Saturday, September 11, 2010
Had the appointment with my endocrinologist after taking meds for a month, and my hormone levels are on the high side of normal. No more easy weight loss. I have been eating whatever I want as usual, and now that my thyroid isn't freaking out, I gained 12 pounds in August. Back to 286. I have got to eat right and exercise. Next thing I know, I'll be back at 335. Also found out that I have a knot on the left side of my thyroid, so great, I could have half taken out and the other half would work right without meds. Nope. I also have Graves Disease which causes the whole thyroid to be overactive, so the whole thing will have to come out, and I'll be taking meds for it the rest of my life. It is very unusual for someone to have knots and Graves. Leave it to me and my immune system though.
I also continue to have trouble with my digestive system. I saw a new GI doctor, and she thinks that I've had Irritable Bowel Disease all along, even when I had Ulcerative Colitis before my surgeries. Obviously, this would affect my small intestines that I have left. She put me on some anticramping meds, and I am considering going back on steroids. I am going to try to regulate my diet to see if that makes me better before going back on steroids.
So, here's to making September better. I am back to working 9 hour days which is too long for me when I don't feel good, but... I have a medical procedure on the 22nd. My husband has surgery on the 24th. It is going to be a stressful month, but hopefully I can quit all the gorging on Little Debbies. Maybe my next post will be a little more positive.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
I have not been on SP like I'd hoped. I have been working long hours, and I work on a computer all day. It is just impossible to make myself get on the computer at home. I have done ok in the month of July. I had very good days, and I have had really bad days. I am trying to make better choices. I lost 10 pounds during July. My goal is to lose 7 pounds this month.
I have gone to the endocrinologist, and I am now on medication for my thyroid. Hopefully, I will start to have more energy soon as the med regulates my thyroid hormone.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
So, check, I'm eating breakfast at home the past two days before work. I had peanut butter toast yesterday and cereal today. Yesterday, I had cherries for snack. I took vegetables and shrimp for lunch yesterday, and I had the chicken out of the Orange Chicken Lean Cuisine today. Dinner yesterday was a turkey, ham, bacon wrap. I only ate half. Today was baked Mahi Mahi with rice and whole grain bread. Now the bad. Yesterday, a coworker brought me chocolate cakes/brownies. I had three 2x2 squares. Then I had a large dipped ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. Today has been bad. I had two malted chocolate balls. I had two Little Debbie cupcakes, and I had a big chocolate chip cookie. I also had two cans of sweet pop. What is wrong with me that I gorge on these sweets? I really can't be this week, can I?
I was sick all day today from eating raw veggies and cherries yesterday. I cannot tolerate raw produce at all, I guess. Now veggies today or fruit. I had to work 10 to 8, so 10 hours of stress. I think I handle stress by eating sweets. I don't know. Right now, I must go to bed.
Friday, June 25, 2010
So, I have fallen off the wagon big time since April. I was doing really well and eating right. Then, I landed in the hospital again. I don't have a colon. I had it removed after many years of ulcerative colitis. Anyhow, I have a j pouch made from my small intestines, and the thing is ticked off. I had and still have the worse case of, now this is a creative medical term, pouchitis, the doctor has ever seen. Bacteria has taken over the pouch, and it sucks! I was in the hospital for two days and then went on vacation, where I proceeded to be sick the whole time. The point is, I have felt like crap for two months now. It doesn't matter what I eat, I hurt. So, my thought process is to just eat junk; that makes me feel emotionally good. When I say I've been eating junk, I mean straight out junk. Two doughnuts for breakfast. At least one Dr. Pepper a day. Lunch and dinner isn't usually too bad, but I eat ice cream by the bowl fulls. Now, I deserve to have gained 30 pounds through all this. Fortunately, I haven't. I am still at 286, exactly where I was in April. My thyroid rocks! I know it isn't good to let this Graves Disease go on, but I ate like a pig and didn't gain weight. That is the only explanation as to why I did not.
Well, I have to have my thyroid fixed. I need to get my diet under control. I have to stop eating all the sweets. I could have lost an amazing amount of weight during these last couple of months if I'd only tried.
I start working 10 to 6 next week. I am going to eat cereal or oatmeal at home every morning. I'm also going to use the eliptical now that my tendon is getting better. I am going to take fruit or veggies for snack and eat Lean Cuisines for lunch and dinner because I'm too lazy to cook at 7:30 PM when I get home. Plus, with my condition, I don't eat after 6 anyhow.
Here's to starting to be healthier.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I have lost six pounds since Monday. The pounds are flying off right now. It is strange. I double checked my weight at work today. We have a calibrated scale on the dock, and it is right on with my home scale. I think the quick loss is due to a combination of things. I am sure that some of it is from reduced sodium. I also just started phentermine again, so my body is stimulated all day. I also have Graves disease which is a thyroid disease that actually promotes weight loss. I don't know when I developed this, but I was just diagnosed with it a couple of weeks ago. I had been wondering how I was eating candy and fast food all the time the last few months and not really gaining weight. I am going to go to an endocrinologist soon to treat my thyroid problem because it can cause all kinds of other problems in the body, so I can't just ignore it. However, I am taking advantage of the encouraged weight loss while I can. This isn't to say that I haven't been doing my part to lose. I have tried really hard this week to stay on a reasonable diet. I have done well, and I am proud of myself. I have passed over cookies and bars that were set out on the table at work. I allow myself one 100 calorie Blue Bunny fudge pop a day. I am a sweet addict, and I have found that if I know I am going to be able to go home and have this treat, I can resist the sweet temptations during the day.
So, my main goal right now is to lose another 5 pounds before next Friday. I am going to try to be a little stricter on my diet this weekend than I was this past weekend. I think that will be pretty easy to do. I have a lot to get done this weekend with us leaving for vacation next Friday. I think I'll be too busy to worry about snacking.
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