I’ve Been Gaining Weight Lately

I’ve been gaining weight the last few months, and it doesn’t add up with how many calories I’m putting in/out. I’ve been gaining anywhere from 1-3 pounds a week, which is a lot for me. I’m up to 133 pounds now which means that I’m going to have to start wearing size 6 pants. I’m not sure what’s been going on. This last week I’ve even been tracking my calories on a calorie counter to try to curb the weight gain and I still gained weight! I’m going to ask my doctor next week to check my thyroid. I do have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and sometimes in the winters my thyroid goes low. I’m guessing that something like that is happening, because this is definitely unexplained weight gain. It’s frustrating. I was down to 124 pounds this fall. I really don’t want to gain any more but my dietician and counselor also don’t want me to restrict my food intake more than I already am.

I realized though last night that I constantly count calories. Then, I was able to remember a time when I didn’t count calories, when I would just eat like I wanted to. And I wondered when I started really counting calories and how I got into that habit. I remember that I started doing that in about 2013, so it’s been going on for awhile. But before that, I never did that. Now I do it all the time. I wonder if I had an eating disorder before that, and if it got worse, or if that’s when it started. It’s hard to say. But it is something to talk to my ED counselor about tomorrow. I wonder what it would be like to not count calories all the time!

Oh, and in other news, I decided to wait and do the Restart program when it is offered virtually. The one I had signed up for was in person, and I didn’t want to be around a group of people when the pandemic is so rampant in our country. So I decided to hold off on doing that program until I can do it online.

I’ve gotten back into the habit of taking Maggie on daily walks, even if they are only 20 minute walks. Hopefully this will help both of us get in shape! And I’m still doing yoga daily.

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