Well, I was talking with a friend and fellow blogger last week who felt like a failure because even though she had lost 150 lb., she still had so much more to go. For me, 150 pounds is like losing a person and that is a huge accomplishment (and not a failure by any means!). However, this conversation made me look at myself. Most of the time, I don't feel as if I accomplished much with my weight loss.
Especially this last week. For those who have followed me, you will know I have an issue with an unstable uterine lining. (Okay, I may talk about some women's issues now so you may want to skip this part). What that means is I have breakthrough bleeding. What that can also mean is multiple periods in a month. It's something that started after giving birth to Madison and then after several years of birth control seemed to have fixed itself. After Will, I wasn't as lucky. I went through 10 birth controls before we found one that controlled this (and I basically had a 9 month period). However, with losing weight, that birth control quit working (more breakthrough bleeding) and was make me nauseous. Now, I am in the same boat I was before except it is actually worse. 3 (aff) weeks ago we started a brand new birth control that shouldn't make me gain weight (because that is a side effect of birth control). However, on Tuesday, I got my monthly friend for a second time this month with crazy cramps and hormone swings. I also noticed that I put on 3 (aff) lbs in just as many days. Needless to say, I freaked out a bit. I have quit taking it and managed to lose those 3 lbs of water weight I added and lose an additional .6! Granted, it isn't my usual 1 – 2 (aff) lb weight loss, but medication will do that for you! (As for my next step with my issue, I am waiting for my doctors office to call me back. I think our next step is an ablation for those of you who want to google that). It obviously took 3 weeks for that pill effects to go into full swing and well, it sucked.
Now, how does this all tie into Will and kindergardeners? Well, I had Will (who will be in Kindergarden in August) get on the scale last week. He weighs 44 lbs. Even with my crappy weight loss this week, I have lost more than that! When I need a good visual of what I have lost, I can look at my son. I have literally lost one of him! I am going to take pride in that!
THIS WEEKS WEIGHT LOSS: .6 lbs
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 46.8 lbs
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