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Thoughts about maintaining P4

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I guess I'm still in P4. I've have made a conscious decision to avoid sugar, HFCS, and wheat for perhaps the rest of my life. Not sure if I can maintain that choice, but I am so far. I have not added much starch back into my diet either. I'm thinking of adding sweet potato and perhaps trying some brown rice soon. Basically, I'm pretty happy with vegetables, fruit, nuts, eggs and meat. I do drink whole lactose free milk and I'm planning on making some lactose free yogurt soon. I add in a small amount of cheese now and then, but feel better when I don't eat too much of it. Able to enjoy a glass of wine or two with out negative consequences. I've only had one correction day since P3. My weight has gone as high as four pounds over LDW, but I don't really get too excited about it. Think it was TOM related (which at this point in my life is pretty unpredictable anyway.) Somehow, it always seem to correct itself. Today I am one pound over LDW. I eat as much as I want and I don't worry about counting calories or fats. I'd still like to lose eight more pounds, but for now I am very content. The only negative thing that I can tell from the VLCD is hair loss. But, I have so much hair that it's not even visible to anyone other than myself!

I have not added any additional formal exercise into my routine. I still teach my yoga class once a week and do a gentle practice for myself a few times a week. I am moderately active at work each day for 2-3 hours, walking around, dragging hoses and watering plants. I've been busy on a house remodel, gutting it out, re-painting, flooring, etc. It's been lots of fun as I'm trying to mainly use repurposed materials. Now, the fun part... combining two households, and moving.

I've also been busy creating ... you can read about it here if you are interested http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/

eat clean and be well

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  1. shadowcat410's Avatar
    How are beans/legumes treating you? I love beans and hummus, so I was said to see it made me gain in P3.

    A cold bean salad on a hot summer day? YUM!!!
  2. MeOnHCG's Avatar
    Vineeta youre so beautiful! I can just feel this calm, purposeful, fulfilled spirit about you, and I SO appreciate it! Sounds like you are the example I am following....
    I've avoided sugar/starches/carbs by choice since Ph2....so it's been over 3 months. I FEEL GREAT, liberated, free, and happy! Why would we ever go back? I'm
    convinced the answer would be : for convenience sake! I've come to realize over this journey that our culture is all about convenience, and brings out all sorts of
    weakness' in us. I no longer want convenience. I am willing to put in the tough energy to hand make meals, snacks, treats--because that's what it takes to feed
    my mind, spirit and soul well.

    Keep doing what you are doing. Sounds like you are on the right track for LIFE. I think I'm gonna try a potato or some brown rice too...I've gotten really boring with ingredients lately!
  3. MeOnHCG's Avatar
    And yeah....I forgot about trying hummus and beans...soups are our family staple in the winter! (but if we have 1/2c soup and LARGE salad, I think we can all have it!))