Friday, October 28, 2011

So this month of October

Hasn't been that kind to me. While I escaped the pneumonia, I did get a UTI that led to being put on an antibiotic that made me retain tons of water, I got a neck sprain that led to 2 weeks (or longer) of all day, daily headaches, I got traumatized at the lab with the phlebotomist unable to find my vein and had three pokes and lots of digging again and discovered my thyroid is completely out of whack again which might be why I have felt more tired and run down.

What else hasn't been kind is the scale.  I showed my chart while it was going up and up with the antibiotic, but it's trip down has been slow and it never came completely down. I'm still more than 2 pounds heavier that when I started. I haven't exercised besides a couple of walks (mostly due to letting the neck strain heal - any movement aggravated the muscle), but I haven't been overeating.

Here is the chart for the last 30 days:

And, my caloric intake averages 1530 for the last month. I started the month weighing 182.8 and I'm at 182.2 today. No progress at all. And that has me a bit worried because I'm hungry. Every day I am fighting the demons of just stuffing my face. I think part of it is my thyroid. Part of it is the time of year (I always want to eat and eat in the fall) and part of it is the lack of exercise. By not exercising 5 times a week, I'm also not losing about 2000 calories a week. Exercising, for me, is also an appetite suppressant. If I exercise, I for some reason, don't feel as hungry. So, I haven't been exercising and not burning calories and I feel ravenous.

Ugh... there isn't much I can do and like with the rest of the journey, I just have to take it one day at a time and not get worried about tomorrow or next week or next month. I just have to do what I can do and that's that... but it does worry me about being able to lose much more and then being able to keep it off if eating like now is actually leading to a slight gain and I'm still hungry and 1530 calories a day is NOT a lot of calories.

And, with taking it one day at a time, today I'm doing a spinning class. I figured that would be a good jumping back in class as I can take it at my own pace. Wish me luck and no sore neck muscles!

Stats for 10/28/11:

Beginning weight: 255.6  Now: 182.2

1 comment:

  1. I love the photos of you!! You know, I really love that your beauty and light in your eyes is there in all of them.
    You are a super hero to go through the month you've had and not use food for comfort!! I'm so impressed.
    I really hope you're feeling better.
    I saw you over at 3 fat chicks, by the way.