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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.
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  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Hi Cyn, just love that you are breathing better and the anxiety attacks have decreased .. Also that DH has found that the donuts are distasteful xx hope your pain will also decrease soon .
    I have found that eating clean (this is my name for the way I eat) has decreased my pain ..it has taken a while . But hey, who cares as long as it happens.
    Thinking of you xx love Susie emoticon emoticon
    2706 days ago
    Started reading the book tonight ... Congratulations!
    2707 days ago
  • _LINDA
    That is great on all counts -maybe DH will kick the junk food habit for good. Its great you are having non scale results such as better breathing and reduced anxiety. Its amazing! But pain relief? I seriously doubt it, can't have pain as severe as yours go away just because you are on a special diet (although there are foods that reduce inflammation and can cause it etc.) Do this book go into foods you should avoid at all costs?
    Wishing you continued success!! Keep up the great work! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other -you have the blueprint, just need to follow it!
    2707 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    I hope that you have a better day soon, Cynthia, with your pain. Just try to focus on why you want to lose the weight and how much overall you'll be feeling in so many different ways better and better than you are now. How that you're already starting to not gasp as much with preparing a meal! emoticon Little by little! emoticon
    2707 days ago
    emoticon Cynthia! Great weight loss! I ordered the Dr. Furhman book after reading your posts. I've been on a plateauuuuuuuuu since NOVEMBER 2012!! I must do something. I would really welcome a 7-pound loss!

    Keep up the emoticon work!

    2707 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    that is a very nice start. I hope you are feeling better soon so you can play that ace in the hole. emoticon emoticon
    2707 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    That is great weight loss. You pain will ease with the more you lose, and your breathing will improve. Sounds like you may be getting hubby on track, it took awhile to get mine to eat better, he still not really dieting but he is eating better. Hope you feel better soon.
    2707 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11085420
    emoticon emoticon Cynthia!!!!
    2707 days ago
    Congratulations on the weight loss. You are doing fantastic. Hope you are feeling better.
    2707 days ago
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