I've changed my diet up quite a bit. I'm Consuming far less processed foods, refined sugar, and other less desirable energy sources. I've gone from 230 pounds to 207 pounds in about a month. This is quite a high rate of weight loss.
It seems like a lot but my normal weight was 180-200 for over 15 years (with 180 being the number for like 10 of those years). So far it's been quite easy to drop this weight and I don't even feel like I've been pushing myself. The main thing I'm doing now is simply eating when I'm hungry and not eating when I'm not hungry. Simple enough.
Sitting in my computer chair has been difficult lately. I've been doing so much physical therapy and seen such quick results that it's hard to go back to the things that messed it up in the first place.
I also have a free session with a physical trainer today compliments of my new gym membership. Apparently this guy has a lot of experience with physical therapy so hopefully I learn something.
Because I can't really use the gym to build muscle at this point (due to cutting calories and physical therapy) I've committed to taking the yoga class there for 3 hours a week. The instructor pushes the class pretty hard and I find it quite difficult due to weak stabilizer muscles and poor flexibility. At this point it is definitely a substitute for cardio.
Physical Therapy Update
Still trying to strengthen my hip, rotator cuffs, traps, and core. Making a bit of progress but it is quite brutal considering the injury. It's very hard to maintain correct posture but I'm still doing pretty well regardless.
Looks like my upvote gets cut in half when not combined with the upvotes of others. This is somewhat annoying as I was trying to distribute coins by upvoting people who commented on my blogs. Then again it makes sense that we wouldn't want to encourage that kind of distribution.
I still haven't decided what I'm going to do about that. I may just bite the bullet and ignore this mechanic as Palnet and Steemleo distribution remains unchanged. My vote isn't worth much either way so does it even matter?
Thankfully my game was not broken by the hardforks, so that's a nice silver lining in all of this. I'm pretty frustrated that I haven't been able to work on it for a while. However, I'm getting to the point where I feel like I can start to spend more time in my computer chair. I am ever aware now of all my bad habits and compensations when it comes to sitting down.
Soon I'll start sitting in my chair as an exercise itself. It takes a lot of effort for me to sit properly due to having an extremely long torso. In the past I would often find myself compensating heavily by slouching or leaning to one side using the armrest as a crutch. I'll be trying to avoid these shortcuts at all costs now. I really need to set up a standing workstation as well... baby steps.
Life seems to putter along slowly but you never know when you'll be faced with one of those defining moments in your existence. When the time comes, I hope to be ready.