Last week I had my annual physical with my Dr. The main discussion we had was my hypothyroidism. It seems that my pill is a little higher dose than I should have and it’s currently suppressed. We talked and decided to keep the same dosage. Mainly because I’m afraid that I will gain more weight than I have already. As it is, I’m at the highest I’ve ever been. My cholesterol is high as well. My cholesterol can be weight managed. The problem? I’m not able to manage my weight! This is a very helpless feeling and I’ve made it clear to my Dr that I am not happy with where I am.
So, we discussed going on cholesterol medicine. My fear? The horror stories I hear about it damaging my liver and kidneys. So, I have to weigh the pros and cons. I’ve had high cholesterol since 2009. Seven years later, it’s no better. With my family history of heart conditions, I’m thinking I’ll have to bite the bullet and just go on the darn things. That’s assistance number one.
The other thing we discussed was the elephant in the room. (No pun intended) My weight. If I want to live the lifestyle I want to live. Hell, if I want to live long enough to see my daughter become an adult, get married if she chooses and gives me grandchildren, I need to be healthier. I need to be fitter. I want to be able to keep up with my grandchildren if I’m so blessed. So, we talked about my going on a diet pill. Starting this coming weekend, I’m going to start Phentermine diet pills. They consider this a “long term” pill. I will take them for one year. The average weight loss per studies is 24 pounds. So, I can lose a little more, or I can lose a little less.
For me to even consider this? You have to know, I’m desperate. I rarely take the easy way out of anything. Not saying this is going to be easy. The side effects alone are going to be a pain in the @$$. But, I am determined to get my life back on track. Something needs to be done and unfortunately? Diet pills are going to be what helps.
I’m not going to count solely on those pills though. No I’m not. As I said, I rarely take the easy way out. Yes, I’m going to get off my @$$ and actually do something. Hello walking. Hello jumping jacks. Hello sit ups and push ups. My weight loss goal is 60 pounds. I’ll still be higher than I want to be, but, I’ll be lower weight, happier and most important, healthier. The 60 pound weight loss is over the course of 18 months. I’m setting it for that long so if it doesn’t happen right away, I won’t be disappointed and give up like I have done in the past.
So! Starting next week, I’ll have monthly updates on my progress. I hope you stay tuned! My weight loss tracker is over to the right on the front page. I haven’t decided if I want to put my actual weight lol. I’ll decide that later 🙂