Saturday, July 04, 2020
I am on a new medication that causes weight gain. Sigh. My doctor and I had to weigh the benefits against the side effects. So far it’s working as intended, so there’s that. On the other hand I have gained 6 pounds in 3 weeks. I was trying to lose that much... not gain it! I know, I know, the scale shouldn’t dictate our emotions. And I have mentioned the feeling of defeat I have been feeling to a couple of friends. Their response...? Their response was to remind where I have been, how much I have lost, and to urge me not to feel defeated, as I have come a long way. Intellectually I understand where they are coming from and even agree, but my more irrational side doesn’t care that the benefits were carefully considered... and that if I weren’t doing the right things with my diet and exercise that the gain would be greater. I will get there. I just have to get over being miss crankypants, and my feelings of defeat being influenced by the scale. The scale really just gives me a benchmark against which I can measure the efficacy of my diet and exercise regimen... factoring in all the various influences. Right now one of those is this medication. I think the best I can do is to mitigate the effects on my weight and slow the gain as much as possible. I can only do what I can do.
Wherever you are in the world I hope you have a marvelous day!