Sunday, July 15, 2012
I went to a friend's home tonight who I went to HS with (14 years ago), and as we were sipping on cocktails (yep...away from my diet I know, but we all need days like this once in a while right?), and we were talking about hypothyroidism. I mentioned that I have one that is being corrected with medication and a woman sitting next to me asked, "You mean hyperthyroidism right?" When I told her "No, my thyroid is too slow." She asked, "How are you so skinny then with a slow thyroid?" I looked at her in silence because it has been a long time that anyone put me in the "skinny" category! I used to be thin, but through the years I made unhealthy choices, added with my slow thyroid, and gained 25-30 extra pounds. Once I recovered from the compliment, I told her that I was seeing a specialist and we were working with medication, and when I told her I was working out 6 days a week to get back in shape she just nodded and said, "Impressive. I wouldn't want to work out that much."
None of us want to. I know I don't enjoy it, but it is moments like these that keep me pushing for another day. It is also why I do so many comparison shots. I need the motivation because working out is not "fun" for me. I don't get the rush of endorphins so many people get. I just get tired, but feel mentally accomplished.
I still need to lose 10 pounds (down to last 10 pounds!!!) to be at my pre-pregnancy weight. But I really want to lose 15 pounds to get to my old standard of 110 pounds. I'm 5' 2" so the weight really shows on me.
Also, while getting ready for the evening out I had to go down to my storage room to get my old jeans from their hiding place. Yep. Back in my size 5 jeans...comfortably. I'm not straining them, or having to suck in to fit in them. They just slid on like they used to. I was really happy about that.
I was unable to workout today because of a very early morning track meet for my son, then to a baby shower, and then my friend's gathering, but I'm ready for tomorrow! In fact I can't wait. Her comment was the extra push I needed for the week. I am even going sundress shopping tomorrow because of an event I have next week for a group I belong to.
Ha! "How am I so skinny?" I'm not, but I'm 15 pounds lighter than I was, and 10-15 pounds closer to my goal. There will be a time where I don't need to workout 6 days a week to maintain, and that is exciting to think about. I'm looking forward to those days.