Saturday, June 4, 2011

One More Week Weigh In

Can I just say I can't wait to be off of this damn brand of BC pills?  That would be another big fat zero this week.  Everything was perfect from the exercise range to the calories.  I even felt a little "looser" this morning.  You know how like you don't feel bloated or anything and kind of feel good about the weigh in?  Well I suppose if you want to get all technical about it I'm down half a pound because last week I was up half a pound but still in the same whole pound range.  I am confident increasing the calories was the right thing to do because I was just starving all the time the two weeks prior trying to get off vacation weight (which I'm still carrying 2 extra pounds of).  I stayed at the very low end of the recommended SP range because I still had that fear.  The first week of no official strength training and I feel like I can feel my muscles disappearing.  The sucky thing is my thumb is still being irritated by punching.  Can you believe that crap?  Tough noogies!  I'm not giving up exercise altogether so it's gonna have to deal with it.  It's still significantly less strain than weight training/push ups would put on it so I just have to hope all will be well by the end of the month.

We don't start the no high cal day until next weekend because of a few events that don't time out right if we started this weekend.  So we're going eat out but still try to watch it and not go gonzo so it's less damage.  I'm actually looking forward to it.  We acknowledge these days can't be done the way they used to so I think it's time to be more careful about them.  If only I could get my sweet tooth pulled! 

So if this pattern of non weight loss because of the pills goes on next week as well and the week of my cycle, that will pretty much kill the zipline dream for me next year.  This of course assumes that my body doesn't go haywire when I switch back to the other pill I was doing well on as I adjust back to it.  So not fair.  I won't give up on the dream just yet but come the beginning of July depending on how it goes, it might get official dropped which will completely break my heart.  Sigh. 

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  1. I'm sorry. Hugs to you today. It sucks to work hard and do all the right things and have a medication hold you back, or an injury take a fair number of your favorite workout methods off the table.
    Be careful with that thumb, though. My husband had a similar sprain and using the splint was what let it heal.
    I know you'll keep working your plan, no matter what, so I hope you enjoy the weekend and yourselves!! You're doing all the right things, and can only control what you can control - and you've got that part covered in spades!!

  2. I had to laugh at your, "If only I could get my sweet tooth pulled"! Me too! My weight loss journey would be smooth sailing if I could lick that one.

    I just started following your blog, and haven't read earlier posts, so I don't know if there is a reason that you must be on birth control pills. For what it's worth, my husband and I have used the Billings method of fertility awareness for 34 yrs., and have had two planned pregnancies. It's easy to use and has no side effects.

    My heart does go out to you in your present circumstances. Plateaus are nasty, and to have hormone problems and a sore thumb at the same time..... arghhhhh!

    Don't give up. I'm amazed at what you've done so far, and know you'll keep losing as you persevere.

  3. Sounds like things should turn around once you get off the BC pills. Although if you change high cal days at the same time you may not know for sure what did the trick.

  4. *sigh* Once again I typed out my comment and in brought me to the blog sign up thing. I clicked that I already caved and filled it out, and it brought me back there twice, then gave me the dreaded Error 404. Not sure if this will go through or not.

    *hugs* You know how these things go. You'll be ready to kill or die with frustration because you're doing all the right stuff and that scale is stubborn and stuck, and then --BAM-- you'll get a four pound loss in one week. You are the queen of consistency. Just keep doing what you do best and the scale WILL catch up.

    *thumbkiss* Heal, little dude, heal and QUICKLY!

  5. I'm sorry these pills are giving you fits. I'm on my new one as well and I have zero clue how I'll do once I'm "regular". Taking pills and bleeding every day kind of seems counterproductive, eh? Everything I've read says bc pills are so low-dose now that weight gain isn't nearly as common...and yet.... It's just frustrating to think this tiny pill can alter things so much. Keep working your plan and taking care of that thumb in the meantime. Women and our bodies...pfft.


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