erikahollister's Journal, 17 September 2016

Slow going. I'm steadily getting my pep back after the pneumonia, but still get tuckered out easily. I think I'm ready to get back to my regular yoga classes. That should pick up the pace of losses a bit.
208.4 lb Lost so far: 32.6 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 September 2016:
1239 kcal Fat: 95.15g | Prot: 64.48g | Carb: 36.05g.   Breakfast: Egg, Tomatoes, America's Choice Bacon Thick Sliced, Trader Joe's Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, Great Value Cashew Halves & Pieces. Lunch: Brie Cheese, Signature Select Uncured Canadian Bacon, Tomatoes. Dinner: Red Cabbage, Publix Green Bell Pepper, Roasted Broiled or Baked Chicken Thigh (Skin Eaten), Trader Joe's Hollandaise Sauce. Snacks/Other: Trader Joe's The Dark Chocolate Lover's Chocolate Bar. more...
2799 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 1 hour, Bike Machine (Cycling) - 30 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   losing 0.7 lb a week

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I had pneumonia once as a kid and once as an adult. I don't remember much about the first time except that I couldn't get out of bed for two weeks and it drove me nuts because I didn't feel that bad. The second time I couldn't get out of bed because I felt awful. As we get older it unfortunately takes way longer just like pretty much everything does. 
17 Sep 16 by member: PhillySue
Yeah, I'm a little worried about Hillary and the demands on her, knowing that I've had to conserve my energy resources for weeks! Hope she doesn't force it so much that she relapses. I have a friend who spent 6 months underpowered from it. 
17 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Pneumonia is very serious - please recover slowly, don't push things too hard as there may be a relapse. Take is easy my friend... 
17 Sep 16 by member: FrankieBluEyes
Thanks Sue and Frankie. My body does a pretty good job of telling me when to quit and rest. It does feel good to be gradually regaining a little spring in my step. 
17 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Also, I just can't push the dieting too hard, until I'm really recovered; it's stressful and not healing. Proceeding with moderation. 
17 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Yoga will help. 
17 Sep 16 by member: LadyinDenim
Glad you are feeling better. take care...you'll be back at it in no time! 
17 Sep 16 by member: iulani
Listening to your body is key to your recovery. You have to protect your lungs and bronchial tubes. 😷 I think the fatigue reminds you to take it slow. I hear you about Hillary...had the same thoughts. Anyway I had pneumonia about ten years ago, spent a week in the hospital. Healthy food speeds healing. Get strong. 💐 
17 Sep 16 by member: Sarah1950
So you and Hillary, huh! Hope you are feeling better. Be careful, and stay active. 
17 Sep 16 by member: warrenwinter
The yoga will help restore balance, too. 
17 Sep 16 by member: mskestrela
Yes, Warren her fainting spell was very recognizable to me; I had one just like it. 
17 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Glad you are feeling better!  
17 Sep 16 by member: bdmgoggins
Congrats! 
18 Sep 16 by member: Draglist
Glad you are feeling a bit better! You are inspiring me to look into Yoga and Pilates classes! think I am past the Gym stage in my life. Facing reality...I have to walk, ride and find enjoyable exercise. Hope you continue to get better. I'm still mending. 
19 Sep 16 by member: CC170
Find a gentle yoga class. Mine is focused on over 50ish women. We support each other and the activity level is geared for us, and very healing. We all love it! and don't be fooled - there are some super fit and capable older women in there! Ask around and find a group that meets your needs. 
19 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Green arrows always good! 
19 Sep 16 by member: warrenwinter
LOL! Erika! OMG your yoga class comment gave me a mental image. I'm still 20 at heart and when I saw over 50ish women supporting each other.....my mind showed me a line of blue haired women in flowered mumu's holding each other up to keep from falling!!! Then I realized I'm one of those 50ish women and I am nowhere near the blue-haired stage.LOL! 
19 Sep 16 by member: debrafrederick
There are some women in their 70's in there who are strong, flexible and centered - in other words, what we'd all like to be as we age. And slim. That's from doing yoga for many years. They walk the talk. 
20 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
and they are in spandex, not mumus and not a blue hair in sight! 
20 Sep 16 by member: erikahollister
Nice little loss....way to go! 
22 Sep 16 by member: 2227Gwen

     
 

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