Thursday will mark the end of my first month on PB. Here's what I notice so far:
Cutting refined carbs and sugar led to a very rapid drop of about 6 pounds, but now the scale has not budged much.
I'm not discouraged, because I can see changes in the mirror and in the way my clothes fit. I have more energy. I also feel like I'm healing faster from muscle soreness or minor injuries.
I have had some carb cravings in the last week. I'm not sure why, but I seem to have managed them without "falling off the wagon."
The key for me seems to be planning meals and shopping ahead of time. When I don't plan or when I don't have the right foods on hand, then I run into difficulty. However, I have been able to find PB friendly foods at most of the restaurants near my office.
The biggest difference I've noticed in the last week or so is a fairly significant drop in my blood pressure. I've gone from routine readings of mid 130's over mid 90's to mid 120's over mid 80's.
Since I have metabolic syndrome, so the drop in BP is is hugely important to me.
I'm also working toward the 100 push up, 200 sit up and 200 squat challenges.
So, thanks Mark and the MDA community for all your support.