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So today is Day 2 of Lyn-Genet Recita's "Plan". Although weight loss isn't my goal (figuring out which foods work best for me is my main goal), when I weighed in this morning, I'd lost a pound. So had my husband.
For what it's worth, I've never actually owned a scale. I feel like constantly weighing yourself is a recipe for disaster and low self esteem. Instead, I've always focused on how I looked and felt. If my clothes started to fit differently, I knew I'd gained or lost weight.
That was about as specific as I chose to get. And, sicne I have two young daughters, I felt that having a scale in the house could send the message that I cared too much about weight and might encourage them to do so and possibly end up with eating disorders. I even had my husband return a scale that he brought home a few years ago. I just didn't want to have one in my house.
But, since Lyn-Genet assesses how food affect you by subsequent weight gains as little as .5 lbs, I bought a scale as part of this food experiment of mine.
Today I started with a fruit smoothie. It was supposed to be flax granola in coconut mil with some blueberries. But, since I just don't enjoy most fruits whole and really don't like that flax granola, I made a smoothie. I used blueberries, the pear I was supposed to have as a snack in the afternoon, ice and coconut milk. Then, an hour later, I snacked on that flax I don't like.
Lunch was mixed greens with apple and avocado and roasted butternut squash.
My afternoon snack was a bunch of almonds (it was also supposed to include that pear from earlier).
Dinner is spicy apricot glazed chicken over mixed greens and sauteed zucchini.
All in all, today was much better than yesterday. My stomach felt better and wasn't as grumbly. Both days I've been really thirsty, but aside from that, it's been going ok.
Tune in tomorrow for Day 3.