Wednesday, August 14, 2013
It seems like I have just been posting my calories but nothing budges - not the weight or my energy or the pains in my body. I haven't felt good enough to exercise due to pains in the groin that have been going on for about 8 or 9 months. Doctor has checked them and sent me for an ultrasound, but they can't find anything wrong. I've been going for acupuncture but so far that hasn't helped. Walking even a block is very difficult and painful when I stop. So, I haven't been doing anything. I feel that since I haven't done much exercising since my heart procedure and I am so obese that the muscles down there have atrophied from lack of use. Sleeping is a problem as I can't get comfortable in bed so usually spend part of the night in my recliner. I have been doing a lot of praying for help to deal with my whole body situation.
On Sunday, I decided to try out that herbal pill that Dr. Oz has recommended so went to the health food store and got a bottle of garcinia cambogia and another bottle of green coffee extract. I looked on line for testimonials and some were very good and some said nothing happened when they took the products. But, as it doesn't seem to hurt the body unless you overdose on it, I decided to give it a try. I measured my waist on Sunday when I took the first pill, and the ends of the measuring tape almost didn't meet. Anyway, I have been taking the pills for four days now, and so far have lost 4 lbs and 3 inches in the waist. I measured two days in a row to make sure I was reading it right, and sure enough, 3 inches. And the Garcinia gives me so much energy, raises the serotonin level in my brain so any feeling of depression is gone. The internist that Dr. Oz talked to said it also helps lower the bad cholesterol and raise the good cholesterol and help blood pressure, etc., etc. The Green Coffee extract cuts the appetite. I am finding I can barely finish a small meal and I feel so good - and sleep so good.
Once my weight goes under what is shown on the graph, I will start posting it here on line. Not too shabby for an old broad who just turned 77 years young. To lose weight when I am this old is a miracle in itself. Life is feeling good again. There were moments lately when I questioned why I am still alive, but now, I want to continue to live if I can move and feel healthy.