Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Day 2 Report

It's early Wednesday morning. I started the day off yesterday feeling more functional and expecting that I would go to the office for a normal day. As the day wore on I never left working from home. About 1:30 in the afternoon I started feeling awful again.....weak, shaky, fuzzy thought process....just blech. I slept most of the afternoon after that. I had a yogurt as a snack when swan got home then we napped until t got here for dinner. Last night for dinner t and I had a cup each of low sodium vegetarian vegetable soup. It was really good and I think we will be eating that option frequently...tasty, warm, enough vegetables you feel like you've had some sort of solid food after you eat it. We are glad that option exists within this very limited diet. swan had some beef vegetable soup, and is, while eating more than we are, still very much on a reduced diet in spirit with us (t and I have been insistent that she is not to adhere to our diet..it is not medically necessary nor would it be safe..it is good she is complying, the exertion of having to spank her now would be difficult:)swan has been wonderful dressing up our evening meal and preparing my meal options for the daytime and just supporting us through all this.

This morning I weighed 294.0 pounds and my blood sugar was 99. So my sugars are still in an ideal range (no sign of hypo-glycemia thank goodness) and I'm down exactly 7 pounds in the first 48 hours of this diet process. t has lost 5.5 pounds. swan has lost 6 pounds. The three of us have lost 18.5 pounds combined. The weight loss is very reinforcing. This diet really feels awful. I hope it continues to be effective in terms of weight loss. Of course I have no way to monitor how it is working in terms of its real goal, which is to shrink t's and my livers prior to surgery. Hopefully we are wringing the fat out of our livers just like wringing out a wet sponge:)

I can't tell you how much all of the comments we are getting here mean. When I check in and find one of you have given us encouragement, or suggestions, or whatever, it means such a great deal to me. I am sure swan and t feel very supported too.

On now to day 3. When that is done we will be over 20% of the way through this. This really feels like a marathon event. Hopefully it will not seem so long once it is done.

All the best,

Tom

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4 comments:

selkie said...

Tom, thank you for the update. I find it fascinating to follow all of you on your journey. The shakiness, diziness etc I think are all part and parcel of the deprivation - I know that sometimes a MASSIVE headache by around Day 3 might occur. In a way it is a signal all the toxins are leaving your system and something to hold onto for that reason.

I cannot BELIEVE just a few days and there is almost a 20 lb weight loss between the three of you!

I really must get my cheerleader outfit out of storage ....

Amber said...

Selkie is right, today might be bad, based upon the times I've fasted or changed my diet drastically in the past, but after that I always felt a tremendous surge of energy. I hope that happens for you guys too!

And kudos on the weight loss. RAH RAH RAH! :)

Impish1 said...

I hope this comment goes through. I have been unable to comment on your blog since the new template for comments showed up. I suspect some incompatability between my system and yours is at work...
It sounds as though you are all doing such an impressive job with a difficult diet. It would be difficult at any time, but knowing it makes you feel so poorly makes it even harder I suspect. Congratulation on your winning team - as usual your support of each other is admirable.

littleone said...

Sir and i both are standing on the side lines cheering you all on.....

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