Had a very positive meeting with my metabolic doctor this morning. I have lost a kilo since my last visit. Not much I know but considering I am on Prednisone I am happy with that. I’m chipping away at it. The important thing is I’m not gaining weight and I am exercising most days and eating better. Portion control (or lack of it) is a big deal for me but I think I have nailed it this week. Finally I am serving my family up proper portion sizes and not over feeding them.
We discussed heart rate and the importance of being in the fat burning zone (60 – 65% of maximum heart rate) with bursts of activity in in the anaerobic zone (85% of maximum heart rate). It was really interesting as I didn’t know anything about HR before this.
With the scleritis pain I have been wallowing in self-pity a bit, kind of grieving for my eyes, but I can feel myself moving out of that zone and into a more focussed and motivated one. I feel I can work through the pain and keep going and really make a difference to my body and get healthier.
Today’s stats at 11am
Steps: 4,857 (a good start, well on the way to goal)
Stairs climbed: 12
I went for a walk this morning before my appointment and it was mostly uphill hence all the stairs climbed. I want to get up to 25 sets of stairs today to earn another Fitbit badge so I need to find a hilly walk to do tonight. All the badges and challenges are very motivating for me.
I feel good today, the pain is in check and I feel motivated to carry on my journey, normally I have given up by now (about 2 weeks in).
Have a good day all, happy walking!