I am still not fully switched to a plant based diet. Yesterday I consumed some dairy and grilled chicken breast to try and finish off what is in my fridge. I did not want to waste the food I had picked up last week, and even though I froze a lot, there were still some things left. The refrigerator is going to be a real trick, because ours no longer defrosts. I know most people would just buy a new fridge, but I have repaired this thing several times, and I wanted to try and wait until I can remodel the kitchen.

juicing fruit for breakfast

This morning I weighed myself and I am now at 246.4 pounds (111.7 kg). This is approximately a 9 pound (4 kg) drop from where I was on 5/20/2012 when I arrived back in the U.S. I have not been able to test my blood sugar because I am out of lances, but I will pick some up at CVS later today. I will probably try and chart this out so I can monitor progress. My exercise pattern is not as busy as I would like. Right now I am doing between .75 to 1.5 hours per day in cross training with the treadmill and free weights. I am noticing changes, for instance my sleep pattern has improved. The whole thing is difficult though, I have slight headaches and my body feels "strange". I do not know how else to describe it, it is almost like aches and tension in the muscles. Mentally it is difficult, food has a very deep grip on any persons mind, and for me as a guy who loves to research, prepare and eat food - the hooks are pretty deep.