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Thursday, April 30, 2015

The end is here...or is it?

Day 30!  I made it!  Not a single crystal of sugar, not a drop of alcohol, no grains, legumes, or dairy. Last week I traveled 3 out of 5 days and still made it work.  I went to a Mexican restaurant with my co-workers on one of the nights and did not join the others in having a margarita or chips and salsa.  

Was it difficult?  Honestly, most of the time it was an easy plan to follow, although admittedly it requires a lot of planning and creativity, especially while traveling.

Was it worth it?  Yes, I really think it's a fantastic plan for me.  I am sleeping better than I have for years and I feel good.  I never experienced the great burst of energy that was supposed to occur in the second half, but I am not experiencing that daily 3 pm drop in energy anymore.  And...I lost almost 8 pounds.

What's next?  I think I'll keep going.  Not as faithfully or as strictly as the requirements during the 30 day phase, but for the most part - yup. I like my vegetable "rice" and vegetable "pasta".  I'm not having any cravings.  I'm not missing any of the forbidden foods.  Yet.

Will I join in the Friday happy hour tomorrow at work?  We shall see.