My life since 2012, when my dad passed, took me on a downward spiral for my own health. I became a huge hypochondriac thinking that if he passed, that means I must be next.. Let’s face it, I’m not getting younger, so that has to be true. I stopped running, I ate horribly and everything I read or saw on tv was something I must have. Years passed and the next thing I realized is I gained almost 70 pounds. This year and at my last blood test my HC1 came back well over 6. When my doctor said she wanted me to come back and check for diabetes, I thought to myself this just got real. Now that I own my cabin in the mountains far away from the temptations of fast food, I said I need to lose weight. So I started following a mix of the South Beach and Diabetic diet plans. I am choosing to not say I’m dieting, but changing how I live my life which includes removing foods that include breads, flour, soda etc. May 1st or as I call it my “Eye Opening Journey” I began my new way of living by eating a high protein low carb menu. I also have began working out again. Because I have so much weight on me, I am choosing to focus on walking with including some jogging. I needed something that would help me track my workouts, did research and determined the following apps were the best for me. The apps track miles, including pace per miles as well as calories burned, and steps.
For tracking / journaling my food intake I use MyFitnessPal. This App syncs with both MapMy… apps and auto calculates my protein and carb needs based on calories burned during my fitness activities. So far I have been able to search just about any type of food including those specific brands sole at supermarkets or even Schwann’s food delivery.
Some of my Healthy Menu Items consist of:
• Red/Green Bell Peppers
• Olive Oil
• Red wine vinegar
• Gold Standaed Whey Protein Powder Mix
I work hard to get 3 to 4 miles of walking in a day, and spend more time cooking in doing so I have lost 26 pounds since May 8th.
I still have a long way to go, but my focus is always on WorkingOutWright.