Disappointed, but not giving up.

JoleneAL
By JoleneAL Latest Reply 2015-02-21 03:09:28 -0600
Started 2015-02-20 12:32:14 -0600

After Christmas, I realized I had added to the 25 pounds I gained after quitting smoking and it was due to my hand to mouth, to fast insulin pen, condition.

I quit sugar, processed or otherwise (not fruits) immediately and started working on eating better. I lost 4 pounds in 3 weeks - which I'm sure was just water.

I chose to go to a weight loss doctor in town (with permission from my physician) and started her program a month ago. She provides Vitamin shots in a B12 base, appetite suppressants and a recommended food plan and exercise.

I did not use the suppressants. Those things scare me to death! The B12 bases shots are heaven! I am doing low carb and walking 5 days a week.

Today was first weigh in since starting and … I gained 1.7 pounds. WTH?!

So after talking to the doctor and heading off with another month's worth of shots, I got to thinking. Wait. 1.7 in a month? That's a whole hellva lot better than 10.7 in a month right? Doc said when we weigh, it is a combination of bones, muscles and fat - with the fat being the least heavy of the three.

I'm going to keep on, and I love these shots if anything else, but I sure hope next month has the scale tipping down some.

Tags: weight loss

3 replies

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2015-02-21 03:09:28 -0600 Report

Fantastic attitude, You do realize it could be as simple as you needed to use the restroom or that time of the month or any number of silly things that made the scale 1.7lbs up and not down. It could even be their scale was acting wonky today. Scales aren't perfect instruments. Try to set up a few non-scale victories for yourself. Like "i walked 20 feet further today than I did last week" yay me ! or "my pants are just a tiny bit looser today" things like that go a long way when we first start working on losing weight. Keep up the good work and keep coming back here and let us know how your doing.

RosalieM
RosalieM 2015-02-20 15:55:47 -0600 Report

Jolene,
Do you want help with your diet? If you do, tell me more about what you eat. I teach Blood sugar and weight loss classes. I have lost weight and have been diabetic for over 20 years. From what you say. I have a hunch that perhaps a few diet tips might help.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-20 13:26:39 -0600 Report

triple like…any movement in the right direction..is movement to be applauded…keep on trucking kiddo..you've got this!!!