Paying the piper
Friday, November 13, 2009
After my chocolate roll frenzy this past week, I gained .8, which I guess is okay considering it probably should have been more. I guess all the exercise paid off overall. The biggest woe in my life is still my stomach. Yesterday I went to the "girlie doctor" (as I like to call her) and she was very happy with my weight loss since last year. I had a hysterectomy in 1999 and have been on estrogen ever since. Three years ago the weaning off procedure began. One year later, my night sweats got so bad that they raised my dosage again. Last year I started weaning off the hormones again with no night sweats this time around. So my doctor yesterday told me to take even less now. It supposedly is a 5-7 year process. (Note: if I start acting like a crazy lunatic, somebody please make me take more estrogen!) (Another Note: it might be hard to tell if I'm acting like a lunatic because of the lack of hormones, or if I'm just being... well...myself!) (for those unfamiliar with my strange sense of humor--that was a joke!) Anyway, I started complaining to her about my stomach and how much I wanted a tummy tuck. I guess I should say I was whining...She has the nerve to tell me that once a woman hits menopause every fat cell wants to live in the abdominal area and it is much harder to lose. I wanted to smack her. This did not make me feel better. Of course, I know that is a fact, but I sure didn't want to hear it!! I guess to make me feel better, she tells me that the majority of my remaining weight loss should be in that area. Okay, she somewhat redeemed herself. Anyway, no more chocolate rolls for me, or anything contraband this week. I am now aiming for that oh-so-elusive 5 lbs. from goal mark. They are not kidding when they say the last 10 lbs. are the hardest. And I gave away a bunch of my bigger jeans to a friend of mine in TOPS. I will never need them again!
Keep on truckin'.......one day at a time!