|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!