Higgles Posted July 10, 2015 Share Posted July 10, 2015 Thank you for the support! I agree, if I eat more at my meals I won't want to snack or even reach for unhealthy things. My meals are made up of yummy healthy foods, but I'm just not eating enough of them. We're going to a farmers market this weekend in the city and I told the hubs we're going to be stocking up! As far as your cherries go, its funny because I keep looking at fruit as evil since I started this w30 when it shouldn't be. I used to have fruit with breakfast EVERY DAY and knowing that it only baited my sugar dragon, I don't know if I ate it at all this round. The thing is though, fruit isn't the devil and its not like I'm eating little debbies snack cakes, ya know. Good for you for including some cherries, I had fresh cherries for the first time in years a week ago and they were so amazing! I also had an interesting motivator today... I took a test called a "bod-pod", they have them at the gym at my work. Pretty much its a really accurate way of telling you your body fat percentages. I took one in January and was pretty disappointed, its like you know things aren't great but seeing them in black and white solidifies it for you. Well I started healthier eating, and then my first 30 attempt in February. When I retook the test in April (you can take it every 3 months) I had dropped 2.4% body fat, and 7 pounds (without losing any muscle mass). So I was pretty happy about that. So I just took another test this morning, now this is the change since April so its more than just the last W30 round but I lost another 2% body fat and 8 pounds! The 8 pounds I knew bc of my whole30 pre and post weigh-out, but I also found out I lost 2 pounds of muscle mass so only 6 of those pounds were fat. I was disappointed at first but realized I didn't work out a lot and I've been babying my hip a lot because its likely i'll get surgery this summer. So my overall numbers are -4.3% body fat and 13 pounds body FAT since January. Slow and steady! The technician gave me my results and he said I was only .3% away from going into the "Excess Fat" to "Moderately Lean" body fat category. "Excess Fat" being above 30%. I cannot wait to be below 30% body fat, to me that isn't just a number, its a healthy goal that isn't just based on the scale but my actual body composition. I'll take this test again in October but I know I need to focus more on my working out again and not just healthy eating because both are important for our well-being. As far as my hip goes, I saw a doc yesterday and he would like to push forward with hip surgery this Winter. I was supposed to have it last winter but we moved to Germany earlier than expected. I hurt when I run and now when I walk, so I basically stopped running, which isn't good because I have to pass a PT test for my job. I stopped doing yoga because I read online that stretching it in certain ways can make it worse but the doc yesterday told me to go back to yoga because it is good to have flexibility prior to the surgery. He also told me there is a 50% chance of running again, which has freaked me out. I understand that 50% is based on all the patients and everyone has varying degrees of ability, but I need to run for my job and although I've never been super fit, the idea of not being able to do something is terrifying. Also the idea of being laid up on the couch and not moving for weeks sounds like I'll gain a ton of weight, which isn't cool either. I think I'm freaking out a bit because this is new news and eventually I'll figure out some coping mechanisms for dealing with the changes, but for now, it looks like I've got some big plans ahead! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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