Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's Only for 14 Days: Day 12 of 14

WEIGHT: 125.8 kg (after drinking almost a liter of water + a 15K-step walk after work)

APPROX. RESTING PULSE: 75 (20-sec calc method). Sorry—had to revise down from 82 after two recounts. Wow! Must revise hypothesis re: influence of diet on resting heart rate.


SKIN: as before.

CHEST PAIN: No tightness at all today. At a guess, tightness and pain are a thing of the past as long as I eat moderately and healthily.

MENTAL STATE: mostly alert and focused; emotionally stable. It's been surprising to discover just how alert I am—not that I've become more alert since beginning this regime, but my alertness level has been amazingly normal. There's been no wooziness, dizziness, or inability to concentrate during work hours, which is astonishing given how unexciting my job is (eight hours of clickety-clacking at a keyboard). There's been no abnormal irritability or moodiness, as you might expect with hypoglycemia. Everything's been rock-steady. Then again, I haven't gone out of my way to test my mental acuity and emotional stability, so I should be cautious about saying anything too definitive.

GENERAL WELL-BEING: Overall positive, but definitely ready for this to be over. It's been a very long two weeks, and I have a lot to say. Meanwhile, everywhere I look, I see piles of painfully succulent food weaving back and forth seductively, beckoning me forward with sexy food-tentacles and whispering Eat meeee... eeeeeeaaaaaaaat meeeeeee...

End report.



John from Daejeon said...

Kevin, I saw a twit on your sidebar about your textbook writing prowess. Do any of your recently put together books look like this? Now, I know why my Texan nephew is so enamored with Japan and learning Japanese.

Kevin Kim said...

Ha ha! No.

Charles said...

I will be more than happy to test your mental acuity tomorrow. Please come prepared for a quiz. #2 pencil only.