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Back to square one...again

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Changing things around in my life again. After two years at Orangetheory, I have been seeing zero results on the scale. I'm a bit stronger...I can do a hundred squats at a time, I can row 2000 meters in under ten minutes, and I can carry all the grocery bags into the house in one trip. However, the scale hasn't budged. My clothes don't fit any better. And it's gotten nearly impossible to make it to the classes on time. I started a new job in August, with much longer hours and a ton more stress.

A Planet Fitness just opened up near my house, so I checked it out. It's ten bucks a month, which is more attractive than 160 a month for Orangetheory. I can go whenever I want. There aren't any classes really, nor is there a coach providing tips and encouragement. But there also isn't horrible house music or being surrounded by size 2 soccer moms that can run 10 miles an hour. So I joined, and I'm going to cancel my OTF membership. I had the Planet Fitness coach show me how to use all the machines...maybe focusing on resistance training will be something that might help.

So here's where I'm at right now:

I'm hypothyroid and diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Still 166 pounds after two years of high-intensity interval training
Whole-foods vegetarian for a year (didn't lose a single pound from that either)
I take Sam-E, vitamin B-12 & D-Ribose to combat fatigue
I'm still really bad at getting 8 glasses of water in a day
Chronic insomniac and chronic depression
Plenty of middle-age issues
Pretty much fed up with being fat and tired

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    Glad you have not given up. Just the thryoid issue, can cause everything you are going through

    Try adding some selenium to your supplements
    464 days ago
    I'm so glad you haven't given up. There may be some big changes going on inside your body that haven't yet registered on the scale. I used to work out hard (2 hours per day) six days per week. I felt like I was dragging around all the time. (I'm also hypothyroid) Then, my primary care physician asked me what I did for the rest of the day on those six workout days. I told him I was so tired that I was benched for the rest of the day. He suggested that I work out differently. My neurologist said the same thing. She told me to work out smarter rather than harder. And...to spread out the activity across the day so I'm not so tired. More isn't necessarily better. Huh? I thought working out more would make me lose more. Not the case for me. Moving more over the whole day has worked much better! Who would have thought it?
    464 days ago
    Keep on trying and don't give up
    465 days ago
  • JOANN25
    The smaller gyms are usually the best. I went for awhile but I didn't do enough to keep going. I simply upped my walking and other exercises and that seems to help. Good luck to you.
    465 days ago
  • GINA515
    How frustrating! I'm proud of you for switching gyms instead of giving up.
    465 days ago
    Love the picture
    465 days ago
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