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Just wanted to let you (the board at large) all know that you've been on my mind lately. I've been MIA, and I feel like fixing that.

How are you all doing? Anything new going on in your life? 

I'm starting school later this month, and I'm curious about my stress level and how that's going to affect what I eat. Generally speaking, when my stress is high, I compulsively eat...

I try to keep "one day at a time" at the forefront of my mind, but I will admit that "one day" off the wagon is a lot easier to turn into two, three... or more... if I let it. Humanity. It's a kick in the teeth sometimes. 

So, your turn.
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Hi Jen! Thanks for sharing. I'm doing well. I had a pitfall today and I'm trying to reel myself back into the grove by tomorrow morning at 6AM when I have spin class. I had a plan to have a salad today with my friend when my coworkers and I went out for a farewell lunch for our intern. Well, my friend/coworker ended up having to bail at the last minute and I guess I gave into peer pressure and had a fried fish sandwich with curly fries  Clearly, that did not work. SOOOOOO, my goal is to start of tomorrow with a good work out, grab a great bfast, back my Tasty Tuna Salad on spring mix for lunch, and have some quinoa with veggies for dinner. I actually started out this morning with real promise: I had a "power" breakfast of steel cut oats with pure maple syrup, real butter, some flax oil, cinnamon, pecans, coconut flakes, and coconut milk. It was delicious. THEN. . . lunch happened and the rest of my day went to crap.  BUT there is always tomorrow. My motto is: Let it be. AND just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim! 

I'll let ya know how tomorrow goes. Thanks for asking how we are doing though! I mean, overall, I'd say well. I work out 5 days a week, bring my lunch to work most days (and a cold one so I don't have to use the microwave), no caffeine, ACV daily, lemon water daily, mostly no sugar or white flour (except on days like today), and lots of whole foods. I do need to work on taking my supplements consistently though. I think my adherence is at like 35%, haha. Opps. I started out obsessed with Plan-D and it kind of controlled my life, which was both good and bad. Sometimes I think I backed off a bit too much. Well, I've written a book, so I'll let ya go. Hope we have some others respond to your post. 
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I'm so glad others are sharing some of the successes and not so successful days.  I started on Plan D being very strict, planning for any event where I might have not healthy choices.  I am more relaxed now but I hope have not strayed too far.  I mostly cook at home and bring my salad for lunch to work.  I want to expand my options for leafy greens.  I also just got a DEXA scan that showed significant bone loss in the last 5 yrs.  I want to do all I can to avoid drugs for bone loss.  I walk daily and do yoga 3 times a week, a cardio class once a week.  It is just hard to fight the natural decline of hormones and whatever else goes on contributing to bone loss.  I don't drink any sodas so that is not a factor. I would love to hear what has worked for others.  I also am strictly a cook by recipe cook so any recipes that you love that follow plan D principles you are interested in sharing would be great. 

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Anyone still around from this post?
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I am. It's been awhile. How are you Tanner?
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Doing well my friend! How goes the journey?

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The journey is long, but going ok. Back in school for the summer, completed my Freshman year in May after having a 15 year break. Family, work, school... the usual suspects. Food is sometimes an issue, and some days are better than others. 

How are you doing?
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Congrats on your return to school Jen! The journey for me is going well I have released 70 pounds thus far I still struggle some though. Some things that have helped me get more focused is hanging signs in my bedroom with Dee's quotes on them. "Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels" and "Take it one day at a time...One meal at a time"  I am so stoked about her new book coming out as I have devoured the last books about a dozen times.  What are you studying? I too have gone back to school after a loooong time away from it. I was pursuing a public relations degree an now have decided to change and work on becoming a Natural Chef! Hopefully when I move to Salt Lake City in 2 months I will be able to find some schooling their for it.

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Congrats on the 70lbs! And on working towards becoming a Natural Chef! Very very cool!

I'm getting my Fine Arts degree...with a focus on Photography. 

Those positive reminders and affirmations are key for me as well. I need to put some up around the house as well.


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   Jenn,

Hey did you ever try my roasted red pepper dip? I have posted some more recipes on the forum =) 



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