It's been a while since I have posted about my health / weight issues - mainly because I have been tracking along quite well although not at any great rate of knots.
Yesterday afternoon I had appointments with my dietician and my hormone doctor. I drove away from there feeling so happy - it was such a good feeling. To finally feel like everything is falling into place and settling down into some sort of normalcy (well as normal as anyone's body can be !!)
Firstly, my visit to the dietician - total loss to date 7.6kgs (loss over holiday 0.2kg). My body fat % has reduced by 7.8% (I have another 7% body fat to lose to get into a healthy range.) My body fat has reduced by 8.3kg. My lean body mass has increased by 5.3kg. And my hydration levels have improved. She is very happy with my fat loss and lean body mass increase - so if she is happy, I'm happy !
Then I went to my Maxine (real name Maura) and she looked at my blood results and, apart from my Vitamin D levels which have dropped despite taking my daily Vitamin D drops, there are no issues. I can continue with what I am doing and only have to go back to see her in December. So, she is happy with where I am, which means I am happy too !
My exercise is coming along nicely (except for yesterday because I had both these appointments after work and by the time I got home and had done dinner, I wasn't up to doing much at all !). I have been walking just about every day. I have been on the stationary bike as well as doing the crunches, reverse crunches and daily planks. On the weekend, we took our road bikes out on Saturday and Sunday morning - it was so good to get out on the road. The weather was just beautiful - and the time we spent on the bike was a great way to spend some of our weekend !!!!
So, for those who have been following my tumultuous journey through menopause / weight gain / drop off in exercise - I am hoping that this is the turning point. I am feeling so positive and upbeat about where I am right here - right now - it's a great feeling and I just wish I could bottle it up so I could have a sip of it when I am feeling cr*p and things aren't so positive !!!
Because it is Tuesday, and #IBOT, it's time to link up with Jess from Essentially Jess.
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