Today will complete an entire week that I have been "eating to live". I'm a little surprised with myself that I have lasted this long. Most of my writing on this blog in the last few years has been full of excuses and self exploration. If you will notice, however, most of what I have written about in the last few days, has strictly been about what's actually been on Patti's plate. It's almost like I have been holding my breath for fear of talking about something else and deviating from my goal. I think with the completion of week one of the six week plan, I should reflect and express the changes if any this difference of lifestyle has made. First of all, physically, I think I do feel somewhat better. It's hard to say, and probably still too early to tell, but I feel that the pain in my legs has been slightly alleviated. I noticed tonight going up and down stairs took a little less effort than usual. Weight wise, I've lost a few pounds, but my scale and weight fluctuate often and I know that one week is not enough time to see a real difference yet. I have been sleeping in later in the morning which actually surprises me. I would think that lighter eating would make me bounce out of bed. I am just going to attribute it to my body recognizing that something different is going on and it is learning to adjust to a higher nutrient consumption. It actually may be a little "in shock". By the way, last night I went to a birthday party for my nephew, Tommy. It was difficult to stay on track in a party atmosphere, but I did! Thankfully, his mother, a doctor, was wise and kind enough to have an alternative to chips with the guacamole.