Reading The News
Thursday, May 10, 2012
It's very difficult for me to watch the news, or read stories in the news about our country's obesity epidemic. I hate that I'm one of them. I'm ashamed that I'm part of the problem.
But, at the same time, why isn't anyone helping? My problem IS NOT FOOD. I've told this to many doctors, including my current endo. My problem is not food. I do not overeat. I do not eat unhealthy. There's something else wrong, find it.
They just chuckle and say "try eating less and exercising more". *sigh*
Always an assumption that this is my fault. That I've eaten my way into this body. I've even brought pictures to show them, this is not how I've looked my entire life. Until the age of 38, I was slender. Then suddenly, I gain 70 pounds out of the blue? There has to be a reason.
So, finally someone tested more than my T4. And I was put on Synthroid. Still, I was told to "eat less/exercise more". And so, I did.
Now, I go in and I tell her "I've eaten less and exercised more and still I don't lose the weight". She chuckles, shakes her head and says "try eating less and exercising more".
The frustration that I feel takes over my life. My husband skips a meal and loses 3 pounds. He's lost a lot of weight in the last 6 months from going to the gym and working out. He feels bad when he tells me how much he's lost because he KNOWS how hard I'm working. He SEES what I eat.
So yes, I'm one of America's obese. And I'm ashamed. And I wish someone would tell me how to fix it.