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Just do it--Again

Saturday, September 08, 2012

This is what I tell myself "Just Do It". I have to because my motivation to keep on keepin' on is low. It's not that I want to abandon all of my healthy habits because, in the long run, I know where I'll end up; obese, sick and diabetic. I don't want that for myself. Yet recently, I've felt bored with my program and I'm not sure what else to do to shake it up. I'm trying new recipes and switching up the exercise routine. Sometimes I'm working out with a trainer.

Recently, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Now, I'm wondering if my recent sluggishness and somewhat depressed mood is related to my thyroid. Recognizing this possibility, I have been gently telling myself "Just do what you can, today." I feel like I should be trying to improve my time on my 5K, but today, I only have energy for walking the dog and walking around a shopping mall. I still enjoy strength training, but I am tired of the dang cardio machines.

Foodwise, I struggle when I step outside of my controlled environment. Yesterday's afternoon party at work followed by happy hour caused me to exceed my calorie budget. I have been eating at the higher end of my range because I've been hungrier.

The scale is starting to bounce between the same two pounds again. I had told myself that I should try to lose 12 more pounds then go into maintenance mode for awhile. Maybe I should go into maintenance mode now? I don't know.

In the meantime, I'm going to do two things. I'm going to Weight Watchers to get face-to-face group support and I am signing up to run/walk a 5K with a co-worker in late October. Hopefully, these two things will kick me in the pants and jump start my motivation.
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    If you think the sluggishness might by your hypothyroidism, it's time to have the doctor look at blood work to see if the thyroid meds need adjusting. Or to rule out the thyroid, so you can look for a different cause.

    I'm fortunate in that I've never had to have my thyroid meds adjusted. Several years after diagnosis, it's got to where getting up to an alarm in the middle of the night to take my thyroid med on an empty stomach is just part of life, no big deal.
    2015 days ago
    It sounds like you're working really hard to keep things fresh, which is great. It's been my experience that if you keep pushing forward, your mind will catch up with you body and actions. Great job making good choices everyday to step you closer toward your goal! Keep it moving!
    2017 days ago
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    Congratulations, this is an awesome way to "talk it out". You are so close to maintanance....wow...I've got 18 more pounds or so to go....let's not stop now. Just remember that "motivation is optional". It is great when it's there and can push us forward but when it's not there we just have to do as you say.."do it anyway", like a job! I love how you have recognized what might possibly be holding you back AND you are doing what you need to to change it up...I think that is key...we are not locked into one particular food group or exercise program, we have the ability to do what works for us so press on...that class reunion is around the corner....Be blessed!!
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