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!