Week 6: 2/12/12 189.6 .6 lb loss, 13.0 Total since 1/1/17
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Was a much less loss this week, but better than no loss or gaining weight. I am pleased.
This week I believe I have gained muscle with over two hours of exercise each day. I am getting so much stronger each day. I feel like I'm banking muscle and fitness for long term weight loss and health. I'm happy with any weight loss any week.
I have an auto-immune disease (Eosinophilic Esophagitis) where food sensitivities have a huge impact on my body. I have a lot of limits on what I can eat to control symptoms (swollen esophagus so I can't swallow is the worst). Sometimes I try different foods to see if they are safe foods. One of the first symptoms is weight gain due to inflammation. These last two weeks I was eating cooked tomatoes, balsamic vinegar/ACV, and nuts. In addition to slower weight loss I have also been having an abrasives feeling in my upper esophagus, signs that I've eaten something I'm sensitive to. I'll drop these three things for the next next few weeks and see if symptoms stop. If they do I'll probably try the ACV again and see if it's safe, Then and add things back one at a time. What I'm happy about is that there's this Spark journaling for me to keep track of things. Thanks Spark!