Okay, boys and girls, we've come through another week and it's once again time for weigh in. I hope everyone else is doing better than me!!
Just when I think things are settling down, and I'm going to lose some weight, something happens to mess it up.
I've been doing relatively well with my eating; only went overboard once, when we had pizza. I've walked for at least an hour every single day this past week - averaging approximately 3-4 miles at a brisk pace, so I can't say I haven't been exercising either. Plus, I've upped my water intake.
The problem? I woke up one morning with excessive swelling throughout my body. My feet hurt horribly when I walked (but I did it anyway) and it hurt to bend my fingers and knees. This added several pounds that I couldn't afford to gain. On top of that, I had new thyroid tests done last week and my levels are not where they should be, which always has a negative impact on my weight.
I have an appointment with my endo tomorrow and I'm hoping to be able to talk him into an increase in my thyroid medication, but because all of my levels fall into the so-called "normal" range, I don't think he will, so I'm going to have to come up with a game plan of my own. Still formulating that plan in my head.
While I feel horrible at this weight gain, I know I'm not eating enough in one day to gain 5 pounds over night, specifically, since our weight should be lowest when we first get up in the morning, plus my 3-4 mile daily walk is using up some of the calories. Mine isn't holding true to that, as it usually goes down a pound or 2, sometimes more, by the end of the day. I think I'm going to start weighing on Sat night, instead of Sunday morning.
On that note, I'm off to go visit with Auntie .............. what about everyone else? I hope you're all doing better than I am.
Remember: we all win by losing......... weight.
Wishing everyone a great, successful week.