Friday, April 26, 2013
I'm toying around with a couple things, so this is really just for self reference.
I've noticed some people that have a lot to lose get stuck. Just a few random thoughts.
I'm trying to exercise daily, but nothing too strenuous. I move enough to keep my metabolism in gear, but try not to hurt myself. I want to do more, badly, but I have to be careful. This has been a major stumbling block since joining SP, hurting myself and getting sidelined. I'm planning on adding in more exercise, very slowly, only when my weight loss slows down too much. Hopefully by that time I will have lost enough weight so that I won't hurt myself when I do ramp it up.
I tried to fast Sunday but didn't think ahead not to take my diabetes medicine. That didn't go so well... I'd like to try it again but with some minimal caloric intake throughout the day. I'm thinking a 24 hour fast with maybe 300 or 400 calories. I used to fast when I was younger and loved the way I felt after, but I wasn't a diabetic then.
I'm also thinking about calorie cycling. I seem to be doing it naturally when my sugars are in check and I'm following a moderate diet. I don't want to fall into a rut and get stuck on this journey, I know it's a long one. I see people go too low with their calories and then kind of bottom out and have nowhere to go.
I'm a little worried about my skin. I think I'm going to have some issues with my belly and need to look into what people do about rashes, etc. Not there yet but getting there. I notice a lot of irritation when I exercise.
So far, making changes slowly is working. I'm down 17 pounds in 24 days. I know this pace won't last and I'm terrified of burning out. I have to force myself to stick with a new habit for a few weeks before adding anything else in.