Sunday, February 03, 2019

Driving Back to Fitness - Feb 2019

A report from the front: so far I'm on track. I've had good discipline in my eating reducing both consumption and particularly staying away from carbs and desert. Not quite enough to hit kitosis but I'm pretty close.

Every Sunday is weigh in day. First thing in the morning (when I'm at my lightest). Today's maximum was 204 and I cleared it by a full pound. Here's my tracking.  And for those who don't know, I'm on a lose-a-pound a week tear aiming to clear 200 by 3/1 (I got as high as 215 for awhile there: Ouch!).  

How? I'm obsessing about it. I try to think about what I'm eating tomorrow every night in bed. I also plan out my exercise.  Also, coming back from surgery really gives me motivation. Here's some visuals:

The first one is from me biking this morning after I got a flat and called for a ride. (If I was hard core, I would have done the roadside repair thing but....without my reading glasses, it's hard to see all those little things that need to be done to repair a flat. LMAO)

John Edelson
John Edelson
Here's an Xray taken this last week which shows that my new hip is exactly where it is suppose to be. Per the doctor who put it in.

And here's the device, from Stryker, that was buried in me on Dec 11th last. (I took a picture of an extra one sitting in Dr Naide's office.)

Can you believe that I have that shiny techie thing inside my body?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Rehab PostOp following the New Hip

On December 11th, I had a new hip installed.  For two weeks, I had a rehab PT guy come to my house and show me the basics.

When I visited by doctor, he said that rehab for "people in my category" (I assume he meant pretty young and healthy and aggressive about getting back in shape), there's no data that demonstrates attending formal rehab improves outcomes over not attending. So I opted not to attend.

My major focus now is not hurting my hip as it solidifies and on getting back in shape. My measurement of being in shape is reducing my horrific belly and weight (I saw 215 a number of times on the scale in December).

My goal simply is to lose a pound a week until my birthday so that I'm under 200 at the start of March.

Here's my tracking.

BTW, I read all the articles about how hard it is to exercise away weight and that weight, at my age, is lost by controlling diet, nothing else. So I'm doing both.

Exercise: Lots of swimming (but only kicking a little. I use a pool buoy between  my legs to keep me from over doing anything with my legs). Some weights a few times a week. And today I introduced walking. I walked for over a mile and only made it 2.3 miles. I guess I need to pick up the pace. I think a 3 mile/hour pace is appropriate for exercise.