Friday, October 24, 2008

A Big Fat ZERO!!! HFH post

Ok, so my weight loss/gain for this week's Hot for the Holidays is a big fat ZERO!!! It's better than a gain, but always disappointing.

I was sick for a lot of the week so I didn't exercise every day. That could explain a lot.

This week was also full of changes that could help me get healthier. One was I started working out with a trainer. We did legs yesterday and Oh. My. Gosh. I can't walk! I hurt! LOL! It's a good hurt though, it's one that means I'm getting stronger and I can live with that. Also, I was diagnosed with a low thyroid. So starting today I'm on medication for it. For some people that helps them lose weight. Hopefully I'm one of them. I've been so discouraged with how hard I'm working to lose so little. So what I'm hoping is that this medicine will help my body work like it used to. Where if I put forth the effort I reaped the rewards. You know?

So that's this week. No exciting loss, but possible exciting changes.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

I have a low thyroid

I called the doctor today because it had been over a week and I hadn't heard back with the results from my blood test. Somehow they had been placed on another doctor's desk. So with them finally in the right hands I was able to find out that my thyroid is in fact low. It's not the lowest he's ever seen, but it's low enough to medicate. I forget the name of the medicine, it's the generic for synthroid, I remember that much. I'm on the next to lowest dose. But I'm hoping that my body will start to act normal again now. Time will tell...but maybe I'll be one of the lucky ones whose body starts working in terms of weight loss. I'm not looking for a quick fix by any means, but I want my body to respond when I work my tail off. Seriously, when you're working an hour or more a day you should see results, you know? Fingers crossed!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I'm sore, oh so very sore...and I LOVE it!

I trained today and I'm so sore now. We did all upper body stuff and my arms are starting to get shaky now. I love it! I'm getting stronger. I'm hoping to start losing inches upon inches. A girl can dream, right?

I'm off to my first training session

My first session with my new personal trainer starts in about ten minutes. I'm just running out the door right now. I hope I'm not in pain later...but then again, I kinda hope I am. Lol!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

No exercise...eek!

I've been sick for two days. I did exercise yesterday, but only for 45 minutes because I could tell the sickies were going to hit harder. Today I couldn't have exercised if I wanted to. I'm hoping to be able to get my butt moving tomorrow, but I'm doubtful. But dang it, I better be all better by Tuesday. I'm looking forward to getting my butt kicked by a trainer.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Slacker, slacker, slacker

Sorry I haven't updated in over a week. Call me SLACKER!!!

My weight isn't budging, stupid number, I'm getting sick of it! Hahaha!

I had a blood test today to check my thyroid, I should know the results next week. I can't really win or lose in this. I'm showing a few possible symptoms and I have a family history of thyroid problems, so that's why it's getting checked. If I do have it I win because that would explain a lot of things but it stinks because then I have a problem, although treatable. But if I don't have a problem then yay, that's not my problem, but dang it because then what's going on? You know? Did any of that make sense?

In happier news, I hired a personal trainer today. I found one here in town that only charges $15 a session (about an hour). So I'm going to start meeting with her twice a week starting next week. I'm not sure how long we can afford for me to do this, but hopefully long enough to get me established with a weight training regimen.

And, I started doing Sensa today. We'll see if it helps me drop some pounds. It's easy, just like salting your food. No crazy pills or eating plans. I figure it's worth a shot, right?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm proud

Ok, so I know pride is a bad thing. But I'm at least pleased with myself if not really proud. I made lasagna for dinner tonight. I use ultra low fat meat, the reduced fat ricotta, lower fat part skin Mozzarella and such. So it's already lighter than regular lasagna, but it's not really healthy. Well, I was STARVING! But...I resisted going back for seconds!!! It took all my will power, but I did it. Now it's a couple hours later and I'm grateful that I didn't give in. That's all...well, that and I'm down 1.1 more pounds since Friday. Let's hope I hold onto that loss and you know, maybe lose some more. LOL!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


You know Lawanda made a good point in her comments on my last post. I really should take my measurements. I bet I have lost inches, because while I've only lost 7.2 pounds I have gone down a size (barely) and my husband can see a difference. Maybe I'll have him help me do that tomorrow, I'd really love to have something on paper I can look at and say "Wow, ok this is actually working."

7.2 down

I'm down 7.2 pounds since August 1st. When I started working out almost daily 2 months ago I was hoping for faster results. But I'm happy that I'm down. I'm happy that's it's at least going down. I can exercise a lot longer now than when I started this. I don't really see a difference, but my husband says he does, so I guess that's something. Now...let's see if I can keep this going for like...forever. LOL!