July 29, 2016 Week 011 – Day 071 – Food is Back!!

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July 29, 2016 Week 011 – Day 071 – Food is Back!!

July 29, 2016

Week 011 – Day 071

After speaking with the program coordinator (Rhonda), and the RN (Linda), they agreed I should no longer be on the products due to my Gout attacks. They also suggested I remain in the program for the weekly meetings…. and I agree. They have helped save my life and the meeting and wiegh-in’s as a group family are crucial to lasting success. I am blessed to have them all involved as they are.
So… Melanie and I went shopping with my health as the guide, and found many, many things I may eat that are low calorie, and fit within my new very healthy lifestyle I am now forging! It began with a salad for dinner last night that brought my calories up to 760 in total for yesterday. Low, right? I will be increasing my calories to around 1250 soon, then up to 1500 daily after week 16. I believe that our nutritionist (Norma) is correct and that my great amount of walking vs. my extremely low calorie intake has placed my body into starvation mode. At this point it is holding on to everything I eat as it’s back-up fuel source. I literally had no energy after my morning walks, and was in great pain from the Gout attacks each and every day. I will be pulling myself out of that now.
Yesterday I broke another walking record and hot over 25,000 steps… almost 12 miles with my stride!! I was hurting for sure, but did notice that drinking water while walking really made my walks easier. I had not been drinking water until I returned home from my walks… completely parched. It is amazing how hard we can push ourselves, through pain and challenge when we really want to.
That stated…. weight training is eminent! I will be calling upon my Brothers to begin that portion of this journey. I am actually excited to do so!

Today’s FitBit Stats:

20,811 Steps for 9.69 Miles and 4479 Calories burned. 2 Floors Climbed.

Last Night’s Sleep Recorded This Morning:

6 hour 16 min. Asleep last night, Awake X 0, Restless X 8

Food Schedule:

10AM – Flatbread Eggwhite & Turkey Sausage Sandwich & 12 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber (150 Calories)
12PM – Shake  & 12 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber (160 Calories)
2PM – (7oz) Bowl Romaine & Iceberg Lettuce with 2 Tbsp Fat Free Ranch (56 Calories)
4PM – Shake (160 Calories)
6PM – Banquet (213g) Bacon Mac & Cheese & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber (250 Calories)
7PM – Ice Cream Drum Stick (260 Calories)
8PM – Flatbread Eggwhite & Turkey Sausage Sandwich (150 Calories)

Calorie Intake for the day = 1186