Monday, September 24, 2012

Up, Down and All Around

I feel like I'm at a standstill with my weight loss. I had some good losses then gained again this week. I'm only one pound ahead from a month ago. Meh. I'll keep plugging away. I had such great losses a few months ago and now it's come to almost a near stop. I'm frustrated. It just peeled away and now... nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Since my husband has been out of work, I haven't been able to go to the rehab pool as we simply couldn't afford the fees, as low as they were. But I am blessed by being a member of a wonderful church and they have generously donated the money for me to go again. I can't wait to get back in the pool.

It's been a rough few weeks emotionally, but I've managed to not have one binge. Not ONE binge since I started on this new weight loss journey in May. Did you hear that? NOT ONE! That is one success I have to give myself a pat on the back for. Now if it would just show on the (*^(*^$(*^@@# scale!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

And My Body Betrays Me - Argh!

The scale and I are arguing again. My calorie ranges are excellent, so it's not what I'm eating. I think it's the anti-depressant I've been put on. It's also constipating me big time. I know, I know - TMI. But that's what you get when you come to my blog! Far too much information. Heh.

So, I've been drinking extra water and taking Colace. Not that it's helping much. Both my therapist and my doctor want me to give it more time. I'll wait to the end of the month then re-evaluate.

Also, oh happiness, oh joy. I had some blood work done and we discovered I'm insulin resistant. It's sort of pre-pre-diabetes. It means that eventually I *will* get diabetes unless I do something about it ASAP. Therefore, I'm going to start taking small steps toward reducing my carbohydrates. I'm not going low carb, but I do want to move toward the lower end of my range. Plus I'm going to add beans and more complex carbs.

Today I cooked up a batch of kidney beans for the first time. I'll try out 3/4 cup of beans with some brown rice, a bit of tomato sauce and a touch of Parmesan cheese for lunch tomorrow.