Saturday, March 30, 2013
I have been in funk over not losing weight. It is nice to have that number even though the mind tells you all is well. I know it is not the main thing in weight loss, but I guess years of conditioning is hard to throw aside.
I know what everyone is going say. I have a little confession. I have the worst stomach of any one I know. My diabetic meds tear it up. Then I top those with the NSAIDS for the arthritis and the stomach pain commences. Yes, I am on stomach meds, Tums, and Mylanta and still have trouble. The best med for the stomach is way too expensive so I have given up on that on, however, I still take a prescribed one. The diabetic meds are the mildest on the market as well. What happens is my stomach gets so bad, I take a meds break of about a week or 10 days at a time. Of course, my sugars go up a bit (not too bad). I think it causes me to retain fluid. Last night, (I am back on meds), I ran to the bathroom every three hours. All night long. My sugars were really good this morning - 99 s0 I figured the urination was related to the fact I hadn't take the meds. I got on the scale and 222 1/2. WOO HOO!!! I have decided since I am having a fluid problem off the pills, I will stay on them to the point where the doctor has to intervene. If I can't eat, he will do something. I am thrilled!!! I worked so hard to get to this point!!!
Exercise is hard for me to get because my job is physical. I wrote the Coach and they were saying something about how it becomes a regular life activity and you burn less over time. I have ramped up the speed of my walking to where I am breathless (not panting). Last night, I did my run in record time. It used to take me 4 hours, then 3 1/2 and last night it took me 3 hours. I do delivery work so I walk a lot. The same with my day job. I was done and home by 7:15 last night instead of 8:30 and I didn't have to take a nap on the side of the road. I noticed I had stopped napping a few weeks ago. I am getting better and can still use my job as exercise. Also, I find myself car dancing a lot these days!!!
These are small things to many people, however, to me they are huge. I was up to 304 pounds at one time. I would always diet two weeks before going to the doctor so he wouldn't know. I did the same when I joined sparkpeople. I don't think I was ever registered here at 304. I think I started spark at 300.
It does get better is what I would tell anyone. There are hard days, but in time it does get better as we are getting better.