When Less is More
It is not easy having a hypoactive thyroid.
I don’t mind taking the medication, the tests are kind of interesting because they reveal a lot about my inner chemistry, but the stubbornness of my body in clinging to the ever present ten pounds I have been trying to lose since forever drives me crazy.
I cannot lost weight.
For years, I have been dragging myself out of bed in the morning darkness to run five miles on the hard packed sand on the beach. This is everyday. I repeat, everyday. It does wonders for my cholesterol, my heart and muscle tone but do I lose weight? God forbid.
My friend Andrea who I run with shared this gloomy fact with me: every year during tax season (she is a CPA) she doesn’t run for two months and like clockwork, gains ten pounds. It is terribly unfair that running doesn’t take the weight off; it simply slows my backslide into obesity. An exercise in futility.
For me achieving any measure of success in weight loss is a counter intuitive process. Get less sleep, get more energy (from running). Run less miles, gain more weight.
Seth is very supportive of my early morning running obsession. “You don’t have to kill yourself doing this, you’ll always look good to me.” I could almost turn around, take off my sneakers and tumble back under the covers but no, I am determined to get out there and burn those calories. So as I walk out into the cool morning air, I toss my head and state with conviction,
“You will love me more when there is less of me.”
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