As you can see at the right, I have lost 1 lb. in 2 months - hopefully none of my followers will enable such behavior so I will :-) While losing a pound in two months will not be confused with "leaning into it" there can be something positive here (besides "at least you didn't gain", or "a loss is a loss"). We could call that maintaining which is a little premature but in two months how much damage could you have done? I don't even want to think about it. I have posted several times about a lifestyle change and something had to have changed for me to go two months without completely going off the rails. I still watch the carbs closely and don't eat sugar, drink the water for the most part, and exercise. My goal weight is 157 lb. so I have a little less than 20 lb. to go.
I have Grave's Disease. I started my anti-thyroid prescription today. I have an ultrasound on May 22. The endocrinologist said cancer is unlikely. My doctor was going to wait until after the ultrasound to start me on the medication but I went to aerobics after missing a few weeks because of work and I went back last week. I didn't cool off for the rest of the day. My heart was beating hard and fast and it made me tired for a couple of days. A friend of mine whose heart has done that told me her doctor said when the heart beats like that it is like you are running and that explains the tiredness. Right now I am sweaty for no reason. I asked my doctor if we could start the medication now and he agreed. I have to take it three times a day so I am going to have to work real hard at not forgetting that one in the middle of the day.
Here is a thought I wanted to share with you from my OA daily readings:
The only way to predict the future is to have the power to shape the future. -Eric Hoffer
In the days when I was a practicing compulsive overeater, I could not predict my behavior. I went through life a sliver, slice, and slab at a time, thinking This time I will control it. But it is not controllable, not predictable. That is the disease of compulsive overeating. Powerless to carry out my good intentions to eat only certain amounts, I found myself unable to manage other aspects of my life as well.
Though I have come a long way, I am not cured. I have a daily reprieve that, by enabling me to abstain today, restores to me the power to become the person I want to be.
I like the "daily reprieve" concept. Each day can be a reprieve from out of control eating.
Do you and I have the power to shape our future of eating, exercising, and hydrating? Of course we do. We can then predict our futures because we DO have the power to shape it.
I appreciate those who have asked where I have been and telling me they missed reading what I write. I have been a little burned out I guess. I really like the blogs of people who describe their workouts and what they eat but it just isn't me. I am more concerned with the emotional part of this. If you and I can get our emotions under control and learn to be proactive success awaits.
We do have the power to shape the future.