Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So, I went to the Endocrinolgist today...
But, the good news is...except for fibromyalgia and being 55 lbs overweight...I'm in great health! Also, I talked with the Doctor about my new diet - the NO sugar, grain, gluten, or dairy thing - and he said he thought it was a great idea. He also said having lost (only) 4 pounds so far is great. He said 4-5 pounds a month is an excellent rate of losing weight. Of course he mentioned that some people will lose ten a month, but some people just don't lose weight that quickly. And, he encouraged me to get more consistent with my workouts. So, there you have it!
It really comes down to eating the right foods and moving my body more. There will most likely be no magic pill for Jill to take to make it all easier. I have to keep putting in the hard work and just have patience...apparently. I know I know. How could I not be happy with this news? And, I am. REALLY! There's nothing (physically) wrong with me. That is wonderful to hear. I guess I was just hoping for someone to say, "It's not your fault. You can't lose weight when you have this type of medical issue. Here, this will help."
It's back to the treadmill for me. And, the Doctor told me that since I've been at this weight for more than five years now, it's going to be that much harder. It seems that the longer you're overweight, the more your body adapts to being so and the harder it is to kind of convince it to let go of that comfortable state. Hmmm...kind of like any bad habit, huh?
So, the take away? Keep on keeping on. And, be thankful for good health; I know it's a priceless gift!