I weighed myself today. 181.5. So – zero weight gain.

I don’t know if I should be impressed that it takes very little crazy thinking/eating to get me worked up – or horrified. Either way, the scale always reflects the physical repercussion – so it’s minimal.

One day at a time, I guess.

Have I mentioned that Jon has lost 15 pounds since diagnosis day? I definitely don’t recommend his method, of course, but it’s interesting given his white carb diet of the past couple of weeks.

This blows my mind: Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit

This is my story of how I plan on going from being obsessed with being fit, to fat in 6 months and how I plan on showing everyone how to get back to fit again in 6 more months.

There is no way in hell I’d do this.

Also? I am totally biased, but it’s a little irritating to me that the assumption is that a quick change in diet and exercise will solve everything. Probably will for this guy – but that’s because this is a fluke for him – not a LIFELONG battle with obesity.

I know I say this a lot, but there is usually SO MUCH MORE involved with substantial weight loss than diet and exercise alone.

I definitely give him credit for wanting to understand (which is his goal – to better understand his overweight personal training clients), but I don’t think the if-I-can-do-it-so-can-you thinking is necessarily the way to go. For me. I think a better approach involves working toward actually understanding individual experiences.

That became way more negative than I intended. It’s interesting – and definitely worth reading.

We watched a documentary today (that I totally do NOT recommend – Dying to Have Known) that details Gerson Therapy.

The Therapy activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements … seeks to regenerate the body to health, supporting each important metabolic requirement by flooding the body with nutrients from almost 20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables daily. Most is used to make fresh raw juice, one glass every hour, 13 times per day … Oxygenation is usually more than doubled, as oxygen deficiency in the blood contributes to many degenerative diseases. The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and other toxins.

We have zero intention to deviate from the recommendations of the oncologist we’ve chosen – and would never base decisions on a bunch of anecdotal stories – but it’s interesting to learn about and become aware of alternative treatment options.

I’m sharing because … I hope someone will stop me if I ever start posting about coffee enemas. Seriously. Question my sanity.

There is so much conflicting nutritional information out there – so who knows if we’re going down the right path – but we’ve decided to stick to a mostly paleo(ish) diet for now.

We’ve already done so much work to overhaul our eating/lifestyle habits that I don’t foresee many changes on the horizon. We’re planning to somewhat limit our fat and meat intake – and to be much more cautious about where our food (primarily meat) comes from. We generally don’t buy standard grocery store meat – and haven’t for a long time – but we eat out a lot without considering sources. That’s likely to be the biggest change – and is likely to be quite painful.

The thing is: Jon developed CANCER during the EXACT years of primal/paleo/grass-fed/organic eating. He has NOT spent a lifetime inactive and obese (like me) – but has largely eaten very well overall for a LONG time.

The surgeon attributes it to bad luck.

I just don’t know.

I skipped breakfast this morning for reason I can’t recall.

Lunch was simple.

(Amy’s bean & rice burrito)

Had a snack.

Jon cooked a simple dinner: roasted carrots & (peeled) radishes + chicken (with onion on top). (This is what’s leftover for tomorrow.)

I didn’t make it to the gym, but we went for a walk on the greenway. It was short – Jon still gets tired and uncomfortable pretty quickly – but it was nice.

I promise I’m not forcing him.


Anybody have any idea what to do with the big one? Jon’s thinking about cubing it and roasting it, but it seems awfully … big … and capable of producing something more substantial.