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Welcome to Week 15 of my Health and Weight Loss Dairy and a couple of changes are afoot!
I’ve had both a positive and negative week, so read on to find out why!!!
Here is a list of my previous diary entries in case you’re interested:
- How to make bone broth that is actually drinkable (Week 1 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- How to stop IBS-D in it’s tracks! (Week 2 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- One step forward, two steps back…(Week 3 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- The frustration of stagnation! (Week 4 of Healthy and Weight Loss Dairy)
- Fibre Is Not My Friend! (Week 5 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- No Focus, No Progress! (Week 6 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- Just Gotta Keep Going! (Week 7 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- Just Sticking To The Plan! (Week 8 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- Conventional Medicine Just Ain’t Gonna Cut it! (Week 9 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- What’d I do wrong!?! (Week 10 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- Cautiously Optimistic (Week 11 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- Getting Back On Track (Week 12 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
- A New Plan (Week 13 and 14 of Health and Weight Loss Diary)
I’ve also written a post listing the top 16 IBS cures and treatments which you might like to read!
HEALTH AND WEIGHT LOSS DIARY
You can find all the details of why I started this diary right here. Curing my chronic health conditions is my main priority, particularly my IBS and leaky gut. While the weight loss is more of an added bonus, but nonetheless something I’ve been trying to achieve for a while!
PAST WEEK’S NUMERICAL STATS:
(The first number is the stats from last week and the second number is where I am now…)
Weight: 184 lbs –> 185.2 lbs
Bodyfat Percentage: 35.9% –> 36.9%
Right Arm: 13in –> 13in
Left Arm: 13in –> 13in
Chest: 41.5in –> 42in
Waist: 35in –> 34.5in
Hips: 44in –> 44in
Ass: 47in –> 46.5in
Right Thigh: 26in –> 25.5in
Left Thigh: 26in –> 26in
- 1.2 pounds gained
- 1% body fat percentage lost
- 1 inches gained
Yeah not my best week ever… I binged a fair few times this week but I counted the calories and I didn’t go over 2,000 so I kind of think this is a little unfair!!!
WHAT HAPPENED THESE PAST TWO WEEKS:
Well technically I spoke about half of this week in my previous weeks entry, so you can go check that out!
But something interesting that also happened this week is I had a Skype appointment with a doctor who specialises in stress and wow I was blown away.
He was incredibly perceptive and had sussed my personality (and my boyfriends) within the first five minutes of talking!!! Like whattttt! I mean he had looked at my case notes prior but they were more medical than personality…
Anyway, we spoke a lot about stress and depression and there were a few things that stood out from the conversation, I’ve listed them below in no particular order.
- When people have depression they often seek out serotonin to help them, but thsi does not help with the unmotivated side of depression, so they end up happy but stuck on the couch. Dopamine is a better way to go.
- You breathing pattern can illicit any emotion without anything in your environment or mind causing that emotion. So for example, think of a strong emotion like anger, when you’re angry you breath in a very particular way, now even if you’re not angry but force yourself to breath in that way you will become angry… All my life I have breathed through my mouth (should be through your nose), very shallowly and fast, the exact way you breath when you are stressed and anxious, hence one of the reasons why I’m stressed and anxious all. the. time.
- I should do more swimming and singing lessons to help with my breathing (both activities I love).
- He reckons that physically overweight people can’t help but become depressed and anxious because by carrying extra weight your body is unable to breath in any other way but how a depressed and anxious person would. So unless you are incredibly aware of your breathing, indirectly, being overweight could really affect your mental health. Probably one of the reasons people are happier when they lose weight is actually because they are able to breath the way a happier person can, not just because they feel more confident!
- Make sure you have fun. Like actually do something you enjoy. This is something I massively struggle with in that I can never figure out an activity I would find fun, I often enjoy something when I’m doing it, but actually getting myself to choose something and then do it is very hard!
I look forward to more appointments with him!!!
See you next week!!!