Sunday, May 27, 2012
Hello again!! Sorry for missing last week's blog! No excuse, I was just lazy! Last week went VERY well! I was a good girl all week and I ended up losing a full kilo!!! OMG!! I don't know how I did it, because I should have lost just over half a kilo. I measured my waist and I haven't lost any more cm there, but my legs and hips feel firmer and my pants are looser. I noticed that my new gym pants are getting visibly looser as well. Maybe I should take other measurements. This week went very well too! I lost half a kilo! Unfortunately I seem to be suffering some water retention, because on Wednesday I had a salty chicken panini as a treat and on Thursday I had a spinach and feta pie for dinner. Those things may only have 265 calories, but they sure do pack a real punch when it comes to salt! I swelled up like a sponge! I put on half a kilo over night and only now has it came off! I think I'm still getting rid of some excess water, because I've been going to the toilet every half hour since this morning! All this trouble just because I had a small pie for dinner one night! ANNOYING!!!! I really wish bakers and manufacturers didn't put so much salt in everything! It's not necessary and can be very damaging to people's health! Oh well, at least I'm rid of that sodium swell now. So I am losing weight again and my body is finally cooperating again, YAY! So now I know that the medication is finally doing its job! Because things are going so good, I might decide to lose a bit more weight. I may have put on more muscle, but I still feel that I should lose another kilo or too. I will see how I feel when I reach my current goal weight. I am a bit concerned about my weight loss though. Because of the 1kg weight lose last week, I was a little worried. Maybe I'm overdosing? I shouldn't be losing a full kilo a week! But my weight loss is slowing down a bit, which is good. I will see how this week goes and how much I lose. I'm not TOO worried, because I'm having another blood test done and I'm having a follow up appointment with the specialist on June 4. If I'm taking too much then all I need to do is decrease the dose a little. Easy to fix! But anyway...I got some very good news! I can fit in my new jeans!!!!!! OOOMMMGGG! I haven't been able to get into them since September last year!! They are still a bit tight around my thighs and calf muscles (they always were! All those body pump classes!), but they fit nice and loose around my hips! Not even the slightest trace of a muffin top!! Oh! And I made bread again yesterday! I made corn bread and it was delicious! Here are some pics! By everyone!!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Hello! I'm sorry for missing last week's blog! Last week went well, except Sunday. I don't know why, but my body went insane on me again! I felt weak and exhausted! I needed food so badly that I just had to eat and eat! I couldn't stop myself! This was made worse by us having Indian take away that night. It was a planned thing and I was trying to compensate for it, but I just couldn't. We could have had it Monday or later in the week, but I was worried that the same thing would have happened again if I tried to do some pre-event compensating. Oh well. I think I have been over working myself and not eating enough again. For most of the 6 weeks, I have been burning over 3100 calories a week, while eating only 1380 calories a day. Maybe I need to increase my food intake a bit because of the medication kicking in? I think my energy requirements have changed now that my metabolism is working again (I think it is anyway). This week went well, except I went a little crazy on the bread I made on Saturday! My fault this time! I just couldn't resist it! I'm back on track now, though! I have decided that I will only make bread every second week, in case I have trouble controlling myself again. Oh! I finally worked up the courage to buy some scales! I used them for the first time on Friday and I got the shock of my life! I NOW WEIGH 51.9KGS!!!! I'M BACK TO WHERE I'VE STARTED!!!! But how?!?! I feel so firm and my pants a now much looser! I nearly cried! But instead of panicking, I took out my 'tape measure' (which is really my Tae Kwon Do belt! I should really get a proper one! They are cheap!) and I am 9cm smaller than the last time a measured myself! WTH?!?!?!?! How did that happen?! Surely I couldn't have put on THAT much muscle? It wasn't water retention, because that always makes me feel fat! And it isn't my metabolism stuffing up, I am being treated now and if it was I would be fatter! So it has to be muscle! I PUT ON ALMOST 2KG OF MUSCLE?! OOOMMMGG! How did I manage that?! Well, in body pump I am now using 20kg when I do squats and I use 15kg for the chest and back. But I have only added weight for the squats recently. Everything else is still the same. Maybe itís the meds? I read somewhere that hypothyroidism can make it difficult to increase muscle mass. Well, I had no trouble with that even when things were going really badly. So maybe now the meds are making it even easier! Whatever it the cause, my weight gain and lost inches caused me to change my priories. I think because the fact that I have somehow put on so much muscle, that going back to 48kg is a bit extreme. I would be very unhealthy for me to get down to that weight again! So I have changed my goal weight to 50kg to take into account the muscle I have gained.
But anyway! Here are some pics of the bread I have made over the last two weeks! Bye all!
Basic whole meal and white flour bread
Whole meal and white flour bread with honey, walnuts, dates and cinnamon thrown in! YYUUMM!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Hello everyone! Nothing much to report! This week went well except for a bit of over eating yesterday. I made soda bread for the first time and we ended up eating half of it in one day! Oh well. I just had salad for lunch and an apple for dinner, so I didn't go over my calorie limit. No damage done! It was great, except it wasn't completely cooked. Still a bit soft in the middle even though I cooked it for another 10 minutes. The oven must be cold. I put it on 200 degrees like the recipe said, but it still wasn't hot enough. It was a bit heavy, too. I made it out 100% whole wheat flour, so I guess that's why. The recipe said that you cannot make it completely out of whole wheat flour, because it makes it too heavy to rise properly. Half whole wheat and half white flour is the way to go if you want the whole wheat taste. I only had the whole wheat stuff, so I used that. But it still tasted great! I love making bread and I think I will try to make some every weekend! Next week I will use the left over whole wheat flour and make a traditional loaf out of yeast. I will cook it at 220 degrees for an extra 5-10 minutes and see how it goes! I didn't work up the courage to buy scales and weigh myself this week, though! Next week, maybe! I did lose some weight according to the gym scales and my jeans are still loose, so things are going well. I think the medication is working, but I still have fear of weighing myself. Oh well. I don't have to weigh myself, I guess. I will track my progress through how my clothes fit and by weighing myself on the gym scales for the time being. Since things are going so well, I decided to reward myself with a huge pile of pancakes tomorrow morning! YUM! Until next week! Bye!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Hello everyone! It has now been 3 weeks since I have started treatment for my hypothyroidism and things are going well! I am feeling so much better! I'm feeling so much more alert and I'm not as tired anymore. I still get yawning fits, though! I always yawn my head off during Body Pump (I don't know why! It must trigger some reflex. I don't find the classes boring or anything! ) and I seem to get three-thirty-itis every Sunday for some reason! I don't even feel tired! These episodes are very short and I get back to my old self in no time. In Tae Kwon Do I was yawning my head off at 3:15pm and half an hour later I was fine! It wasn't really tiredness though, because I felt very alert and full of energy. When we played soccer at the end of the class, I was kicking the ball like crazy and chasing everyone! Usually I'm half asleep at that stage and barely able to move, let alone run and kick a ball around. So that's good! I think I might be losing weight, too! One of my jeans feel a bit looser and I have been wearing my belt on the 4th hole because the 3rd hole is much too loose! Unfortunately I have just washed my clothes and my jeans always shrink, even when I wash them on cold. I wear them for a few days (only for a few hours a day, though! I take them off at 11:30am before going to the gym and I don't put them on again until the next morning) and they stretch/loosen up again. So now they feel really tight! Just on the legs, though and are they still beginning to feel really loose around the waist. I have been losing weight according to the gym scales, though! Last Monday I weighed 53.5kg (I literally cried when I saw this! But I had French Toast for breakfast that morning, so I should have expected it!), on Tuesday I weighed 52.5kg and on Friday I weighed 51.5kg! And that was after a full day of eating and drinking! I'm still afraid of buying my own scales and weighing myself on Friday! I have been a little bit naughty for a couple of days, too! Nothing serious. Just 100-150 calories more than normal today and yesterday. Not that bad considering how I haven't been eating much more than 1380 calories a day while burning over 3100 calories a week! Definitely under the required 1200 left over calories! If the medication is working, then the extra calories will do me some good!!! But I will go back down to 1370-1400 calories for a few days to make sure. Iím still annoyed with my body, though! 7 months ago, I could eat 1700 calories on most days, burn only 2000 calories a week and still lose weight! Now I'm stressing about gaining weight while burning over 3100 calories a week and eating only 1400 calories on most days? Why am I worried about gaining weight just because I 'over ate' by about 100 calories?! What happened?! I'm being treated now, so hopefully things will improve. It's still a bit soon to tell, though. Oh well. I might buy one tomorrow and see if I can bring up the nerve to use it on Friday morning. I seemed to have developed a phobia of proper weighins since my experience with sudden 1kg weight gains! Maybe I should wait another week to make sure the medication has kicked in? It can take a several weeks for it to really take effect. Oh I dunno! This phobia of mine is making things really difficult! I might chicken out! I will let you know how I go! Bye all!
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