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The rainbow connection.. the results are in...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Good morning friends, first things, first.. the girls connected on their own, talked for hours Tuesday night, spent the day together Wednesday.. I am so beyond happy..

Yesterday was the day, a week's work of triple tracking on all 3 plans πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ... Oh the torture.. but I truly wanted to test my theory and take the psychology out of it and rely solely on the physiology... I did not "try" to stay in any point range on any given day, I ate as I normally do, except for the extra sugar.. which was the variable in my equation.

A few points (get it).. On green I get 30 points per day, on blue 23, on purple 16.
I get 21 rollover points per week. I earned 104 fit points this past week.

I am not a repeat eater. I do not meal prep the same meal and eat it every day. I may eat something twice or take something and transform it into something else..

Breakfasts included: stuffed french toast (mixture of light cream cheese and fat free yogurt) with sauteed apples swerve sugar and cinnamon, 2 slices bacon, one egg on whole wheat toast, regular omelet with salsa and cheddar cheese, egg white omelet with peppers and onions, peanuts (on the fly, not really hungry) regular omelet with, pears, cardamom, cloves, swerve brown sugar and yogurt, omelet with tomatoes, garlic spinach very typical week for me.

Lunches included: chicken with feta, spinach, garlic and cherry tomatoes, brown rice spaghetti, with part skim ricotta cheese, onion and spinach, 2 slices of pizza, chilean sea bass topped pears, persimmon, cranberries, peppers, honey and balsamic vinegar with brussel sprouts, chicken breast with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and roasted peppers, sushi & hibachi filet mignon, brown rice and vegetables (1/3 portion), chicken topped with brie and pear and cranberry chutney,

Dinners included: filet mignon with horseradish, broccoli rabe and blue cheese, shrimp with broccoli in sesame oil, seared tuna with edamame and seaweed salad, ice cream cake (yup that was my dinner Sunday) assorted raw vegetables and hummus, a repeat of the veggies and hummus (big lunch and some treats thrown in up next), chicken parm with brown rice fettucini and part skim ricotta.

Desserts/snacks included: WAY MORE THAN I NORMALLY EAT.. Seriously, I had 4 days in a row of sugar treats which is way out of character for me, including that ice cream cake, home made cookies (brie, pear and cranberry butter cookies, pumpkin cookies, homemade cider donuts (my sister is quite the donut queen), canoli, double chocolate cup cake, fig newtons, Belvita banana bread breakfast treat. But I also had fresh fruit, 1 oz of cheese, nuts, peanut butter, yogurt, etc.

I painfully tracked everything, including the vodkas, the hard ciders which again are out of the norm, I stick to vodka and club soda if I'm going to partake or an extra dirty martini for special occasions..

Anyway.. I went to the meeting only 6 of us there, by the way.. and the results are in - I am down 2.6..Can I get a woot! woot!

Here is the chart I put together with my numbers. Be honest when you first saw this chart, what was your gut reaction? Did you expect a loss?

At the end of the week, what I can tell you is this, I definitely felt more sluggish than normal from all that sugar, and also found my brain to be a little foggy.

As far as the "points" on the days I made good choices and ate in my normal fashion, I was pretty much on point on EVERY PLAN. On those days I ate the sugary treats and over indulged on was negative on EVERY PLAN. My research a success, the movement on the scale was a bonus for sure. It also makes me think perhaps I do not eat enough calories every week.. but that being said, I will look to fill it with more healthy carbs perhaps and less refined sugars..

Kermit sings.. why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. 🎢🎡🎢🎡

Have a wonderful day! I am not telling to you disregard the plan and the numbers set forth for you, what I am telling you is get to know your body, study the data you collect and make the necessary adjustments so that the formula works for you. We are all very different and just like all points are not equal, all body chemistry make ups vary, so 30, 23 or 16 may or may not be right for you even though that is the number that has been assigned to you.

If things are working, congratulations and keep doing what you are doing. If things are not working for you, experiment a little. Do not beat yourself up, you just need to find your potion and magic will happen!

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