Loving the Map My Route app!
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Well, I did the 2 week low carb challenge and lost some weight; between 6-10 Ibs, depending on the day and my water retention.
I also started walking again, and it was slow going because I was in a lot of pain physically and having trouble breathing to boot. I had to start with only a block, then two blocks, then 3. Then I discovered the Map my Route thingy on the fitness tracker and wow, does that thing motivate me! I absolutely LOVE it. I can walk for an hour now...while pushing a 55 Ib dog in a 30 Ib dog stroller :-). I love being able to map my route to see how far I've walked; it really makes me happy.
It makes my dogs happy too. Mac, my big black standard poodle, especially loves the stroller. He has IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disorder) and can't walk much any more so it really helps because it allows him (and me) to get out more. My little white toy poodle, Benji, doesn't like the stroller much but maybe he just needs more time to get used to it.
Even though the weight is coming off slowly scale wise, I am seeing a difference in the way my clothes are fitting. I wore a top today that I haven't been able to wear before because it was too tight (I bought it as incentive to lose weight over a year ago). So that felt good.
I'm thinking of getting a bike, too. My doctor actually recommended it because I've been having trouble with my legs getting weak and rubbery when I walk up stairs or toward the end of my hour long walks. He said a bike will strengthen my knee muscles without putting too much pressure on them. I went looking at some bikes today but didn't buy one. I really liked two of them but one was a bit too high for me and i felt too wobbly on it. The other felt OK but I wanted to come home and see if I could find out how much weight it can handle. The pretty one that made me feel wobbly can handle my weight, according to the manufacturer, but I can't find info on the other one regarding weight capacity. My uncle said all bikes should be able to hold my weight and not to worry about it; he said most bike frames are strong enough. I"m worried more about things like tires and seats giving out. If I had the money I'd get an adult tricycle because then I wouldn't have to worry about falling as much.