madaboutmoose's Journal, 30 December 2012

Sunday and although there is only a 10% chance of snow today according to the weather channel we have snow, lightly falling here. We are considering an outing to Cabellas and Trader Joes today. Haven't decided yet for sure.

Watch Dark Knight Rising last night. DH enjoyed it. Me and mom not so much.

Weight down to 215.4 this morning. Did have a vegetarian soup last night. Didn't eat much of the noodles but I did eat some. Other than that its been only juices. Made grapefruit-orange juice this morning. It was delicious but not as filling as the kiwi-orange juice I made yesterday morning. I'm still hungry. So I'm going to drink a bottle of water and if I'm still hungry will make me a green juice. It's going okay. Feels strange just to drink things rather than eat but for the most part I'm satisfied. I was very tired last night. Felt rested though this morning. I'm taking it a day at a time as far as how long I'll primarily juice.

We've talked a lot about integrating juicing as a regular part of our diets, DH and I. He is very committed to changing our family dietary habits and wants to eat primarily vegetarian with no more than a couple days a week of meat, poultry, or fish (with the emphasis being on poultry or fish). Get away from the prepackaged processed foods. This is a major turn around for him. He hasn't had more than one soda in more than a week. My DH is a soda every day kind of guy. He is a bowl of ice-cream every night kind of guy. Or a big bowl of buttered popcorn. I'm delighted to have him an active part of my journey. He has always been VERY supportive of my efforts, often fending for himself when I am focused. This is new. I'm very happy to see his enthusiasm. What is really cool is he started this on his own, without me. That is what makes me hopeful that it will stick. He's been at this for about 3 weeks. When he weighed at his last doctor appointment in November he was 216. Yesterday he got on the scale here and weighed 198.8! Wow. Is that great or what?!

So despite the doctors prognosis for him with the cancer I find myself hopeful. If nothing else he will feel better because of good nutrition. He is giving his body a fighting chance to heal what it can. His attitude is brighter. I swear his face already looks different. We are doing something together. His enthusiasm is contagious. I am grateful.

Well I think I'll shower and get myself ready for the public eye in case we venture out. I've still another 2 days to do laundry and household tasks so that makes me feel free to play. Dang. We should only work three days a week and have 4 off every week! LOL!

Grateful, my heart is grateful for ...

Hope.
2 more days off from work.
Time with my DH.
A hot fire in the wood stove.
Life.

DH and I are both working on being kind to ourselves. A never ending work in process. A work worth the effort. Take care!

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Thats awesome your DH is really trying for you too..it makes it easier to do our own WOE if our DH's are on board..enjoy your outing....:O)Oh and great job on the loss for you dear hubby...:O) 
30 Dec 12 by member: BHA
It sounds like things are going pretty well there. I sorry to hear that your spouse is battling cancer. That' tough stuff ... Incredibly real. Even though I don't think I would do the juice thing .... I do think it's helpful to have one's spouse somewhat on the same page when it comes to diet. My spouse is not a big eater, but she is very liberal with butter when she cooks. Keep up the good work! 
30 Dec 12 by member: glen
Hello Moose! I am so sorry that your husband is fighting cancer again. As always, you two seem to be a great team and I am sure that will help both of you get through this. Happy New Year! 
31 Dec 12 by member: erikag

     
 

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