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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tomorrow's the big day! Whoopee!

Okay, I'm being facitious - not sure of the spelling there...

Today was a good day. I haven't been as tired as usual today. I was incredibly sleepy yesterday, but I still managed to go out to eat at Chili's with BF Sheila and cleaned out the spare bedroom some. Today I'm kind of hyper, probably because tomorrow is the oncologist appointment.

This Monday, I start on my get-well-quick diet, so tonight we went to my favorite steakhouse for a small filet - yum, yum, double yum. I'm just about out of things on my list. I do have some Fritos and Tostitos cheese dip for tomorrow or the next day. This weekend we're going to the lake. Monday, I give up all meat, poultry, fish, alcohol, dairy products, sugar, wheat, and eggs in preparation for my juice fast. I found a 21-day regimen online that I think I'll follow. It's a 8-day fast with 3 days to come off the fast and 10 days on a 75% raw/25% cooked ratio. After that I'll add in limited fish and a small amount of dairy. Will try to stay off the wheat (it really bloats my tummy) and definitely off meats, poultry, alcohol, sugar, and most fats.

For anyone who'd like to read a good diet book, try Fit for Life. The guy is a bit of an extremist on some issues, but it's got some great principles to eat by and seems pretty easy to follow. It's no wonder tons of people lose weight on his diet and feel tons better. I got 2 new books in today: Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book (which any woman would probably find fascinating) and the Cancer Battle Plan Sourcebook. This weekend, I'll work on assimilating and coordinating all the varied information I've read and put together some kind of coherent plan for my future wellness. Not a small task, guys and dolls.

I should run now. It's almost bedtime and I want to read for a while. Love this saying: I'm too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed. You guys are a huge part of that blessing and anointment. Love you all!!

~pinkie

7 flies caught in my web:

Sara said...

Hope your time at the lake is fun. Will your family get to be there with you?

I'm glad you'll be working from home when you begin your new eating plan.

Thinking about you.

Di said...

A little concerned with the length of the juice fast. If your body needs proteins to heal and mend with...won't it be forced to take them from your muscles and organs if no protein is provided in appropriate amounts by your diet for 8 days? Just a thought, sweetie. I'm sure you've studied all of this.
Di

Sheila Fields said...

fyi- well, well, my darling, BF has me thoroughly hooked on Chili's Margarita's.

Pinkie, If you can have a Margarita while you're at home working...I'll deliver. ; )

X. Dell said...

Hi, came via Rinda's blog. Best wishes in your battle to stay fit. May fortune favor you and your family.

Jolie Mathis said...

D,

I heard your biopsy results on the HHRW loop.

You've got my prayers!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

I arrived via Rinda's blog too. Sending good thoughts your way.

The Pink Spyder said...

You all are the best! I'm a lucky, lucky woman. And Di, the doc nixed the juice fast, so that's off the table. I'll have plenty else to do!
~pinkie