Last week I’d posted that I’ve been feeling blue as I’ve been struggling with an ongoing weight gain for some time, in spite of my crazy exercise regime. So, Friday I made it to my doctor’s appointment and explained to her the issue and that I thought the medication I’ve been on might be what’s causing it and that I’d done my research. We had a long discussion and she said she’s not that familiar with the drug/medical problem but that I’ve now raised her brow and she’s going to do her own research as it may be detrimental to other patients’ weight. So – I am officially off the medication. I have an appointment mid-February and I am hoping that this will be a factor and I can now start going back down the scale.
Here’s a photo of me 2-3 years ago just as my weight started going up.
I’m hoping to get close to that size by my February date. I’m not a petite woman. I’m tall and I’m big-boned. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….I’m built like a football player: I have a huge ribcage, wide hips (my ribcage is wider than my hips) and muscular calves. (And as you can see, I have feet like Fred Flintstone.) Just prior to this photo being taken I was at the low end of my BMI scale. I’m now probably right in the center and getting higher. I’m going to work hard to try and get back to a similar weight. Fingers crossed.
Now, as for my first night of Boot Camp last Wednesday. OH.EM.GEE!! A) I loved it. B) It kicked my butt. Seriously. It was an hour and a half of pure glorious torture. I came close to throwing up once and I had to beg for a pee break. But it was great. I worked every muscle in my body and then some. At the end of the night I had a hot soak in a tub of Epsom salts and then laid in bed watching tv….but I was so tired I zonked out pretty quickly. I am thoroughly looking forward to this coming Wednesday. Honestly. I absolutely loved it. PLUS the instructor told me I was young and healthy so, y’know, that’s always nice to hear.