Just a quick post since the day got away from me, but my Mat Lalonde-inspired approach for Lent is over (I celebrated by adding some dairy back in in the form of greek yogurt mixed with chocolate protein powder, cocoa, and cinnamon … yum!).
I had blood work done today and will have those results in two weeks (next appointment at the doc’s). But the official tally on the scales is 22 lbs … the 21 I gained between Xmas and Ash Wednesday plus a spare ;).
I averaged 2.75 lbs loss per week, which was higher than my 2011 average (1.8/wk). Some of that may be related to the diet, but some is clearly to my added mobility; I’m walking quite a bit more than I was last year.
Now it’s about adding things back in and seeing if I notice anything good, bad, or indifferent. My plan is to add dairy (check), rice, and nightshades back over the next week or so. After that, we’ll see!