September two years ago, I sat and argued with my doctor that taking the 100 mg of synthetic thyroid was not helping and had not helped since I first started trying it years ago at much lower doses. He agreed to keep me off it (knowing I wouldn’t take it anyways) but informed me I would be back and by all rights he felt I should be on 125mg per day.
Well fast forward just a bit; I didn’t immediately get on the lifestyle program I follow these days, not right away that is. In fact, I allowed myself to gain another 15 – 20 lbs, felt even less energy, dragged through my days at work and would come home and CRASH! Every day. Every night.
But that following January, after a rather harrowing experience with my asthma, missing work and income again……….. I had a “come to Jesus” talk with myself and lost a few lbs. but could not seem to get below the 185 no matter how I tried.
Shortly after that is when the Clinic Director came to me and presented a new weight loss program he thought would work for the clinic – BUT first he wanted both him and myself to try it.
We did. Try it.
Fast forward to today? Over a year later, I stay between 148 and 152 at the highest. I seldom weigh myself more than a couple of times a month. I know now that if I am eating right, I don’t have to weigh myself.
I have given away my size 16’s, 14’s, 12’s, and size 10 pants/jeans, and am very comfortable in a size 8.
The best parts? My total cholesterol when last measured was 173 vs the 258 at that argumentative appointment with my doctor.
My thyroid reading at today’s result appointment? NORMAL!
My asthma drugs? I nebulize less than twice a month vs, 2 – 3 OR more times a night.
My energy? I seldom need the alarm to wake me up.
The only thing in today’s visit? My partial pancreas (another tumor removed several years ago), is still working too hard so even though it is “natural sugar”, I need to lower my intake of fruit to less than the two servings per day that is normally part of this lifestyle.
In a challenge to me the doctor, (after congratulating me on the weight and lifestyle), suggested I limit my fruit to less than daily – perhaps even trying to limit it to maybe once a week! That my folks is gonna be hard. I love fruit. But I also love life. AND I also do not want to start having to artificially help my pancreas. If I can do it with diet, that is how I want to do it.
So for the next three months. Veggies, lean and clean meat, with fruit as a treat! My next appointment is the 5th of October with blood work the week before.
Wish me luck. I will keep you posted. love, p