I have achieved my initial goal. I lost a total of 58lbs, I halved my total cholesterol, my blood pressure is 104/62 and my resting pulse is in the 60s. Hello Onederland!
A Before and After.
Now the real work begins. Life. Imperfect life. And Eddy, making choices again.
I will continue to eat two meal replacements a day. I think the breakast shake made with cold coffee will become a staple and I happen to like the chili doctored with jalepenos and hot sauce so that might be a lunch or dinner option...
and then, after that. I have choices to make. Dreaded choices.
4-6 oz of protein and a vegetable
and some portion of fat...
and a healthy snack.
It is all so overwhelming. I haven't had to THINK about what to put in my mouth since June 1. Now I need to structure myself into 1200 - 1400 calorie days.
Imagine my liberation today at lunch. The family stopped at Subway to grab a sandwich. I couldn't believe it - I could eat lunch! I had a salad with entirely spinach - peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles, olives and chicken breast. Added salt & pepper with heavy vinegar and a dash of olive oil. Chopped up. It tasted divine. And I was full. It was a good choice and a good feeling.