Sunday, October 30, 2016
I'm a day early, but it is what it is. In early October, I had a lot of success. I lost 7.2 pounds after 3 weeks but the success didn't last since I came back two weeks later and had magically gained 5.1 pounds. Not good. I'll spare everyone the drama that ensued after that, but let's just say I'll probably be dropping my nutritionist at the beginning of the new year. Unhelpful commentary doesn't make me want to work with someone.
I had a 5 day pity party after that, but decided to get over it - and myself - today and get back to trying. I weighed myself today, and I'm seriously considering not weighing myself again as a part of this process. It isn't exactly helpful, and it doesn't change anything outside of how I feel about myself based on the outcome. I'm in contemplation mode.
October was relatively successful in regards to movement. I logged 16 times doing activity this month, which 5 days up from my highest number of overall movement since I started tracking. I've found that moving consistently has created some issues that weren't there previously, such as shin splints and heel pain. My doctor agrees, there shouldn't be a reason a normal walking pace would cause that so I have been referred to a physical therapist. Good thing, since I was walking last week and sprained my ankle when it went halfway off the pavement and into the grass. Not fun, and super painful.
I have been advised to make some dietary changes by my medical doctor - more whole grains instead of refined grains, more lowfat dairy (greek yogurt) - among other things. I am doing my best to process all of these changes without taking an all-or-nothing approach like my ED wants me to. Learning to eat well with an ED is much harder than I anticipated, probably why I have avoided it for so long.
So overall, another month with no weight lost. I did, however, have some other hallmarks that I agreed to track so I could measure progress outside of the scale. They are:
1. I went down a size in dress pants (no other clothes, but I'll take what I can get)
2. I moved 2x-3x a week consistently.
3. I found myself wanting to do movement.
I'll take it.