6 months ago this week I got my gall bladder removed.
6 months ago I made the decision to use this to my advantage and really kick start myself into a healthier lifestyle!
Last month I cleared a "paltry" 27.7 miles of walking.
This month, as of this writing, I have logged 34.9 miles, and still a few days to go to log.
Two months ago I came close to 50 miles of walking.
In this time I have lost over 40 pounds, my blood pressure has calmed down (just got my check up today.... my detailed sheet left in the car, will update this later) and my measurements really show the results.
Plus people keep telling me that I am wearing baggy clothes, and that I am shrinking. It gets annoying a little, but I get that it is coming from a good place.
The best things on this journey I am on is that I get cooler more easily than before. I am not as hot nearly as often as I used to be.
And the second, perhaps more important part, is that I have to adhere to my eating program. No grease especially (sometimes grease/butter is in the oddest of places in foods) as when it is consumed, there is a ::ahem::: boomerang effect that reminds you most quickly that it is money down the toilet, if ya get my drift! lol.
So, to share a few personal stats....
Weight: 283 lbs, down from 325 6 mos ago
BP: 127/78 down from 141/97
Glucose: 91, down from 134
BMI: 44.7, down from 49
And, ballpark, I have in the last 6 months walked about 125 miles (maintaining a walking average speed of 3.3 mph). (gotta LOVE Fitness Pal and TrackMyFitness).
I am happy with this information, it is a good sign towards the right direction. I still have many challenges ahead oe me with regards to walking (it's good to have goals and to challenge yourself as well as compete with yourself) as well as diet.
For now, this is simply a "State of Me" report for myself to look and give myself a few pats on the back, a few kudos and a lot more planning for the next six months. Lots of plans I hope to accomplis by the end of the year, with the big goal for the rest of this year is to lose another 30-50 pounds (my ultimate objective is to hit 200 pounds!).
One has to be careful as to not set too many goals, too high of challenges that may in turn become daunting unrelenting tsunami's of obstacles rather than competitive, fun and inspiring challenges to continue to motivate and fuel ones enthusiasm.
Thanks for reading!