January 10, 2014

I’m four days into the Eades “Six Week Cure for the Middle-Age Middle” diet and I’m already half-way to my goal of losing ten pounds. And that’s even with my decision to drop one of the three-a-day whey protein shakes from the regimen in exchange for lots of glasses of lemon water (I have no small supply of lemons harvested from our tree last week!) as a form of lemon detox. It wasn’t until I started this diet back up again that I realized just how much I hated those shakes – it’s enough to keep me on the straight and narrow from now on, I’ll tell you.

In this diet the days drift mindlessly by following the same regimen:

7 AM – first Laplace in Place (tummy strengthening exercise) – three sets
7:30 – decaf coffee (first cup)
8 AM – second Laplace in Place sets
8:30 – decaf coffee (second cup)
10 AM – first protein shake with amino acid supplement
10:30 AM – third Laplace in Place sets, take magnesium and potassium and daily multivitamin supplements
11 AM – first tall glass of lemon water
12 AM – fourth Laplace in Place sets
1 PM – fifth Laplace in Place sets
2 PM – sixth Laplace in Place sets
3 PM – second protein shake with amino acid supplement
3:30 PM – 1.7 mile brisk walk around the subdivision
4 PM – another glass of lemon water, repeated until 9 PM
6 PM – dinner (prescribed meals rich in protein), second set of multi-vitamins
7 PM – seventh Laplace in Place sets
8 PM – eight Laplace in Place sets

Actually it’s not as time-consuming as it sounds, as the Laplace in Place sets are 30 seconds of sucking in your gut as much as possible for 30 seconds, then exhaling and repeating twice more, so it’s really only a total of ~ 16 minutes a day. A pain in the neck, but from my previous experience they do work. It’s usually around the fourth day that a bit of insomnia kicks in, but it only lasts for a few days as your body continues to adjust to it’s new regimen.

The first two weeks of the Eades diet are the worst because of the shakes; once you get into the “meat weeks” 3 and 4, there’s plenty of good food to eat and no more shakes. Lots of bacon, eggs, chops, steaks, burgers and dogs, even sausages. Then weeks 5 and 6 are really all about maintaining what you’ve accomplished to date.

But right now, those “meat weeks” seem very far away, indeed.

Now what did I do with that glass of lemon water?

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 00:05 | Comments (2)
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  1. since you check this more often than email…here is the latest. I sprained my good ankle leaving my office Friday…so now neither of my feet work…the sprain is a bit better today but hurts like hell. Doing ice and wrapping it and keeping it elevated.
    Never let it be said that I will not risk life and limb for my cats. If Timothy weren’t the cutest kitten in the world, he’d be at risk for adoption (as he lays in my lap purring up a storm). I am mastering the art of butt scooting up and down stair and expect to have a great set of “guns” before I am out of this cast.

    Comment by jana — January 12, 2014 @ 6:44 am


  2. What a great start to the year. I guarantee it will all be good from here. At least it better!

    Comment by The Great White Shank — January 13, 2014 @ 8:35 pm


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