Sunday, June 26, 2011

Possibly interesting news...

Last time I checked in, the doctor called three different times. Doesn't sound too great, does it? Well, at first it she wanted me to call back. Then, they called again and said my test results were fine, but call if I have any questions. Finally, they called one last time and let me know I need to schedule a sleep study test.

Apparently, my test results for the oximeter weren't as great as I had previously thought. Although there is no cure for sleep apnea, maybe it will finally give me some sort of explanation.

Now, I'm watching my uncle's dogs until tomorrow with DF and DD. DD loves playing and trying to chase the dogs around the house. There are so many new toys and different furniture for her to play and find. She's loving it... except for the going to sleep part. Eh. Oh well. We'll be back home and she'll be back in her bed tomorrow.

So long for now!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Health and all that jazz...

Well, in the past few weeks, I've been making doctors appointments to check my health (general physician and dentist). My bottom teeth feel like they've been destroyed by a permanent retainer. I'm hoping that my neighbor, who is also my dentist, can really help me out. As far as the doctor goes... I had a full blood panel done, which included *I think* both hyper and hypo thyroid tests. I will double-check with the doctor at my follow-up.

She also ordered an oxi-monitor test for possible sleep apnea. What that entails is: I received a meter with a finger cuff-like thing, similar to a fingertip pulse monitor, then I had to hook it up on one of my fingers (I used my right middle... probably should have used my left, oh well) and secure it with a band-aid. After that, all I had to do was turn it on and sleep. Honestly, it was not my best night of sleep at all. The monitor itself was extremely heavy so if I wanted to turn over, I had to wake up and move it. I sent that back this morning and will find out the results in a few weeks.

Honestly, I'm hoping that something is wrong or there's some logical explanation. I absolutely hate not knowing how to lose weight the most efficiently. Eating clean only gets me so far and it sucks. There's no reason for appetite suppressants in my life. I'm just at a loss and want answers.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Well, I thought the Charlie Sheen slogan is appropriate for my battle because currently, I am winning. 
I started my weight loss journey in Summer 2008 with appetite suppressants, B12 injections and doctor visits. I was 242 lbs. The heaviest weight, so far, in my life. The medicine killed my appetite and I was lucky if I actually ate 500 calories a day. My weight reached 196 lbs, but I finally realized I was pretty much starving myself. I hated how I never had good or even solid energy and I felt weak, even though I was working out. I stopped going to the doctor, plus I couldn't afford to do it anymore. I ended up gaining some of the weight back. 
When I restarted my journey, I was about 225 lbs. I was eating healthy and loving life. When I was about 115 lbs, I hit a plateau and then began gaining even though I was doing everything right. In December 2009, my boyfriend and I found out that I was pregnant. Over my pregnancy, I gained a lot of weight and hit my peak weight of 285 lbs when I went to be induced. (DD was over a week late.) 
DD is healthy and almost ten months old. I've lost about 30 lbs since having her. 
I am now continuing my battle against weight loss. Zumba, elliptical, circuit weight training and the sauna are all a part of my gym routine. I'm very curious about some new classes at the gym, but have yet to try them.