May marked my annual at the Docs. Yippee.
Toward the conclusion of this check up, Doc C and I are talking about how healthy our family eats. How we eat ALL NATURAL, mostly organic and have drastically reduced the frequency of eating out. I have also all but given up coffee and stopped drinking soda. (Thank you Topamax). So, why am I not losing weight? Doc C looks at my chart on her little computer screen and says, “you’ve lost 12 lbs since last year, that’s great.”
Well, I guess it is. Especially since I haven’t dieted or tried to lose weight. I’ve just completely changed my lifestyle and eating habits for the better. But still, why couldn’t it have been 20 lbs? Hmmmmm?
Two weeks later I am at a specialist visit to follow up on the possible Celiac issue. (My lab work came back as PROBABLE.) I step on the dreaded scale and notice it reads two pounds more than it did at my check up. Interesting, but I figured it was just the difference in scales.
Jump forward to this week, I am at yet another specialist follow up (related to something completely different… trust me, you don’t want to know.) I step on the scale and this time it reads four pounds heavier than it did a month ago. What the heck? The nurse reassures me that a woman’s weight can fluctuate 5 pounds throughout the month, so its nothing to worry about. I’m thinking, let’s do the math here: 12 lbs lost in 12 months, good. 4 lbs gained in one month = 48 lbs gained in 12 months at this rate, bad.
Honestly, I think I really have gained a couple pounds back. I feel it. Today my t-shirt is not at all flattering. I just caught Oregon Dad glancing over at me working away on my laptop on the couch, his eyes looked down at my belly where a nice fold of Mommy chub is lurking before he looked back up at me with a smirk on his face. As if! It’s the way I’m sitting on the couch. Really. It is.
No more ice cream for me.
Today’s Green Tip- instead of buying new jeans, send your much loved ones off for repair to denim therapy. More cost effective than buying a new pair and saves the ones you love from the landfill! Think of it as a rebirth for your favorite denim. Yippee!