So, that's the blogkeeping matter, on to the update. This week was a little easier than last, considering I wasn't on a road trip or anything. The process slowly gets easier as I get more used to tracking and planning meals. There still are moments where I really just want all the carbs and sugary things and its hard to hold myself back. I ran across a package of oreos in the pantry that I had forgotten and started snacking on them all the time. I finally had the Hubs polish them off so I wouldn't. The poor guy has a rough life, haha. There are also moments of shock, like when I was considering getting a bread bowl from Panera. I learned the bowl itself, not even factoring soup, would be more than half of my daily points! Crazy!
I also came across some extra motivation this week. I broke down and paid a fee to get access to all of my blood work from the last few years from the lab I usually use. Looking over the labs, something was abundantly clear. Although treatment can help level things out, it appears the overriding issue is my weight. As my weight went up so did the bad levels, even while I was receiving treatment that was supposed to be making things better. Even looking at my most recent labs after surgery, my hormones are better, but still not as good as when I started treatment, when I was 50 lbs lighter :(. Its kind of disheartening thinking about the fact that my gaining weight has directly worked against what we've been trying to accomplish, and that even after everything I've been through, my hormones aren't better than when I started. Its also difficult knowing that I have a long journey ahead of me, and this weight isn't going to come off as fast as I put it on. But it does give me motivation, knowing that I have concrete proof that losing weight will help make me healthier, and give us a better chance, even if it doesn't get us to the final goal.
So that all being said, I did lose another 2 lbs last week. That means now I'm down a total 5.4 pounds. I'm just hoping to keep the momentum going and to keep getting healthier!