Tuesday, 15 October 2013

112.4 kgs on 14th October 2013.

I don't know why but I always weigh less on Monday than I do on Sunday. My Sundays are the day I take a break so I wonder why that is. Yesterday I was 113 kgs exactly. I have started using our gym more regularly. I am setting my phone to wake me up early enough to get an hour in at the gym before I get Mum up for the day. I am feeling better for it. My body is moving more freely without the extra weight. I use the treadmill and cycle each time and vary what else I do . I want to tighten my stomach muscles so am working on that, also my arm muscles. I don't want humongous arm wattles hanging down at the end of the initial weight loss journey.

I know this is a life long journey but they say that the first year of weight loss is the most important after the operation. I am really, only now that I have lost over 15 kgs since the operation itself, getting better with doing more regular and extensive exercise. I feel looser afterwards. My hips are swinging more freely on the treadmill and I can walk at 3.7 not 3.5 easily. I expect to be able to increase this speed as I go on. On the cycle I can do so at a higher intensity. It takes 10 minutes to reach the same level as I used to make in 20 minutes.The weight training is easier to do the reps and I shall put the actual weight up later in the week. Need the pool too so hope to get there this week.

Knitting tomorrow but I am not sure if I will be able to as have a flare up of carpal tunnel and tennis elbow with some nerve involvement that is making me numb at the base of my thumb. My right hand, of course, which is my dominant hand. My doctor has sent off a referral to the specialist as he thinks I will need an operation. My friend had the same one and I could be very limited in what I can do for 6 weeks maybe. Rather annoying. It is dependent on the weather as to whether we go as there has been horrendous weather down island that is supposed to be coming our way.

This top is more comfortable than it was even a month ago. I have a tape measure that you can check whether your are in the morbidly obese range, obese range or normal range . It is colour coded red, orange and green. I shall soon be in the orange which is a major change from being almost at the end of the red range. Improvement is slow but it is happening.