ok, submitting this one from my phone. so i hope it works right. just wanted to do a quick entry with this being the first morning on the 500 calorie portion of this diet. i woke up still feeling bloated and full, and scales said i had gained 7 lbs. over the weekend. . . woohoo. i did my initial weigh in and measurements at the doctors officeee this morning. and people let me tell u, if u think being ‘just a little’ overweight is not a big deal, you would be sadly mistaken. i do not feel i am obese, i am ‘just a little’ overweight. however the doctor had this scale thingy that takes all kinds of measurements for various things, such as body fat, body water content, and of course body weight and all my measurements, and this scale thingy said my body ‘condition’ is that of a healthy 75 year old!!!!! threw you off for just a second by putting ‘healthy’ in front of 75 YEAR OLD!!!!!!, didn’t I! 🙂 i don’t feel that unhealthy, i know i could eat better but i felt i was about average for my health. anyway, this ain’t happening. my body, my God given temple, becomes a top priority staring now. right now it is 10 a.m. and i’m just now starting to feel hungry. i am a little concerned of how my body is going to react to coming off sugar so abruptly. so my doctor has advised me to keep an orange on hand, which i have. so i have to get thru class, and then time to go home and cook my first 250 calorie meal with this diet. i do have my ‘free’ cucumbers with me in case i have to have a snack. and also my doctor wants me to stick with the foods on the positive contributers list for my blood type. so chicken, hens, turkey, and occasional fish is whats on the menu for me over the next 40 days. if u are taking the time to follow this blog, thank you and i hope you enjoy it.