Day 2 – Sunday, December 27, 2015 – Wt: 270.6 – Blood Glucose 117- Down 3.0 lbs. from start – 75.6 pounds to go
Jeez – I’m so fat that on a BAD day I can lose 3 pounds.
I woke up late – 10am – my days of waking at 4am are long-gone. I had coffee with maybe 4 tablespoons of cream. The days of my drinking pots of coffee have also passed.
My 9-year-old daughter wanted to try to cook her own ‘over easy” eggs. It didn’t come out as she planned so the eggs were abandoned. They became my breakfast. They might not have been picture perfect, but they tasted OK.
My stomach ain’t what it used to be, either. I can’t seem to abuse it like I once did. I have been taking Align, which is supposed to help with your gut bacteria, but I can’t for the life of me tell you if it’s done anything.
It appears that since my appendectomy I have a hard time taking antibiotics. I had to take a round in the fall due to an active infection from some dental work. I haven’t felt the same since – and it has put me off antibiotics.
One of the things I am attempting to reincorporate into my daily routine is psyllium. I took it a lot when I first lost weight as a means to get fiber when I had little of it in my diet. I gave up taking it because I thought I was maybe a little obsessive.
Maybe I NEED to be a little obsessive to lose weight.
I had 2 tablespoons of the stuff with a big glass water, chugged down quickly before the psyllium turns to slime. This is not the most pleasant of experiences, I’ll admit, but I must have done it a 1,000 times so it’s no big deal.
If YOU do it, there’s a good chance you’ll think it’s a big deal, however, if you haven’t tried this yet.
To make it worse, I use the coarse ground organic, flavorless variety sold by Whole Foods rather than the fine-ground, orange-flavored Metamucil. Same stuff – just one is more for the hard-core types. If you were to try this, you might want to try the Metamucil first.
Around 5 in the evening I had 3-4 pieces of cheese, 2 tablespoons of mayo between a healthy pile of romaine lettuce leaves. It was a damned mess to eat.
Note to self: I like this combo, but iceberg lettuce works better from an engineering standpoint.
I’ve forgotten what to eat – what I *can* eat – and a lot of the tricks that worked for me in the past. I have much to relearn; to remind myself of. Much of it is in this blog – as well as at least 500 pages of writing – blog posts as well as entire books unpublished – but I can’t stand reading my own writing for the most part.
I also calculated that if I post daily until October 1, regardless if i lose weight or not, that’s 280 posts.
Dear Lord, I feel for you if you choose to stick this out. Just remember: you can always unsubscribe.
Later on I had a hot dog with 2 slices of cheese on romaine lettuce. My wife noticed my eating and asked: “Are you starting a diet?”
After that I picked at some roast duck from Xmas, as well as had some of the brussels sprouts cooked in the pan with him, as well as a few of the roasted garlic.
Lastly I had a small glass of sour cream mixed with 2 drops of sucralose – the pure stuff – EZ-Sweetz.
Day 2 actually met the criteria for a low carb diet, unlike day 1 – and it didn’t really suck.