I wasn’t expecting much this week. With Christmas coming and my body adjusting to the new meds along with the fact that I have had some pretty large weight drops recently I set my expectations low. As long as I didn’t show too much of a gain I would not let myself get dejected.
My weight has been all over the place. Last week my doctors determined that I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). They have put me on a new medicine to combat it. This new drug will help with my weight loss once I have fully adjusted to the meds and I am able to take the full daily dosage. The initial side effects however are quiet brutal. If I hadn’t spent the last year already dealing a hiatal hernia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) I very well might be put down for the count while my body adjusts. As it is, the side effects (Stomach upsets and Evacuations) are just really annoying and inconvenient. I am sure however that they are playing a part in messing with the scale. At least I know that the symptoms won’t last too long.
So on to the totals for the week:
- 1.3 pounds down this week.
- 0.2 pounds down from two weeks ago.
- 6.4 pounds down from a month ago.
- 28.5 pounds total weight loss!
So as you can see, I didn’t do too badly this week. Not only did I not gain but I was able to re-loose the weight I gained last week. This just reaffirms that last week was just a speed bump. It wasn’t my first gain and I am sure it won’t be my last. However I did notice that my last gain was around the time that we upped my thyroid meds. So maybe it is just that my body has to adjust to the new meds.
As I go into the week before Christmas my goal is to keep as relaxed as possible and just enjoy the week. If I can do that then I am pretty sure that even if I show a small spike on the scale it won’t matter because this is a change in my diet. It is a lifestyle change and there are going to be times in the year where you might see a slight gain. My stress levels have a direct correlation to my health right now and I refuse to let stress and illness rule my holiday! And if tomorrow my apartment is not as tip top shape as it normally is at my annual Christmas party I am not going to let it bother me. I will do what I can to get ready and when it is party time I will enjoy myself. Because that is what all of this is about.
So folks! There it is. That’s been my week. Now, how about yours?
- What is PCOS? Polycystic Ovarian / Ovary Syndrome (healthhype.com)