Remember when you were told, never say never (and I'm not talking about Justin Bieber)? I feel like having said, "I never want to be 170 lbs," is haunting me because it simply won't go away.
While everyone says not to pay attention to the scale, but rather how you look, I know I should listen (but it is so hard to do!) Due to losing inches, I've definitely noticed that my favorite blue shirt is looser on me. I also noticed on Sunday that a shirt I haven't worn in a while (due to muffin top issues) suddenly looked a lot better. Not to mention that my jeans are looser and require a belt (or at least me pulling them up multiple times until I buy one.) My husband even told me that it's hard to believe I haven't lost weight because I look like I have (brownie points).
Which got me wondering. Both hyper and hypothyroidism run in my family. After playing Dr. Google, I found on WedMD that I do meet a lot of the symptoms. Unfortunately, I do not have health insurance, so I can't have the blood work done to be sure. I'm beginning to wonder if this is why that despite following the Nutrisystem diet plan and exercising, why I am not dropping pounds.
I admit that I didn't get around to getting plain water and flavoring it naturally with fruit just yet...but I making that change this week. I also got wrapped up in work and spending the holiday weekend with my family and have not yet contacted the Nutrisystem dietician. Something I will do as soon as I finish this post.
My week 5 results are: 2 inches lost, a half pound gained. I'm at 170 again.
I can tell you that not seeing the pounds drop off after all this hard work makes you feel defeated. But as I'm constantly pulling up my jeans, I'm reminded that Nutrisystem IS working. I'm not where I want to be weight-wise, but otherwise I am healthy, eating the right portion sizes and toning up. I have to remind myself that those are good things too!
I feel like my weekly updates end up being pep talks to myself!
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