Saturday, February 23, 2013
Well, Friday was a weird day. My MIL is here and that always puts me out of my routine a bit but we also had some running around to do for her in the snow. I had my 6 month checkup with the endo several weeks late. I brought up the issue of these rapid weight gain events. He said there really isn't anything hormonal that can do that. I didn't feel like pointing out that when I have gotten large cysts in the past this same thing has happened but whatever. He said that even though I have been stuck in the same 10-15lb weight range since 05/2010, my bloodwork numbers all look much better. He feels I shouldn't worry too much about the scale number day to day and just keep working on getting carbs down and exercising more. Ok. Easier for him to say than for me to deal with at the moment.
I did have a revelation when I got home from the appointment. I started a "pregnancy friendly" blood pressure pill at the same time that this plateau, for lack of better word, started. Since it's almost 3 years and for a variety of reasons we have never been able to meet with the RE, I think it is time to give up on that goal. One of the reasons I had switched to that pill was I had lost 10% of my starting weight and we were thinking I would keep going down over the next several months while we worked on the rest of the checklist for my ob/gyn. But, here I sit, almost 3 years later and no progress. I can't take that anymore. Now that I am 39, the chances of getting pregnant are getting slimmer and slimmer. We don't have the funds to see the RE at the moment and I weigh more than I have in awhile.
This weekend I am taking a real good look at my food journals and pantry. I am not going to beat myself up for the road and opportunities not taken. I am just going to consider today Day 1, again. I may even change all my streaks. I have 6 months to make some progress before I head to the endo again at the end of the summer. I know I can make some difference in my health between now and then, it just may not amount to a number on the scale. First thing Monday though I am calling my PCP office to schedule an appointment to discuss these rapid weight gains and my BP pills.