I have finally gotten an answer to why my weight has ballooned. I went and got tested and several things have come to my attention. The first of which is that I have Hypothyroidism. A slow thyroid, which in turn causes a slow metabolism.The second is Insulin Resistance. Freaking Hell! It feels so good to know that I am not crazy and that this struggle I have been in for years really does have a medical reason. I was offered a medication to help me but I have chosen to TRY and change this with diet and exercise. If I can't change it in a month I will go on the medication and hope for the best.
I have cut out most sugars, starting with my drinks. No more sweet tea or soda (which was usually only in social occasions anyway) and my 2 a week iced coffee is a goner too. I have been really trying to up my water intake, keeping one with me at all times. I forget how much I love a good ice water...
As for the diet, this is going to hurt like hell. Because I don't eat breakfast I've been doing a protein shake in the morning and I can tell it's working because I now wake up hungry! I can't bring myself to eat food until at least 10 am but when I do it will be either eggs or fruit of some kind. I hate yogurt so that is out of the question. Any suggestions for a quick mid morning snack at work that has very little or no sugar and is easy to take with me would be great. Mainly, I just need to get to the grocery store a few times a week and eating healthy should be a breeze, it's just really expensive, which really irritates me. But I have to do it if I want to see results.
It's time-I have to make the time and put in the effort-So like I said, I need suggestions for snacks and lunches I can take with me to work. (I do have a fridge available.)
I am not letting this set back stop me, I will lose this 90 lbs.(well, 96 now!). And now I have my doc in my corner, and hopefully you too.