It’s an uphill battle… or so they say

Posted by snuggles1968 on August 6th, 2012 |Filed Under General | Leave a Comment

“Frustration” is the word for the day because all the hard work I’ve been putting in since I got home would appear to be futile at times. If I were the type of person to give up at the first sign of a struggle, I would have thrown in the “towel” years ago. But since I’m known as a very tenacious person, I dig my heels in a little harder and look that obstacle right in the eye and say, “I am better than this!” and keep moving forward.

Today, I stepped on the scale as I do every morning and have gained 10lbs since yesterday. Yes, 10 (ten) pounds! Yes, this is “normal” for me as I have a thyroid disease and this is typical. The frustration comes from the knowledge of doing everything I can possibly do to lose weight yet gaining is a raging battle that requires a lot more than average weaponry such as more exercise and less calories etc.

So today is counted as a “loss” in the battle but tomorrow is another day and that scale will not beat me!

Weather: Absolutely gorgeous!

Mood: determined

Sleep: 12+hrs. I did a lot of tossing and turning so the 12+hrs was not completely uninterrupted.

Physical: energetic

Activities: Housekeeping- 2hrs = 444cals & gardening 45mins = 249cals burned

Total Calories Allowed: 1720cals

Total Calories Consumed: 1049cals


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