thanks for the encouragement. I don;t need to lost that much. Lost 7 lbs. in the first month. The goal is just to lose 2 lbs a month over a year. that shouldbe enough to lower the gluose levels. I'll get a blood test around September.
At first, I was getting hungry a lot but just kept working through it. Hunger is subsided now.
Ah, an Engineer's lunch: one random container each day from the freezer, luck-of-the-draw.
Luckily, I'm a good cook. And a gardener: Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleriaca f. gemmifera) are easy to grow, and the plants are oh-so-impressive looking if you should lavish on them more care than a commercial producer could afford.
They have a wonderful flavour distinct from the other members of their species (cabbage, cauliflower, kale, cauliflower, collards, kohlrabi,...), and the leaves and flower-stalks carry the same goodness.
MB, been there, done that! I was diagnosed as diabetic about 15 years ago. Was on oral meds and strict diet/exercise, now am ~80lb lighter and off meds. You can do it too! PS: my wife is the family champ, though: she lost 115lb!
@mhrackin: When he said, "What are we having for dinner?" I responded "Veal Parmesan." He devoured that dinner and enjoyed it immensely! About 55 years have passed since then, and I suspect he still doesn't realize the truth.
But now I cannot rest without knowing if he knows or not ... do not delay ... call your brother immediately and then report back to the rest of us!