Ok, so I went to the doc today mainly to get my potassium checked due to taking spironolactone for lymphedema/hirutism. They checked my blood pressure when I went in and it was 120/80! I was so happy b/c the last time it was like 150 something over 90. So, this is a Non Scale Victory (I just became hip to what an NSV is...it's like slang in the weight loss blog community me thinks). Also, my doc said, "Lookin good." I know that is short for "Damn Kim, you are doing so well...you are a model patient." No....I know she didn't really mean it that way, but in my mind this is what she thinks...and I can do that b/c my mind is my happy place and people say what I want them to there. lol. :) (I am not nuts...thank you very much.)
Anyway, I'm starting to notice other things too. My muscle tone is coming back. When you are insulin resistant, your cells are literally starving which leaves your muscles a bit lacking. I mopped my floor last week and my muscles didn't hurt in the least and I was able to really scrub my floor without getting winded. I know this is due to taking my proper meds, but still.....this time last year I wasn't taking meds b/c they made me sick, so I didn't even try anything else. So...another NSV (yep I said it again...b/c I am hip to it). Then there was my Dad noticing my weight loss. My clothes are getting a little more loose. Caution- this may be TMI (read at your own risk! left click and drag on the next few lines to highlight): I am able to reach places on my body without straining to reach....this is probably my favorite NSV, b/c nothin says lovin like being able to wash/reach your ass without doing improper yoga positions....oh, and nothin says lovin like my husband being able to reach certain places on me without doing improper yoga positions. hehe Don't say I didn't warn you. lol
I told my doctor that the only time I've been extra hungry while on the suppressants is when I'm hormonal. She acted like that was normal....and it's about that time again. So, I was a little extra hungry today. I had to eat two meals out and in a hurry, but I still think I did ok even if I had a few too many carbs.
Breakfast: 1/2c. Bear Naked Almond Vanilla Crunch Granola, a couple tbsp.'s of cranberries, 1/2c. almond milk
Lunch: Grilled chicken sandwich (whole wheat bun) w/ lettuce tomato pickles and a tiny bit of mayo, medium fresh fruit bowl (green and red apples, grapes, strawberries, mandarin oranges) Chic-fil-A btw
Snack: (I really didn't want to have a snack, but I was really hungry and I was grocery shopping) small energy bar (It was high protein, low calorie)
Dinner: 6in. roast beef sub w/ lots of veggies (cukes, peppers, onion, olives, spinach, tomato, lettuce), 1tsp. olive oil mayo, mustard, small bag baked chips
Snack: (I know...I said I have this licked...and I pretty much do...it's just the hormones) small handful cashews, 1oz. Irish cheese
All in all, not a bad day. :)
Oh, and this pic (my sweet niece Kiley and I) is from my son's b-day party on V-day weekend....I'm definitely starting to lose my double chin. :) Have any of you had any NSV's lately? I'd love to hear them.