An Uphill Battle
Friday, June 25, 2010
I am famous for staying positive but I had a hard time this week. I didn't exercise as much as I wanted to and I averaged about 2000 calories a day instead of my target of 1700 calories a day. The result is that I am up .1 pounds.
I am so humiliated to constantly report weight gains and failures here. I talked to my doctor about stopping one of my medications again that led to this eighty (now ninety) pound weight gain in the first place. (That along with turning 30 and commuting to University and all the rest.) He said no. He also said that he is confronted with fat patients all day long from these types of meds and nobody else is working as hard as I am. He is very impressed with the running and restricting calories (well, attempts, anyway). He wants me to measure my body fat to see a difference there as well as the scale. He was also impressed that I had lost an inch off my waist. It felt good to be validated by him in this way. He is kind of a jock. He teaches Aikido.
I also told my little sister about all my frustration and what the doctor said and she was very supportive. In fact, she bought me a scale that measures body fat per the doctor's orders so that now I can do that once a month.
I want to thank the Sparkers who read and comment on my blog. It must get old for you guys but I appreciate the support more than I can say.