I weighed in this morning and was at 288. I have lost a pound a day for about the past 5 days. No wonder I'm tired. I really haven't been doing anything much different but the weight just really melted away. I tend to hold weight for up to 6-8 weeks in a row and then drop all at once. So I try not to get discouraged when I hit those plateau and just hold my course. With my reduced metabolism due to my hormone depletion therapy ( little or no testosterone) it's very hard for me to lose. Most men on this treatment gain weight and the risk of heart attacks and strokes go up. Not for me. That is why it is essential for me to keep exercising, both cardio and reasonable weightlifting to keep up my metabolism and hold on to as much of my muscle mass as possible! I am determined to continue to slowly lose weight and get down to the low 200's, and then reassess then if I should lose more. This is also a psychological trip for me too. I was always very happy being a big and powerful man and to lose so much weight and strength is very different for me . I have had to make the emotional and cognitive changes in my mind that I rather be a much smaller but healthier man than being big and at higher risk of an early death. Seems like a no brainer but has been a difficult emotionally journey nevertheless. I guess I'm a hard learner! LOL
With all of the above it is essential that I keep a very close watch on my nutrition. One of the first things I had to learn when I became a vegan was even as a vegan there was still lots of junk food vegan products out these and I must eat as close to the vine as possible and avoid "processed vegan food". I also eat as much of my produce organic and avoid GMO fruit and vegetables like the plague! And little or no sugar as that is the main fuel of cancer cells! While I do take a lot of supplements that I have researched help fight my prostate cancer, none of it is any good unless I have my real food right. Otherwise I'm just throwing my money away on the supplements I take. Over the past two month or so I have been slowly incorporating more and more of the cancer fighting protocol as developed by Jeff Primack as found in two of his books Conquering Any Disease
and Smoothie Formulas
published by Press On Qi Productions. I am drinking more and more of the smoothies he developed and eating more and more of the foods he recommends.His nutritional methods appear to be the most solid I have read anywhere! Link to his website is http://www.qigong.com/default.aspx
My blood pressure was 116/68 this morning. I will be talking to my Doctor about reducing and eventually stopping my blood pressure meds fairly soon. Blood pressure meds are known to make you tired too. Also want all possible toxic substances out of my system even/especially medications that have so many side effects!