My doctor shined a light at my face and declared it to be a form of acne. That (apparently) women in their 30's have hormone shit happening and sometimes end up with worse acne than they had in their teens.
So, he recommend that I go on a "trial treatment" for 6 months. Some kind of pill that is LIKE birth control, but not.
I asked him how close it was to being "like" birth control, because I all ready have a weight problem and I don't need to be taking something that is going to cause me to gain weight. He paused and asked what problem I had with weight, so that was my segue into my other topic. He never really answered my question, but I figure he might know the answer anyway, so I will just ask the pharmacist.
I told him how I have been trying to lose weight for the last two year. About joing U Weight Loss and Herbal Magic, but how I got freaked out about taking all those pills and that I don't want to lose weight that way, that it doesn't seem healthy. He agreed with that. I told him about my month of not-drinking, eating (mostly) healthy and exercising and how I felt I actuall GAINED weight instead of losing. He whisked out the lab paper and starting ticking off the boxes of stuff he wanted me to get checked, thyroid being one of them. I also mentioned that I am tired all the time and he checked off some more boxes, like my iron levels. He said I should take a multi-vitamin and a B-complex vitamin. These should help boost my energy levels, but he will still check the other things out.
I asked him about losing weight. He said it is just watching what you eat. Cutting back the simple sugars and carbs. Eat more fibre and fruits and drink lots of water. Getting exercise, but not just cardio, that you have to do weight-training.
So basically what I have been trying to do. Okay, okay, I know I could eat even healthier (really, cut back on the popcorn and chocolate, lady!) and I KNOW that I could do more exercise. But literally, I am not sure when. Right now my kids' soccer starts at 6:15. By the time they are done (7:15 or 8:00), I really do not feel like exercising. Especially anything hardcore like 40 minutes cardio and and hour of weight training. No, thank you!
Argh! Why is this so damn hard?
Jules and I are going to look at doing Weight Watchers. No pills to take. Eating healthy. I kind of hate the points system, but I'm not as picky as I once was. (Really.) Jules has all the books, so we aren't going to actually join, we are just going to follow the program. Commit to getting together once a week to do a weigh-in/check-in.
I am going to try harder with the exercising. It will be easier the closer we get to summer, as my kids will be involved in less stuff, and then pretty much gone for July. I actually went for a walk/run last night. I felt really good during and after it. By 9:00, though, my knees were starting to stiffen up and I could barely walk. However, they feel much better today, enough that I may go for a walk tonight! Maybe no running, I might give my legs a break from that.