Have you ever felt like you are getting nowhere and you have no idea what to do? Well, that has been me and this weight loss journey for the past year or two. I make a 5 lb progress, then plateau, 5 lb progress, plataue. I work out at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy, and get no results. I know I am not alone and the point of this is not to rant about being stuck. Over the past 6 weeks, I have been to an MD, gotten blood work, gotten a new nutritionist, and seen a naturopath. I have to say, the best thing I did was see the naturopath. I just went last week, but I already feel like I am on the right path.
Some of you may know, I am a Physical Therapist. PT's are known as being the profession that spends the most time with patients. We spend 30-60 minutes with a person, multiple times a week, and we listen. Well, this was the first time I went to a Dr. and felt heard. We sat down for 80 minutes and talked about my complete history. By the end of it, I had been heard and we had a plan of action going forward. It is nice to feel like you are starting to get to the bottom of things. I won't bore you with the details of me, especially since we are still doing things to figure it out, but I think this is the right path so far. This might be TMI, but a small part is likely that I have been on birth control for 15ish years. Apparently that really messes with your hormones...which guess what...makes it really hard for your body to figure out what to do. So we are working on certain things together to try to get to the bottom of what my body thinks is going on and try to balance it back out. So basically, I am trying anything and everything, but all in natural ways. No secret magic pill, just clean eating, balancing my body, and working out. I continue to believe in this way even though I feel no victories lately.
Hang in there. We all have different things going on and I am not trying to give advice, as is what happens in a lot of groups. People think...this worked for me...you must do this. But I am hear to say that everyone is VERY different. What worked for me 15 years ago and 10 years ago, isn't working anymore, so who am I to say that it will work for you. I can't. My goal is to tell you info about what I am going through in hopes that maybe it resonates with some people to start trying to decode their bodies too. If it's something that sounds up your alley, cool, try it. If not, cool, keep trying things. Something will work eventually! We just need to hang in there!
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.