to hearing from you next month.
    Take Care

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  13. Wow twenty pounds in two months is so great!! It took me about 10 months to lose 30 pounds. Think how small you'll be in 10 months! Congrats!

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  14. Great job girl - keep it up and you will be at your goal in no time :-)

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  15. Be careful with those fruit smoothies girl! They are so high in sugar. Sounds like you are doing great though!!

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  16. MIsha MIsha! You have so much amazing fortitude and when u share your resolve and success it bolsters us all. U will make your goal....one day ay a time. It will be fun to March along beside you as I too will be healthier and reach my goal this year...never never giving giving up no matter what happens or when I get stuck. The KEY to it all is to keep on keeping on. Love you MIsha girl. Mom

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  17. congrats sister M!! I am so very proud of you! I have been following bfc for only a week now and am struggling a bit with the whole fat and calories thing, old habits die hard!! I am inspired by you and am anxious to follow your progress. keep at it!!

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  18. Congrats Misha! I feel your happiness coming thru on your post! You are doing it!!!

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  19. Congrats to you! 20 lbs is really a great accomplishment, you'll get to your goal, just stick with it.
    Your soup recipe sounds wonderful too.

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  20. I really loved studying the article because it has a lot of great ideas. Thank you much for taking your time to write it

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