Detox Day 17: 25 Pounds Lost

This morning I reached a big milestone – 327.2. That is exactly 25 pounds. I’m elated because this has been a rough week for me and I needed something to boost my spirits.

Work has been a beast with a series of projects wrapping up and so we have to write test cases and train people and create training and testing plans. I just want to make pretty PowerPoint presentations and fun graphics for various events happening around the workplace.

it’s also been a hard week because Sunday night my tooth started hurting like a banshee. I’m detoxing so I didn’t want to take any pain meds but by Monday morning I was in so much pain I had to take some Advil. I made an appointment with an Endodontist and they said my root canal failed and I would have to have it retreated. It has an infection and that it might swell up on me and could be very painful.  I’m going at 10:30 to have the procedure done.

Last night I also ended things with Erin. She is really super great, but right now is not a good time for me to be dating. Or maybe I only feel that way because if it is right would I make room for it no matter what? I have to ask myself that question. It was very hard on me to end this relationship.  I enjoyed spending time with Erin and last night I suddenly felt very alone sitting on the couch watching American Idol. We spent some time on the couch discussing our relationship and it was a nice good talk. It was probably one of the hardest breakups even though we had only been dating for a short while.

On a more positive note, my foot is healing nicely and I hope to be back playing Ultimate Frisbee soon. Josh and I signed up to play in an Ultimate Frisbee league which starts in June. It will be cool to play with people who are really good so I can continue to improve my game.

Back to detox talk…

Yesterday I had grapes for breakfast, a bowl of steamed broccoli for lunch and then baked cod, green beans and squash for dinner. i kept the portions small because I really want to lose at least 30 pounds total before this detox is over, but hopefully more. If I can get down to 320 I would be elated. That’s only 7.2 poounds! Woohoo!

I’m hoping that this Advil and Amoxycillin that I am taking doesn’t affect my weight loss too much. It didn’t seem to affect it yesterday and so that is a positive. I’m going to be dangerously good today. I’m down to the last 5 days and I am really excited and actually a little bummed that this is about to be over. It’s been really good for me.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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