In the past year, since my hip replacement, I’ve started taking my general health a bit more seriously. I’m 57 and decided it would be good to hit 60 (assuming I do) in as good a shape as it is possible. I’m not fanatic about it, but hey, it’s a decent goal.
To that end I decided I’d try losing a little weight. To my chagrin at the time of my operation I was up to 270. Granted I’m 6’1″, but that’s not good.
Now I was fairly active before my operation, riding my bicycle up to about a week before surgery at which time it became just too painful to mount and dismount. Oddly I could ride just fine thank you, but I could no longer get on and off the bike. Hips are odd.
I figured I’d just cut back a bit on food and maybe up the riding a little once I’d recovered and the weight would start coming off. It did. Very, very slowly. By the end of September I was down to 254. I’d taken off 16 pounds over 6 months. Not great, not bad mind you, but certainly not great.
Today I’m 209. That’s another 45 pounds over the next 5.5 months. That’s a little better and quite a jump per month, from 2.33 pounds per month to 8 pounds per month. What the heck did I do?
Well there in lies a tale. Basically I started eating fat. Lot’s of good fats, not the hydrogenated kind but your basic natural fat; eggs, cheese, meats, macadamia nuts, greek yogurt, so forth and so on. In addition I cut way, way back on carbs. In other words, no rice, no bread, no potatos, no sweets (sort of). But I do get to eat bacon!
Rather than go on and on about this, just go check out Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog, the website and book, that’ll get you going.
Let’s just say I’m the thinnest I’ve been in a long time and my bicycle riding has improved a lot…a whole lot. Well I’m not carrying a five year old around my middle anymore; that’s gotta help.
Anyway, here’s my breakfast and lunch for today…
Eggs for breakfast, sardines and avocado for lunch. Yum.
So how can I say I’m not losing weight? I’m not. I know where it all went.