Got my scale - no more excuses!

Monday, August 29, 2011

I have been really encouraged since my last blog, but I have not been real dedicated - my excuse was "I don't even have a scale to monitor how I am doing." My scale went on the fritz several months ago. I took it back to Walmart and they actually let me exchange it - no questions asked! A part of me wants to get really upset because I have to start all over again. I am actually 7 pounds heavier then where I left off. :( But, I am looking at it like its a minor set-back. I keep telling myself these past months have been emotionally and physically hard. I had the total thyroidectomy in May and found out it was cancer. I had to wait until this past week to see the endocrinologist to find out if I needed further treatments. I spent 7 weeks in FL (which was mostly great) and the heat and traveling caused me to swell horribly, which I still haven't recovered from completely. While there we had two deaths in the family back here in Indiana, causing us to have to come home for a few days. When we returned home it was time to get kids ready for school, catch up on missed time with nieces and nephews, doctor appts, etc. so we have been constantly on the go. Today I feel like I can breathe slow for the first time in weeks. I got up, made myself some water (instead of my normal cinnamon tea), weighed, put a load of clothes in the washer, logged into SP and here I sit and write - getting ready to start my exercises and track on the fitness tracker. Sometimes I think to myself, "Why do I keep posting about making a difference and really trying - are these people reading this going to think I am crazy and not really trying?" Well, what amazes me about SP is there are so many people willing to offer their support and they don't care about how many times that I have to start over - they are only supporting the fact I am trying again. Did I mention I love SP??

Update on doctors - I mentioned my endocrinologist. My thyroid level was a little off so he made a minor adjustment to my dosage. He told me that my body is trying to get used to not having a thyroid and it will take some time to feel exactly right again. He did blood work to test for a tumor marker since my cancer lesion was borderline risk for spreading to the lymph nodes. Thankfully, that test was negative. I also seen the doctor I mentioned in my last blog. He was so different this time. He told me that he did not feel the bariatric surgery was a good option for me because of all my other health problems. He was very encouraging and told me to keep trying and not to worry about losing more than one pound per week. He told me to start off slow with activity and build my tolerance up. I follow up in Feb so he gave me a goal of losing 24 pounds by then. I truly feel encouraged.

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