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Hey, Everyone

My name is Rachel, and I have been a nurse working the night shift for almost 4 years. I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. At this point, I know very little about the disease, but I'm learning more everyday. I do know that this is a disease where a person's body attacks their thyroid and can cause the thyroid to function below normal. Pieces that go along with this disease are high cholesterol, fatigue, and (of course) weight gain/difficulty losing weight.

My husband and I have been married for almost 4 years, and we were thinking of having a baby before I knew I had this problem. When I asked my physician about getting pregnant, he said he wanted me to wait until my thyroid was better regulated, and I had lost a little weight.

This came as a huge disappointment to me, because we were so ready to take that step. However, I want to be healthy for my future babies. If there is one thing that I can give them, it should be a healthy Mama.

So these are my short-term goals: 1) Lose 13 pounds by December 1st, and 2) Get my thyroid function back in normal range.

I'm so excited to be with SparkPeople. I feel like it is the positive atmosphere that we all need to be motivated to achieve our goals for all our different reasons. I'm looking forward to the experience of getting healthy, instead of dreading my upcoming diet.

Good luck to everyone on achieving our goals!


Member Since: 10/17/2012

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