Just to be clear, I am not trying to lose more weight at this point. Since getting under 70 kg I’ve been trying to “coast to a soft landing.” I don’t want to lose more weight, but I also don’t want to radically increase my calories and risk rebounding. I would like to stabilize and concentrate on upper body muscle training. My doctors all say I shouldn’t lose more weight. And my nutritionist said last time all is under control and she doesn’t need to see me anymore.
Nevertheless, I continue to very very slowly lose weight, probably because I’m feeling so much better and moving around more, and moving quicker when I do so. All is good. I think I will tweak my daily net calories (food – exercise) once again from 1550 to 1600. I track my calories with MyFitnessPal, and today is “streak day” 3,294.
Anyway, it’s impossible not to mention my new milestone. For the first time in my adult life I am in the 140s (just barely). This morning, my weight was exactly 68.0 kg, which is 149.9 lb.
Some other stats:
- I’ve now lost a total of 61.0 kg = 134.5 lb.
- My BMI is 22.5.
- I’ve lost 47.3% of my original weight.
I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) both for health, and because it makes it easy to control my weight because I enjoy eating that way. WFPB is basically vegan, no added oils, and limited sugars and salt. No intermittent fasting.
This morning for breakfast I had a large mixed salad (greens, some spinach leaves, a teaspoon of flaxseeds, a few soybeans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and topped with my homemade salad dressing made from soy milk, grated ginger, nutritional yeast, and balsamic vinegar), then went on to two baked potatoes (about 1 lb), and finished off with sliced eggplants sprinkled with nutritional yeast. Total calories for all that, just 559. And yes, I get plenty of protein. Just for breakfast I estimate it was at least 25 g of protein. I’m sure I get at least 100 g of protein every day, which more than satisfies the WHO recommended requirements. The potatoes for breakfast alone had almost 9 grams of protein. Protein is everywhere.
To read more about what I eat and the how much WFPB eating has helped with my blood sugar, cholesterol, weight, and more please see previous blog posts, such as https://lerner.net/may-2021-biannual-health-test-results-and-a-happy-ending/ and https://lerner.net/november-28-2019-quarterly-test-results/ which has a lot more details about what I eat and who I follow in the WFPB world.