So I had my annual physical exam after not having one for a few years. And basically my blood pressure is a little high and I’m 25 pounds heavier than I should be.

Basically I’m roughly this size/weight:

And I need to go down to about this size and weight:

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And to do that? No carbs for the next few weeks and then see where I’m at when I see the doctor again after the follow up when the blood and other tests come in.

So... no more breakfast cereal, doughnuts, chocolate bars, pasta, potatoes (and other root/tuber vegetables), bread, cake... but I can have all the red meat, chicken, seafood, salad and other vegetables I want.

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I can have all the cheese, butter and cream I want as well.

For condiments, I have to be picky... Salsa is okay, but not ketchup. Sour pickles are much better than sweet relish.

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No hummus, but baba ghanoush and tzatziki are okay.

No beer, juice or sweet drinks. But dry wine and brandy/whisky/vodka are okay. 

Milk itself isn’t too bad as long as I don’t have much of it... but almond milk is better.

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The worst is this weekend, I have a family gathering that will involve celebrating a birthday. And I’m not gonna be able to have any cake.

*sigh*