Tuesday, December 18, 2012

JUDDD Up Day (Goal 1500cals)

Weight - 238.8lbs (without bandages)
Mood - 8
Pain - 5
Exercise - Physical Therapy

Wow it felt really great not to have to wear bandages on the arm last night. I actually slept much better and was surprised to see my weight back in the 230's again. Finally. I slept without getting up and having a 2am snack, too. So that's even more good news!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday JUDDD Down Day Menu

JUDDD Down Day (Goal 500cals)
Weight - 242.8lbs (with bandages)
Mood - 8
Pain - 5
Exercise - No

I have great news. I don't have to wear the bandages anymore unless at night. That is...if the swelling stays down. The therapist thinks part of the problem might have been an underlying infection. I've lost a lot of swelling in my arm! I feel very free.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Low Carb Menus Update

JUDDD Up Day 5 Dinner - Grilled Pork Chops & Sausage
with Fried Cabbage and caraway seeds.
The menu posts are on hold right now. I'm sad to say, life is kinda turned every which way right now. My arm is wrapped in the heavy bandage you saw in a previous post, but also, I haven't been feeling good and sleep has been worse than usual. We found a small red spot on my left foob on Wednesday and just watched it. By Thursday at treatment time, I felt really bad and the red area had grown about 4 or 5 times as large. We called the doc and he wanted to see me Friday morning. He wasn't majorly concerned but said he wanted me on two HUGE antibiotics immediately and that I can't miss a dose. I'm to call him if I see any changes.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Wednesday - JUDDD - Down Day (Goal 500cals)
Weight - 239.2
Mood - 7
Pain - 6
Exercise - Lymphedema Therapy

Didn't make my down day goal yesterday. I'm finding it tough to find the right eating schedule and when I do eat, I'm so starving it's difficult to make my mind comply with limits. I'm feeling irritated that in addition to this unwieldy bandage on my arm that makes everything slower and harder, it's

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Tuesday - JUDDD - Up Day (Goal 1400-1600cals)
Weight - 238.4
Mood - 5
Pain - 6
Exercise - Lymphedema Therapy + Physical Therapy

I'm back dawn a pound after a bad down day where I ate over my caloric goal. I also have about 2 lbs of bandages, so I bet I am maybe less than what the scale said this morning. It will be pretty interesting to see how I'm going to be able to work with essentially one hand! Caps are so hard one handed. And so are my preciouses (the exclamation points!!!!!).

JUDDD _ D2 Down Day JUDDD Menus

Monday - JUDDD - Down Day (Goal 500cals)
Weight - 239.4
Mood - 8
Pain - 5
Exercise - Lymphedema Therapy

This is only D1 Bandages.
I'm told they will get bigger...
I will be brief in the coming days as I'm typing one handed. I have to keep my hand and arm bound to try to get rid of the lymphedema in my left arm.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Restart JUDDD with Atkins - Nutritional Ketosis (NK) Eating

Sunday - JUDDD - Medium Day (Goal 1000cals)
Weight - 238.4
Mood - 8
Pain - 5
Exercise - House Cleaning

Well folks what an amazing journey the last three days provided. I ate mostly potatoes, apple cider vinegar, kosher salt and potassium salt for the last three days - pretty much ad libatum (as desired) and to satiety. Very interesting results. I say mostly because I had a 2am cheat on the second day of jack cheese, hard salami and pork loin and I added a tiny bit of jack cheese, pork loin and tomato to last night's dinner (about 1/2 oz of cheese and pork and 1 small slice tomato).
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November 26, 2012
Resumed Atkins Induction after surgery and recovery.

September 25, 2012

Bilateral Latissimus Dorsi Flap Resection for Stage IIIC Breast Cancer Reconstruction

September 19, 2012

Quit JUDDD and low carb to prepare for surgery.

August 13, 2012 -

Resumed JUDDD schedule while continuing with the Circadian Rhythm Schedule for eating and sleeping windows.

July 23 - August 12 -

I'm starting an n=1 pseudo-experiment today. It's based on experiments with Calorie Restriction and Food Restriction or Food Windows. I'm working with some guidance on this. The idea will be to reset my Circadian Rhythms.New research shows that Circadian Rhythm disruption influences inflammation and obesity as well as insulin sensitivity. These are all areas I'm desperate to address because fixing these areas could allow my body to heal. This could give me a better shot at remaining cancer free.

For the next 3 weeks, I must reset the Circadian Clock inside my body. To reset the CC (Circadian Clock) I need to discontinue JUDDD over the next 3 weeks and simply adhere to a feeding, sleeping and waking schedule. I will be adding a note section at the end of each day in order to evaluate status and moods.

Step 1: Eat a low carb diet without calorie restriction for the next 3 weeks without any type of calorie rotation.

Step 2: Eat all meals within an 8 hour feeding window - 11am - 7pm. Absolutely no eating after 7pm. Non-caloric liquids are allowed on demand.

Step 3: Adhere to a bedtime with total darkness at 11pm and wake time of 6:30am, every day.

Step 4: After 3 weeks I will resume JUDDD Rotations with a 20% Calorie Restriction on Down Days - 500 kcals, Up Days will allow up to 2340 kcals. The JUDDD Rotation will feature low carb nutrition. Continue to follow the FR (Food Restriction eating window, bedtime, and waking time.)

Step 5: After 2 weeks back on JUDDD Rotations, evaluate the ongoing weight loss level I feel comfortable in sustaining for the long term. I can go as high as a 50% restriction and still experience activation of the SIRT1 genes and asthma alleviation. Continue to follow the FR (Food Restriction eating window, bedtime, and waking time.)


JUDDD Plan -

What in the Sam-hill, cockamamie food plan are you following? That can't be low carb!! Well, you're right it isn't simply low carb. I follow a derivation of the Johnson's Alternate Day Diet. I tweaked the JUDDD diet, as it's called, into a low carb version.

I choose to follow this plan right now, because I am experiencing dramatic improvement on asthma symptoms, blood sugar control and weight loss.

More importantly, I also experienced a greater than 50% response rate in neo-adjuvant chemotherapy towards a high grade prolific ER+/PR+/Her2Neu- breast cancer and lost 45lbs during treatment - when most people in breast cancer treatment gain 10-20lbs. (KI-67 was 22% with 17mitotic bodies).

Sure, I'm a turtle. Weight loss is slow weight loss. But it's weight loss! Hope that helps bring you up to speed!

The JUDDD diet has quite a bit of testing behind it and is founded upon theories that alternate day caloric restriction activates the longevity gene, the SIRT1 gene.

Suggested side effects of the JUDDD Diet are greater blood sugar control, reduction of systemic inflammation, relief or improvement of asthma conditions, reduction in movement disorder brain dysfunction, and possible anti-cancer effects.

But! Key to remember, I'm an n=1, not a doctor, not a nutritionist, nor allied health practitioner and you MUST do your own research. I'm just a girl who had cancer and is dancing with NED at this point in time.