Friday, April 23, 2010

Sound the Trumpets!

I’ve lost 6 pounds. I know that in the grand scheme of things, this is nothing—especially considering that I have about 70 more to lose, but in the past it has been virtually impossible for me to lose weight. I’ve gone to the gym for months at a time and have thought that I was doing a good job, but end up losing say 10 or 15 lbs over the course of several months and toning up quite a bit, but I never lose anything this early on.

According to my doctor, I have the worst possible type of metabolism. Even with the thyroid meds, though they boost my thyroid function, my metabolism virtually stands still. We recently upped my Synthroid dose quite a bit, but I have to do twice the work of a normal person to make any sort of difference, so I’ve been doing just that over the last 2 weeks. I’ve gone to they gym for an hour a day, 5 days a week. I’ve tracked my calories and all that jazz in a fancy tracker for my Blackberry. For the first time, I am actually holding myself accountable, and I think it is helping. I feel better than I have felt in a very long time.

I’d be lying if I said that hearing that my new boss is a body builder and fitness aficionado in her spare time isn’t somewhat motivating. I don’t want to meet her in my current schlubby state. Plus she’s younger than me. I need to get moving.

Speaking of the job, it is going ok. Yes, ok. I am one week in and I feel like my head is going to explode with all of the new information. I am doing a lot of absorbing. I made a huge error on my very first project; it was fixable, but you know, I really wanted to shine. It’s harder than I thought it would be. In the good way though. I’m happy.

But I am glad it is the weekend.

6 comments:

Tess said...

A BODYBUILDER? Oh lord.

Well done on the healthkick! So glad you're feeling better.

d e v a n said...

YAY for a 6 lb loss!! GO YOU!

Jess said...

Six pounds DOES sound like a lot! It's an awesome start! You can't lose the seventh pound (and more) until you've lost the first six, right?

Shelly Overlook said...

Woo hoo for 6 pounds!!! I think that's awesome.

Sarah said...

I am very impressed that even though you know you have to do twice the work of a normally-metabolized person to make a difference, you're still willing to do it. A lot of people would just say screw it and curl up with a plate of nachos. You have my admiration!

Mommy Daisy said...

Good job on your weight lose. You're doing great. And I'm glad that the new job is good so far. I'm sure you'll have the hang of it all in no time.