Limping, literally… If you can’t stand a bit of a whine, that’s OK. I’m having a difficult time putting up with me!
My body seems to be in some sort of revolt as I try this little sprint toward 200 pounds by the end of February. Despite being back on plan (except I could be eating more veggies), my weight keeps fluctuating between 210-214, and I don’t have the hormones to blame any more! Also, attempts to really exercise have been thwarted by mysterious hip pain on both sides. My doc and I initially explained this as a side effect from a cholesterol-lowering medication. (Someone please tell me why my cholesterol is higher than it has EVER been yet my diet is better than it has ever been?) Despite being off the drug for 2 months, my hip pain and stiffness continue to be such an issue that I am now off to see a rheumatologist. (For Ann and any other medical professional, my ESR and C-reactive protein are normal, so probably not polymyalgia rheumatica.)
So, here I sit, feeling older than I am, frustrated at my body’s resistance to lose weight/fat and more than a little angry that I can’t move around like I want.
OK, whining and update over. Except for this regarding Weight Watchers. I really, really can’t get in to counting points. I want to know exactly how the protein:carb that I am eating. Perhaps one year plus of counting calories and trying to keep a 40/30/30 balance has just made it second-hand. Perhaps I just don’t like change. So, it’s back to my old method of monitoring. The good thing I gained from WW is recipes with lots of nutritional info, and I am actually cooking more. I’m happy WW has worked for Jennifer Hudson, but I can’t argue with my success over the past year.