I wasn’t going to write a dinner report but then I thought of the thousands of people who keep hitting the refresh button waiting to read about our dinner! Wait . . there may have actually be no one who cared but . . here it is anyway.
We had leftovers! We had the kale/sausage/cauliflower soup. I was going to through out the shrimp leftovers from the other night . . like a full week ago . . and Vince said “NO! I’ll eat it.” I said “Vince . . it’s seafood and it’s been in the fridge for a week!” He said “NO! I’ll eat it!” so he did.
There wasn’t enough for the two of us and the opportunity never came up for one of us to have a meal without the other so it sat there too long, which is unusual because throwing away leftovers really hurts my heart.
So . . my heart is good . . Vince ate the old shrimp. I ate the kale/sausage/cauliflower soup.
Just a little while ago (about 8:30 p.m.), I seriously wanted a Dr. Pepper. I drank one of those little cans. 26 carbs. Bad Judy! But I wanted it really bad and I do feel better. I hadn’t had one since Tuesday . . or maybe Wednesday . . . an eternity for this Dr. Pepper addicted girl.
We were sitting in the living room and I said “I want a Dr. Pepper” as I was getting up. Vince looked at me like what the heck? and I said “One Dr. Pepper! I really want one!” and he didn’t say anything else.
I’m not going to keep drinking them but let’s just say normally in a week, I would have had 25 – 28 full size cans of Dr. Pepper. This past week, I’ve had one full size can and one little can. Not bad. Even the diet gods have to be happy with me.
Also, this morning we weighed after one full week on the diet. Vince lost 8 pounds and I lost 7.7 pounds. That’s almost 16 pounds between us.
Here is a little chart I’m keeping of my progress. This is through the first week. I wasn’t diligent about writing my blood pressure and blood sugar levels down every day but I did take them every day.
Vince’s numbers are equally impressive. At some point, he will have to see his doctor and get a reduction in the amount of blood pressure meds he’s taking but he isn’t quite there yet. He knows the point at which he is supposed to call the doctor but I forgot.
That’s one thing about the keto diet. Not only is the weight loss substantial but the blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol improvement is pretty amazing. I think what you see that has happened to me in one week is great. The weight loss is nice but the lowered blood sugar and blood pressure . . worth the effort for sure!