Okay… this is happening

So, I’m gonna go public with this. I’m laying it out here for y’all. My doctor told me to do it, and I’m doing it. I’m going on a diet. A real diet. Not for my gut, not for “health reasons” but to lose the weight that my broken thyroid has put on me. Because you know what, dear reader? I am totally sick of being this big. I don’t eat a lot — I really don’t. But I guess I’m going to have to eat a lot less and differently to try and shed these pounds.

So I put a little ticker in sidebar that tracks my hopeful weight loss. Last time I tried to lose weight, I tried to do it on my own with only Douglas for support… and I love my husband, but he’s not really interested in whether or not I lose weight. So I hope y’all don’t mind the ticker in my sidebar.  I won’t be boring y’all with my daily diary (though I’ll be posting it on myfitnesspal if anyone is interested in being “friends” there).

I guess maybe being public will help me along. You know?

food is important

 

9 thoughts on “Okay… this is happening

    1. Willow Post author

      Yeah, last time it took a year. But I kept it off for a long time before my thyroid quit on me. It might be more difficult with a broken thyroid, but I’m gonna try.

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  1. anupturnedsoul

    I’m clicking ‘Like’ to show support for you doing what you’ve decided to do in your own way and time for yourself. Fighting!

    It will be more difficult with a broken thyroid. But not impossible. A friend of mine had to have her thyroid removed and has to take supplements for the rest of her life to make up for the loss.

    The adrenal glands are also worth looking into – sometimes people get adrenal fatigue esp after stressful experiences and this can lead to weight gain and the inability to lose the weight by diet, and working out increases fatigue.

    Be careful with the eating a lot less as if the body thinks it is starving it will increase the cravings, and will process fats differently, storing them for your safety rather than letting them go.

    Take care of yourself!

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    1. Willow Post author

      Thanks for your support. I haven’t talked to my doctor about my adrenal gland, but I know about adrenal fatigue. I’m on thyroid meds and finally have my thyroid “within the normal range” again. This will only be the third time I’ve dieted for weight loss. The first two times worked, but now I have thyroid, other maladies, and age working against me. *sigh*

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      1. anupturnedsoul

        What I’ve found with myself (and please be aware that I’m very weird and strange) is that when I try to impose anything on my body, it rebels and lets me know who the boss of the body is = not my mind.

        Since I like solving puzzles… I’ve tried many workarounds, and failed a lot. However what tends to succeed is when I don’t look at my body as the enemy but as an ally who knows itself better than my mind knows it.

        In other words rather than see those elements as ‘working against you’ perhaps find a way to work with them, because they’re going to win the battle if you make it a battle. You may win at first, but they’ll wait for you to relax and then pounce! It’s better if they’re allies 🙂

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        1. Willow Post author

          I totally tried to make peace with my body many many times and I’ve often thought that we’ve reached an accord — mind and body. I’m very Dudeist about the whole thing. You know? Because I don’t like being at war with myself. But here I am… disabled and still fighting the good fight.

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          1. anupturnedsoul

            I get that, me too… theory is one thing, practice is another 🙂

            This year I did some grueling DIY while my knee had a big bursitis lump on it, it’s almost gone now… in some ways I probably avoided a different injury because I had to be careful of my knee and couldn’t kneel or move as fluidly. And while I couldn’t move barely at all I did a lot of prep work mentally which helped… I wouldn’t have done that if I hadn’t been immobilised.

            From what I’ve gathered of you through your writing, you’re an amazing force of nature. The body sometimes expresses the stresses of battles fought in our lives, and may take longer than we do to recover. IT needs loads of TLC, sometimes more than we have to give it.

            You’re very determined, I’m sure you’ll reach your goal!

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