I weigh about 255 pounds. My BMI is around 39.6 I lost .6 pounds this week. 94 pounds to go.
My average fasting glucose level was 102 mg/dL.
The average carbohydrates for the past week were 48.8 grams. Average calories were 2494 versus an average BMR of 2471 calories. According to Basal Metabolism Theory, I should have lost -0.1 pounds since last Friday.
In the market today, Gary Jordan (GSJ) was trading slightly lower than last week, down £0.60, for a total decline of £36.40 from the high of £291.60. When asked to explain the losses to date, a spokesman for GSJ said, "The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses."
In reviewing the previous nine weeks, one thing stands out—I need to quit finding excuses for all the departures, indiscretions, lapses, and relapses from the "healthy eating lifestyle" and just live it. This week's weekly dinner out was a return to LoneStar, where I had my habitual Cajun Ribeye, and again managed to not order a Texas Rose/Bloomin' Onion. My sides were green beans and steamed broccoli. And I didn't pork out on snacks that night. It can be done, though better would have been to cut it in half, eat the green beans and bring the rest home for another meal.
I've been a whiner for ten weeks. It's time to stop. Instead of complaining about being stuck in the two-fifties, I need to recapture that time last year when I bitched about the two-forties. And when I do, I need to shut up and get through it. Enough about that.
One of my complaints to my doctor was that since she cut my dosage of Metformin1 in half, I'd stopped losing weight. Well, she gave me permission to double back up. It did not affect the weight loss, or all my diet disasters hid the effects. Ergo, back to my previously scheduled dosage.
So, how did I know to ask about Metformin? Obviously, I am a curious individual concerned with every and any thing that goes in my mouth, right? Yeah, I didn't buy that, either. The cause of my curiosity dates to the publication of a webcomic2, in fact, a particular story arc3. For any non-webcomic-fan, one of a group of close friends and family-of-choice is a registered nurse, and recognizes a bottle of Metformin by the shape and markings on the pills. (She is also a diabetic.) She can't believe the prescribed dosage is double the maximum permitted. There follow actions, medical mostly, that reveal that the doctor is trying to kill the patient by Metformin OD which causes Pernicious Anemia which can be mis-diagnosed as leukemia... which is what the patient is being treated for. Oh, when I doubled my dosage, I started taking B-12 capsules, also as a result of said story arc.