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Thyroid Update

16 May

I had a doctor’s appointment today, to find out the results of the tests done on my blood from last Monday. It would appear that everything is working a-okay within my body.

How messed up is it that I’m a little disappointed right now? *rolls eyes* I was sorta hoping I’d have a thyroid problem and that I would get medicated (even though I hate taking medication) so that I would then have an easier time losing weight (although from what I’ve heard the meds don’t always help with that…) but instead my thyroid is apparently functioning as it should be so nooooo meds for this girl.

Which really, in the long run I am happy about because meds are so not my thing lol In the short term though, grr! and Boo! lol πŸ˜›

The doc says the reason I am having trouble losing weight is because I am subconsciously restricting my movement/activities due to the hip problem. She says it is normal for someone whose had an injury to hold back a bit and not be as active as they used to be because they have to baby the injured body part but most people don’t change their eating habits so they are eating more than they should be considering the reduced activity and bam! Weight gain! Then, as the person starts to regain their active lifestyle, they, without realizing it, hold back, or just do a bit less day-to-day which of course means the weight doesn’t come off as quickly as they would like.

Speaking as someone who was badly injured years ago and took for freakin ever to become fully mobile again and then even longer then freakin ever to lose the weight she gained while gimped I am not impressed with this analysis. I understand it. I just don’t like it.

I am back to being active. I mean yeah, I am a lazy person in general but I am back to my twice weekly dragon boat practices, and my hiking (though not as often as I would like but that is not my fault! life gets in the way *pout*) and my random other activities that are generally not planned but just happen. I mean c’mon, I just ran the BMO Run two weekends ago, isn’t that a sign of an active person??

Apparently not. sigh.

How much more do I have to do to be considered active and for my body to stop being a jerk and drop this weight? *glares at body*

I know that when it comes to weight loss it is 80% what you eat and 20% your exercise and I will admit that I am not the greatest when it comes to food. I try, sorta, in spurts lol I’m pretty sure though that I undereat, shocking I know! Except for the days I indulge in something stupid and them boom! Overeater in the house! *groan* I annoy myself. πŸ˜›

I’ve got to get my food back on track but no big gimmicks, no weird tricks, just, I dunno, normal healthy eating, in the proper portion sizes, and no more treats just because. I mean yeah ok, I’m not going to cut out every single treat but I have to be more careful with them, actually have them be treats and not daily occurrences ya know? Oh, and I think maybe I should be eating more than once or twice a day…but I always find that hard, sigh.

I’m starting with baby steps, which may seem lame, but I figure every little change will help and will eventually grow in to a big change *crosses fingers and hopes* So, in that vein, when I got home from work this evening I had a cup of tea but no snack. Not gonna lie, I miss having a snack, but my night time snack was almost always something not nutritionally beneficial to my body and not really needed for anything other than taste bud happiness and those little buggers can just suck up the loss as far as I’m concerned lol

I will have to come up with an actual eating plan of some sort otherwise nothing will actually change, but that can wait for tomorrow, when it’s not one in the morning and I’m not kinda tired. πŸ™‚

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Bad Vampire!

14 May

This past Monday I had to get blood drawn, I would’ve posted about it sooner but my internet has been down, boo for sucky internet connection! πŸ˜›

Anyhoo…

needles

So I popped over to the lab that is across the street from where I work and attempted to be all nonchalant about yet another needle poking in to my vein, sigh. I still firmly believe that if people were meant to have needles go in to them we’d all be born with valves in our inner elbow area.

So I sit down, put my arm out, she disinfects the area, tells me how much blood she is taking, stabs the needle in to my arm aaaaaand…nothing.

No blood. Not even a drop.

We are both looking at the vial, watching as it stays empty, I don’t know about her but I was confused and our convo went like this:

Me: Maybe I’m all tapped out.

Her: I’m sorry.

Me: Huh?

Then she takes a firmer grip on the needle and pushes it in super deep.

Me: Ouch!

Her: Sorry I had to hurt you.

I’m pretty sure she wasn’t sorry at all! lol Oh, and get this! Me being the super polite Canadian that I am, I actually said “no worries” about her hurting me and apologized for saying “ouch”. That can’t be normal! lol *rolls eyes*

 

I Can’t Believe I Forgot!

20 Feb

So, yeah, I forgot about you…who you? You who read my blog! It’s the weekend, I weigh in on the weekends so I always blog on the weekend to let you know how that went and somehow, by some weird mystery of the universe I forgot! Aaaahhhhhhh! Crazed! πŸ˜›

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to blog on Saturday cause of errands, then work and then getting home from work stupid late (even later then I had planned cause the job ran late, so boo causeΒ I was way tired but yah cause extra moola!) but today? Simple quiet Sunday, you’d think I’d have been on the comp way earlier, but no, I actually did stuff today, weirdness. Not fun stuff, lol, just errands and then sorting my closet and cleaning my room – it’s still messy btw, my cleaning only got partly done and I got bored with it, lol, but there I was, contemplating reading for an hour before trying to fall asleep and all of a sudden, bam!, I remembered you! πŸ™‚

Try not to take it too personally, I have a flighty forgetful personality. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰

Ok, let’s recap Saturday’s big evilness – both of them! The first was the blood test, ugh, they took 4 vials of my blood! FOUR!! Vampires! Grr. Who knows what the results will be or when I will get them, shrug, but at least that is done with. Oh, and you should all be proud of me cause I managed to let the lady draw my blood without me swearing at her or kicking her…you think that’s a joke but I have done both, more then once. What can I say, it’s reflex! I think part of it was cause I warned her in advance my body doesn’t like giving up my blood and my veins are stupid tiny so she used a thinner needle (like kids sized thinner lol) and it was all good. She didn’t have to do that thing where she sticks the needle in then wiggles it around trying to get in the vein or stick me multiple times cause she can’t hit the vein, and she only had to poke the one arm! No trying both arms hoping one will be better then the other (which neither one is better then the other, they are both small veined and resistant to letting blood be taken from them) so really, it was a not so bad experience. πŸ™‚ After that was over I treated myself to Vietnamese food for lunch – my deal with myself was if I didn’t kick or swear I was allowed a treat and that was it. πŸ˜€ I tried a new restaurant, it’s near my place and I was really hoping I’d have a new regular spot cause man, I looooove Vietnamese food but alas, not so much. I got the food as take out (I prefer eating at my house) and ordered a dish I have often cause I knew I’d like it (I like doing that with new restaurants, ordering a dish I know what it should be like so I have previous experience to compare the food to) Now, the food was very yummy, beef was super tender, everything tasted really great, but it was expensive! Cost me way more for that dish then in other Vietnamese restaurants I have been in so, sadness, probably won’t go back there again. I s’pose one good thing about the price is for 2 spring rolls it was $8 so I didn’t order them thereby saving me calories lol. Looks like my cheapness has benefits besides saving my bank account from screaming. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Saturday's Lunch, Grilled Beef w/ Vermicelli

So, the even better part of Saturday? My weigh in! Yeah I know, who’d of thunk right? lol. I lost 1 pound! Yah! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Puts me at 28.6 pounds lost total. πŸ˜€ Can’t be unhappy with that! lol.

Two great things to celebrate, losing weight and not kicking the lady who took my blood. What an awesome start to a Saturday. lol. My evening job went really great too, lasted an hour and a half longer then planned and I got a tip so woohoo! I will put that cheque in the bank tomorrow, it’ll help make up for the days I missed at my weekday job cause of being sick. Phew!

Let’s see, Sunday…it was one of those days where I woke up and my first real thought was “I’m gonna end up eating over my daily points” Do you ever have those days? What’s weird is I don’t know why I thought that, not like I was hungry, or planning to meet up with someone to eat out, shrug, don’t know, just a feeling I had. Well, I did go over but only by like half a point so that’s not so bad. It was one of those days where I wasn’t hungry, but I wanted to eat, and when I wanted to eat I wanted to eat everything which made it hard to pick what to eat cause for every one item I pick I will have to discard like 4 other options and I was apparently very unable to make food decisions today. Annoying. I ended up eating a croissant breakfast sandwich that I made cause well, the croissant was bought friday evening so it didn’t have many days left of being fresh and no way I could fit a 5 point bread item in to my food plan on a normal day, so there we go, one decision made. lol. I mostly ate bits of this, pieces of that…no realy organization to my food. I thought I was actually gonna end up 2 points under cause I went to clean my room and by the time I stopped I was thinking more about bed then anything else but I was foiled when I came out to the kitchen to get my lunch for tomorrow ready, what can I say, I got aroundΒ food and my stomach let me know in no uncertain terms it wanted food. lol. Ah well, not like being under in points is good either so I’d rather be a tiny bit over then under by 2 – I’m actually still trying to convince myself of this. lol.

Oh, tip for you, when buying a croissant, the Safeway Bakery is way better then Wal-Mart Bakery. I don’t know why I was so surprised by this, shrug, I guess I thought a croissant is a croissant and how could it be screwed up but nope, Wal-Mart totally managed to make them be nowhere near as good as normal. *rolls eyes* The last 2 croissants I ate (before today) were from Wal-Mart, then todays was from Safeway, yeah, Safeways was totally better and still nice and moist even though I bought it Friday evening…the ones from Wal-Mart go hard and stale by the next morning. Not cool. πŸ˜›

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