Day 111 - Week 16
Its been 15 complete weeks now and here are my latest numbers:
Weight: 203.6 down from: 206.6 started at: 261
BP: 109/71 up from: 109/69 started at: 153/92
Pulse: 52 up from: 45 started at: 88
BMI: 27.6 started at: 35.4
Another week another 3 lbs down
Still losing at a good clip on MWL after almost 4 months And I'm closing in on a psychological goal of 200 lbs. I always felt I was fat once I reached 200 lbs, so getting under it is a quick short term goal that will keep me motivated.
My BP and pulse are still doing great. I took it at night about an hour after taking my walk so I was surprised it wasn't a bit higher. And of course my BMI continues to slowly go down in the right direction. I should be able to reach that 200 lb goal by the end of June in 2 weeks.
Its clear from my body and clothes that I keep losing. My new belt from 2 months ago is on the last hole again. The new pants I bought at the same time is way too big as well. My shirts at 2x fit like bags and some 1x I bought last once are quite loose as well. So even without the scales the changes are readily apparent. Plus I'm getting almost daily comments at work these days about "looking good". Its going to be a good summer
B: oatmeal with flax and cinnamon
L: black rice with mex veggies and salsa
D: baked potato and sweet potato
few strawberries and orange
E: 91 mins walking - 10,690 steps. Total steps for day - 12,204 steps.
M: 10 mins
Felt great today. Took day off and stress levels were low for a change. Did my morning and evening walk wearing my regular walking shoes as I developed a blister on the ball of my left foot from my water shoes
At least the blister on my right heel is healed now and the walking shoes didn't seem to bother me yesterday. It seems like its always something with my feet and shoes but at least the problems are significantly less than they used to be.I guess I should start looking for another pair of shoes in a few weeks.
I'm reading "3 mins to a pain free life" now. Its basically about physical therapy to reduce/eliminate musculo-skeletal pain by doing various stretching exercises (that look a lot like various yoga poses). I'm going to follow the program for a few months once I'm done reading the book.
Hopefully that will get rid of my nagging lower and upper back pain that comes and goes. Its improved over the months but still not completely gone. I think stretching is the final answer to fix that little issue.