Monday, May 06, 2013
Things have changed in my life since I last blogged. A lot. I lost the battle with emotional binge eating for quite a while. However, I was able to regain control probably about 2 months ago. About a month ago, I decided I was bored with my Zumba DVDs and ventured out to a Zumba class that is held at the local skating rink. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked and addicted. I've been going twice a week, and walking approximately 5 miles a week (over 3 days). I've been doing really well at sticking within my calorie range. I've relost (I gained almost all my weight back) about 10-15 lbs within the past 2 months. My fiance was diagnosed with diabetes about 2 years ago. He changed (somewhat) his eating habits and lost a bunch of weight. In those two years alone he lost approx 150 lbs. However, as someone who has dieted and made lifestyle changes on and off all of my life, I knew (and said multiple times to his doctor) that he was not eating well enough to lose that much weight. Sure enough, he was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 6 months ago. That's what helped him lose all the weight. Well good for him. Bad for me. Yeah, yoohoo, let's not forget that the couple that used to 400 lbs (him) and 250 lbs (me) is now 255 lbs (him) and 240 lbs (me). It's freaking me out and pissing me off at the same time. Women are not supposed to be bigger than their significant others....at least not in my mind. So the frustration sets in this past weekend. I was going down to my parents, so I moved my zumba class from Saturday to the Tuesday prior so I still got my two classes in this past week. I was pleasantly surprised when I found a class at a gym by them where you can pay for the class without being a member. So I went to a third class Saturday morning. I spent all day yesterday outside fishing, walking in the woods from spot to spot. Definitly not a cardio workout, but I was being active on my "off" day so I was happy. I ate poorly on Saturday, but I figured the extra workout would even it out. Surprise! Surprise! I got on the scale this morning and GAINED a pound. So I went through EVERYTHING I ate on Saturday. I pulled up the calorie differential report. And guess what...according to the report I still BURNED 600 calories more than I ate. I ate within my range all week. I'm so frustrated by this that I'd seriously like to print the report, take it to my doctor, cram it down her throat, and demand that she figure out exactly what is wrong with me.