New Year, New Resolution
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
I lost over 30 pounds with SparkPeople and WeightWatchers, but then, a year or more ago, I stopped losing, and could only maintain my weight with the same effort that I'd been putting in to lose. I blamed it on work, blamed it on stress. I maintained for awhile. Then I gave up my healthy habits and indulged myself. It just seemed to be too much effort. I gained about 40 pounds. I now weigh more than I've ever weighed in my life.
But I found out what the problem is--my thyroid.
I hadn't just gotten lazy about my weight loss efforts (although that was part of it). I was so tired all the time, it got harder and harder to exercise. The less I exercised, the slower my already slow metabolism became. The whole thyroid thing caused tiredness, depression, brain fog, and made me generally feel lousy.
I've been here before, promising a renewed commitment to health and fitness. This time, though, I think it will stick. Thyroid meds seem to have given me energy to fuel sticking to this resolution. It's not just in my head; I've already been walking and working out more than I have in months. I have a streak started, a walking partner at work, and plans for the future. I even have set up an external motivator.
I've written more about this resolution here:
. Follow my progress there and help keep me accountable to these promises I've made to myself.