What's the latest? How ya' doing? Did you have that blood work done? Would love to hear about your progress. Your posts are motivating to me.
Well, folks, several of you have asked about my progress. I had the wind taken out of my sails a few weeks back, so I've been depressed and have not posted lately. But here's what happened:
I went to the doctor, so excited for him to see my progress, but a big surprise awaited me. My cholesterol was exactly the same as 5 months before: 198. I couldn't believe it hadn't gone down! And my other blood cholesterol readings were about the same also. I wondered what could be wrong. Well, my doctor was very grave when he told me my thyroid readings were way, way too high. I've been on Synthroid for over 20 years, and a couple of years ago they said I needed to reduce my dosage a little. (Has my thyroid gland decided to kick in after all these years of not working? No doctor has been able to answer this.) Anyway, he wants me to again lower my Synthroid drastically, which I knew would slow down or maybe even halt my weight loss. Sure enough, after taking the lower dose for only 2 days out of one week, I GAINED 4 pounds overnight! It took me 2 weeks to lose that 4 pounds again. I'm easing into the lower dosage gradually because I get so tired if I do it all at once. Anyway, the Physician's Assistant said that my high thyroid levels were probably keeping my blood pressure and cholesterol readings high. I'm not sure if she's correct, but there has to be something keeping my cholesterol so high after all these months on McDougall. Believe me, I'm VERY faithful to McDougall. I don't cheat at all. (I've listed my diet in an earlier post.)
But, I seem to still be losing weight - I'm down to 208 from 282. And I eat all the time, and I mean, ALL THE TIME. (I start eating my "lunchtime" salad around 10 a.m.) So, that's my story. I'll be rechecked again in a few months, and I hope to have better readings next time.
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