I got on the scale this morning, and the evidence was there. I have gained 25 lbs since January. I know that if I ignore this, the scale will continue to climb. This didn't come out of the blue; obviously I am feeding my problem. But this kind of weight gain is crazy. My husband finds the result totally out of proportion to what I eat, but it is what it is.
Gone are the days when I could count on a fairly stable metabolism to keep me at a steady weight, provided I don't go overboard. I gain weight extremely quickly now.
I've had my thyroid checked, thinking something must be wrong, but everything seems to be fine. Well... I'm not fine. I am discouraged and very uncomfortable. I am winded when walking up the slightest incline.
I was in service with a sister and we were walking up to a house. The house was at the end of a mildly hilly driveway. Earlier, she said, "I'm praying you have a nice call." Later, I said, "Pray that I can breathe when I get there." She replied, "I am." Isn't that pathetic? It really wasn't a very high rise, but I couldn't breathe.
So, I am resolved to do something about it. As I wrote in my introduction on my sparkpage, I am going to focus on the NEED to lose weight, rather than the reasons I WANT to.
I find it so embarrassing to even write this weight gain in a blog, but if I am going to really work at this openly... using sparkpeople.com daily, then I want to be honest with all of you. Though I haven't actually met any of you, I care for you and your friendship and support are really needed.
I'm thankful for all of you.