Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How Things Change

Not much has happened since my last post except that we have decided, with input from our great doctor, decided to go back on our normal eating plan. You see, since Hurricane Ike both of us has eaten like it was the "last supper" so to speak. Steak, pizza, crab legs, homemade Amish White Bread, cake, pie...on and on. Thus, Mr. and Mrs. Weight Gain and Mr & Mrs. Cholesterol have come to visit our family.

This, the decision to tone down our dietary plan just a bit and it is working. We did this a couple of years ago and lost about 60 lbs each, kept it off for two years and then went nuts.

We will do it again and have lost a good deal since last week when we made this decision. We are monitoring our intake, BP and Shari's blood sugar since her family is prone to diabetis. We had blood work done last week and will again in a few months to see how the diet effects our numbers.

The plan, we eat pretty much what we want but no sugar, low fat, 40 calorie bread slices, and limit our starches and red meat. What we are eating is lots of salad, veggies, chicken, fish and very lean beef in moderation. Everything else is in moderation which we should have been doing all year.

I will talk a lot about this because it is important to us to keep healthy for as long as we can and this is a big step. Shari wants to drop about 25 lbs and I am shooting for 40. Then we will see.

Thanks for listening.

2 comments:

Joe and Sherri said...

Sherri and I do not do diets too well. When she retires we may be forced to eat less...if you know what I mean

taxedtoomuch said...

Jake,

I am a diabetic and the key for me is not the sugar but monitoring the carb intake. However, I must say the pounds find me where I am.

Bev Pieper

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