So, I am:
--Pushing step counts up wearing a fitbit all the time
--Using the fitbit scale to track my (losing!) weight
--Trying to be more active during the day in general, so for instance, getting up and pacing during phone calls
--Starting the day with just coffee and water, and delaying starting to actually eat as long as possible, then eating veggies with cold water first. This has made it a lot easier to eat less without being ravenously hungry. For some reason, once I start eating for the day, I'm hungry for the rest of it.
--Intermittently tracking food with myfitnesspal
--Exposing my skin to the sun (but not burning) to try to naturally build up vitamin D
--Eating a higher proportion of protein than before to support my liver (I have mild NASH and need to be careful). Also doing a little judicious supplementing to assist with this as well.
--Hiking a bit--I've done 3 4 mile hikes in the last month. That's a good amount for me.
--I'm down 17 lbs from my peak weight toward the end of last year. This feels sustainable, and I love how my forgiving clothes are less tight and I'm back in smaller jeans than my fattest ones.
--This puts me riiiight at the bottom of class 2 obesity. Another few pounds and I will just be class 1, which is considered low risk.
--I feel good!
--I'm starting to do some bodywork. I went to a myofacial release therapist Thursday, and we got to talking, and the work went on for an hour and a half--twice as long as planned. I'm achy but more limber now. I'm planning to see a DNF chiropractor within the next two weeks to try to reduce the stiffness in my hips. I've always had trouble justifying these kinds of expenditures before, but they are really helpful.
--I've been doing conscious relaxing of clenched muscles since taking an Alexander technique restorative dance class, and that has really helped with stiffness, posture, and recovery also.
--Average steps are up about 1500-2000/day since starting this.
I will turn 60 in December, and it will be interesting to see how far I will get by then. It's not a race, though; rather, it's a lifestyle change and a turn toward being well, not just not sick.
Edited by Carol in Cal., 13 May 2017 - 08:23 AM.