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MarcC
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Location: Montreal, Canada

The start of something good.

Post by MarcC » January 6th, 2009, 4:19 pm

if anyone actually reads this you'll be bored to tears but it's going to be good for me to stay on the straight and narrow. :)

The goal: 30 lbs in 3 months maybe 4 (I'm not that fussy).

I've been a good boy for around 3 years since I discovered I was a diabetic and I've lost a huge amount of weight. Now, I'm starting to creep up and I've reached the point where serious action is required.

Time to bear down.

The method: Diet and exercise
2000 calories a day and 45 minutes of walking.
Daily weigh-ins to stay focused.

Low fat
No sugar
Heavy vegetarian for protein like tofu, beans and Yves vegetarian products
Fish and skinless chicken.
Infrequent low fat cuts of red meat like pork loins and beef filets .
Low carbs.
Large portions of vegs to fill up with.
Fruits, yogurt, Kelloggs bran bars.
Lots of soup (Sodium count be damned)
Low fat cheeses.

Diet:Day 1

Blood sugar: 6.4
Breakfast: 1 large bowl of Shredded wheat cereal, 1 banana, a handful of blueberries, 2 sweeteners and 1 cup of skim milk.

Walked the dogs for around 50 minutes.

Lunch:
Tofu couscous
2 apples
1 orange

Snack:
1 apple, 1 orange.

Supper: TBD.
Marc

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ScamperAndDreamy
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Post by ScamperAndDreamy » January 7th, 2009, 9:44 am

Marc,

I did read it, didn't shed the first tear, and boredom, didn't get there either. It sounds like you are off to a good start. I like the recording what food that you ate it really seems to help with accountability.

Keep us informed (I am anxiously awaiting the next "edition" :) )
Cindy (from GA with horses)

MarcC
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Day 1 continued

Post by MarcC » January 7th, 2009, 11:02 am

Finished my day with a frozen Chicken Wellington dish for supper. There were 700 Cals and lots of fat. :( Fairly low on the carbs tho...
Fat-free, sugar-free chocolate pudding for dessert.
One day down, the rest of my life to go. :D
Marc

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Aamos
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Post by Aamos » January 7th, 2009, 2:27 pm

I'm curious, since you have dogs, did you walk them in the evening? If not, could you?
You probably know that when you exercise, you boost your metabolism and it stays up for a while even after you stop exercising.
You may find breaking your exercise into 2 sessions a day helps you loose weight faster.

Hope you're still on track!

A
Amy/Aamos--wife of DanL, who had SCA 6/1/08; 4x bypass 6/5/08 and Guidant Vitality dual chamber ICD 11/7/08

MarcC
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Dog walking - not just for breakfast any more.

Post by MarcC » January 7th, 2009, 2:58 pm

Hi Aamos

I usually walk the dogs twice a day, 20 minutes each time. Once after breakfast, before work and once after work, before supper but I was on night shift yesterday and It's my better half that takes over when I finish late.
Week-ends we stretch it out to 45 minutes or even an hour if we have time.
Marc

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Day 3

Post by MarcC » January 8th, 2009, 12:37 pm

Felt really short tempered this morning - Blood sugar at 5.4 - aha !!
They say it's a problem below 5 but I find that I get irritable around 5.5.
Everything stabilized after breakfast.

Delta Weight = 0. Well it could be worse, it could have gone up.

Breakfast and lunch yesterday were OK but supper was 1.5 cups of pasta with creamed clam sauce. Could have been better.

Did 1.5 hours of shovelling to make up for lack of good dog walks.

Today its fish for lunch and fish for dinner. That'll help.
Marc

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Day 4

Post by MarcC » January 9th, 2009, 5:02 pm

Blood Sugar: 6.3
Delta weight : -2.5 Probably all bloat but still encouraging.
Was good yesterday.
Starving just before lunch today but hung in there. No cheats ( Well I started lunch 5 minutes early but that doesn't count).
I'm drinking way too much coffee, I have to switch to tea or decaf or water or something. I may start vibrating if I don't cut down
Veggie chili planned for supper tonight.
Marc

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Jean
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Post by Jean » January 10th, 2009, 1:40 am

hey marc that veggie chilli sure sounds good!! especially sitting here and watching it snow the 6 to 10 inches we are supposed to get post the recipe if you get the time or did you purchase it. Great job on the 2.5 I kind of thought mine was water too lol take care. Jean
Jean

Cardiomyothapy,LBBB, CHF, Diabetes
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