the good nurse....

Monday, February 07, 2011

I was really humbled today. I went to my monthly (well month and a half due to the weather) appt with the nurse practitioner in my doctor's office. Of course the first thing I hear is "hop up on the scale"... ugh, do I have to? I was hoping that it wasn't as bad as I thought. But it was.

And I could tell that I let her down.

She came into the room and said "so what's been going on? how did you do this month?" But she was so much less peppy than before. And she's been more than patient enough with me. She has given me every tool available to fix a sluggish, or rather non-existent, metabolism.

And I let her down... which let me down.

The previous month I had lost 7 pounds, and this month gained it back. First of all, how is that possible? That's a lot of weight to gain back in one month. I don't recall eating that many calories. Do you know how many calories it takes to pack a pound on? Seriously? Did I consume that much and not know it? If so, something is very wrong.

To be serious a moment, I have had a difficult time because of my low thyroid, and my metabolism has just been WHACK! But there's no more excuses here, I was given the tools.
I know what I need to do...

When I don't sleep at night, I just need to sleep.

When I start skipping meals at lunch, I need to go get lunch and eat it.

When I start lying around instead of being active, I need to be active.

When I think I'll have a snack, I need to NOT have a snack.

When I go for the ice cream, because I skipped lunch today, I need to eat the meal I skipped and melt the ice cream!

I mean... This is ME I'm talking about. And I'm worth it!!

And you are too!
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    I haven't had my metabolism is low and I was on steroids for 3 years but am now determined to continue on my weight lose finally. I really could relate to your reasons and solutions to what should be done
    2264 days ago
    You are absolutely worth it!
    It is also important to know this: you didn't let her down. She is worried about you, but not disappointed in you, it is a crucial difference. As a physician, I am almost never disappointed by people (I know a lot about human weakness after all), but I do worry about them. Two steps forward, one step back. Don't be too hard on yourself.
    2497 days ago
    thanks everyone! my metabolism has got me in a bad place but I am fighting it. it's good to hear that others have had this problem and that it can be overcome.
    2497 days ago
    Wellllll, I added 20 between December 21st and January20something. Christmas feasts, drinks of the season, BSA caramel corn (by the large bag), M&M peanuts (by the jumbo bag)popcorn at the movie. Knowing all the while I would have to brn it back off. Should have stopped sooner but my life will continue and I will ultimately get back to losing "new weight". Enjoy the side trips but I need to remember to space them out further and for shorter periods?
    2499 days ago
  • JLWOF1
    You're right, we are worth it! Now we just need to do it! I will if you will!

    2499 days ago
    I have a Spark friend that had serious thyroid problems (which shot her wt . way , way over 200 lb) Well she made her goal a few months ago at around 145 lbs she maintained that weight and is a WEIGHT WATCHER LEADER today. I was so inspired by her struggle to fight against a disease and win . Her victory has been my inspiration many times when I just needed that motivational boost.and I do not even have thyroid disease. If she did it then we can too. be persistent, do not get discouraged! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    I love your clear thinking. Your honesty and focus will take you to your goals.
    2500 days ago
  • SAL2525
    2500 days ago
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