New Start with Diet & Exercise
It’s been a few weeks since I weighed in because I have been on a plateau. Multiple things factored in with this. One was raising my iodine dose so my body was working on getting rid of higher levels of toxins. Another factor my body decided to start having regular periods again how long this will last is unknown. Then I was working through some high stress stuff and simply was eating more comfort foods. Not enough to gain weight but enough not to lose. I also started doing some exercise again and I think initially after a long illness that was actually a stress factor instead of a stress reliever.
So essentially I maintained 156 which is down 15 pounds from my start and has in the past been one of my set points. I had hit 155 and 154 during the journey but then would bounce back up to 156
This week I upped the exercise but also the calories trying to find out what my body is doing or not I did essentially the amount of exercise that equaled the extra calories I ate. I did about 1600 calories worth of exercise and added about that many calories. I thought if my body was really burring the calories like it should then I should lose one pound as normal. I normally stagger 1200 calories and this week turned out to average 1435 per day.
This morning’s weigh in was 154 down 2 pounds so that is a surprise with this little experiment but may also simply reflect that I have been wobbling a little at this point for a while so the real test will be getting back to business so to speak with the calories and now the added exercise for this coming week. I think my body is ready to go down again and I think my thyroiditis is essentially resolved and I am steady at 50 mg iodoral. Sure would be nice to get to losing 2 pound per week level instead of one. I think I would need a serious metabolism boost as it was a lot for me right now to get 1600 calories of exercise last week and that is far from the 3500 needed for one pound. I am building some muscle and maybe just getting that much movement in general after this long illness will help rev things up too.
So starting at 171
I lost the first 15 by January 24 in 13 weeks Then for 10 weeks my body bounced around from 154 to 156.
last week 156
this week 154 -2 pounds
Total loss is 17 pounds
This week will now be the real test of breaking this level since I haven’t been lower than 154