Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finally Some Movement

First, I didn't journal my food or exercise last week, but this week I have done so and have lost a couple of pounds. I definitely have hypothyroidism (low thyroid) which is a blessing in disguise. The medication should increase my energy level as well as my metabolism which will make it easier to lose weight. Yay! It will be a few weeks before it starts taking effect, but I'll wait! Of greater concern is the tests on my kidney function - too much protein in the outflow. So, I'll be seeing a nephrologist (kidney specialist) come Tuesday.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Real Change

I had a bad gain last week and I didn't lose any of it this week. I received lab results back and there seem to be some issues with my kidneys and thyroid. So I go in for more tests. I imagine they are part of the issue. The other issue is my need to focus on what needs to be done and make it my highest priority. This week my goal is journaling my food 100% of the time and doing my chair exercises at least five days.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Hate the Scale

I weighed in yesterday morning and gained so much I was appalled. I'm not going into it here, but it was a double digit gain which is ridiculous because I did NOT eat that much and I'm not PMSing. I wish my body were a bit more logical when it came to weight loss. There are weeks when I figure I haven't lost a thing or even gained and instead I'll lose a lot. Then there are the weeks, like this week, when I think I'll maintain and instead I'll gain a lot. Then there are the times when I think I've lost and I've gained! There seems to be no rhyme or reason except when I starve myself. This doesn't actually happen on purpose but when I was ill last year I lost a lot of weight very quickly as I wasn't eating. It just peeled off me.

So this week I'm being very careful to journal my food, drink my water, exercise, get at least three fruits and vegetables in a day, etc. Hopefully next week this quick gain will be a quick loss and I can get back on track to some serious weight loss.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Back for now

I haven't posted for various reasons. I'm trying again to post at least on a weekly basis. I find it hard to get motivated to do so when I'm not losing weight. Thankfully, I'm not gaining. I've been steady around 610 since January. I need to get focused again and get this weight off. I can't seem to keep motivated for more than a couple weeks. This will be such a long battle and being home alone isn't making it any easier. But if I don't lose the weight, I won't be able to get out to counter the loneliness. Another vicious cycle. I'm not feeling the motivation, I'm tired physically and emotionally. The community at SparkPeople helps, but I need more meat people in my life.