Saturday, May 18, 2013
This is copied from my team post.
Hi all. I looked and it's been since the end of March since I last posted. Crazy how life just never slows down. I was doing well in March and lost 7.5 pounds. Then I lost it in April. I let some negative thinking in and started thinking, ”all I can eat is this boring stuff and they get all the fun stuff.” and I got depressed.
Then I realized that my potassium had gone very low. At the end of March I fired my doctor because he changed my prescription without communicating with me or even knowing how I was doing. The new doctor said we could combine two of my pills into one and I thought that would be OK. I'm wondering if that one pill is missing something. Before, the one drug took potassium out while the other one put it back. I was also taking 3 potassium supplements per day. With the one pill now I went low and had to increase my supplement to 5-6 a day. I'm wondering if this way the one drug no longer puts potassium back in me. Anyway, low potassium made me depressed, didn't help my attitude, made me feel awful physically and made it impossible to lose even if I did eat right.
Fortunately, I didn't regain any weight. I just bounced around 190-193 forever. I realized the potassium problem less than a week before I was doing a 5k called the Dam Run. It is mostly uphill and actually 3.8 miles. I planned to walk and still it was the hardest thing I'd ever done. At least I got my dam run T-shirt!
Since then I've been getting on track. I'm eating on plan again. My attitude is good. I'm feeling better than I have in quite a while. But still the weight was slow leaving. I thought I'd never get out of the 190's. I would think I had it and I'd go up .2 pounds or stay the same. Finally this morning I totally missed 189 and landed on 188.4. I'm working hard to keep my attitude good this time. I keep telling myself that my food is my drug of choice so I can get rid of the other drugs.