Originally Posted by Paleobird
My weight loss has been in four ways. 1st from my high of 273 down to 250ish mark was just me trying to get my act together. 2nd from the 250ish down to 239 was post-stroke and SAD high carb=low fat, as directed in and out of the hospital. I added a higher protein load. 3rd was PB after I found it last Christmas. It took me down to 230ish where I had been stalled since the first of March. And finally the fourth installment was after I got into the cold showers. Around the last third of April, I had started trying CT in the shower. The first week of May, I started whole weight training at therapy.
A point that I need to make, since my stroke, my muscle tone and strength has gone to crap. I 'run' on the treadmill at .7 mph. I had a brainstem stroke. They typically save the mind but paralyze some part of the body. I surprised my therapists at the hospital with my drive and subsequent recovery. Maybe they were being nice to me, but I saw people with strokes much worse than me. I am left trying to make my left leg operate like normal.
So, I cannot attribute much weight loss to exercise. And after I read Otzi's (I believe) how people who have stalled on PB, were able to rweight losseir weightloss, I thought "What the heck, it is free, I'll give it a try." So I started with face dunks and moved to the shower. I have tried one bath in my big tub, but it was hard for me to get in and out. So far, I am pleased and because of the plateau I hit, can attribute part of my weight loss directly to CT. The speed my blood pressure moved down after I started CT, I think points that benefit in the CT column, also. Same kind of thing has happened with my fasting blood glucose. I have the charts on pressure and FBG that show the levels. I had read where FBG rose a little first then settles down to a lower point. I behappeningt is happwning to me now,
Another factor to consider is my actual diet. Because I have a sister who has become quite obese, I wanted to find out if it would work for her, so I 'dirtied' up my diet. I still follow PB, but eat some more carbs (chips, cookies, and a few spoonfuls of ice crweight lossl the weightloss occurs. I like it so much, I am starting to get preachy and my one daughter yells at me.
Give it a try.
Learning the intricacies of healthy eating and nourishing my body the right way.
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Eased into a primal diet starting at Christmas 2011. Goal weight - 205 started: 240 pounds waist 40, now 227 pounds and waist 38 Summer 2012 - weight =215 and waist is actually still 39"
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