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325 to 205!! ... What does Doc have to say?! ... 30 or 50 more?!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My weight stalled, again. I've been bouncing around the same five pounds for about three months now. *FRUSTRATING*

Doc's office pinged me about a month ago to remind me to have my adrenals tested again. I had to wait and save the money for the cost of test and consultation to review the results. These tests aren't cheap kids!!

Cortisol levels will muck up your weight loss along with other fun stuff on the inside and I've been treating my adrenals for the better part of two years. I've tested multiple times and the results, this time, show a marked improvement but that support is still needed.

Prior to my consult with Doc I emailed him the facts about my diet and workouts which included a list of questions. On average I consume 900 to 1200 calories a day. On average I strength train three days a week with each session lasting 30 minutes. I've recently added back cardio (C25K) three days a week with a maximum of 45 minutes.

Doc agreed that the strength training was an excellent addition and to keep the cardio limited to 45 minutes on my off ST days. My system does NOT process high amounts of cardio well, as in, I'll gain weight. It happens regardless of what the "other professionals" tell ya. *FACE/PALM*

He asked if I'm hungry all the time based on my calorie intake to which I replied no due to all the protein and natural fiber I take in. He asked what I generally eat to which I listed my proteins and veg ... no push back from him. As I suspected, he asked if I ever "cheated" and I answered, yes. Gotta tell your doctor the truth boys and girls! I told him before it was once a week and now it's down to once a month. He wasn't surprised by the admission based on the average numbers but admitted even those cheat episodes would NOT stop the weight loss. *THANK YOU*

In the end, he is concerned that we are missing something. As he said, you can't consume that little, burn that much and NOT drop the lbs. Again, *THANK YOU!*

My latest assignments:
+ Stay the course with the adrenal support
+ Have a digestive test completed - that involves a stool test (this one will make three)
+ Thyroid test ... a full panel to be ordered by my General Physician.

The last two tests are super expensive and with a looming job lose it might take a hot minute for me to save those funds. *SIGH*

I'm down a total of 125 lbs, on another plateau but fitter and healthier than I've been in my 42 years of life. I'll fight the good fight and continue to push forward on this wellness journey of mine.

I was a little surprised that Doc mentioned that I only need to drop another 30 lbs. In my mind I have it more like 50 lbs. I guess I'll reevaluate when I get to his number and see what I see. Admittedly, 30 sounds a heck of a lot better than 50! I'd either weigh 175 or 155 ... well, I won't worry my little head over this number now. I got me bigger things to dwell on.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MISSB8604 3/22/2013 12:27PM

    Great plan! It's always better to see what you're dealing with!

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MANLEYSANDY 3/21/2013 8:08PM

    You work very hard to keep a good attitude and to stay the course. I think it is very vindicating to know that something on the inside just is not working right. I think if your doctor tells you 30 pds, then you are golden. I decided a few years back that I just was not going to maintain the lighter side of my weight, around the 150's and I have chosen to stay at the higher end which is between 177-169 and my doctor said 169 was fine. So, I need to get back there, because of high blood pressure. We are all such a slave to that number but look at how healthy you are, and your confidence is amazing! I think you are a SUPERSTAR! Keep up the amazing journey!

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ENDUROVET 3/21/2013 7:16PM

    Geez, that reminds me to reschedule my bloodwork & U/S...
(Endo dr wanted to see me in Dec, w/stress of hearing etc I just didn't want to deal w/it; what if I got some bad news?) I know that's PPP (p!ss poor planning) on my part, but I'm to a stage where I'm ready to take full responsibility for my own health care w/all that entails - yeah, quit glopping up your comments & do my own blog post ;-) !!!
But overall I can't tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me, darlin'!
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/21/2013 6:52PM

    I'm so glad you're consulting with your doc... SO many people don't. Things so9und good, glad to hear you're still pressing on!

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1DERLAND14 3/21/2013 6:50PM

    You're doing so awesome! :) 30 more pounds isn't too far away!!!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 3/21/2013 6:27PM

    You have done emoticon

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