I’ve laid bare here my struggle with weight, and how losing it seems to be impossible. I’ve tried and done it all. Atkins Smatckins NoFatkins, and its new modern sister, the ketogenic diet. Weight Watchers SlateWatchers FakeWatchers. Juice cleanses. Doctors who specialize in weight loss. Nutritionists. Gluten free. Yes, I tried acupuncture and left the office thinking, WTF? Why am I here doing this??
Even once, for one day only, taking a medication (prescribed) for headaches that is used off-label for weight loss. Because I never take any medications, taking one pill threw my body into a shaking mess. So much for that. I’ve seen specialists to make sure my thyroid is not the culprit. Nothing there. I have no high blood pressure. No high cholesterol.
My PCP physician told me about the app LoseIt which I installed and have been using for 12 straight days, my doctor linked to my account and I can share with her what I’m eating. I’m on a max 1000 calorie plan, adding four days a week of real exercise.
The app is terrific, I can’t say enough good things about it (I did pay the $29/year premium fee to get some app extras I thought important for me but the basic app is fine for the casual user).
Anyway, after twelve days of being so good I figured by now I’d be back in a size 6, I weighed myself. Drum roll……………
I’ve lost two pounds. That’s it. Two friggin’ pounds. That’s it.
What time does the pizza pity party start? Extra anchovies please.