Today is slightly over 30 days since I began my diet and exercise plan. I have lost 29.8 lbs and this morning's blood sugar was 83. I recorded one day last week where I was in the low 70's but that has not repeated, at least not yet. I am happy both with the weight loss and the blood sugar results. I have stuck to a very strict plant based diet, but I have had sashimi on two occasions and a lobster tail (steamed at home with lemon juice) one time. Being at 225 lbs is something that has not happened since at least 2003, so I would guess 9 years? The only disappointing thing is that for some reason my waist size has not changed and the gut has only shrank slightly. The workout routine consists of treadmill, bike riding, free weights, an aerobic/martial arts class and situps.
I have found one good vegetarian cookbook and I am looking for others. Anyone who has looked at the cooking section on this blog knows how I used to cook, and how much a part of my life it is, especially in China. I know I am going to have to make some big changes in what I do in the kitchen, but for now I am maintaining this diet plan until I get below 200. Ideally I want to weigh in around 185 - 195 by October, and be fit enough that I can buy new clothes that look good. I have some old stuff in the guest closet that I can bring out when my waist and belly shrink down a couple of inches, so that is what I am working on right now. The situps are only 50 per day, so I think I need to at least double that in the short term. This week refinishing the deck has been a huge project and I am beat at the end of the day. I hope to have this completed by Sunday and I can look at the current routines and make some adjustments.