Total Weight Lost
How Long Did it Take?
Why I Wanted to Lose Weight
I was diagnosed with pre diabetes, and was 205 lbs on a 5"6" frame
My Exercise and Diet Journey
I have always liked to walk and have subscribed to your journal for some time. An article that you wrote about Nordic Walking caught my interest. Prior to reading this article I had experimented with carrying weights to increase the benefits of a walk. The dynamics of holding weights caused a tear in my Achilles and I was just working my way back when I read about Nordic Walking.
Again, based on your article I researched and purchased some Leki poles. Wow, was I impressed with the ease of walking after incorporating the poles! There was much less pressure on my knees, tendons and joints. But the cool thing was that I toned my upper body while walking.
It didn't take long with walking 2 miles 4 days a week and 4 miles 2 days a week for my body to start burning calories. I also incorporated a modified South Beach Diet.
Within 3 months I had lost 25 pounds and my doctor told me that I was no longer showing pre diabetes in my blood work.
I am 57 years old and haven't felt this good in years.
Tips and Tricks
- Don't worry about what people say while walking with your poles, just tell them that you are out looking for the snow.