|OAKURA BEACH WHERE JOHN AND I FIRST MET|
THE SURF CLUB BUILDING IS GONE. I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF THE NEW CLUB HOUSE
THE OLD SHED CONTINUES TO BE USED TO STORE GEAR BY THE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB
342 DAYS MAINLY WHEAT FREE
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS FOR 2012:- 28 kg/61.5 lbs
No change in November
Welcome to all readers.
It's never too late to change your life for better.
95. 5 gm fat (75%) = 858 cal.
57 gm protein (20%) = 228 cal.
14.5 gm carbohydrates (5%) = 58 cal.
I made a decision to trial LCHF. Sometimes it feels a little scary. Most of the time I feel great and can see many benefits. There is one giant downside, the general Medical Population and mainstream thinking.
I had a fasting blood taken on Monday. Today the nurse from the medical centre called me and said my doctor wants to see me and discuss treatment because I have high cholesterol. I fobbed her off by saying I do not have any days left as we are going away. The nurse was adamant that I should give 15 minutes to discuss this and implied I need medication. What medication? Statins! That's what they do and there is no way I will take a statin without some other indicator. I'm the lady who had perrrrrfect carotid arteries earlier this year. I doubt if that has changed.
It is scary to go against your doctor's advice. I will possibly get another blood test done in 6 weeks and see if there is any change but because there is little understanding of the science I am following I know I will not get good advice from my GP. (General Practitioner) or most doctors and specialists. If anyone knows of a doctor in New Zealand who understands the value of a LCHF diet and the danger of statins please tell me.
Because I am on medication for high blood pressure I need to see my doctor fairly regularly, at least twice a year. I wish this were not so and I could walk away. I don't intend to stick my head in the sand but I don't want to get into an argument with someone who has greater knowledge than me.
I am alarmed. Is it possible I am doing damage? If I were a wealthier person I would make an appointment to see Dr. William Davis. Maybe I need to get on his Track Your Plaque Site and ask for help. I need a printout of those tests. I am not going into the medical centre before next year. In the meantime I will put this behind me and Carry On.
REPORTING BACK .......
For a while I wanted to panic over what I'm doing. Being out of step with conventional thinking is not easy. I decided to put my fears aside and trust the science that I've been reading even if I don't fully understand it all. My nutrient balance is a little out again today and I blame the smoothies. I'm going to continue having berry smoothies for lunch on the days we are home until we leave for Christchurch on Wednesday.
I don't plan to be perfect. If I am close more than 50% of the time I'll be happy. Today I got my calories right so I'm happy.
Fats = 68 %
Proteins = 20.5 %
Carbs = 11.5%
Total calories for day = 1153
We have a very long day on Tuesday too. I would like to go to Mum's early in the morning and be there when the Hiab crane arrives to lift Mum's piano off the top deck and over the railing. The piano is going to my sister's daughter where it will find a happy home. We would need to leave home about 6.40 am and I doubt if we will come home again until late afternoon because I have a pamper appointment. I'm getting my hair styled and coloured, and having a manicure. I had a pedicure today so will be all done for Christmas. I'm being extravagant and having two more sessions over the next 12 weeks to keep myself reasonably well groomed and in shape for our trip to Hawaii.
HOW DID I DO? .......
In spite of a little lingering anxiety about my doctor's reaction to my cholesterol levels it's been a good day.
Breakfast:- Coffee with cream
Lunch: Smoothie I added the cod liver oil into the smoothie and it was even better. I take a Norwegian cod liver oil which has a lovely lemon flavour. That lemoniness was perfect in the berry smoothie.
Dinner:- Chicken breast with spinach in cream cheese sauce. Delicious. The cream cheese melted into the spinach and the moisture that was still in the spinach thinned it to a sauce consistency.
Snacks:- MargieAnne's chocolate.
Drinks:- Water x 3 or 4
Flavoured Tea Infusions x 0
Cream coffee x 2
Daily Goal:- 1.5lt or 5 - 6 cups large *no*
Exercise:- Walk or Cross-trainer *no*
? minutes cross-trainer = ? km
September Total:- 8/160 km
BP:- 11th May 2012, 147/75
23rd May 2012, 135/75
15th June 2012, 135/85
17th July 2012, 137/75
3rd September 2012, 125/75 ... Meds changed. Accuretic becomes Accupril.
Weigh In approximately 7.30 am
1st November:- 86 kg/189 lb
1st December:- 86 kg/189 lb
Start Weight:- 114 kg/251 lbs
2012 Weight Loss History
January:- 10.5 kg/23 lbs
February:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
March:- 3.5 kg/7.5 lbs
April:- 3 kg/6 lbs
May:- 1.5 kg/3 lbs
June:- 2.5 kg/5.5 lbs
July:- + 1 kg/2 lbs
August:- 4 kg/8.5 lbs
September:- + 1 kg/2 lbs
October:- 2 kg/4.5 lbs