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CAD Part Two

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Good Morning,
And it is a very good morning here.

The Good:
1) Buds stitches are out of his snout and the Vet thinks she got all of the cancer. He has also lost another two tenths of pound, so we are getting closer to his desirable weight of about 37-39 pounds. He is at 40.2 now.
2) I too continue to lose weight. I have a lot farther to go than Buddy.
3) Kaiser hooked me up with a health coach that put me onto a program to stop binging. No food restrictions. But lots of documenting and making sure I get my food, water and sleep on time.
4) CRUISE to Alaska and I felt good. Walked over 7000 steps every day. Haven't done that since 2017.
5) Kaiser doctor who is my new primary is an osteopath. He has allowed me to quit the statins and work on my diet. He wants me to get as close to whole foods as I can. I feel so much better and the weight is slowly sliding off. Over fifteen pounds since May.
6) I can walk a mile in one stretch easily now.

The Bad:
1) Buds was diagnosed with cancer. They think they got it all with the surgery. He is twelve years old. We are not going to torment him with oncology if they didn't. I choose to believe they did get all the cancer.
2) Cruise food is so dang tempting. So much of it was outstandingly tasty too. Developed a routine on third day of eating fruit and bran muffin for breakfast and a salad for one meal and anything I wanted for another. They said leftovers were dumped in the ocean to feed the plankton and other marine life, so I took the desserts and mostly just sampled them, but boy I sure had trouble backing off the shrimp and chicken confections and some of the noodle dishes and the India Cuisine. Also, I am still not sure dumping food in the ocean is healthy for it. How much of the meat products are hormone laden? And of course that isn't good for us either.
3) Didn't get the report on the heart monitor for over a month. Apparently, I just have a slow heart beat, nothing wonky. However, the ultrasound on the carotid artery revealed moderate to severe plaque which is weird. Usually, the heart arteries are more impacted, but the fear of this is a stroke now.
4) The statins caused fatigue, severe brain fog and tremors in me. So I quit them without permission. The whole foods diet per doctor, books and documentaries he assigned me indicate that plaque can be reversed 100% with proper nutrition while statins only decrease risk of heart attack and stroke by 12%. My problem is my inability to give up chicken and fish and crackers. So trying to keep that to small quantities and increasing the veggies, especially greens and fruits. It is a good thing I love produce..
5) I had both sea sickness first two days of cruise and then land sickness for two days after coming home. Seabands helped and so did meclizine. However, the meclizine just made me sleep.

As you can see my bad really is not bad in that I have support for and control over most of it. Heading out to play with Grandkids now.
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  • AAAACK
    I'd love to know what, in your opinion, about the program leads you to less binge eating? Feel free to PM me, or discuss in one of the threads on the team you've seen me prowl recently.
    100 days ago
  • TREKPURRSON
    Good job, Cathy! Praying Buddy will be 100% okay, and that your diet tweaks work for you! Sounds like you are on the right track!
    103 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    I hope Buddy heals quickly.

    Good to have an eating plan while you traveled. I haven't done the Alaska cruise yet but plan to do it in 2020.

    I wish you all the best as you launch on your new eating plan.
    105 days ago
  • GRAMMACATHY
    The Health coach was more interested in timing and logging my food than monitoring it. I have overindulged a couple times but have pretty much stayed on program with not binging. The doctor said it would be best to be 100% vegitarian whole foods, but even he acknowledged that could lead to failure. He suggested making changes in implements and using my fish and chicken as condiments. I can live with that. Some whole food programs do include organic meats, but we are trying to reduce plaque so.....I will continue to modify. I found myself hunting for fruits and veggies on the ship. AND they were good. Hope to keep this up through the winter months.
    105 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    Cathy - great news with Buddy and your nutrition and fitness both improving! emoticon

    I'm curious, did your nutritionist say to give up chicken and fish?

    The cruise sure sounds like it was fun. Good times! emoticon

    Thanks for the update. Take care of yourself! You are doing great! emoticon
    105 days ago
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