Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Fell off the wagon. More accurately, took exactly two weeks off of my normal eating by going on vacation, tried to pay attention to what I ate, watched my calories, stuck mostly to fresh stuff. Ate a few desserts, nothing super crazy.
Yup. Gained 15 pounds in two weeks. :( The weight it took me 6 months to lose. Gained back and then some. I then went back to what I was doing - tracking, exercising, etc for a month, and lost half a pounds. That's not right.
So yeah, back to the doctor trying to figure out what's wrong. I guess it's still my thyroid? I had a TON of bloodwork done last week, and I'm waiting for them to call me to let me know what's going on. I might not be converting T3 properly, or I might just need a higher dose of Armour. I was on 90mcg of Armour, so for the last week I've been bumped up to 120mcg. So far I don't feel any different, so I'm thinking it might be T3 conversion issues. I'm scheduled for an ultrasound of my thyroid on Monday to rule out any other weirdness like nodules.
Argh, I just want to lose weight like normal people can and not want to sleep for 15 hours a day!!! Fingers crossed that bloodwork will reveal something helpful for a change.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Had a particularly crushing weekend that involved losing not one, but two kittens I was set to adopt. Long story, and I'm still too sad to talk/think about it.
On the plus side, I was too depressed to eat, so I met my calorie goals. Heh.
I did start exercising again though! Actual exercise, not just walking the dog. I think I may buy a heart rate monitor. I've debated it before, and it seems like a fun thing to start tracking.
Friday, June 08, 2012
I've gone mostly off track ever since memorial day weekend. That was supposed to be my big end goal where I would have lost 35-45 pounds and looked amazing, but instead I lost 10 pounds, and stopped caring.
It's definitely a little frustrating when I watch what I eat, log everything carefully, get in an hour of strenuous cardio exercise a day, I either maintain my weight, or maybe lose a pound a month if I'm lucky. I'm also exhausted all the time, and feel like I want to die after exercising. I don't understand that "exercise high" I hear about, because I'm ready to pass out after 30 minutes of sweating heavily.
I don't get it. It's not like I live an extraordinarily unhealthy lifestyle. I walk my dog regularly, I eat a lot of vegetables and eat mostly balanced meals. I do eat more carbs than I should, and I I'm sporadic about strength training. I eat pizza once a week for dinner, but practice portion control. My thyroid is under control. My endometriosis hasn't bothered me for awhile (though it's starting to hurt again) I have to eat a LOT of salt because of my chronic low blood pressure, but aside from that, I just don't get it. :P
Is there some secret I'm not in on? Why don't I get to be in the "I'm losing weight!" club?
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I was all responsible and got a salad last night (go me!) from Panera. Since no good deed goes unpunished, I noticed a half hour later that my stomach felt awful. I tried to figure out if I'd accidentally eaten anything weird, but I hadn't even had any dairy with that salad so I couldn't figure it out. Finally after the horrid stomach cramps started, I realized I must have eaten something with artificial sweetener in it. Sure enough I looked up the Panera ingredients, and the next to last ingredient was some derivative of Stevia.
So of course, I had to eat soup and crackers to settle my stomach, which derailed my goal of hitting the lower limit of my calorie goals. My stomach still hurts!
In conclusion: Dear every restaurant and food manufacturer: For the love of god, stop sneaking in artificial sweeteners to every food under the sun. I'm a careful label reader, but I'm tired of you sneaking this stuff past me. There is zero reason to add tiny amounts of this crap to foods that don't need it! >:\
Thursday, May 17, 2012
I was trying to think of things I've accomplished that aren't related to losing weight. I've lost ten pounds, and pretty much have stayed there, but I've accomplished other stuff, which is why I haven't lost all hope and eaten an entire bakery. :D
-I've completely ditched soda. I used to drink 3 cokes a day, then a year ago got down to one a day, and now I'll have one like, once a month, if that. I think I've had maybe 3 cokes since January. Since I'm allergic to artificial sweeteners, diet coke was never an option, so I'm really proud of myself for this.
-I can walk around my entire neighborhood and not want to die some days. I used to get really tired after one street, but I walked the dog the other day and made it around the whole neighborhood without wanted to die. I still have tons of fatigue issues, but when I'm not tired, I'm in slightly better shape than I used to be!
-I've kept off those ten pounds! I've had some setbacks, but I always settle back down into the ten pounds gone territory, even after abdominal surgery! That's something.
-I take a multi vitamin, calcium, and omega 3 vitamins every single day, and have for almost 4 months!
So yeah, I haven't lost what I wanted yet, but I'm kinda making progress.
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