Post originally published by Jennifer X on Born Jennius, 01 September 2017.
Here I am again.
It’s been a while since my last Healthy Go post. Or, a post of any sort. I almost had this up in June, which would have been good because I think the original HG post was a few years ago in June. Almost doesn’t count.
Let me start again anyway.
I would like to stop saying, “I’m at my heaviest weight ever” eventually. Today is not that day. HG isn’t really about the weight, but that stat can be an indication of how I’m doing with HG things. I don’t own a scale at home, but the last official weigh-in at the doctor’s office was back in March of this year, at 184 lbs.
No matter the condition of my health, that is too much weight for my 5’2” frame.
I have had low energy levels and energy drops sometimes. I don’t move around as easily as I used to. I don’t fit most of my clothes. The extra weight is not helping my bad leg. I can tell that I’ve lost a lot of strength.
I’m uncomfortable. Time to rethink things and make more adjustments to improve the condition.
Even though I don’t always post for HG, I’ve continued with the journey - obviously not very well looking at the current situation, but I haven't given up at all. One of the recent life changes has been going from part-time back to full-time work. I had been working towards cooking more often and eating better foods, which was good because when I went to FT, I was in a comfortable enough rhythm with cooking that I’ve been good about preparing most of my work meals. I take the bus to work early in the morning, so I prepare breakfast and lunch (and sometimes snacks). In May, I bought 5 of my work meals; I think that will be my limit going forward. In June, I only bought my food one day (two meals); we had a farewell lunch for a co-worker who’s moving on to a better situation for him, so I consciously made the decision to get lunch with everyone else. I had been quite sick the week before, so I also decided to take that day to have other people make my meals and bought my breakfast.
I might have gained maybe 1 or 2 pounds since that March weigh-in, but I don’t think it could be much more than that. Going by the way my fitting clothes fit, I think I’m in maintenance – better than gaining more extra weight at this point.
I have noticed some health improvements with the changes in eating habits, which will probably be the main subject of a future HG post. A few other topics I’m thinking of writing about include:
- Current work meal preps
- HG goals
- Helpful resources
- Things I’ve learned
- Am I going Vegan?
- What Have I Been Eating?
Not every post will have a clear main topic as some will be a few smaller updates, like this post. I don’t have a sense of how or when I’ll get back to posting regularly yet.
If you’d like to see some of the things I’ve been eating and other (possibly HG-related) content, I post rather regularly on my Instagram (@bornjennius) – you’re welcomed to join me there.
Otherwise, that is it for this post. I hope to see you around.
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Disclaimer: I am not a professional health anything. I am a health trekker, updating my audience with the different sights, and hopefully encouraging others on their own journeys. I am moving towards a healthier lifestyle in a slow and steady approach. Please consult with your doctor before starting a new regimen.