What is my body trying to tell me???!!!!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Doc said I get 3 months to bring in better blood work or no more meds. Love how they hold that over my head so I'll come in. After all I do need some of the meds more than others.
(yes I'm getting a new Doc but it takes a while to find one who'll support me!)
2 1/2 months left to go and I haven't lost a pound. What is my body saying??!! I've been in low to moderate ketosis for-eeeever. I've eaten more, calorie cycled, low carbed, exercised. A little bit depressing I must admit.
BUT a HUGE NSV- my bra size went down from 44 to 42. My body told me yesterday--you are smaller now! Do you think THAT will impress Doc? Probably not. Well it impresses me! And I dance around the house now knowing this secret that I can't yell out, or even say as I answer the phone- "Hello! Down to size 42 bra now!"
And my clothes are nice and roomy. Exercise pants that were snug have inches of fabric hanging! It feels great. And yet the scale says- SURPRISE! You weigh EXACTLY the SAME! ...........what?..............
Doc had no sympathy for my exercise pains so I decided to PUSH on with it. Except today. Body sent a message- You could get sick if you don't be careful. I felt tired, achy, like a cold coming on today. I hate to skip exercising during my personal Spark Tracker competition. I've become competitive. Something I have long avoided- fear of failing.
And so as my Body speaks, I get irritated. Why oh why Body do you have a mind of your own?
Member Comments About This Blog Post
Ah scales are so literal - they definitely don't reveal the whole picture. And yes, as someone commented, muscle weighs more. But our bodies do have their own essence, their own way and the easiest flow is to work with them. Mz Body is probably gearing up for another shift down, another change. And if not now, it will happen. Keep on doing what you know to do.
1709 days ago
MUSCLE weighs more than fat!
1713 days ago
Eliz - you are shrinking - your clothes are telling you that. Maybe, and I have been thinking this for myself, too - our bodies are changing composition from fat to muscle, and it may take a while for that process to finish itself up before the scales start to move. Just a thought.
I agree somewhat with Wispy about female doctors. I'm changing doctors, too. Why pay one money if they irritate you. Gone are the days of the old family doctor who knew everyone in the family since they were born.
Are you getting enough protein? I try to get at least 100 grams per day now. I wasn't eating enough of it for my body to repair itself, rev up my metabolism, etc. My scales are just now starting to stabilize and go in the down direction. Verrrry slowly.
Hang in there!
1714 days ago
Stay at it; doing great!
1714 days ago
The scale is a hateful object sometimes, you are doing great work to get yourself healthy. Keep going and the scale will catch up.
1715 days ago
Sweetheart. Surely she cant withhold drugs if you need them. What a bummer.
So pleased you are going to find someone else. Yes supportive is hard to find. Have you any friends who could suggest someone.
I don't like to say this, BUT sometimes male doctors are more understanding than female one. I don't know why this is. I have had one great female one who alas decided to go into plastic surgery. She really listened and cared. Perhaps that's why she went into making women feel better about themselves.
I have received nothing but encouragement since the diabetes. In fact my first doc was so amazed that I had lost weight at all - he was over the moon. Losing weight is not the norm, over here anyway. People will do anything other than try. He has always been encouraging. I did leave last year and went somewhere else that is half the price. :) This Doc does not interefere at all. He is happy my numbers are all OK. One woman doc in between last Christmas wanted to put me on Metoformin because I was a tad up and I do mean a tad. She was not remotely interested in me. She was skinny little thing. tee hee.
She took one look at me and said it would be good for me to help me lose weight. She did not know I had already lost over 3 stone over the preceding 3 years. I rang my doc - she was a locum and he told me not to take it that I was doing fine. And by my next check up when the Christmas goodies had settled, my blood was perfect again.
Regarding the exercise, I can only share my own story, because I was like you and wanted to do a whole lot very quickly. It did not work for me to push myself on in spite of the pain. It was explained to me that if I pushed on with the inflammation I had set up by doing too much, each day I continued I was increasing the inflammation and that I needed to get it reduced. So I rested for a week and am now doing it very slowly. I started off with 200 steps a day and I am now up to 11 minutes which is over half a mile. Slow, but my knees and legs are thanking me and I am also able to walk further when I am out - and that was the main purpose of exercise for me.
Some of us find it very hard to lose weight Eliz, I am one of those these days.
You are not alone honey, we love you.
1715 days ago
Sorry this seemed to have posted twice. :)
1715 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/13/2013 12:30:06 AM
The weight will drop off if your clothes are big. :) Good job!
1715 days ago
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