Flash back three years ago to when I was the healthiest I had ever been and I would absolutely cringe about what I’m about to tell you… today I weighed in at 209 pounds. But here’s the thing, I’m actually pretty ecstatic about that number. Anyone who’s been on long term medication knows there’s really no way of avoiding weight gain. All in all since first getting sick (from when I weighed in at my first doctors appointment) that’s a gain of 51 pounds over three years (I’m about 5’8″ for reference). Again, not great, but it could have been a lot worse. In fact it probably would have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for the recent stomach bug.
I really don’t care about the number or the weight. It’s kind of a “least of my worries” thing. But, and this is a big but, I need to get healthier. I do not want my labs to start going out of whack just because I’m carrying extra weight. My liver is actually already not operating as well as it should be (thank you Doctor that suggested aspirin as a cure all) and I don’t want to give my body anything else to need to fight off. It’s got one job right now: kill spirochetes. Also, people always say being healthier helps them recover quicker, and that’s the ultimate goal. I’m probably not going to make a full recovery lying in bed (trust me, there will still be a lot of this because this is what I absolutely do need sometimes, just not always.)
So here’s the plan going forward: let me introduce you to Take Action Tuesdays. I’ve signed up for weight watchers, started going to yoga classes, and need to be held accountable. If I never mention this again I really need you readers to yell at me! I’ve come to terms with not being able to exercise like I want to, and cutting out full food groups makes me unbearable to be around, therefore I’m going to try to take the slow and steady approach.
I’ll keep you guys informed every Tuesday about my exercise, diet and weight loss (and I’ll even insert a fun little graph.
I started yesterday with an hour long float in a deprivation tank (love these! Full post to come on this experience) and a 45 minute yin yoga class. It made for a long night but it was so nice to be out of the house and doing something after being so sick last week.
Other than that, we’ll just have to wait and see whether this makes any difference in my recovery efforts. Anyone have any tips or tricks with regards to weight watchers? I did it once before and LOVED it but it was when I lived on my own and could rely entirely on the SkinnyTaste website and not worry about what other people were eating.