Monday, March 26, 2012

Starting over.

I would lie if I didn't admit to dealing
with a bit of a "frustration factor"recently. 

I began a "healty diet and exercise"
program mid January.  I noticed some
FB friends did the same.  Just this past
week they mentioned hitting the 18-20 lb
mark in weight loss. 

Not so with me.

I was scheduled for a routine blood test
last week and the results showed my
thyroid levels were waaaay off.
(my thyroid was surgically removed
so I take thyroid replacement daily)
For years & years my levels have
remained "right on", but since menopause
they have been a little tricky to control.
Sooooooo - all those miles I spent
walking around the park and all the
chocolate cake I have denied myself
have all been in vain. 
Boo Hoo!

Yes, I know I still get the health benefits,
but let's be honest here - we gals want
to see some "poundage" disappear.

Soooooooo - I begin again.
It feels a bit like running a race and
just almost being at the finish line only
to be told you must start all over.

My meds have been adjusted so I laced
up my walking shoes and headed to the
park again today. . .

I AM thankful
"It is never to late to start over".


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

The work you already did for your health is still there. Bet the meds thing messed up that number changing on the scale. At least the weather will be nicer for walks now.

Anonymous said...

keep going those pounds will go a faulty thyroid is a bummer , I just found out mine is way out of whack and I was the person whjo always thpought [people used that for an excuse, nasty huh, well I have gained 15 pounds in a year and didn't do anything different, thought it was menopause but then I got tired, dry skin and a few more worsening problems, bingo bango the tests showed mine is not functioning on all pistons, (do we have pistons).Now I'm feeling so much better on meds, losing the wieght slowly but not really trying, I should be but I just am so happy to feel alive again!You will be your slim and trim self in no time, alas I will never been skinny but I will have a little less booty in my trunk in a few months too I hope!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Maybe all the work you've already done will just accelerate the losing of pounds this time around! I take thyroid meds too and it is hard for me to lose weight because I'm hungry all the time. I'm going to try really hard to cut back tho, my capris are a little too snug this season. Good luck to us!!

Jewel said...

I appreciate your candor and honesty so much, ST! I am now 60 and am finding that the pounds just don't come off as easily as thye used to! It can be so frustrating! Stay at it and yes, the exercise is good for you and makes you feelbetter whether you lose much weight or not, but getting the meds corrected should definitely help!

Aloha Acres said...

Oh that's so darn frustrating. I've been there many times. ((hugs)) Keep pressing on.

I know you've read that I've lost quite a bit of weight, but that still doesn't have me "comfortable". To be honest I find myself worrying daily that I'll gain it back.

Going for a walk now. You inspire me!

Unknown said...

The best part is you are positive & recognize the need to continue to maintain yourself ... how proud you should be.

Have a beautiful week ~

~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/30 ~

Terra said...

You have a great attitude "begin again", and your exercise is a very beneficial thing, weight loss or no. So keep moving, friend, and you will find success.

My Mind's Eye said...

No matter if you lost weight the first time...every step you took added minutes and hours to your life!! Good for you starting over.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Chatty Crone said...

You are STILL healthier then you were and that is what is important.

And just saying - it ain't over til the fat lady sings...

Lol, sandie

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

It's hard to be us... women! Terry and I have been on a strict protein and vegatable diet with very little carbs. We thought we would hit it hard and gradually add more carbs as we progressed. Of course he's killing me. He does walk alot more than I do, so it makes since... My thyroid is wahcked too. It's an age thing and a woman thing. That's what my Dr. told me. Thanks

yaya said...

I hate my thyroid..it deserted me in my time of need..like every day time of need! It's on track now, but the weight still comes off slowly. Oh, I hate menopause too...oh, I hate...never mind. I need an attitude adjustment! Glad you're back in the game!

Shelly said...

You're right- the health benefits of what you've already done aren't wasted at all. You can do it, girl!

nancygrayce said...

Oh, I'll bet as soon as those meds get in your system, you'll start dropping weight like a rock! I'm very, very slowly losing a lb or two but it's not coming off easily!

Speaking of walking, as soon as the husband walks through the door, we'll be back out and walking. I hate it until we're back home, then I feel really good about it. :)

karen said...

You sound exactly like me. Maybe I should have my thyroid levels tested. I've never had it removed though - could it still be a problem? I just gain and lose the same 3 pounds over and over and over. It's nuts.


From a weight struggler...keep up the effort. It will pay off.

Deb said...

Walking is wonderful for you no matter what the result.

Gracie and Bobbi said...

I could have written this post!! Oh Debbie... I feel your pain, really I do. I started over a few days ago as well. I just went out and bought some WW treats tonight, expensive but well worth it. I also started a closed blog where I have to answer to myself every day as to what I have eaten. Junk food is my downfall. (especially cake!!) It gets me every time. I want to lose 25 lb. by mid June. Do you have very much to lose? I know... everyone around me is losing but not me. You have a valid reason... but my reason is that I can't behave! Good luck!!

Joy Tilton said...

It's so hard now that I'm older to lose weight. It used to come off so much easier, now I'll watch my calories and a week goes by without any difference on the scales. But I'm not giving up, even if it takes all year to lose the weight that went on so dang easy last year!

NanaDiana said...

Good for you! You can do this. I gave up flour and sugar in mid July last year and it has made a world of difference in my life-not to mention weight loss! Keep at it, sistah! xo Diana

Marsha Young said...

You are sooo right, we gals want to see some poundage disappear. :)

Hang in there, though, since you ARE doing the right thing for your health.

And be sure to indulge a little from time to time, too. :)

Unknown said...

I feel your pain. Seems I start fresh every other day!

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