Friday, September 30, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 14

Today was not a great day. Friday is weigh-in day. I am beginning to not like Fridays so much any more. For most of the week I was down 1.2 pounds. Today, I was down zero. It's getting a little frustrating. Even more frustrating after I read this. This is exactly what happened to me before I started taking my thyroid medicine - trying to lose weight made me gain! I feel like it's happening again - the harder I try, the more stubbornly my body is hanging onto every ounce. 

I plan to talk to my doctor about it when I see her next month - she had started me on a much lower dose of medicine that I had been on in the past, and said we would see how it went. Well, it's not going great. Aside from the weight, I am having other symptoms I used to have as well - for one thing, I am tired ALL. THE. TIME. Tired even though I am eating well. Tired even though I am exercising and taking vitamins. Tired even though I am getting enough sleep - maybe not 100% of the time, but considering I used to think midnight was "early" to go to bed and now I am usually asleep well before then, either by choice or by "accident" I would say I'm doing pretty well for me! But still, I can barely make it to work without caffeine and I hate that!

So, I will hang in there until I get to the doctor and hopefully things will get better. In the meantime, it was not a great day:

English muffin w/butter & jelly
Chocolate covered cruller (donut Friday)
Deli chicken & swiss on Oatnut bread
Mountain Dew
1/2 Kit Kat
Tortilla chips
Chicken & cheese ravioli
Red Baron pizza (2 slices)
More Mountain Dew
Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter

Hmmm...seems like I ate more - as if that isn't enough?! 

On the bright side, I did get out for a hilly run around the neighborhood this evening, although once again I had a wardrobe fail due to my lacking skills in meteorology. We had a big storm, which I waited out before lacing up my shoes. I was thinking it would stay cool and maybe even get some more rain, so I wore my capris, a tech shirt from Target, and my windbreaker. Unfortunately, the last of the rain clouds blew over, leaving nothing but sticky humidity in their place. The whole day had a bit of a deja vu quality to it!

At least I ran - I'm proud of myself for that!

Total time: 51:10
Total distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 12:46

First mile: ran
Second mile: 4/2 intervals
Third mile: ran
Fourth mile: walked 2 minutes of it, ran the rest

Today I am grateful for:
  • season passes to Kings Dominion - which we are using again tomorrow!
  • K at PetSmart who takes care of the Big Red Dog's nails so I don't have to fight that fight
  • my yard is looking good - sod being laid on Monday
  • the awesome women I met at my July retreat who inspire me daily
  • comfy pants

1 comment:

  1. Has your thyroid med been upped yet? maybe that's contributing to the non-weight loss issue?