I got the old computer to work so now I can do some blogging from home again.
Tuesday of this week was really a bad, bad day for me. Here is why. I mentioned that I was on a medication that required me to eat more to pad my stomach from its ill effects. I also told you that I had gained quite a bit of weight from that but I never told you how much. Today I feel emotionally prepared to share with you (writing that last line while laughing at myself). On Tuesday I weighed 316lbs. That hit me really hard. But, I am glad to say that today my weight is going in a downward direction and today the scale read 311lbs.
What I have learned from this episode is a few key things:
1)Grains make me fat. I had been eating rice crackers to calm my stomach down and I felt so bloated from them.
2)Milk products make me feel the same way. I had been eating yogurt and cottage cheese to buffer my stomach as well.
3)Walking is enough to bring your weight down. I was always a person who felt if you weren't killing yourself doing cardio you weren't doing enough. But, I have been just focusing on getting my steps in per day (that includes taking walks but also includes house cleaning, kata, & grocery shopping-every day "ambient activity") and that has been enough.
The equation seems to be lower carb diet (primal blueprint) and walking. This week my knee has been hurting so I am not even pushing the walking that hard. I have been averaging about 8,000 steps per day. I am sure the amount it takes varies from person to person. But, a pedometer is a great investment.
Have a great day!!!