Tuesday, December 01, 2015

345.4 - Made it past Thanksgiving and birthday okay

After several days of not going to the gym, I went last night (thanks, G) with the intention of walking for a whole hour and swimming for another half hour. As it happened, I could only comfortably manage 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes of swimming. My knees ached. Evidently, I'd left it too long since my last gym visit. I intend to remedy that this week.

Half an hour is better than nothing at all
This morning - much to my surprise - I tipped the scales at 345.4 lbs (156.7 kg).

345.4 lbs today
So, the downward journey continues.

End of year target is 327 lbs

Fermented products for better gut bacteria health

My diet has changed slightly in the last week or two. I'm still limiting carbs a lot, but have added more fat back in. I'm also taking in more fermented foods and drink (sauerkraut, pickles, kefir). I haven't started eating sourdough bread (carbs from the flour would be worse for me than the fermented dough), and I haven't started making miso soup for myself yet, but I will. I'm not brave enough to try kimchi yet. My daughter has been drinking kombucha (a fermented, lightly effervescent sweetened black or green tea drink) lately. It's okay. All of this is to improve and increase the numbers of "good bacteria" in my intestines. 

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