Six Weeks Done!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I know I posted a blog nearly an hour ago. But something noteworthy has happened. Dr Fuhrman prescribes for the first six weeks of his program to be completely strict and by the book. He then says to evaluate yourself at the end of the six weeks. Well tomorrow I will weigh myself. It will probably say202 or 203. I started out at 220 so I have lost about 18 pounds in these six weeks. (oh yes, the momentous thing that happened was I realized that tomorrow makes my six week point). TOmorrow I will measure myself to see what the inches have to say.
I"ve dropped one pants size. or two if you figure that the 18s were not all fitting. I now wear a 16. My hot flashes are markedly better. My anxiety is markedly better...REALLY ...I was taking an ativan for anxiety nearly every day and I have not had one nor thought of having one for weeks. Asthma too is a bit better....although not all better. I wish I had the starting out numbers for my cholesterol and lipids but I don't. My blood pressure could be lower and I'm still on four different meds for that. Pain levels? Well my hands are not aching as bad. My shoulders too now only ache when I'm stressing them.....they don't hurt otherwise. My neck still hurts a lot. My back...lower back...is better too.
I will post my measurement changes tomorrow as well as my final weights. All in all I would say that I'm seeing some good changes.I know that some of the changes I want to see will take some more time. Most of all I want to see the weight come off. This has been a three step forward two step back process....but overall is heading in the right direction. However it has slowed now.
What about how closely I've stuck to the program? Well, I had a half a piece of pizza, a package of ice pops, and a piece of fudge in the six weeks I've been doing this. All in all I would say that is pretty good.
Now how do I progress? Dr. Fuhrman says after the first six weeks you can live the 90% rule. 10% of the time there is leeway for some animal products...No more than 150 calories a day or 1050 calories per week. So that means I can have a dollop of my beloved sour cream or a sprinkle of cheddar cheese on my taco salad. It means I can have a piece of my daughter's ice cream cake and possibly a bite of the ziti....But I will have to be perfect for the rest of the week.
Normally I will not be looking for ways to grab that ten percent. I know my body and I know that if I want to continue to lose weight I will have to be close to perfect. My body is the most resistant body as far as losing weight goes. It clings to every pound and it takes drastic action before it will release any weight.