Still going strong with the walking. Today was particularly beautiful.
I also went to the doctor this week and my blood tests reinforce the benefits. My good cholesterol is up 6 points. My bone scan results are very encouraging as well. Although I can’t really credit the walking with that yet – as I had not been walking regularly when that test was done. Still – I expect the next one will be even better. This scan improvement is because of mega doses of calcium and vitamin D. My doctor is not a believer in the much-advertised bone-building meds such as Boniva and Fosamax. She told me a year ago that she had seen as much improvement with calcium and D - and the quality of bone growth is better – not as brittle.
So – all of this is a consolation prize for the fact that I’ve not only NOT lost weight – I have actually gained 2 pounds. Oh well. The improvement in health is good enough to keep me going. Maybe some day the old metabolism will kick into at least second gear!