My Metabolism Stinks
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Am sooo ready to kick butt on the issue of my metabolism.
Most people would have lost a lot of weight if they ate like I do. But even with my physical therapy pool exercise, my home exercise routine and walking.... my activity level just doesn't seem to cut into the calories. I often eat extra beyond what I want to reach my minimum of the 1200-1500 calorie range. And seldom have exercised less than 30 minutes a day over the 4 years I've been monitoring activity. The issue is the everyday activity level combined with how the back pain and fibromyalgia slow me down; while I'm working hard, I just must not be burning enough calories.
Frankly, I only want to lose weight for purposes of heart and cancer-prevention. Maybe if I were into looks, I'd find a way past the pain.
Am planning to see an RD again, and want to find ways to rev up the metabolism with food choices too. My Vitamin D count is still 18.... instead of 30 which would be the preferred measure. Still borderline anemic. So the docs are more interested in the numbers than in my weight. Me? I've been trying to get my lab results up to some basic standard so long I'm sick of it.
I just don't believe the stuff about having to eat 1200 calories can always be true. And suspect that if I stopped forcing food into myself to reach that number I might be a lot happier, and even lose weight. Mine is a sedentary life even with the added exercise, so I do suspect the rules don't apply.
Do I think my feelings would be wise for 'the average woman'? No. And no again. But for someone whose lifestyle must be so slow-moving? Maybe there should be different boundaries when metabolism stinks.
We'll see if the RD comes up with answers. Might be a month before I can get in there. But the fact is that I work too hard adding foods (that I don't even want to eat) for my health... and am not getting much benefit in blood lab results or even from weightloss. I'm ready to switch some gears around because if the lab results can't be improved, why bother eating so much?!?