My name is Steve. I'm 54 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, and when I began the regular program about 10 weeks ago I weighed 165 pounds. I lost 20 pounds in the first 7 weeks and a couple more pounds since then. My motivation for starting the program was to lose some weight and try to get off some of my medications. I had been taking 3 blood pressure meds daily plus a gout medicine. So far I've stopped the gout med and the calcium blocker.
My average work week is over 50 hours plus another 10 hours of commuting. During the week I don't have time to shop for food let alone cook it. I've been depending on Chinese restaurants, the cafeteria at work, and some self-service steam table-type places near my work location (upper West side of Manhattan). I doubt the food is as low oil as the program would like, but just not eating meat, eggs, and dairy has been enough of a fat reduction to lose weight. On the weekends I usually cook at home, but now I have to learn to cook over again. I don't even own a food processor. I used to be great at cooking meats and making omelets, but the new recipes require so many ingredients. I have to relearn everything.
I'm trying to stay on the program. After following the program for 2 weeks I found I had so much more energy. Right now I weigh about 142.
The last time I weighed so little I was sick from untreated high blood pressure!