weigh in day
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Well today is weigh in day and I was anxious to see what the scale would say....... I started my vacation Friday and I have literally walked miles since Friday! I walked my dog to Petsmart which is just over 2 miles round trip Friday then I turned around and walked to a hardware store which was also just over 2 miles round trip. Saturday I took 2 of my dogs, Indy and Winston on walks for a mile each and worked out on the elliptical trainer......I've logged well over 10,000 steps a day. sooooooo I get on the scale this morning and it shows 164.4 not quite a pound since last Sunday........ I was disappointed with all this ramped up exercise I was hoping for at least 163.
When I was at my chiropractor's appointment last Wednesday he said he thought I should be down to at least 160 by now. It just isn't happening that fast. He also suggested that I go on some sort of medication that he says would guarantee I'd lose 30 pounds in 6 weeks, but he says that I'd have to stop exercising ....... no exercising at all not even walking and that I couldn't eat more than 500 calories a day. what?????? I struggle with eating 1200 calories a day... he says I won't want to eat........ I told him there hasn't been a day in my entire life that I haven't WANTED to eat......... I felt I was doing ok on my own and I was proud of myself, it is MY accomplishment and yeah a lot of hard work that got me from 190 to 164.4... yes I'd love it to go faster who doesn't??? ..... he said he wouldn't have made the offer if I didn't show I was doing the hard work to lose the 50 pounds to start and was making progress but now he said he knows it's tougher to lose the next 25 pounds and he since he knows I'm dedicated to my efforts he can help me reach my goal in 6 weeks now instead of another 6 months.
I feel like I've got that little angel/devil thing going on ....... angel telling me you're doing a great job and yeah you're not at 140 yet but you can do this ON YOUR OWN!!! the devil is telling me come on he's offering you the GOLDEN TICKET.... no work on your part and you'd reach your goal weight in 6 weeks not another 6 months........ what's wrong with you!!!!! take it!!!!!!!!! TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!
Then to see I've lost less than a pound after all my extra work..... what can I say? now that he told me about this option I've thought about it..... I said no thanks but now it's just there in the back of my mind......... it doesn't help that my body is hurting today from all the extra walking and working out.......
I don't know the name of the medication he was talking about but I researched some of that stuff and from what I read there can be dangerous side effects and one of them is related to blood pressure..... I already have high blood pressure and take medication for it....... I don't think it would be wise to take something that can increase my blood pressure or maybe affect medications I'm already taking.......
I KNOW the right answer is NO....... but it is tempting to take the easy path..... but is it still MY accomplishment?