About a week later
Thursday, November 05, 2009
It's been a little more than a week since I last blogged. I don't know if it was H1N1 or something else, but I was feeling pretty nasty for the past week+. Low carb was the furthest thing from my mind - actually, eating in general was just not very appealing as I found myself becoming satisfied with much smaller quantities of food. Huh. So this is what it's like. I also found over the past several days that sugary treats weren't appealing/addicting/attractive either. I am not one-cookie kinda gal. I never have been, but I have cookies in the cupboard and I'm not the least bit inclined to eat them. What's wrong with me? lol I don't know, but I like it - a lot! This has got to be what "normal" people feel and think. Thin people aren't sugar-aholics. Sure, some of them have a sweet tooth, but I'd venture a guess that most can take sweets in moderation without any problem. I'm not sure what happened or why, or where I am even going with this, but I did want to write about the enlightenment I gained. It's like having the opportunity to see what it's like on the other side and it isn't so bad.
As a side note, I did see the doctor this week to make sure I wasn't getting bronchitis or pneumonia. I'm not, but he did give me a script for a sinus infection. I'd like to attribute the change in something, but can't give it to the medication because I started feeling this way before I started taking it. Anyway, I will go back for the results of the bloodwork and make sure everything else is okay so I can start taking Chantix and quit smoking once and for all. I am also very interested to see what my glucose levels are. It kind of scares me to get the results, but if they are a problem, then it is better to know now.
I also asked for help in losing weight. We will talk about that further. Meanwhile, I am going to do my best to just watch my portion sizes, search for healthier recipes and get some exercise in. I did start using my exercise bike in addition.
While I was there I had to step on the scale, of course. I sooooo did not want to do that, but I need to know what I'm dealing with. The bad news is I had gained all the weight back that I had lost by doing low carb a few years ago plus an additional 15 pounds, but the good news is, I did not go back up to my highest weight. That was enough encouragement to keep plugging away and ensure that I do NOT ever see "that" number again!
Oh, one last thing, he is also going to check my thyroid. I have never had that checked, so it will be interesting to see the results.