Although weight loss isn't as fast as it was before, i'm still getting positive results with the Strong Medicine protocol. This last week, i dropped below 27.0 BMI -- about fifteen pound lost since the first of the year. The mostly-meat diet has been wonderful for my digestive tract, once i broke Donaldson's rule and put sea-salt on it.
That CA trip a couple of weeks ago has a lot to answer for. The indulgences in cheese, fruit, chocolate and wine, and schlepping around my heavy bags, had quite an impact on my joints -- especially Ralph. The shoulder and left knee are all better now. The right hip is twinge-ing a little today with the rainy weather (and my sinuses went insane after doing laundry in the damp basement yesterday). Elevation and heat improved Ralph somewhat -- i need to do more of it.
The tyrosine i added to my supplement intake hasn't made much of an impact, though i'm careful to take it with copper and without other amino acids. I guess i need to try increasing the dose....
Most of my life i've awakened in the morning with NO interest in eating right away -- i'll bet it has to do with what i've found since i started experimenting with a glucose meter: my liver is very adept at gluconeogenesis on a low-carb diet! I wake up with plenty of fuel on board, and my body sees no reason to augment it. As it's crucial to have a good-sized high-fat/protein breakfast on the SMD, i have to make myself do it, and i've found that ground meat goes down best. I've also found that i like to grind my own; when i find chuck roasts on sale i snag 'em quick.
For the first time in 20 years, i actually have a realistic hope of reaching my goal weight! The "sacrifice" in food variety i'm making now is child's-play. I'm never hungry, compared with my old low-fat days; i'm not spending hours making lists and shopping and cooking for some regimen that doesn't produce results; i feel fit and strong, while exerting very little effort in making it happen. If it weren't for Ralph, i'd feel great in my body!