Monday, January 28, 2013
ditching the scale
Still counting calories, still working out. just aiming for a deficit every day. i get my calorie counts from this website http://www.caloriecontrol.org/healthy-weight-tool-kit/weight-maintenance-calculator-women
i always put that i am sedentary too, which im really not. but i use my calorie count from my heart rate monitor and add that to my daily allotment. then subtract the amount of calories i ate during the day and come up with a total deficit. i hope for 350 calories or more each day. the weight loss will be slow.
it has been so nice not having to weigh in every morning. i dont beat myself up over nothing. plus since im only weighin in once a month i am almost guaranteed a loss.
SO, endocrinologist appointment. i see her thanks to my thyroid being messed up. i have hashimotos disease, which means my body is attacking my thyroid. so i see her a few times a year, last time i saw her was 4 months ago. my insulin level went from 22 down to 16 (it should be under 10). I was prescribed metformin (this is what happens when you mention that you havent been on birth control for years and haven't gotten pregnant yet-and you have PCOS). i took the medicine for about 1 month and stopped. She had thought my numbers went down due to the medicine, but oh well. I have been experiencing hives on an almost daily basis (whenever i get out of the shower or use water) so we are trying 75 micrograms of levothyroxide instead of 50 micrograms (actually i was taking 75 monday, wednesday and fridays). ive always been good at the morning medicines but not at the night medicine (the night medicine is metformin-its extended release, i tried this stuff back when i was 21 and it ripped apart my stomach, so after a few months of that i gave up, so far this extended release hasn't done it).
i like my endocrinologist and i like her nurse practitioner, but it seems like the NP seems to be popping babies out like crazy. but she did ask me if i have gotten my period yet, ive never been that lucky girl to not have their period with PCOS. i guess i am 1 of a few hundred people she sees.