I weighted 265 at the exercise program a month ago. I started an exercise program through my local clinic called Live Well - functional. As soon as the finances are right and we have a car that has better gas mileage I will go to the pool. It's 15 miles away, so too hard to get to right now. I LOVE the pool and do really well with that kind of exercise.
Being partially blind there are some things that are very difficult for me to do for exercise. Also having a lot of pain from degenerative disk disease, arthritis and bursitis makes it difficult for some kinds of exercise as well. Mostly walking very far is taxing because my lungs were damaged. So I have shortness of breath. I have done pulmonary rehab and that helped. Then I moved from Washington to California a year ago. My power wheelchair died and they will not get me a new one, so I do not feel comfortable going on the regular bus. I can go around town on the Para transit bus. But I do not feel comfortable waiting at a bus stop by myself. I am in a very rural area where the bus stops do not have a bench to sit down. I am trying to get a walker with a seat to help. Since medicare paid for me to have a standard walker when I got out of the hospital they will not buy me a new one for 5 years. So I am either going to have to pay for one myself, or find a donated one. I am working on the donated one.
I am getting a hospital bed as soon as they can deliver it. Its second hand from a woman who passed on last month. I am trying to do as much as I can in the house, but that is very limited. I cannot do housework. I can do some simple food prep and try to do that. I still cut myself accidentally and burn myself accidentally, so my daughter does most of the cooking. I have about 50 percent vision in one eye only.
So if anyone is reading this, please pray for me! I want to get down to at least 199. That;s my goal for this year. I do not have to take insulin any more nor Metforman. My A1C has been great below 6.0. My new meter says I am 20 above what my last meter was saying. Such as 79 to 89, now 92 to 120. So I am confused. Also I have been sick with one cold or illness after the other for the last 3 years since my surgery. I am still feeling weak and tired.
Thankfully food will become a bit cheaper for the salads and I try to have one salad a day. I make my own dressing with vinegar, some Greek yogurt, spices, and a couple of spoon-fulls of ranch or blue cheese dressing for flavor, maybe a couple of spoons of olive oil and mix that and it makes 2 cups of dressing.
I mostly eat chicken or ground beef or turkey once a day. I have unflavored Greek yogurt with fruit I cut up into it with stevia. I like vegetarian chili I make. My daughter cooks pinto beans and mashes them with spices. I put some on a flour tortilla and add some cheese and Saracha to that and nuke it. I make oatmeal and put raisins, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and stevia. I use some Almond milk. I make a soup with mashed potato flakes and add dry onions, parsley and spices. I drink a lot of herb tea with stevia. Once in a while I will have a piece of cake or some ice cream.
I like whole wheat bread with some peanut butter. I get the kind that only has nuts and some salt. I like the almond butter the best.
So I will try to keep up the exercise program they are setting up for me. I cannot do the machines except the recumbent cross trainer. I cant do the bike because of my hips. I tried the tread mill but that hurts my hips too.
One day at a time, right??? Well at least I am down 110 pounds from my top of 371. I was 236 a year after surgery. I was still throwing up every other meal then. So I am 261 So 62 pounds down this year is my goal.
Wish me luck!
A very complicated case...