Week Three

I must apologize for my lack of updates but work blew up on me and that, along with some extracurricular projects, kept me running for the past week. I’ve stuck to the program though with relative ease and I’m still happy with the results. It’s not hard to live this way either but I’ve noticed that choices have to made consciously and sometimes it takes more planning than I’m sure some would care for. But I have to say that I am learning to not hate cooking. It’s still not something I look forward to but I have enough meals

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Day Fourteen

Messed up today. Had a gathering and the marshmallow covered brownies were the temptation and I succumbed. It was the sugar rush from hell though and every time I slip and then have to sit and suffer I tend to slip less and less. The quantity of food seems to be dropping more and more. This is the end of week two and the weigh-in results are another five pounds. Blood pressure is 138/108 on average which is still better but not good enough. The workout plan should kick in tomorrow but no promises. I’m still on the fence as

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Day Thirteen

I’ve had a acrid taste in my mouth for a couple of days and wondered what it could be since the diet has been pretty consistent with the occasional deviation (The occasional diet soda is still a challenge to be overcome). It has been suggested that the acrid taste may be heavy metals purging from my system which triggered a memory of a week long fast from several years ago. Self-induced, of course. Along around day four, I remember that acrid taste. So the system is purging. Cool.

Day Twelve

I need to do the research on vitamins and their pro’s and con’s. The most common con seems to be that they go right through you. But then why do I feel better when I take them? Could be psychosomatic. Or some of the minerals in the common multivitamin may have beneficial effects. The consensus on the internet appears to be that you should get your vitamins from good food and not a pill. But no diet is perfect. So why not supplement? This needs a more in depth research but I’m buried in projects right now.

Day Eleven

I had forgotten about omelets. The low carb crowd use them as the go-to meal in a pinch and with my schedule getting crazy as of late, I turned to them quite a bit myself. Fast, easy and a good solid protein. I discovered a fruit cup at a restaurant downtown and it was a nice change. Cheap too.

Day Ten

I’m building another kickwheel and took today off to work on it. For lunch I got a salad from one of the sandwich shop chains. The dressing was too sweet though. I ate around it but it’s amazing how cutting the sugar affects you sense of taste. The wheel looks good. I’ll post pictures when it gets a bit closer to done. Had a diet soft drink today, mid afternoon. It was mostly a caffine craving, I think but I was still kicking myself over it. But it was just one. Ok, maybe two. It was a long, hard day

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Day Nine

I told myself I’d have two weeks of stairs and then I would worry about working out but I can already see that time will be issue. As in my schedule is very full and finding 30 minutes to an hour to squeeze into a meaningful workout may be a challenge. Monday night is one of my pottery nights at the studio so I’m stuck out. I brought trail mix from work though and will snack through it although I may have to consider packing a lunch and a dinner on nights such as this.

Day Eight

Well there goes my last guilty pleasure food-wise. I’ve cut back on diet soft drinks as much as I’ve cut back on coffee but after several recent articles like the one linked above, I can’t justify any soft drinks whatsoever. I even found an article that stated that the carbonation can lead to calcium depletion. So soft drinks are out. But anyway, Sunday is soup day. Four cans of low-sodium chicken broth, a bit of water, 2 cans of chicken and an assortment of onions, carrots and celery, spice according to your mood. Let it simmer for around thirty minutes

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