Hey guys, I haven’t been good at keeping up with this blog but I have been following the diet and exercise program.
Things I love about this:
One healthy meal a day. Now I savor my meal, enjoy thinking about where I am going to go for dinner and what I am going to eat. I have been trying all the asparagus and broccoli I can get my grubby hands on. I used to order it out of obligation and then leave it on the plate and fill up on table bread or the other side. Now, I really love garlic roasted asparagus with cherry tomatoes. Many times, I love that more than the entree. Before this, food was a necessity that I would shovel down so I wasn’t hungry any more, now my one meal a day is a real treat.
The NEPA walk is the secret weapon to this program. I got a nasty blister for two weeks and weight loss slowed way down. Once the blister healed, weight loss kicked back on. Don’t cheat yourself out of the NEPA walk.
But my favorite thing so far, is the bloodworm transformation just three weeks into this diet. I have lost 14 lb so far, which is pretty good (although 8 lb came off the first week), but the reason that kick started me into this diet was some questionable blood work results in mid December. I had blood redrawn on the 13th of January, and my results are:
Measurement. Dec result. Jan result
Glucose. 124 (pre-diabetic). 83 normal
Triglycerides. 355. 86 normal
Cholesterol. 266. 174
Ldl. 147. 108
Chol/hdl. 5.5. 3.6
Non hdl chol. 218. 125
My blood pressure was also 124/82 when it was usually pre hypertension and cause for a lecture.
The doctor nearly fell out of his chair when he read these results.
Anyway, I got a make my shake and get back to it. Keep it up guys.