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Friday, July 27, 2012

Food! Glorious Food!

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

After being on the Ideal Protein Diet since May 5 and having reached my goal weight, I came off the second, slower reducing phase on Tuesday, July 24.

Breakfast that first day of Phase 3:

1. 1 cup of fresh blueberries with 1 cup of cottage cheese and Walden Farms blueberry syrup

2. 1 slice of multi-grain toast with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

3. 1 large cup of coffee with Ideal Protein's vanilla drink

The next day I had the following:

1. 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese and Walden Farms blueberry syrup

2. 1 slice of multi-grain toast

3. 1 large egg

4. 2 slices of bacon


I follow a similar pattern for 14 days to stabilize my pancreas.

Tuesday, August 7 is Freedom Day.


  1. Mr. AOW gets to see the nice body that comes with the weight loss!

  2. Some people eat because it is necessary to live. And then, there are people who live for the sole purpose of eating. I do enjoy good food. Good meaning tasty not healthy.

  3. Good for you sticking with the diet, finding one that works for you. It is tough to stick with a diet, I don't care what kind it is.

    I've found that cutting out most sugar and cutting way back on fats works for me.

    Right Truth

  4. FJ,
    The science behind stabilizing the pancreas: Give the pancreas a rest during the reducing phase. Therefore, it is a bit dangerous to jump off the diet, cut loose, and eat everything in sight.

    Carb consuming can rev up the pancreas too much and lead to insulin resistance.

    There is some controversy involved with this diet as it mandates little or no exercise.

    Any diet that reduced Mr. AOW's (or anyone diabetic's) A1C from 6.9% to 6.0% in six weeks while being on only 1/2 the diet's protocol has something special going for it!

  5. I had to laugh when I saw your title and the adorable video...I thought "AOW's eating again!"..and I was right!
    Congratulations! Do they do some kind of test to make sure your pancreas is back in action!?
    So proud of you! xx

  6. It's all about balance, and finding a diet you can life with and that isn't a torture.

  7. My heartfelt congratulations, AOW!

    There's nothing more satisfying in life than setting a worthy goal and staying the course till you've achieved it.

    HOWEVER, I would urge you not to let yourself fall off the wagon.

    As a longtime yo-yo dieter of epic proportions I should know as well as anyone that unless you virtually stay on a diet for life, the weight WILL return.

    It's probably all right to "live it up" now and them, but NEVER more than once a week.

    The best of continued good luck to you. Your obviously strong character is bound to make you a winner.

    This is great. I LOVE success stories. We hear too few of them these days.

    Thanks for yours.

    ~ FreeThinke

  8. Congratulations on sticking to your diet. I have one that's working for me, too. It didn't work in Washington because I was never able to get outside due to the constant rain and cold, and DO things, because it has 2 rules. Eat less. Do more. Works great in the right climate. :-)

  9. FT,
    This particular "life plan" is more doable than most.

    You know, I'd never have gained those extra pounds were it not for the car accident and having to take Lyrica; Lyrica is the only thing that kept me out of a wheelchair.

    Before the accident (2005), I had maintained well since "the big diet" of 1985. However, that particular "life plan" was so Draconian! Life is for living -- not for constant deprivation.

  10. "Life is for living -- not for constant deprivation."

    I'll drink to that, AOW!

    By the way, forgot to mention it earlier, but I loved the Food Glorious Food video. A great version.

    ~ FT

  11. How was it possible that I posted a similar blog earlier without reading yours first. Breakfast was on my mind.

    I don't know what diet you have been on, but I may be interested.

    Congratulation on reaching your goal.

  12. Bob,
    Breakfast is ALWAYS on MY mind! It's my favorite meal of the day!

    Today, I'm having fresh strawberries for my breakfast fruit. YUM!

  13. AOW: Congrats on the successful diet!


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