I am proof that someone who is limited in what they are able to do physically is still able to lose weight and live a healthy life! I was down to 174 nine years ago. Then I stopped eating healthy and stopped doing the one thing that kept me healthy besides eating healthy, WALKING.
I went from 300 down to 174 by eating healthy and walking. I don’t mean strolling around my apartment or around a block every so often, but walking everywhere I went and climbing stairs instead of taking elevators, (of course I had to build up to this).
But, then I stopped! I stopped eating healthy, I stopped walking everywhere and taking stairs. I stopped everything healthy. Lots of this was due to grief, but there were other reasons. No matter the reason I went back up to 258 and my chronic pain got worse, my depression and anxiety grew again, the weakness in my muscles grew even worse, so many of my illness and disabilities came back and in force.
I have now set a goal to get back to eating healthy and get back into stretching, doing light exercises that my Physical Therapist or Doctor have approved). I am also going to get back to walking further and further and then hopefully without be able to do away with my walker so I can start taking stairs again. Weight goal is to go from 258 down to 174 again. I want to be in my 38 jeans if I make it to my 38 jeans before I hit 174, I will be happy with the weight I become as long as it is below 200.
I have a weight goal to go from 258 down to 174 again. I want to be in my 38 jeans if I make it to my 38 jeans before I hit 174, I will be happy with the weight I become as long as it is below 200.
The weight you should be is always figured based on your BMI. BMI is your weight over your height squared. For instance, my BMI is; 241 over 5’1 equals 45.5 which is obese.
30.0 and Above
There are many different risks for being unhealthy even if you are not over-weight.
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol)
- Low HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol)
- High triglycerides
- High blood glucose (sugar)
- Family history of premature heart disease
- Physical inactivity
- Cigarette smoking
My mom is an example of this; she was a very active woman who only weighed about 125 or less and was 5′ all her life. However, she wasn’t healthy, because she had bad unhealthy habits. She smoked, she had a lot of stress in her life, and she got older she didn’t eat the healthiest. Because of unhealthy habits, not BMI or weight, she had heart disease, high cholesterol, and died of Cancer.
It doesn’t matter what your weight is or who you are if you don’t have healthy habits you are going to have an unhealthy life, body, and mind. I am going to work towards getting my life, body, and mind back into sync so life isn’t tasteless anymore, that I have a very healthy life, which leads to a much more balanced life.
I will keep track of this journey here. I have already lost to 241/245 I weight at my doctors tomorrow to be sure and will do my body measurements soon. I will start doing a food diary as well as post recipes of the food I eat. Remember, Healthy Doesn’t Mean A Tasteless Life. This means food can be spiced with herbs instead of salt, which causes you to retain water or sugar, which causes you to gain weight. When you start eating with food that is tasty and not loaded down with salt and sugar your life because less tasteless because your body reacts to this change, your health gets better, your pain levels lessen, and then your mind becomes less tasteless because it stops reacting to the negative input that your body kept pounding your mind with.
Here to a less tasteless life!
Blessings for now,