Hey Guys and Girls,
Being a BFL "big fat load" myself I am really trying to cut back on all the "good stuff" in order to get healthy again. When I was told by my surgin to get my weight down before my RP I quit Bs & Ps (bread / beer & pasta / potatos.) With an Italian father and a German/Bellgum mother these were my favorites with meals or all alone. But just by stopping those favorite carbs I was able to loose 50lbs in 3 months before surgery. Of course after having succesful cancer surgery was a great reason to celebrate and along with the depression that followed I gained aprox. 65lbs. back! Note: I love to cook! I also buy all the groseries! Good for my family, everone tells me I'm a good cook! Bad for me! I love to eat what I cook and always cook what I like! So, getting myself back in order and after the hollidays I'm really trying to make healthy meals for myself and family. Now instead of loading the freezer with beef and pork, its chicken and fish. Instead of junkfood its fruits and veggies. I'm still having a big problem with the pasta but I'm trying the low carb and whole wheat kinds and they aren't too horrable. I make gravy (tomato maranara sause) at leat once a week and have to put it on something! Garlic & tomatos are good cancer weapons right? My Mom (a diabetic) swears by cinomin. She test her blood after eating carbs with and without cinomin and says it really helps cut down the sugars somehow. So I am taking cinomin capsules before meals now. My wife lost 9lbs over the hollidays using it! Well thats my game plan for now, we'll ssee what happens! I'm opent to any other suggestions if anyone has any???
Thanks, Your B.F.L. friend,
PS, My Doc told me that pomegrante juice has the same effects on some blood pressure & other meds as grapefruit juice so be caareful w/ that. I can't have either!
53 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg.