Thursday Progress: No change on the scale, but changing my attitude.

Starting this blog has been one of the best decisions I have made in a while.

I have felt so supported by so many of you. Thank you for your words of encouragement, hope, and care. This community has really reminded me how wonderful it is to connect with people all over the world that are sharing in your experiences. Even though the last few weeks have been harder than usual, sharing and connecting with all of you has made me feel more motivated than ever.

This morning’s weigh in was steady with last week. It is definitely not the number I want to be at although I am pleased that I have not gained more weight since last week, especially considering carbs and I were on again/off again this week.

I have my check-in appointment with my Endocrinologist next week, so I know I need to get back to taking control of my life. If you have been following my blog, you know I am TERRIBLE with needles, so whenever I need to go to my Endo and have bloodwork done, I am less than pleased. All that being said, I think being back in the lab and having to go through a blood withdraw may be the wake up call that I need that I do not have the luxury of choosing when I feel like following my diet. If I don’t make improvements, I will only get heavier and sicker.

Successes this week: 

  • While I had a couple meals of weakness, overall I was better about making low carb choices. My husband and I found a new spot that does amazing chicken wings in 3 different sauces for Happy Hour…I will keep trying to find new treats like that to indulge in
  • There was a nice success at work this week that helped me feel motivated to get back on track. If I want to be my best self in all facets, it really starts with a healthy body and taking better care of myself.

Opportunities for next week:

  • Get back to treating my conditions more seriously and sticking to more disciplined low carb diets. It really is such a rabbit hole if you let yourself go and eat with no care or concern. I need to remember this is a lifestyle I must accept and treat it as so.
  • Exercise. But seriously. I know this is something my Endo will bring up next week…at minimum I should try to start the week right so I can let him know I am trying to get workouts in.
  • Take better care of everything around me and not give in to feeling tired. If I take better care of me, I know it will help me be a better wife, friend, and worker.
  • Stay positive. So many of the things I worry about never even happen. I need to have faith and stay thankful for all the blessings I do have. Dwelling in negativity is helping me or anyone around me.

Definitely a week with more opportunities than successes…but I do feel focused and ready to take back control of my health and life.

Dear Carbs – you are great, but seriously back off. I am walking away as much as I love you so I can be happier and healthier. It would be great if you could keep your distance and let me get stronger. xo Me

6 thoughts on “Thursday Progress: No change on the scale, but changing my attitude.

  1. I have been struggling with my carbs lately too. I started eating oranges during my cold. Now I have introduced them and other carbs (mostly fruit and some more wholegrains) back into my diet on the regular. Ugh. Definitely something I need to be more mindful of but like you said in your post, it is an opportunity to improve myself.

    Hang in there with the blood drawing. I am the same way too and I got goosebumps just from reading about your anticipated visit. I find being VERY well hydrated helps a lot and so does keeping the circulation strong with gentle rubbing and heat. Makes the veins very easy to find for an easy(ish) poke. Goosebumps again. Yuck.

    I am loving your attitude. Woohoo! Thank you for the great post. 🙂

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  2. Eating low-carb can be a drag, I agree, especially when everyone else seems to indulge in the foods you are trying to avoid. I’ve led a low-carb lifestyle for many years, sometimes falling off the wagon because my husband refused to eat low-carb. However, after a recent health scare, he’s on board, so it’s become easier. I noticed you’ve started to follow my blog, which led me here to you. I have many recipes that are low-carb, and I hope they are helpful to you. I try to keep to 25 carbs daily, so my fat intake is rather high; however, at my most recent endocrinologist visit (I’m a Type-II Diabetic and have been since the birth of my son 10 years ago), my A1C was 5.0, my HDL was up, and my LDL was down. I encourage you to stay positive and just take every day at a time.
    My favorite recipe on my site is the quick and easy sandwich buns. You can make it without the GF flour for a lower carb count, but at only 9 carbs/bun, I think the extra carbs are worth the realistic bread texture and flavor. When I use the dough for pizza, I sub unflavored whey protein for the GF flour – the taste of the pizza sauce masks the taste of the whey protein, although my husband doesn’t notice either way.
    Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for following me, and I’m now a new follower of yours. ☺

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  3. I think it is definitely about the journey. I have been trying to weigh myself less because I have plateued for some time now, this morning I decided to weigh myself after not doing it for 2 weeks and I had lost a kilo… that is huge for me. It has taken me a couple of months to lose 8kgs. Now I could have gone on a protein shake diet and lost a lot more than that by now, but I didn’t want to do that. I wanted to make changes and have them become habit so that this weight I am losing doesn’t come back 🙂

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  4. Just take it one day at a time…one meal at a time. Have you tried looking at Paleo recipes for meal planning, since it emphasizes low carb and clean eating.

    Feel free to friend me on My Fitness Pal, Map My Run, etc if you need some additional encouragement or motivation.

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