Like many other people, I am living life in virtual quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been going on for about 1.5 months officially.
I am in San Antonio, and we are pretty much opening back up tomorrow, but I’ll continue to live more safely, and that will involve staying home, not exercising as much as I used to, and doing a lot more cooking.
Oddly, during this period of inactivity and eating of what seems to be everything, I have continued to lose weight on Noom.
I used to play disc golf almost daily, easily getting in 10k-20k (sometimes more) steps daily. Now on a good day I get in maybe 8k steps.
I used to not eat a lot of ice cream and sweets. Now I am eating a lot more of that stuff.
However, I used to dine out frequently. I thought that before the COVID rules I was eating informedly and carefully most of the time, but maybe I am remembering incorrectly, because I am a little confounded by my continued weight loss. Continue reading “My life during quarantine and still losing weight with Noom … sort of”
I am now almost to 30 pounds down on Noom.
What? How’d that happen?
When I started the program I figured maybe after 20 pounds my body would stop losing, but here I am almost 30 pounds lighter, at 166.2.
This is a pretty amazing accomplishment for me. At age 60, I figured I’d lost any ability to be thin again.
The funny-in-a-sad-way thing about how I looked at 195, was the way people would associate me with “thin”. On more that one occasion, I’d been in conversations where someone would say to me, “Well, you’re thin,” or something similar.
Trust me, I never believed it. However, I suppose for the average American 60-year-old maybe I was thin. Continue reading “Noom has helped me lose 30 pounds”
I am not yet 20 pounds lighter from when I began the Noom Health and Wellness program. I’m only 15 pounds lighter since then.
However, I was hovering around 200 pounds just 6 months ago, and now I am in the 180 area.
What’s that feel like to me?
In a word, I feel healthier.
I can see how much my visceral fat — that’s the fat that covers the organs in the abdomen, and otherwise resides behind the abdominal muscles — has diminished. That stuff is gross, dangerous, and I gotta keep it away.
My blood pressure is better regulated. My readings went from a consistent 132/90 to 124/80. That’s huge, because it gets my doctor off my back about taking meds for my blood pressure, which is something I’ve resisted for many years. Continue reading “Living life 20 pounds lighter”
My new year’s resolution is to stick with the Noom Health and Wellness program. But let me give you some background that led me to that decision.
The holidays and illness knocked me out of my total fitness program for a while.
That’s fine, because the time away allowed me to reassess my physical activities, which, I now know, had become overwhelming for me.
My physical activity started about 11 weeks ago when I began the Noom program, which includes a daily step count goal that adjusts based on the number of steps I actually take every day. Since I’d been maximizing my steps — I’m in a program, right, might as well go all in — after a few weeks my daily goal had gone up to around 11,000.
That’s great, and maybe I should have stuck with just that. But I didn’t. Continue reading “New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals, and the Noom Health and Wellness Program”
I rarely get sick any more, but I’ve had a cold for a few days now. At least, I think it’s just a cold, I hope so.
Illness is bad enough, but when I’m sick and hanging at home, I tend to overeat. I mean, I eat everything in sight. So it’s a good thing that I don’t keep any really “bad” foods around the apartment.
I powered my way through the rest of my boxes of Post Shredded Wheat and Barbara’s Morning Oat Crunch cereals, both of which I love. I also polished off an older box of Nature’s Path Qi’a Superflakes – Cocoa Coconut, which is not that appealing to me, unless I’m sick, apparently.
That’s not to mention a pint of hummus and other comestibles lying about. Oh, and some delicious soup that my partner Tara made, that I think was supposed to be two servings, but I devoured in one.
I may also have bought and eaten a 3-pack of Magnum White ice cream bars last night. Okay, I did that. They were delicious.
In addition to eating a lot when I’m ill, I also tend not to be as active, and, despite the fact that I had a window of feeling well yesterday and managed to play some disc golf, that has held true. The cold, rainy weather hasn’t helped. My walking has fallen off dramatically.
Even though I’m overeating and not exercising, I’m okay. It’s all okay. Continue reading “Sickness v. Fitness”