Inital weight goal reached: thanks for the half-hearted, off-center congrats line, cantankerous Omron app (par for the course with this app)!

Inital weight goal reached: thanks for the half-hearted, off-center congrats line, cantankerous Omron app (par for the course with this app)!

Inital weight goal reached: thanks for the half-hearted, off-center congrats line, cantankerous Omron app (par for the course with this app)!

My weight on Jan 1, 2021 was actually a good bit further north of 222.5 – add roughly 25+ lbs. to that. Like countless others, I set out on New Years Day to get to a more healthy weight for my height and build, and haven’t stopped since. Just past mid-March I found out how unhealthy the extra weight was (even though I had already lost a little bit), thanks to a trip to a local clinic (only turned out to be the common cold, not Covid – but my blood pressure was certainly still not in a good place) 😛

After that clinic visit, I kicked things into high gear with what I dubbed the "nuclear diet": if it was even moderately bad for me, I simply refused to eat it, and that includes about 95% of what Kroger and other grocers sell. Red meat: all but gone. High sodium content: most definitely gone (to help blood pressure, but also helps with weight loss). High carbs: gone, gone, gone!! (Mrs. L_dawg says high-fat stuff should be gone as well, but sneak some of that stuff in every once in a while: it’s actually good for you in moderation)!

All these weeks later, I really don’t miss all that unhealthy food – and feel I’ve only scratched the surface of all the Keto-friendly (and low sodium) products out there. (Insider tip: the lowest sodium keto-friendly chocolate treats tend to be the ones that are flavored with mint for some reason. Though I’d prefer chocolate peanut butter goodies, I’ll certainly settle for chocolate mint)!

What about the exercise part of the equation? And blood pressure? More on that at the next screenshot —

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