Monday, September 26, 2016

Day 26

Clearly I need to change something. Perhaps I need to revert back to potatoes for a week? I don't know. I did learn a secret to potatoes recently though. Put them in a ziploc bag and let them re-absorb their juice for better potato flavor. Something to think about.....

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Day 24

Had a total relapse last night, left alone to my own designs. Not good, but not the end of the world. Got it out of my system I hope and today is a new day.

Had a little oatmeal this morning. Haven't actually cooked oatmeal in many years. It is the knife cut kind because the kernels aren't rolled and take longer to digest. (At least that's the intent.) I threw in an apple and cinnamon. Not bad, but not sweet at all. The apples were not overcooked, but no sugar added sapped the sweet right outta the apples. Next time I'll dice the apples, not cook them, but throw them on after the oats are done. The first half I ate was straight out of the pan. Not too bad. The second half, of one serving, I mashed up a handful of fresh blueberries & thew them in. Yumm!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Day 23


I received my new Bluetooth scale yesterday. I'll connect today and start using that tomorrow. I know, a scale, big deal. But if it helps simplify things, then I'm all in. It was $50 on Amazon and rated well.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Day 22

Sadly, last night I broke and had some lunch meat. It was good. Thinking about it I like the texture and feel of meat. Greens are different. They have stiff spines and are stringy. I guess I don't like that it feels like they are not completely chewed, even though they are pulverized. Fruits may have different textures, but when chewed, texture is pretty consistent. It feels chewed. Greens don't feel chewed. Huh. But then what about seeds or nuts? They are not stringy, but slightly chunky and that seems ok. Interesting, because I have not thought about this. So I guess I need to get past texture issues in foods. There's still flavor issues too......

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Day 21

3 weeks & 30 pounds. That's not bad! It'd be nice if it were a little more, but I'm happy. I wonder if I'd be at a little lower weight if I had more of the cold shock to increase heat production, use more calories, loose more weight. Cronise suggests a 5 minute cold shower daily. I ride in 45~50 degree weather on my motorcycle for 25 minutes, with a coat, weekdays. That's gotta be helping. I'm also keeping the house temperature down.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Day 20

I noticed something yesterday, today too: I feel pretty dang good! There were some days that I was fairly awful feeling. I didn't know what to expect. But now, all's good. I'm not always stuffed feeling like I was prior to this journey. (Though I did choke down a salad last night and felt quite full.) Even when I wake up, I don't wake up hungry. I don't feel anything. I had heard somewhere that hunger pangs were stopped while sleeping and now I believe it. In fact it takes quite a while, more than an hour, to get hungry. That's interesting to me. In Jillette's book, Penn said he felt great after about a week. It took me more than two and surprised me a little. I always thought I was early or the same as everyone on things like that.

So, yes, I choked down a salad, literally. I gagged on one bite. I don't know how to make a salad, I don't know what to put in it. The taste is just YELLING IN MY MOUTH. I'm not used to it and I don't think I like it. I'm not quitting, but just saying. There's gotta be a better salad somewhere out there though. I need to find it. I'm sure there's something on the internet. but I'm also considering getting one of those bags that are ready to go. But they are full of iceberg lettuce and it is missing some nutrients that other varieties have. Well, maybe it is better to start there and get used to that flavor before moving on. I don't know.