End of the Week Evaluation
Sunday, April 21, 2013
My weight loss is going full steam ahead. I've lost 7 pounds this week. Dr. Fuhrman said rapid weight loss is to be expected in the early days of his program and eventually it will slow to about ten pounds a month....so I'm not concerned that I'm losing too quickly. Something wonderful happened today. My husband stopped at Dunkin Donuts and bought a coffee and a donut. He took one bite of the donut and threw it out the car window! He said it was disgusting! He claims he is "ruined" but if he is ruined for junk food then that can only be a good thing. I"m so happy. I'm starting to feel that just maybe he will live. He needs to reverse this heart disease...and it's finally looking like that may happen.
As for me, I'm a little afraid. Afraid I will lose my focus. Afraid that it's too good to be true. Exercise is my ace in the hole. I have not done a stick of exercise yet....once my weight loss starts to dwindle, then I will pull out the ace and play it. Maybe by then, once I've lost some weight, I will be able to breathe better and move more easily.
Two things I"ve noticed so far.
1) I have not had any anxiety attacks since early last week. Anxiety is one of the things that is supposedly diet related and that seems to be the case because I haven't had to take a single ativan in days.
2) I am breathing better. It had been that I was gasping for air even just moving around the kitchen preparing a meal. I think that that is changing.
I have not yet had a reduction in pain. Maybe that will take longer. If it happens at all. Today I am missing church -- Pain is too great to consider sitting through a service. Today is a stay - in- bed day. But I will get up to make dinner. Eggplant rollups tonight. YUMmmmm.