Saturday, October 23, 2010
So I went to the doctor yesterday. It wasn't encouraging. They took my blood to do a test on my thyroid and a CBC to see if they can find anything else. But I get the idea that a lot of people come in to have their thyroid tested because the doctor seemed more intent on preparing me for the idea that the fact that I have gained 20 pounds in the last year has nothing to do with my thyroid, but with my lifestyle. I will get the results of the blood tests on Monday. In the meantime here were her suggestions for me:
1. Join Weight Watchers
2. Increase my cardio
3. Try to mix it up--i.e. ride a bike sometimes
4. Remember that muscle weighs more than fat
5. Accept the fact that I am getting older and my metabolism will just change
I really like my doctor but I wanted to SCREAM. I had just told her all about my lifestyle. I do not eat too much. I don't need Weight Watchers to tell me how to eat. I do cardio six freakin' days a week. I do mix it up. I know that muscle weighs more than fat--my problem is not with the number on the scale, it 's with the fact that my clothes don't fit. And I refuse to accept the fact that just because I am 34 I have to starve myself and work out six hours a day because my metabolism has slowed that much. I don't think so!!!!
I will start increasing my cardio. What else can I do? Maybe I need to find a specialist. I just can't accept the fact that I would gain that much weight in a year just because I am one year older. It doesn't make sense. Simple science dictates that weight is a matter of calories in/calories out. There is NO WAY I consistently take in more calories than I expend. There HAS to be something else going on.
Well, I'll have some answers on Monday--hopefully. I have to say, I find this all extremely discouraging and depressing. And I'm sorry to keep whining to you guys about it. Thanks for sticking with me.