Friday, February 08, 2013
So, it seems my weight problems aren't all caused by my overeating. I get my results back on Monday from a bunch of blood tests. My Dr. thinks I may be a texbook case of hypothyroidism.
While this is a bit of a relief (thyroid meds are extremely successful), it makes me a little mad that I have been beating myself up with diet and exercise, and have gotten virtually no results. As a matter of fact, my weight dramatically increased over the past 8 months, even though I was on a 1200-1500 calorie/day diet, and was exercising 2 hours a week. I was so discouraged by my metabolism, that I just gave up. Again. And now, this diagnosis may be the answer to the "WHY?!?" I've been asking myself for so long.
However, I'm still watching my eating habits. My diet is now being monitored by my Doctor, due to the dangerous nature of my extreme weight gain. I am doing Zumba 4 times a week, sometimes with my girlfriends. I am doing a push-up/sit-up contest with my husband. I am taking my vitamins, and even added some supplements, and drinking tons of water. I feel better this week than I have in a long time.
And another small victory - my husband was out of town last night, and the kids were in bed. Normally, while I watch TV I would grab some chips or crackers to munch on, without thinking about it. Last night, I made a big steaming cup of licorice root tea instead. And although it wasn't as satisfying as the carbs, the fact that I made it through a night without eating junk was a big step.