Thursday, January 24, 2013
For years I've tried to lose weight and did but always put it back on. Yes I exercised and kept a journal to hold myself accountable. I had ups and downs. 1 year ago I became my mothers caregiver and wasn't much taking care of myself or interested in weight loss. There just seem to be so much going on and so much to keep up with and adjust to. In the beginning I lost a few pounds because I was so exhausted and stressed out to be interested in food or nourishment. After the 6-8 month mark I started packing on the pounds again because I wasn't watching what I was eating and was starting to eat out of depression. Today I weight myself and realized that I'm the lightest I've been in a very long time. I'm happy with this but I don't understand how I did this. You see I continue to eat like at my "heavy" weight but the pounds are just coming off. I'm still stressed and tired but what's different now? My husband wants me to go to the doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. I have a family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disease. I'll go to my doctor soon just to get myself checked because this seems unusual. I'm beyond menopause almost 5 years. Could my metabolism have just kicked in? Oh well, I'm only averaging 1 - 2 lbs. a week and that's not unhealthy. I know stress can do alarming things so I'll get myself checked out. Hope and pray it's nothing. God bless the Sparkpeople community and happy, healthy New Year everyone.