So after this mornings weigh-in I was beyond frustrated, I was PISSED! I called my family doctor to make an appointment and they said they could squeeze me in this afternoon. First I told the doctor about my constipation/stomach issues, then I told her about my weight loss (or lack there of) journey and how frustrated I was! She asked me a million questions, felt around on my stomach and back….then told me that she wanted me to try a prescription called Amitiza for my bowels. It’s prescribed for IBS with constipation (SEE I KNEW I HAD IBS!!!).
She gave me 1.5 weeks worth of samples to see if I “like it”…..apparently it will just help regulate me, nothing crazy. She said it could take up to a week to start working properly. Amitiza is NOT a pregnancy safe medication though, so as soon as something happens on that front I have to discontinue taking it.
Regarding my lack of weight loss she reminded me that the Zoloft I JUST STARTED TAKING for depression on May 19th makes it even harder to lose weight….so she recommended I cut my daily calories to 1,200. 1,200 net calories per day seems awful LOW to me, like yea duh if I cut my calories that low I’ll lose weight….but I guess it’s worth a try. MyFitnessPal assured me that for my height and current weight 1,600 net calories was a better calorie goal, but I guess doctor knows best? I’m pretty sure that doing the Insanity workouts on 1,200 net calories (meaning I get to eat more on my workout days) means I’m going to be VERY HUNGRY for the first few weeks. So basically I’m starting over, great!
Next week is going to be tough, we have family coming into town Wednesday-Sunday for the July 4th holiday….and there is going to be a lot of food and a lot of drinking, and I’m okay with it. I’m going to continue my shakes for breakfast, and keep the rest of my food intake “reasonable”….but I’m not going to worry too much about it. Maybe that’s the wrong mindset, but it’s just how I feel.