Daily Bread #50
Swim season is starting and while I haven’t found a new suit yet, I was able to take in some swim shorts which I can use with a swim top that has ties. I am pretty sure it won’t fall off!
I have set a goal of 5000 steps a day – most of which I do by walking around the house. It isn’t a whole lot, but is more than I was doing before, and it is what I can do with my knees. Walking inside also avoids the risk of falling on uneven ground. When you add in the stationary bike time, and, next week, the swimming, I will be burning a fair number of calories and hopefully getting in even better physical shape.
The group was tiny tonight, only 6 or so folks, but at least everyone got a chance to talk. We talked about meal planning. Everybody is different, and I am just going to continue doing what is working for me. I have the same breakfast every morning of yogurt and fruit. I vary my lunch; a sandwich, eggs, or a spinach/shrimp salad. I have a late afternoon snack, usually fresh fruit and some protein like low fat mozzarella cheese sticks. I eat a Costco protein bar around 8:30 in the evening. After I enter the calories for the day, my app adds all them up, and adds in an exercise “bonus.” I then I know how much I can eat for dinner. I usually have 500-600 calories left, so dinner is my biggest meal. I am rarely hungry except right before a meal.
Tonight was also an “almost milestone.” I have lost almost 100 pounds since I began this journey 11 months ago. Only 43 to go before I will no longer in the “medically obese” category.
(My stats for the last week – Down 3 pounds, drank at least 7 gallons of water and I exercised for over 635 minutes. My cumulative weight loss so far is 99.7 pounds.)