Post #4

Post #4

Well, I’m on my 2nd full day of the low-carb/Adkins/ketogenic diet. The last time I got on the scale (I think it was Friday night) I was at 268. That was my getting started, foot-in-the-ground, I’m Not Living This Way Anymore moment. I’ll weigh in again tomorrow and see where we are.

I’ll tell you what . . . once you get going on the no-carb deal it’s not terrible. Don’t misunderstand me, it’s not fun. It’s just not terrible. Who and I kidding??? I LOVE nearly every type of bread. This diet sucks.

Here’s what’s crazy about me and food. I’m am completely allergic to onions. I’ve developed a couple of allergies as an adult. That’s one. So any type of food with onions is a no-go for me. But I’ve got some other hang-ups as well. Fruits like bananas, grapes, what else? Well, anything with a soft or mushy texture . . . I can’t eat them. I mean, I literally can’t eat them. I’ve got some kind of a mental block that causes me to gag and vomit them up. Sorry for the mental image

That’s a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables that I just can stomach. It’s not that I don’t want to. I wish I could eat really healthy. As you can imagine, that makes finding good food choices pretty difficult. It’s a good thing I’m a naturally boring person who doesn’t mind eating the same things over and over and over.

Here’s what I can remember eating today.

Breakfast – nothing.

Lunch (around 1p) – Chinese Restaurant – all different types of chicken.

First Dinner (around 6:30p) – A couple of cheeseburgers (no bread) and an Adkins meal bar.

Second Dinner (around 11p) – A piece of boneless, skinless, baked chicken and green beans. That was about an hour ago. And I’m already hungry again. So that’s a very good sign.

I remember a few years back when I did this the first time, I was so hungry ALL THE TIME. It drove me nuts. But I remember that I always felt really good about being hungry. It’s how I knew my metabolism was working.

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