It was just 3 months ago that I went to my first doctor’s appointment. Since that point, I have been back 3 times and am no longer nervous at all. So, that is definitely progress and I don’t have to go back until November. At that point, I hope to be completely off of blood pressure medication.
Over the past 3 months, I have walked/run over 400 miles. Today was my fastest time yet at 13:59 as my average mile time. That is because there was a lot of running mixed in with the walking. I now exercise, on average, 6-7 times a week. That is much higher than the zero times just 3 months ago.
For nutrition, there is literally nothing that I have 100% given up. I drink still, I eat pizza, I eat wings and I have even eaten cake. It is all still there, just in the right proportions. I have learned to eat more vegetables than ever. I have added other things into my diet. For example, I discovered a great healthy juice bar called Alchemy and I will occasionally stop and get a smoothie on the way to work in the mornings. I will often have them add a scoop of oats in order to boost the fiber content. Plus, I have a go-to salad in the cafeteria at work that I can keep re-adding on the Lose It app as my normal lunch… it is less than 200 calories! I am also far more aware of nutritional information than ever before.
The results over 90 days have been really positive. I have lost around 48 pounds. I have zero acid reflux and used to get it all the time. I have shrank so much that my clothes will barely stay on. People continually give me great feedback and I am starting to actually see my own size difference. Plus, I have gotten very muscular in my legs, thighs and butt. So lots of progress.
The down side of my progress… first, my daily calorie intake has decreased. I am sore more often because I keep pushing myself harder and harder. Sometimes I am annoying as I try to log all foods and talk a lot about diet and exercise. Plus, my rate of weight loss continues to slow based on my new size. I would prefer to be able to keep up the original pace and get myself down faster, but that wouldn’t be healthy.
My next step with this blog is to get myself into a regular cadence of posting. I think a weekly post should be sufficient barring any unique events. But, you can expect that any big milestones will be posted in near real time! Plus, when I hit that 50 pounds lost mark, you can bet you will know it.
Last week’s stats:
Distance walked/run: 33.54 miles
Total calories burnt: 28,814
Total calories consumed: 14,929
Weight change: 1.8 pounds lost