Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A few updates

I felt like with my long stretch of nothing but 30 in 30 posts and Biggest Loser updates, that some of you might actually be looking for some updates on how I'm doing.

As you can tell from my last post, I have been trying to unravel the mystery of why I seem to be so stuck in my weight loss efforts.  I have been listening to podcasts, reading anything that seems relevant, and playing with the new LoseIt! update. I find that time and again I go over my planned calories and then wonder why my weight is stuck (or even heading the wrong direction).

It's not for lack of exercise. I have been keeping up with the spirit of 30 in 30 and even tried my first kettlebell workout -- my inner thighs hurt for four days.  I have been continuing with Bridge to 10K, which is getting tougher as the weather warms up.  Today I took my new bike out for a spin.  Soon, outdoor laps start at my local pool, which I loved.  It's so much more fun to swim under the sky than under a roof.

I will be taking a blood test on Friday to assess the change in my dosage of thyroid meds.  I will be seeing my endocrinologist in a couple of weeks and we'll discuss the results. I think that the new dose is helping, though. My mood and energy level have definitely improved over the last few weeks, though it could also be because there is so much more sunshine or because classes are done.

Even with classes over, I have been going to my office every day to meet with people, interview prospective students, work on my research projects, or prepare for my fall classes.  Still, it's a nice break not to be grading papers and getting ready to teach for 4 hours a night.

Overall, I feel like most things are getting better. I went clothes shopping yesterday, though, and was quite disappointed with my not-at-all-ready-for-summer body. I was hoping to be down at least a few pounds and looking better in shorts by now.

How are the rest of you doing? Hanging in there?

1 comment:

  1. I reach a plateau at least once a month. I hate those weeks. It's like 2 weeks of losing weight followed by 2 weeks of staying the same weight. Im pretty sure it has something to do with my cycle.
    It soulds like your body just needs something new and challenging thrown into the mix. Or perhaps your doing so much activity and not eating enough calories (i've had that problem too) Good Luck. I really enjoyed your Biggest Loser Posts

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