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Am I Figuring This Out?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I've been so frustrated the last two months since being prescribed birth control pills for hormone regulation, because my weight has been on an upward trend. My net gain since beginning them on January 1st is 5 pounds. I know 5 pounds isn't a lot, but it seems that my maintenance window has shifted up 5 pounds instead of that being the top of my window! I love the better mood control that the hormones are giving me, but I've been on a mission to figure out a way to compensate for the gain. I would be ok if I knew it would be a 5 pound gain and just stay there, but is it going to be a 5 pound gain every 2 months?? I don't know yet, so I'm just keeping track of it, meanwhile, I'm eating in a range for weight loss....AGAIN, and it seems to be moving back down again. I'm just a little less than 2 above goal right now, and that makes me feel a lot better. I have changed up my meals a bit--just to be different, because I wondered if I'd been getting bored with some of my same old, same old...and thought that may be triggering some of my sweet/salty/crunchy binges...(some of these binges are in my mind...I feel like an addict of some kind...having food on my mind all the time as it is...and it's been worse lately).
Forgive me for my I know I have blogged some of this exact same material recently...and it's been in lots of my message board posts, but it's really an obsession of mine lately...I think being on top of my 1 year maintenance anniversary has me obsessing more about it than I might otherwise. (1 1/2 weeks away!!!)
I logged into my WW account today to make sure I had all my weekly weights in for the last 12 months, so I could look at the line graph and compare it to the last 2 months, so I'm armed with it when I make my next trip to the doctor to see if there are some adjustments she might suggest to avoid that kind of upward trend again. I haven't made the appointment yet...but I think I will soon for a follow up.

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    So many of us are in the same boat, especially questioning whether or not to take hormone therapy. I do not but sometimes think I should. Since the big M my weight gain had a mind of its own. I am now battling back. Just keep up the good work. Perhaps it is good to change things up when you are getting bored with your food. Complacency and boredom are not good bedfellows.
    1913 days ago
    Hang in there! I know that you'll get this under control because you are paying attention to potential problems early. You won't let things spiral. Surely, all the data you have will help.
    1951 days ago
    you are aware of it, and doing something about it - so already on top of it!
    1951 days ago
    We both seem on the same track (thank you for your support on my blog). Having food on my mind all the time sure describes me. Good for you that you're back to 2 over goal. I really need to get hold of this also before it gets out of hand. emoticon
    1951 days ago
    Good luck with the tracking and the maintenance.
    1951 days ago
    I think it's great that you are getting ahead of the issue. Keep at it.
    1951 days ago
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