This is going to be short and sweet: I have been absent due to an avalanche of work, not because I have abandoned my resolve. The only “cheating” I’ve done is to not eat all the required food because of looming deadlines and design projects for which I’ve been happily engrossed.
To date, I have lost 26 pounds (I began on January 17th). It is not going as quickly as I’d hoped, but it’s steadily going in the right direction, and I have settled for progress, not speed. I changed my diet plan a couple of weeks ago when I reached a stubborn plateau on Dr. Oz’s plan. I will write more about the new plan when time permits.
My joints aren’t as sore, I am sleeping like a log (though this may be from sheer exhaustion), and overall I am feeling better. I have not had sugar, wheat, dairy, artificial sweeteners, corn, or peanuts in nearly seven weeks. I don’t really know what is working, I just know that it is. Regretfully, I did not take my measurements when I started all of this, but I can’t wear many of my pants outside of the house because they are all dragging on the ground.
By the time winter stops pounding the inland northwest, I am hoping to be down enough that I can buy a pair of walking shoes and attempt to take in spring al fresco. It’s been a long time. Since I have no cartilage in my left knee, weight loss may not be enough, but I won’t know until I try.
So, dear readers, keep a good thought for me as I continue on this path toward health. I’ll be back soon.