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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Breaking the Plateau with Michi's Ladder

Dear Boys and Girls, 

In the past week, I have moved from Santa Monica back to Dallas, from the 14th to the 18th floor (I didn't have internet for a few days!), started work again, and lost 2 lbs. Hip hip hurray!!

How'd you do it, Barbie? How'd you do it?

On Monday, August 24th, we started the 20-day Eating Clean and Pressing Play Challenge. The challenge involves eating exclusively from the top 2 tiers of Michi's ladder. Also allowed, I noted, are Shakeology (the healthiest meal of the day), supplements, and natural almond or peanut butter. We also made an exception for sugar-free gum. 

I warned everyone beforehand that we would make no exceptions and that participants had to enter the no whining zone. 

Well, boys and girls, it works! Eating clean, I mean really clean, works!! I am down to 131 and many people on my forum, Barbie's Slim Spot, have lost about 2 lbs so far and we are only on day 6. For me, as for many, this is great news because we have been STUCK on a plateau. Michi's ladder has allowed us to break that stinking plateau. 

Hip Hip Hurray!!!

Here is a typical day for me:

whole grain cereal
egg substitutes or egg whites

protein bar (yes, it's on Michi's list!)

spring mix
alfalfa sprouts
chicken/fish/tofu/boca burger
spray oil and balsamic vinegar

almond milk

sauteed or steamed veggies (broccoli, string beans, etc.)
salt/pepper rub or spices. no sauces. 

no diet drinks. 
just water. 

I have to say, I feel great!! I had my cheat meal last night and realized it wasn't that much fun. But, it's good to be naughty sometimes. I'm ready to eat super duper clean again. 

Bring it, people!

Barbie, PhD


Tesia said...

Im so excited for the Michi Ladder. I'm getting a late start, (started yesterday) but I cant wait for the long term results for finally putting my foot down and saying I'm going to do it! Congrats on your 2 lbs!

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