Thursday, May 09, 2013
Last week when doing a checkup, because I have a second residence at Dr office, she set me up to see the nutritionist. My hormones are now in check. Cholesterol is going down. Blood pressure perfect. Iron is getting there but still technically anemic. Sugar is lowering, but they say still borderline, and the stupid D just won't build. She tells me I am doing all I can, and that I need a little help. Mr. Nutrition takes me off anything that grown under ground, bread and fruit. Temporary of course on the fruit. He said that the slow metabolism is turning the fruit sugar into my ass. Same with the fast carbs. Puts me on Topamax, Trazadone, and Phentermine. Tells me that since I am eating close to right, that when it knocks the 60 pounds off, I should be fine and not gain it back. I seriously slip up like twice a month and eat Mexican food. That stupid Casa Ole really got me this week. Why in the hell wood I think that Chicken could possibly be twice the calories and fat as a piece of steak, two enchiladas, beans and rice? Normally a person would think chicken and spinach are good. Well 1500 calories later I can say no. Next time I splurge, Ill go for the 800 calorie whole meal. BTW 1500 calories, no sides either.
Anyhow, today was my first day on the meds. I'm glad to say I feel fine, except that I pee every 30-45 minutes. Kinda hard when I drive an hour to and from work. Not to mention I am already on meds for frequent urination. Glad I take those or Id be going a lot more!
Now what gets me is this, he told me to eat a whole lot of meat, and a good amount of fat. Any fat as long as not trans and not alot of saturated. Tells me I can eat as many nuts and avacados and olives as I want. And not to forget eggs. He said eggs being bad was a lie. That I have to have cholesterol to live and to eat the eggs and red meat. Thats alot of Fat. But of course to make sure I cram 1500 calories in my body but no more that 1600. That for some reason my gut thinks it is starving at 1200 and wants to hang on to it. Also have to add cinnamon to everything I can. Even my coffee in the morning, which actually tastes pretty good. Supposedly the cinnamon will flush out the sugar and help the niacin with my borderline triglycerides. I know it helps with diabetes, but I thought it just helped A1C levels.
So here we go and I hope he knows what he is talking about. He does have a wall full of awards and what not, for heart health, diabetes and weight health. All from Texas Med Center, Nasa and MLBaseball. I hope he is the greatness I have heard from so many. Just thinking it is ok to eat fat seems insane. This is a great new motivation, because I was seriously losing my mind after 5 months and what is now only a 1 pound loss.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Today I had a prescription for Chantix called in. I am going to be all around healthy. I have tried lozenges, gum, patches, inhalers, wellbutrin, meditation and of course the nothing at all approach. This time I will succeed. There is no sense in losing weight to quit smoking to gain weight. Conquer both at once so I can have the healthy eating habits in place. All the times I have tried either quit smoking or quit fat, I have failed and done more of one or the other. They seem to go hand in hand. If I try to quit smoking I gain weight. If I try to eat correct, then I am smoking more. Like a snack replacement. I will do this. My quit date is 4/4/13. I am getting ready to get it done. Take the meds for a week and pray I don't have a bad affect from them like I did the wellbutrin.
I am sure I could just quit, or so I tell myself that. I like to pretend I have the willpower for it. But, I know I need help. Sometimes things can't be done alone. Sometimes you need a little help.
Monday, March 25, 2013
I am so aggravated at myself today. I had to get blood work done so was fasting. I took a banana with me for when I got done. I wasn't expecting them to take so much from me. 11 vials. Well, I was lightheaded and needed something to eat. No Subway in sight, I went for Whataburger. Mistake. Honey Chicken biscuit and hash browns. I am not going to let this destroy my day. I know it was bad, but I will make up for it with salad for lunch, no dressing ever...yuck! and more salad and boiled fish for dinner. Am still going to have to find some protein in all of this, but I feel better to miss a day of protein than to pack on a ton more fat/calories for me to burn.
Overall besides that, this is an excellent day. I have energy, my stress is at about a 1 now, and that is even after halving the anxiety meds....Yay! I have counted about 1000 steps (that is with my sit on my butt job), so 9000 to go. That's not too much considering I know what I have to do for the rest of the day. That goal is very achievable.
So off to a better day I go!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I am so tired of this. I eat so close to perfect, but I have gained weight. I am following my Dr. orders exactly. I am eating nothing but organic, I am eating no meat except organic free range chicken or wild fish. I eat veggies all day long, every meal. I ask her yesterday, "How am I gaining weight?" We go over what I have been taking in. She says I am doing nothing wrong, so now I get another blood test. I am not sitting on my butt all day. When I get home, I play with the dogs for a good long time, I play with my growing veggies in the garden, I take care of everything that needs done. I do not sit down until almost time for bed.
Let's back up a few months to Dec 2012:
Dr. tells me I have too much estrogen, not enough progesterone, I am too stressed, and lacking in vitamins. At that point I was at 173 pounds. She puts me on natural compounded Progesterone, has me detox with only organic cruciferous veggies and herbal tea/water to drink, and after a few weeks I can eat non-wheat/corn grains and fish/chicken. Puts me on vitamin D, which was low, Folic Acid, which was low, an Energy Blend Multi, and Lexapro for my anxiety/panic attacks. I see her in January, I've gained 3 pounds. She ups the Progesterone. The anxiety is now starting to level out. I see her in February, I have gained 3 more pounds. Now 3 weeks after that visit I am now at 183.
From testing she tells me my metabolism is at a stand still. Then she says we are weaning off the fat making Lexapro and to eat snacks during the day, well I already am. Carrots, tomatoes, spinach, just about any vegetable I have on hand.
Last weekend I hurt my back. Now I am going to the chiropractor every other day. Just got back as a matter of fact. I CANT MOVE!
I am getting so depressed because I am doing everything right and am gaining weight. And not muscle. My clothes are tighter. I am getting to where I see no point in not eating a cupcake if I am just going to get fatter anyhow. My bad Cholesterol has risen and she says I am on the borderline to being Diabetic (which btw does not run in my family).
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