Sunday, April 26, 2009

Week 101 Weigh-In - Stick a fork in it, it's Dunn!

Start: 154
Week 1: 150 (-4) - Week 25: 137.6
Week 50: 138.4 - Week 75: 137.6
Week 100: 140 - Week 101: 138.4 (-1.6)
Total loss: -15.6

Ok, now to catch up on other numbers.

Calories eaten Thursday: 1247
Fat: 25g (18%)
Carbs: 75g (24%)
Protein: 146g (46%)
Weight Thursday morning: 130.6 (One week ago: 129.2)
Calories burned in exercise Thursday: 262

Calories eaten Friday: 1561 plus food samples at Costco
Fat: 22g (13%)
Carbs: 93g (25%)
Protein: 161g (43%)
Weight Friday morning: 130.4 (One week ago: 128.2)
Calories burned in exercise Friday: 35

Weight Saturday morning: 132.4 (One week ago: 133)
Calories burned in exercise Saturday: 919 (no, that's not a typo)

Calories burned in exercise today: 0

I feel like I might be dehydrated and that's the reason for the loss this week. We will see how I do the rest of the week.

Saw the doctor on Friday. He seemed very preoccupied and busy and I might have seen him for a grand total of 5 minutes. He didn't do anything more than glance at my results and didn't say anything about the female hormone panel I had. He just said the ferritin was good so the iron issue is over.

I doubt he looked at my TSH so he didn't freak out over how low it is. I pointed out the T3 was still low. He said he wanted to add a T3 med. I said I didn't want Cytomel because of the cost. He asked if my insurance didn't cover it and I said insurance only helped. (I still have to pay some out of pocket and Cytomel is VERY pricey.)

I asked him if I could try Armour instead and he said sure. I told him I didn't want to start Armour NOW, but he wasn't listening and actually wrote out the prescription! I said "no no, let me give the levothyroxine one more try." I want to see if my T3 will come up if I take my iron later in the day. I go back in about two months after more blood tests to see the doctor. I told him how bad I felt at 112mcg. The doctor asked if it was too much medicine and I said I didn't know, but that I was tired all the time. I told him that I am back on 100mcg.

If my T3 doesn't improve by the next blood tests then I will ask for the Armour. He wrote out the tests wrong. He only wrote "T3" down and I had the front desk write "Free" after it to make sure the right test gets run. He also checked the box for "Total T3" and I had the front desk cross that off. So I will be getting TSH, Free T4, and Free T3.

Like I said, the doctor seemed really off his game. So for right now I'll stay on 100mcg generic levothyroxine, get more tests in 2 months, and go on Armour if the Free T3 doesn't improve.

After the doctor appointment I bought groceries. After Brad got off work we went to Costco to get my Xanax prescription refilled and buy a couple things.

Yesterday I actually had a good day - very energetic. My friend didn't get enough sleep the night before and I wore him out! After church we hiked for 3 1/2 hours and covered nearly 10 miles in Redwood Regional Park. It was great! One of the trails we hiked was the Dunn Trail, and we finished it, hence the title of this post. Dunn is now done. :)

Today's I'm working overtime - 11 am to 11 pm. I haven't had enough sleep in three nights now and am really tired. Strangely, I am not at all sore from the hike yesterday. I'm eating very light today because I am not hungry after stuffing myself last night.

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