I haven't blogged for a while. It's so helpful to get things in print because as we write, we learn about ourselves as we tell others what's going on.
My thyroid acted up and that's why my weight has been fluctuating. After posting my last weight my weight went up 6 pounds in a short amount of time without a change of habits. I was back into the low 180's which does mess with my head but thankfully I was able to just accept the situation and continue. Yesterday I was back down to 178.5 which was encouraging just to see that digit after going back over 180 briefly. I had my thyroid tested and my TSH was .128 and it should be at least .4 so I have hyperthyroidism. I did have a small goiter for a time, read up on it, started taking kelp due to its high iodine content. The doctor could not find the goiter last time he checked. I was feeling kind of weird, my heart does this hard, fast beat periodically, and so this was a concern. I ran out of kelp and was reading the label before I bought more and the label read not to take kelp if one has hyperthyroidism so I didn't buy it. I have switched to decaf and don't eat a lot of salt because I do eat a lot of whole foods. I am sure I probably get more than I think I do because it is in everything it seems. It would seem that an overactive thyroid would cause weight loss rather than weight gain however.
The positive thing is that a short time of weight gain did not cause me to throw in the towel, go on a binge, stop drinking water, skip exercise as it would have done in the past. Why would anyone come this far and be this close to the goal and not finish up? I don't know. I have regained my weight twice. Leigh over at Poonapalooza spoke of this fear of maintenance. It is a real fear and one for which we must have a healthy respect. After people get used to us at our goal weights, will the accolades and the compliments stop? What will we talk about? We don't get a trophy for going across the finish line. When we get there and get used to it, will we think "Is this all there is"?
That number on the scale and that size we wear are the trophies we must cherish.
Be careful out there today.