Wednesday, July 4, 2012

D-day plus one week - down 8.2

It started off fairly easy the first few days. The kit I got was from a company called Besides the one meal of 3-5 portions of vegetables and 10-12 ounces of very lean protein you eat 6 portions of their proprietary cookies or other things. And lots of water, lots. Their story is that the fiber in the cookies etc. is specially treated to act like 7 times the 2 grams of fiber on the nutrition label. A virtual 84 grams of fiber keeps you feeling full. I think it works too well. I feel stuffed and bloated most of the day while still having hunger pangs for food of real substance.

The problem so far is the abdominal pain I feel especially before rising. This morning after I got home from work what felt like a terrible hunger pain below my sternum turned into more. It took hours to get very little sleep.

The kit is supposed to last 42 days (6 weeks). The plan is to do the drastic thing till I can stand, sit and walk without so much pain and with more energy hopefully. I only work 5-6 hours a day just sitting behind the wheel and that really takes it out of me. I have lots of things I need to be doing.

I plan to switching to something more balanced including exercise as soon as I can manage it. Just a little pool time for now. A real work-out (my version, not what a gym enthusiast would call a work-out) puts me into a world of hurt for days. Much more than the '1st time exercising in ages' aches and pains.
Giving the cookies a rest till I figure out the new pain. Well 1 or 2 I suppose. Not back to the old way of eating but something soft to eat sounds like it might feel good.

After 1 week I went from 353.7 to 345.5 - 8.2 pounds less. I've been fluctuating in the 350s for months. This is good.
But -
At my size 8 pounds is not so much to start. Water mostly I assume.

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