Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016 update

Just stopping in with a quick update. I'm down a few pounds from a couple months ago, 14.4 to be exact. I just updated my profile from 227.0 to 212.6.

The weight is coming off slowly. Some weeks I've had a .2 loss, then a couple weeks ago a 4.4 pound loss. It varies a lot, but on the .2 loss weigh-ins it's really a miracle I didn't gain weight.

Exercise:  I'm back at the gym and walking a lot, aiming for the 10,000 steps a day.

Weight loss plan:  I'm attending Weight Watcher meetings with my girlfriend and am sort of following the plan, but actually using My Fitness Pal to track my food. I really don't like the new Weight Watcher plan. I eat mostly what they say to eat, but I track all my calories and nutrients using myfitnesspal, which I highly recommend.

I paid the yearly fee for my fitness pal of $49.95 so I could see the nutrients I'm consuming. It was really eye opening to see how much sugar I was getting from fruit, and the massive amount of protein. Thanks to Weight Watchers drastically lowering the Points on lean protein, I was eating a lot more protein than I should have been eating. Weight Watchers also allows free fruit, with really is stupid. Fruit has calories, you can't eat all you want.

My recent yearly physical came back great, with the exception of arthritic knees. That's the big push for me to lose weight right now, to take the pressure off my knees. One of the joys of being obese and old. The knees can't support this amount of weight forever. They give out and mine are on the verge of needing to be replaced within a few years if I don't drop a significant amount of weight.

Speaking of walking, the sun has finally come out, at 3pm, so I'm heading out for a walk. I'll take a few pictures today so I have something to post tomorrow. I'm really going to try to get back into blogging. At least a few times a week. I really miss it.