Friday, July 31, 2009

New weight loss....

10 pounds down!!!!

My FBS was 91 today, which is very good for me. Last night my BS before bedtime was 117. I took 45u of Lantus, no Humalog!

I upped my protein and and lowered my carb intake yesterday, so I think it may take a day or two for me to adjust.

I'll be at the gym today after work to do cardio only, as my arm muscles have not recovered. If I feel better, I may do ab and leg work.

Who ever reads my struggles here, please have some faith in me, as this is a long journey, and I didn't get fat overnight.

I have emailed a director at the Duke University Rice Diet Center and she advised I be in contact with my endocrinologist, and I have called her today and am awaiting answer.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One week weight loss total!

7 pounds of flubber off my body!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weight loss total...


Jumping for joy!!! My BP is down: 117/70, and my FBG is way down.

I went to Titans Gym (Mentor,OH) yesterday and has a mild workout, on the elliptical and also did a few weight resistant exercises, mostly ab work. I am planning an every-other day schedule. This was my first workout at Titans. I am shocked that there is not one employee who can assist me on the machines. I know there are instructions written on each machine, but no assist in how much weight or how many reps I need. All the clerk showed me was a dozen or so cards by personal trainers. I have no idea what they charge for one lesson. Being broke right now that may not be an option. I assumed that as a new member someone from the gym would give me a tour and show me what to do. I guess I'll have to do some research on-line.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weight loss so far...........

I started The Rice Diet on 7/22/09. Today, 7/25/09 I have lost 4 whole pounds. I am amazed. Yesterday I attended a workshop where they had a catered lunch. I ate the usual 3/4c brown rice and 2 fruits for breakfast. For lunch I had about 4 oz chicken breast, cooked green beans with almonds, a very small salad, and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. For dinner I had 3/4 cup brown rice, 12 cherries and a small banana. My FBG is way down and so are my before meal readings. Right now, my FBG at 10:20am is 140, which is good considering it has been very high for a long time. I have not had breakfast yet, nor any meds. My only problem is all the rice is a bit binding, and it is time to get out the fiber patrol.

Today will be a bit stressful as I an dealing with my daughter, so I will be careful not to self medicate with food.

I am planning to go to Titans gym today to sign up for a 3 month $99.00 plan, as that is all I can afford right now. It is their summer special, and hopefully it will give me a jump start to getting healthy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

2009 Civil War Battle Tour

Cosmo at Fairport Harbor Dog Beach

Lisa Takes on The Duke University Rice Diet

News flash people....
I am getting nowhere with my current diet, (even though I did lose 5# on my vacation) so I am going back to basics. I dusted off my copies of the Duke University Rice Diet book, I have two different books, and cooked up rice last evening while refusing my friend's offer of a Margarita....that was hard! My friend from work, Lynn, whom I ran into at Marc's while shopping for rice and fruit, well I invited her over and gave her all the "illegal" food not allowed on the program.

I had a pressing medical issue so I had to visit the doctor today, needless to say, I'll start feeling better in a few days. I did not go to work today as I felt pretty uncomfortable, but that feeling should go away soon with modern medicine.

My BP was up a bit, as was my weight. I took my FBG this morning and it was up a bit, but after a late breakfast I felt better.

My diet for the day has been:
B: 2/3 cup rice and one banana, lots of water, ice tea
L: 2/3 cup rice, 12 cherries, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, water and a diet Pepsi (really verboten)
D: 2/3 cup rice, one small peach, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, and plenty of water

Now the program says only one day of the above diet, and then you add in more food for about a total of 1000 calories until you lose all your weight. One day a week is allowed for this regime. But, if I am careful, I can do 2-3 days a week, but I must carefully watch my insulin and check my blood sugar several time a day, which I will do. Notice; this is a no added salt diet. It is very restricted diet, but I have to take off the weight. I have a goal to lose 50 pounds by December 1st. I am in contact with my doctor about this as well, so I am not alone.

These are the sites where you can get further information. If I could afford to be a participant there, I'd go in a heartbeat. It is way too expensive for me and I highly doubt that Aetna would cover the program.

I have three books: "The Rice Diet Solution", "The Rice Died Cookbook", and "Heal Your Heart", all by the same author Kitty Gurkin Rosati, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., and her spouse, Robert Rosati, M.D. Dr. Rosati is the director of the program which has been in effect since1939.

I have to admit I was on this diet for one month 1988, August where I lost nearly 40 pounds in one month, but ended up in the ER with exhaustion. I think I weighed about 175# back then. It does work, but back then I had no health insurance, and thus no medical monitoring, which was real bad.

I'm too shy to post a current photo of myself, but may respond to an individual request.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Damn, I'm good!

All is well, albeit my allergies are acting up and of course I take my meds.

Cosmo is well and even with three other dogs in the area, he did his duty this morning and I was not late for work. Wonders never cease.

BF and I are going on vacation end of this week..will provide updates and pictures after the fact.

Cosmo will be in a board facility, but will be happy as it is a very nice place and he is just such a social dog.

All my tests came back in the "normal" range and I am plugging away at my diet and hope to live a very, very long life so that I can annoy as many people as possible.