October Goals & changing meds?

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yay! tomorrow is a progress check day! that means I have to record my inches and see if i made any progress. I'm not too confident about it but i will be super happy if i do have any progress.

Ok so reasons why I wont have much if any progress are: 1. i hurt my wrist and had to take it easy for almost 2 weeks and i'm having a hard time getting back into a workout routine. 2 my eating has had great days and awful days... I know that there is still a lot of improvement needed. This month made my realize that I have a hard time eating enough fruits and especially struggle with both veggies and getting sufficient protein. The little bit of tracking I did helped with that, but I wasn't able to keep up my food tracking for more than a few days at a time.3 I tired on a size 10 pants the other day and they didn't' give me a muffin top but they weren't loose and comfy like my 12's are. anyways, things could be worse.

I am going in for my annual check up and I may ask my doc if she can recommend a nutritionist or dietitian that i could see or talk to. but my doc knows a lot about women and struggling to lose weight so she may be able to help me out. I'm also looking to possibly change the birth control that i am on. I am convinced my hormones are out of wack again, i can just feel it. sadly I'm incredibly sensitive to any medication that effects hormones. Like when i was on the Depo birth control shot I gained 65 pounds. Now i'm not blaming my birth control for my weight, but I am saying that it is easiest to lose weight when your endocrine system is at acceptable levels because it severely affects your metabolism. Just ask Jillian Michaels, she wrote a whole book about it. Anyways, do any of you have a low hormone form of birth control that works for you? I'm not looking to have children for another 5-6 years so I was considering an IUD but my sister said i'm not a likely candidate, most women who have it already have a child.

My October goals are the following: absolutely no McDonald's Frappes (none whatsoever!!!), 1000 fitness min this month, no soda other than Fridays,try at least 2 new crossfit workouts and check measurements on Oct 1st and 15th to measure progress.

I hope you all have a great month and reach all your october goals! thanks for reading!



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  • SLEE103
    Keep it up and keep on tracking! I think it's great that you might consider a nutritionist/Dietitian; or hopefully your doc will be able to help.

    as far as birth control, I haven't heard that most IUD candidates already have children...so I would def ask your doc about that. I used to be on the Nortrel/necon pill and it made me cry for a week every time I started a new packet! I already have anxiety and other issues so I thought it was just me, it's unfortunate it took me so long to question whether it was the bc. Then I switched to Zovia and have had absolutely no recognizable hormone/emotional effects.

    Best of luck on your Oct goals! emoticon emoticon
    2033 days ago
    I have an IUD and love it. I've never had kids. There are 2 kinds: the copper IUD and the hormone one. Most Dr's will suggest the hormone-containing IUD (Mirena), because it is generally more pleasant (aka... eventually, many women don't have their periods anymore, though they still end up with PMS). The copper IUD generally makes your periods a bit longer and a bit heavier, and you DEFINITELY don't want to be allergic to copper :)

    I went in thinking I'd get the copper (cheaper) IUD, and then came out with Mirena based on the recomendations of the Dr and the gyno who inserted it (both ladies, both are on Mirena, both have no period and LOVE it!). I still have my period and have only been on it for a few months, but I think it's brilliant: no more worrying if I took my pill at the right time, no more flipping out if the condom breaks and I'm not sure everything aligned perfectly with the pill.

    Disclaimer: one of the side effects is nausea, and I get it every once in a while (pretty much at random). Other than that, I've had no problems with it.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to email me!
    2033 days ago
    I totally hear you on the pills... I know it is part of the reason I feel so messed up sometimes and I am ridiculously sensitive. Hopefully they can find something that works for you!
    2033 days ago
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