I decided to record my weight and total inches lost every Friday until I reach my goals. The first Friday I had lost 5 pounds and 6 inches.

This week I incorporated eating a salad for lunch (I can’t work my high stress job on juice!).  So instead of 5 juices per day, I drank 3 juices and had two meals.  The meals were mostly composed of green vegetables.  For lunch a salad with mixed greens and toppings like, olives, artichokes, bell peppers, garbanzos, cucumbers and asparagus.  The salad was different each day to make it more interesting.  Also added a balsamic vinaigrette.  The evening meal was either baked or steam vegetables or hummus and wheat crackers.

I also incorporated walking one mile a day this week.  I do it at lunch by choosing the long route to the salad place.  Half mile to the cafe and half mile back to my office with brisk walk.

I have to say that I already feel more energy and feel lighter on my feet.

So here is my plan.  I currently have 4 out of the 5 indicators to grant me a diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome.  This is not good and I intent to reverse that path by applying the principles of a more wholesome diet.  I will incorporate juicing and a bit more exercise.  I will also cut down in portion size and favor vegetables over protein. I am not a nutritionist.  I am a laboratory scientist.  I know of enough medicine to be dangerous!  It is time to apply what I have learned to my own body.  I hope to interest some of you in this journey since I am putting myself on the line here and do not plan to fail.


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