As mentioned before, I’m not really trying to lose any more weight. On the other hand, I don’t want to gain weight either, of course. I’m trying to “coast to a safe landing” and maintain. My weight continues to very very slowly go down though. Like really slowly. Even though I’m also incrementally adding calories.
I think part of the reason might be that I simply have lots more energy lately! I find myself walking more, and walking faster. I generally feel quite good.
Anyway, my new weight, as of this morning is 65.4 kg = 144 lb, a total weight loss of 63.6 kg = 140 lb and an all-time low adult weight for me! My BMI is down to 21.6. I’ve lost 49.3% of my original weight.
My blood sugar dropped over time from a dangerously high HbA1c of 11.8 to a perfectly normal 5.4, and I’ve been off blood sugar meds for nearly two years now. I eat lots of carbs every day, including potatoes, veggies, and several fruits. My cholesterol is “heart attack proof” low. My blood pressure is about 106/59. My doctor is very pleased. I do need to do some more resistance training though to add muscles.
As my friends know, in addition to logging calories in MyFitnessPal (calories count whether you count them or not), I eat WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based), which is basically vegan + no oil. No intermittent fasting.
For easy weight control while eating WFPB, I stick to lower calorie density foods. I try to limit added sugars and salts, but do have them in small amounts. For more on what I eat, here is a post from earlier this year: https://lerner.net/oh-boy-doug-food-again/
Here’s a post from a few months ago with a before/after photo: https://lerner.net/diet-note-down-over-135-lb-to-149-0-lb/ – and also check out https://lerner.net/may-2021-biannual-health-test-results-and-a-happy-ending/
I recommitted to WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) in September of 2018, after being inspired by Dr. Greger’s guidelines in “How To Not Die.” I also follow additional recommendations for comfortable, sustainable weight loss from people like Chef AJ, Potato Strong, and Plant Based Gabriel, with some tweaks of my own.
I did finally buy new shirts and things. An ordinary Japanese L size, which is comfortably loose on me.
Thanks for everybody’s support!