The Weighting Game
Monday, October 23, 2017
Two weeks ago I went to visit my dad for 5 days. It was a gustatory field day. We both like to eat and we both are attempting to lose weight. I had a definite "vacation mindset" and since I can't afford a cruise, I partied by eating my dad's (very good) cooking...plus we went out three times. ALSO, I drank a lot more fluid than I'm supposed to.
When i got home I was horrified to see that I weighed 204...whereas not long ago I weighed 191.
My belly looked like I was very pregnant. It is important to note that some people carry excess fluid in their legs and ankles. I carry it in my gut.
So I spent several days hating myself. And then today, I had taken my diuretic early on and already gotten rid of fluids that had accumulated overnight. I weighed myself and 199!! Still a weight gain but I'm so very happy to be back in Onederland. I had not been over 200 since last October when my mom died and I lost a lot of weight while grieving.
I know that I need to reduce my fluid intake and that that is critical to my weight loss journey even more than diet is because it will be an ongoing struggle for the rest of my life.
(If you have questions about my fluid restriction look at the last two posts before this one).
I've been on the fringes of SparkLand...not really participating but not leaving either. My friendships here are important to me and I would stay if only for that. If this new medication I am on works enough so that I can tolerate some weight on my ankles, then maybe I will attempt exercise again. Right now my shoulders, hip, elbows, feet and ankles are all very painful and the Spinal pain is worst of all. If this medicine helps all that, then I will be able to at least walk around a bit and maybe can do steps again.
So for now it's a waiting game. Trying to reduce what I put into my body and dealing with pain, praying for a medicine that works.