Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm Gonna Show You!

It's been a long time since I blogged about my weight. I started this blog about a year ago to help keep me accountable on exercise and losing weight and got very bored with it quickly! Last year I went for my one year check up a complete mess. Hormones crazy, that-time-of-the-month wasn't normal, etc... What followed at my doctor appointment shocked me. She wanted to put me back on the pill. Did not asked what I was eating, drinking, if I was exercising, nothing! She told me I had probably hit my "adult body". What? My adult body? I'll show you, I thought to myself. Well, I did lose about 9 lbs and gained it back. I started again in January trying to lose and exercise. I was talking to my friend Jodi about the South Beach Diet and decided to give it a try again. I can't wait for this 2 weeks to be over but I really like it. I wanted to get off of so many carbs and reduce my cravings. Oh, I also did not go on the pill but went on over-the-counter estroven and it has helped so much! So, here are the results from my doctor visit this week:

4 pounds lost
mood swings better
regular cycles again
overall feeling much beter

My goals are:

lose 6 more pounds
continue exercising
continue with vitamins and supplements
continue good meals for my family
laugh more
play more
don't sweat the small stuff
find another doctor-ha


Anonymous said...

I just saw a commercial for Estroven which was pretty hilarious - they're trying to treat life with menopause like a day at the spa! It's called menopauseland! (

BooSheep said...

How funny, we even have the same blog format! It was fun to look around. Good luck on your goals! :) I am excited about being able to check in on your and your family and see how you are doing. (Esp. from another firefigher's wife point of view... I think I still have a lot to learn:)

BooSheep said...

Oops... I forgot to thank you in my other comment. I set up my playlist today! Thanks!!

Shelley Yates

Chelle' said...

Hey Michele- I love that you trust your readers enough to share your journey.

I am joining you. I too have hit my "adult body" and am unhappy about it.

Furthermore- I didn't "hit" it as much as I expanded it by choosing to eat garbage that satisfied for a moment and made me miserarble in the end. (time wise and other)

Please update to let me know how you are doing.

jodi said...

I love your goals! Only one more week! We can do it!!!

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