Discontent with Discouragement
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
In the beginning of October after my Synthroid was raised to 137mcg, I started going to the gym on the military base located 5 minutes from my house on a really regular basis. I've been going 5 days a week, and have slowly built my workouts back to my pre-pregnancy and pre-thyroid nightmare of 2 hours each day. I even signed up and got a military personal trainer to give me that extra kick in the arse, and I've been absolutely loving the direction she's had me going. Just knowing I'm working out like I used to be when I was "normal" makes me feel extremely accomplished, and I love coming home and making a point of how sweaty I am to my husband. :D
Last Thursday though, I had a minor bump in the road when we took measurements, and weight. I had gained 3 whole pounds even though, I was doing everything I have been told to do. I hadn't been letting myself get hungry throughout the day, with small snacks to keep me satisfied between meals, and sticking to the regular nutritional guidelines. I know that the 3 pounds I gained could just be because I was pre-menstrual, or could have just been water weight or something, but it really dragged me down. That night when I went to go to bed, I couldn't stop thinking about the gain, and actually started crying. But then I stopped myself, got angry for letting myself get so upset about the whole thing, and hopped on Spark to peruse the Thyroid forums.
Reading the forums is really something I should have done more in depth months ago, I would have learned quite a bit, and could have spared myself from getting so wound up over a tiny gain. I found an entry about nutrition, and decided to start eating a modified version of a low carb diet. Next morning after my classes, I went grocery shopping to prepare, and started on the new diet Saturday. I'm determined not to let a small weight gain deter me.
My personal trainer is amazing! She's really open minded to the fact that I'm not "normal" as her own mother had been diagnosed with Graves Disease and had a thyroidectomy as well. She said that we're not going to focus so much on the weight as we are the inches lost, and that we're going to use the inches lost as a way to measure my progress. Thursday she's going to have me do TRX for the first time, and I'm really excited. I've been trying out lots of different things I never thought to do before when I used to go to the gym, so its been really fun having a variety of things to do.
So... this has been my last couple months. School (I'm getting all A's so far this semester, and I haven't been in school in FOREVER!), gym, homework, family time. :D Fingers crossed for measurements in 1 1/2 weeks. Ooooh, and another round of blood tests on the 9th! I can't wait!