|I actually did a bit of hiking again! This is in the LSCR|
On top of the food stuff, I'm doing my physio exercises (mainly core strengthening & working on my transverse abdominus specifically) & taking a few supplements (Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish oil for Omegas) too.
The pain is starting to get better. I find I can walk a little farther without as much pain. I even did some hiking on the weekend on a tour of the Seymour Watershed--more on that soon! I'm still popping ibuprofen & acetaminophen regularly to deal with soreness after I do anything much, but it's better than hobbling & gasping from the sharp pain when I move my legs which was where I was at on flare-up days in the past two years or so.
Secondary to that, but maybe what you're wondering about, is how much weight have I lost? I'm losing faster than I expected--but I'm not starving myself. I don't count calories but I feel full after every meal & I'm eating 3-5 times a day, with lots of fruit & veggies in there. I'm not feeling tired either, so I think I'm getting enough calories. Which means I must have been eating so much more than I needed before. Yikes.
So yeah, the numbers: I'm down nine pounds in 18 days, lost about two inches at the waist & one at the hips. My clothes are fitting better, or falling off in some cases. I looked at my belly in the mirror the other day before a shower & was happy to see it's starting to look a little more like it did years ago. Still got my mama tiger stripes though! :)
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