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I had a bit of an epiphany today. Why is it that we try to fix something that isn’t broke? I was losing weight just fine and then I started trying different things and going back and forth on others. Today I realized this is ridiculous and I’m complicating something that is not complicated. So I’m going back to the basics. Eat right and exercise. That’s it. No pill. No magic plan. Eat right. Exercise. Sometimes it’s better to keep things simple.
I went to the doctor this morning to have blood drawn. I want my thyroid tested. I don’t think I have a thyroid problem because I’ve lost weight just fine, but it runs in my family so better to get it tested and just know. Really I just wanted a check up. I only go to the doctor when I’m in extreme enough pain that I can’t function. So it’s time to get checked out because the last time I went was for an ear infection and the time before that I was pregnant, which was like 3 or 4 years ago.
I requested my doctor check me for diabetes since they were drawing blood anyway. I am a little concerned with this because I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. That increases your risk of having diabetes later. It’s a good thing I’ve lost weight, but I’m still considered obese so I am concerned about being a diabetic. I’ll be the first to admit sugar is an addiction for me so that doesn’t help. I guess I shall see in about 24 hours.
In talking to my doctor about my weight loss he recommended I go down to a 1200 calorie a day diet. I’m torn on this because my cousin, who is a nutritionist, said not to do that. So I don’t know. I don’t want to lose weight at a 1200 calorie day diet and then stop losing and have to go lower. Every book I’ve read on health says not to go below 1200. I went back to Weight Watchers too so I don’t even count calories. So now I’m tempted to go back to My Fitness Pal and continue with calorie counting. Maybe if I start at 1500 calories and work down as I lose. I need to do some research online.