Sunday, March 9, 2008

Stalled Again

Well, this morning's weigh in didn't go well at all. I'm actually UP a pound?!? How does that happen to a WLS patient? This is getting ridiculous! I became an emotional basket-case... and I woke up this morning already feeling like a truck had hit me.

I don't know what's going on, but I seriously felt like what I can only describe as something similar to what a person with Fibromyalgia must feel like in the morning.

So I unfortunately didn't make it to church today with John... I just couldn't do it. So I'll listen to the podcast of the message for today a little later. I think John knew that it as best for me to just retreat for a day and lick my wounds in private.

It's so insane to me that I would gain a pound... I can't even begin to understand it. The only logical solution is that it has something to do with this whole thyroid thing... the endocrinologist called on Friday and wanted to just stick me on some medication... but I don't get the feeling that she understands or cares about what it means to be recovering from this surgery - so I'm thinking of getting the results from her bloodwork, and calling my PCP. I trust him, and I know that he'll put me on the right medications. It's also comforting to know that he knows enough to make sure that the meds will be safe for me to either swallow or he'll tell me differently.

I'll get on that tomorrow morning - so that hopefully we'll have it figured out in time to break through this craziness. Is it really to much to ask... to have a couple of weeks of consistent loss? I haven't experienced that since the first two weeks after my surgery. ARG!


  1. I think that's the down side to weekly weighing. It doesn't allow you to see the normal ups and downs that go with hormonal levels, water intake, etc. And water may explain it anyway... if you were even slightly dehydrated before upping your water intake, the increase in water can more than explain the 1 pound. But you know all this stuff, and it never helps me to hear when I'm up a pound either. :)

    If it IS a thyroid issue, then have no fear--it will be resolved soon!

  2. Could it be that as you have started working out, you are gaining some muscle? I don't think I'd panic, girly, about a pound at this point. I'm betting it is going to go away in a few days along with a few of its friends!

  3. Kim

    I have hypothyroid and I'm on levothyroxine. I am being really horrible right now and haven't refilled my bottle in a few weeks and this is, I'm sure, part of the reason why I'm not losing right now. Never fear, however. I'm on the phone right now and reordering my script. (Even though I am a VERY mild case of hypothyroid...still, gotta help the body out!)

    When you get the meds you need, you will notice your energy change, your emotions change, and you will feel so much better...IF it truly is a thyroid dysfunction.

    As soon as I went on my levothyroxine, i was a different woman!

    Now, just to get back on it is the trick. ;)

  4. oh also, i totally second what meghan and kim said....the muscle is probably bulking up and replacing the fat weight you are losing. SO true. Plus, gross as it may be, I always get a pound or two heavier after eating at the end of the day. :)


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