June 2, 2016
Week 003 – Day 014
My first weigh-in was 412.2 . One week later, the day we began the food change, I weighed in at 413.8 Lbs. It is this number, my highest, that I am determining how much weight I have lost. The program goes with the first weigh-in, which again was one week before the actual food change.
Today’s Weight is…
Difference Between This Week & Last Week’s 385.2 Lbs is: 12.8 lbs.
Total Pounds Lost from My Highest Weight of 413.8 is: 41.4 lbs.
I have been taking sleeping aids…. and I have been getting better sleep than I have in years! My body doesn’t hurt as much anymore as I lay in a single position for a time, and I think I am even breathing better! I cannot wait for this evening’s weigh-in. I may have too high of expectation though. The bottom line is that I am feeling much better, moving better, and my legs have gone down in their swelling dramatically… as you can view in my “today” photos below. I have typed earlier in this journey that I have been having issues with wanting food lately. I have found that it is the evening time that I am greatly challenged with that issue, and I am lucky enough to have my wife to remind me to stay the course. My wife is amazing, and I am blessed with her. She took our zone Sister Missionaries out to lunch a few days ago, telling me later that she was feeling guilty for going without me. I let her know that it is better at this time that I don’t throw temptation in the mix just yet, as I am getting used to not eating foods… especially like the pizza they had that day. As I type this I find myself daydreaming of that pizza…. not good. It is obvious I will need to stay away from foods for a while longer until my mind is strong enough to handle it. I cannot believe I addicted myself to foods. It is unreal to me.. yet real. One of my team mates in this program is a young woman (a writer), and she told us last week that she was behind a closed door in her home, folding laundry. Her husband ordered a pizza, then went into the room she was in to eat it. She is a strong willed woman and was able to say to him.. “bring it on!”. For her, having food in front of her is making her stronger… which is great! I look forward to that day when I am able to be that strong. My wife came home yesterday and she had taken our granddaughter out to lunch at Wendy’s, the went and got Yogurt afterwards. I saw the remaining nuggets sitting on the counter that my Granddaughter didn’t eat… and I must admit… and felt jealousy just for a brief moment. Very strange to feel that about food. Of course I type this as part of my own journey… that others may identify if possible, and know they are not alone. I felt badly for having such a feeling… as nobody should have to curb, or even hide their own food intake just for me. Again I feel lucky that my wife would do such a thing for me. In my survival of this, I want to make up with her, and my family those lost years of activities that my being overweight stopped from happening. Anyway… enough sappiness. LOL.
Below are my photo from this morning, followed by photos of the items I speak about in my zero calorie intake from time to time.
Here is the Waldon Farms Honey BBQ Sauce and Chocolate Topping I have been using from time to time for taste, which has been satisfying me greatly.
Here are the zero calorie diet sodas I have chosen to keep on hand. I really don’t have these much. The diet Lemon Lime actually has a lower sodium content that the rest.
Behind them is the zero calorie snow cone syrup that I tried once as of yet. I also purchased Orange Cream, Root Beer, and Tigers Blood gallon zero calorie syrups to use.
The Equate Fiber is what my wife purchased for me before the program began. It tastes like drinking gritty orange liquid, and is working well for me.
The notes on my food boxes are a great daily reminder that I am not the only one in this journey… and boost my strength every time I grab from them.
I had mentioned earlier in my journal that my wife went and purchased some shake meal replacements in order to join me once in a while. Once this program is compete, being that these are nearly the same calorie count, and I am told quite good by my wife, I may stay on this liquid dietary living, replacing a few of my daily meals with one of these.
She purchased these from Sam’s Club.
Today’s FitBit Stats:
4329 Steps for 2.01 Miles and 3355 Calories burned. 9 Floors Climbed.
Last Night’s Sleep Recorded This Morning:
8 hour 14min. Asleep last night, Awake X2, Restless X21
10AM – Chocolate Shake & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
12PM – Vanilla Shake
2PM – 1 Cinnamon Protein Bar & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
4PM – Chocolate Shake
6PM 1 packet Tomato Soup in 8 oz Water & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
8PM – Vanilla Shake
Calorie Intake for the day = 970