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Failings and getting back up on the horse

A tale of two extremes: lessons learned for next time.

The weekend kind of sucked.

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A list of things

  • I am destined never to see a dietician and have them help me with my diet. I rocked up on Saturday, only to not find the room. Eventually I called them and they told me they’d booked me into the OTHER rooms. That were half an hour’s drive away. Needless to say they hadn’t informed me of this.
  • However, I did get to speak to the dietician who I had an abortive appointment with. She actually sounds sensible–she enquired with trepidation whether I was doing (insert name of fad celebrity diets here). I said confusedly “No, I just made it up myself.” She said “GOOD” emphatically.
  • She asked me to keep a food diary for a couple of days and bring it in to our appoinment. I said I already did. She recommended using CalorieKing. I said I did. She said “Fantastic!”
  • Things I suspect: She will want me to up my calories and tell me to add more good fats. Also she may tell me to take calcium tablets–which the doctor already has.
  • I’m a lot more confident after speaking with her. She sounds sensible.

Off the subject of dieticians and onto more general stuff.

  • I’ve been on a plateau for a week (Well. I say a plateau, but I’ve gained 0.4 of a pound and it’s sticking with me). It’s driving me nuts. All I can do is stick to my calories and keep on eating (I hope) healthily and with any luck I’ll budge off it.
  • I got my blood test results back from the doctor. As suspected, my cholesterol is screwy (it’s not actually that my cholesterol is high–the bad cholesterol is borderline, but my GOOD cholesterol is low. Like I said, more almonds and avocado and we’ll see what the dietician says.)
  • My liver enzymes are raised. And they’re raised in an odd pattern–it’s not the ones that say a disturbance in the cells, or a disturbance outside the cells. It’s one of each. I guess we retest in three to six months time with no drinking and see what they say.
  • My vitamin D is 30. For reference, the normal range is 50-70. No wonder I’ve been feeling like crap. The doctor looked at me and said “Get more sun” and I was all “… HOW?!? I work during the daytime, I don’t wear sunscreen in winter and if I go outside during lunchtime it’s cold so only my hands and face are uncovered.” She looked at me for a second and said “… good point. Get some tablets.”
  • Things I didn’t tell my doctor: that is my vitamin D after three weeks of eating a vitamin D fortified soy yoghurt every day. I wonder what my levels were before that? (I suspect I don’t want to know.)
  • That does explain a lot of what I’ve been feeling lately.
  • Weekends are really hard for me. I have so much to do, and without the ability to weigh things/plan, I don’t feel like I can eat while I’m out. This usually ends in me under-eating. I need to get better at planning. And maybe ditch the weekend sleep-ins.

Things are really hard at the moment and I feel like crap. I’m hoping a good sleep tonight will sort most of it out.