Week 4

Another successful week down and more of my unwanted weight gone even though there was a major holiday last week. Not as good as I would have liked, but closer to my first goal to weigh less than 300 pounds. When I reach that goal, it will be the first time I have been under 300 pounds for the first time in years.

What did I eat this week:

Most of the week I ate my typical fruit plate filled with things like bananas, berries, plantains, kiwi, mangos, etc.. Usually it is a very large plate full of color, and taste. For dinners, it was a bean chili or (bean and tofu) enchiladas and a salad. Honestly, cooking without oils and salt or sugar make it tough getting use to new flavors when you are used those things being in almost everything.

On Christmas Day I made the choice to eat the same meals as my family. I had a small homemade breakfast bowl filled with potatoes, scrambled eggs and cheese. Then for dinner I had a thin ribeye steak, roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts, corn on cob and a salad.

Week’s Highs:

I think this week’s high for me again, were my blood sugars being in normal range all week. I started medication again, there was no increase or decrease, which surprised me, it may be keeping my numbers lower, but I’m not really seeing a change. That said, l will continue taking them until I either run out, or my doctor says I no longer need them.

Week’s Lows:

On November 29, 2020 I started the Whole-Food Plant-Base (WFPB) diet. On that day I took a test that my insurance wanted me to take to test my A1c. This is a yearly requirement to justify my medication and blood sugar monitoring equipment. Sadly the results, came back this week, and my A1c went from 7.5% in 2019 to 8.2% this year. For anyone who does not know, your target should be lower than 6.5%, anything higher needs to be discussed with your doctor. My results show they are “Not in Control” and that I need to talk to my doctor. I have planned on scheduling an appointment in January 2021 even if Godzilla comes out of the sea and takes the next available appointment.

My wife told me not to be so hard on myself, because I’m doing so much better than I was doing before, and when I took the test I wasn’t 4 weeks into the lifestyle change. She’s continually telling me how proud she is of me and how nice it is to see me moving around and doing so much more without even being asked. So while the week had it’s lows, it also had it’s highs, and I was able to spend time with my family and do more and that makes this worth it.

Check out the YouTube channel for more details on this week’s adventure.

Week 5 starts now!

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