Well, here is my latest update!
I went to the Dr. this week as scheduled for the routine exam and to review my plan with her and to see what her recommendations are for going forward. Here are the results.
1. I discovered a new high weight for me. I did not realize that in 2006 I weighed 368! Yikes!!
2. She was quite impressed that I am running and is very pleased with my losses so far
3. The extended plateau could be something as simple as the fact that I do primarily cardio these days and need to mix in weights. She recommended getting a trainer. (wonder if insurance will cover that?)
On the more complicated side, it could be thyroid issues or insulin resistance issues(prediabetic), both of which will be determined by the blood work she had done and both of which will be resolved with medication, if necessary. I do not like this idea. I have been somewhat pleased and grateful that thus far in my life, I have managed to NOT have to be on medications for things related to my weight nor have I suffered any physical disabilities due to my weight. Regardless, I am not going to stress about this until I know for sure. In the meantime, I am looking into training possibilities!
4. She thinks 1800 calories is not an issue and should not be messed with at this point.
I was never so excited to go to a Dr before! I continue to be excited and I will do what it takes to take care of myself, even take meds if necessary (grumble grumble snarl snarl).
Oh the best part, she sees no reason why I can’t do the half marathon! She thought it kind of ridiculous in fact that I would ask her AFTER I started running whether I should run or not. HAHA, I guess it is ridiculous!
That is all for now, boring post, but necessary. More news to come soon!