Sometimes you hit a wall. Sometimes you hit a speed bump. Sometimes you get hit on all sides by a perfect storm of doh.
So, here I am. Down 45 pounds and going strong. Then some things happened…
First and foremost, I will admit I have become careless. My ultimate goal has always been to be in a place where I dont need to track my food and I can go through a day eating smart.
I may need more practice before I do that.
I’ve been skipping my food log which, when you’re on a diet that calls for specific grams of fat and protein and carbs, is not smart.
Then other things joined the fray.
Do to my rapid weight loss, my thyroid medication (which I’ve been taking for over 10 years) was too high. My doctor lowered my dosage. That’s awesome! Maybe.
So, my discipline is off and now my thyroid medication is lower.
But wait, we’re not done yet! At the same time my body has decided to do a thing that can happen while on a low carb diet. It rhymes with Shmonstipation.
So what does a person do who has lessened discipline with food, a lower thyroid medication, and free time from not having to go to the bathroom?
Why, he breaks down and cheats with Easter candy!!
OH! I almost forgot. I also started my first workout program since starting my diet. I’ve been in the gym the last week lifting weights.
Yes, this careless, less medicated, constipated 40 year old chowed down on some easter chocolate (or dozen) and is getting swole at the gym.
I’ve gained a pound in the last week. Which, in the grand scheme of things, is not bad.
But I’m not PAST this moment in my journey yet and that’s where I’m nervous. I’m still having issues in the bathroom, I’m still on low medication, and I’m still trying to justify sneaking a piece of candy from my kid’s Easter baskets.
This is my reality. I’m in a rut. And I’m at risk of sabotaging everything I’ve worked hard on since January.
OR!….I refocus and get back up and move forward.
Yeah, I like that.