I have an 18 BMI, to my chagrin–I want to gain about 10 more pounds and keep it but even getting and staying where I am took YEARS, no exaggeration. I recently changed from Medtronic Quick Sets to Silhouettes because of how skinny I am. I don’t limit carbs. I can’t really do high fat because my GI tract doesn’t react well when I overdo on that.
Veggies practically don’t happen in my house because it’s just me and hubby, and he can’t put them down his gullet. This is more than simple dislike or pickiness. He can’t choke them down. If I buy the wrong brand of carrots for stew, the whole pot gets overpowered by the strength of the carrot flavor and He. Just. Can’t. Milk makes him viscerally ill to a point where he can’t watch people eat vanilla ice cream. Very few fruits are successful with him either. So for the most part it’s meat, cheese and starch at my house. I do try to do an avocado a day and he usually eats a cup of strawberries with supper, when we have those items on hand.
I’m also pretty sedentary. I was never an athletic or even well coordinated person. I do a little yoga, I work halfway across the building from my boss at the law firm, and I take 3-4 bus trips to and/or from work per week, each of which includes a 4 block walk from where I get off the bus to the firm.
40 is a little over a year away. I need to take better care of myself from a physical activity standpoint, but I can’t figure out how to do that without risking weight loss. It has been so hard to get and keep the weight I do have, I don’t want to start having more infusion problems due to lack of fat, and I don’t feel like I can compensate for any such loss with food because of the GI issue with fat, coupled with the fact that my fullness reflex and appetite loss have hair triggers. What if the exercise doesn’t kick start my appetite?
Any exercise ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. I feel like I’m stuck between a rock, a hard place, a brick wall and a cement truck.