Food and Fitness Update – Steady as it goes
With summer, my SuperHealthyMe living has foccused on organic gardening and, as you can see in the accompanying video, mine is progressing well now that I’ve found some safe and natural ways to fight bugs and predators.
In terms of fitness, I’ve been plauged since spring with problems to my right knee. I rode my bike yesterday for the first time after a flareup two weeks ago. It’s sore today and I have a slight limp. The problem is arthritis and bone-on-bone damage. The solution is an eventual knee replacement. But that I will save for the winter months. My ortho doc says to wait as long as I can and i’m putting that n the horizon for a year or two out. But these flareups – one on the spring and the most recent after Memorial Day have been frustrating.
My annual Michigander bike ride across Michigan is just a month away and I’m determined to do it. Hills and standing are very problematic and I’ve even stayed away from my four days a week spinning classes since the last episode. But my plan is to ride it, even if I have to go easy, which is not in my personal makeup.
My weight has held steady at 195. I’ll go up a pound or two, then quickly lose it. That’s pretty amazing for me.Total weight loss since I began this lifestyle change 18 months ago: 65 pounds.
I want to get down to about 185 as my permanent weight, so the battle is not won completely. But all in all, it’s been well.
I’m making healthy food choices now pretty much by rote. It comes naturally. I can pass by a Dairy Queen with absolutely no tugs now. Sugary soft drinks are not nearly as good as water. I love fruits and veggies and when I eat meat, it’s free range chicken. My favorite treat of all: A protein smoothie made with frozen blueberries and raspberries. Total calories: 225.
Onwards and downwards.
Here’s my garden updates for those interested in my bug battle: