Weight: 286 BMI: 36.72
Typically I am be a late night kind of guy going to bed 12:30 to 2 am, depending on my energy level. I would then typically sleep (fitfully) until 8:30 or 9 am, dragging myself out of bed. This morning I woke at 5:45 am, feeling well rested and ready to take on the day. Took the dog for a walk and was working by 6:30 am. I think that’s a first! I work from home, so the commute is easy 🙂 I build websites ( Coastal Webmasters ) so sit in front of a computer all day. Since getting my dog 2 1/2 years ago, I’ve disciplined myself to go for regular walks, taking a much needed break from the computer. The last few days, with the weight loss, increase in energy and the nice spring weather, the walks are getting increasingly longer.
I just had my first juice of the day. Blood sugars are excellent (5.4 mmo/L) and I haven’t taken any diabetes medication for two days now. Even though I check both my blood sugars and blood pressure regularly throughout the say, I can’t wait to see my doctor on Monday to confirm all is on track.
It;s now 11 pm and my day is also drawing to a close. Today I prepared twice as much juice as I had in previous days. I was only doing 3 juices per day and still feeling hungry on day 5. So, today I had 5 in total and felt much better. I guess my veggie / fruit budget just got bumped up 🙂
Here is what’s included in a juicing. This is enough for just over one day. The finished product is put into mason jars and kept refrigerated for up to 72 hours (never lasts that long though) 🙂 Included is a huge quantity of mixed kale and spinach, about 20 celery stalks, 5 large cucumbers, 2 1/2 lemons (rinds removed, but retaining as much of the “white” as possible) and 5 thumb-sized pieces of ginger!