I lost about 4 1/2 pounds in the past month, and then I just stopped losing. This is very frustrating for me because I’m doing yoga and walking about half an hour a day, plus using myfitnesspal to watch my caloric intake. I have no idea why I’m not losing weight anymore, especially because I am hyperthyroid. It’s strange. Of course, I’ve been hyperthyroid before and haven’t lost too much weight either, so maybe for me it doesn’t result in huge weight loss like it does for some other people.
I’m kind of concerned, though, that I’m not losing weight. When I consider it, a million questions run through my head. Am I over-exerting myself? Am I eating too much or too little? Am I not getting enough sleep? Or is there something else that’s going on with me that the doctor’s haven’t caught? I know that Lyme disease can cause weight gain, so that could be part of it. Still, it seems like I should be losing more weight than I am.
So I’m kind of lost at to what to do. And, it’s not like I need to lose weight, I do have a healthy BMI and fat percentage. I just want to lose more weight to fit back into my size four clothes. Part of me wonders if this could be an age thing, as I’m approaching 40. I’m not sure. What I know, though, is that I want to get rid of my muffin top.
Because of this, I’m trying to remind myself to focus on wellness and how I feel versus what the scale says and how I look. That’s more important anyways. And I am feeling better these days and have more consistent energy than I once had. So that’s good.
My yoga practice yesterday went well. I did more sun salutations with a Rodney Yee video. Today is a Hatha yoga practice with Rodney Yee again, and then I’ll decide which day this weekend I want to do a restorative yoga to relax and give my muscles a break. Whichever day it is, that day is the day that I will be cleaning my house, because it needs it.
We are planning on staying home for the fourth, so likely I’ll clean the house that day. It’s our six month old puppy Maggie’s first fourth, and we don’t know how she is going to react to fireworks. So we’re just going to keep her inside as much as possible and keep her on a leash when outside.
I really do love having her, by the way. She’s very cuddly and cute, and gets along well with our three cats. I’m so glad we adopted her.
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