team buKit :: log

Day 12 in.

As luck woud have it, coinciding with the Tour of Hope activities I am also in the midst of getting yearly medical checkups and such. Had a physical and the associated probings and needle picks. It was determined that I needed to lower my cholesterol a tad. This would turn out to work with the plan – more on that later.

I went yesterday to have an abdominal ultrasound to check on the insides as I have been having bouts of bad indigestion, no doubt due to my diet that consists primarily of fried batter with sides of fried stuff. The insides checked out ok, confirming what I basically knew anyway – I should probably start eating vegetables and fruits.

Lyn’s doc has told her that she needs to lose some weight to help with her condition as well and 2 weeks ago suggested the South Beach Diet. So we set Aug. 1 as ‘D’ day.

As I have said in a previous post, she’s the team nutrionist so I have put her in charge of the diet. I just eat what I’m told. From what I can discern, the 1st two weeks we can basically eat green vegetables and water. This looks much nicer in the pictures in the book. Plates full of steamy veggies on a colorfully set table, presumably in ‘South Beach’ where the skinny elite frolic. What fun. Hasn’t ‘South Beach’ been pummeled by hurricanes lately? There must be a message there.

I love all of you my readers, but at this moment I’d trade any one of you for a DQ Blizzard.

The truth hurts.

Lyn keeps trying to get me to drink V8. She has no idea what she has gotten herself into.