I don't usually talk much about myself but I am going to break away from that and share my healthy eating and weight loss goals.
Let me explain how this all got started. I got a urinary tract infection, but just could not kick it, it went to a kidney infection and I had to treat it with antibiotics which really made me feel bad as it kills off the good bacteria in your gut. That was 2 weeks of feeling bad with even the thought of food making me nauseous.
Just as I started to feel almost normal except for not wanting to eat, I got terrible pains where my kidney on the right side is. Even Aleve didn't kill the pain so I started googling everything by symptom. It had to have been a kidney stone. I drank copious amounts of lemon water, a little fruit juice like I had been drinking. That was another week of feeling bad and doing nothing and eating next to nothing. Finally I started feeling better with no more pain. I kept up the lemon water and taking Dr Christopher's Kidney Formula supplements. I still take at least one a day.
In that 3 week period I lost 18 pounds and it was not all water because I kept drinking water continuously. But after a couple weeks of eating again, albeit lots less than I had previously, I did gain back 12 pounds.
Now Mom was wanting to lose weight again after talking with her Dr. and I wanted to continue losing as well. But I also wanted all of us to eat more healthy with out the processed foods and junk we had been eating. And Mom even bought a huge box of organic spring greens last week!
So for 3 weeks we have been eating simple food with a salad at least every other day. And we have been keeping track of our food at My Fitness Pal
This is a free online program that will track your food, water and exercise for you. In the food diary you can even find food from restaurants as well as name brand food from the grocery store. It will not only give you the calories but grams of carbs, fat, protein, sodium & sugar. That's the part I find most interesting.
As you complete your food diary for the day it will tell you what weight you should be at in 5 weeks if you ate like that every day. Some days I go over the calories, some days I'm under, but most days I stay between 1000 & 1200 calories.
With joint issues and arthritis I don't exercise so I'm not doing that part, but even so I am very happy to report that today I have lost that 12 pounds I gained back plus another 1/2 pound.
I have more to tell you but I will wait until another time for that. I will tell you that my goal is to lose 100 pounds and at almost 58 years old that's a tall order.