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Thyroid woes

Monday, April 07, 2014

So my blood test results showed that my thyroid levels were really low. I'm on a bigger dose of replacement drug now. At first I felt really relieved to know what the issue was because I keep gaining weight and feel tired and weak. Which is not me. BUT, now I feel kind of irritated because i'm going to have to re lose all this dang weight! And, it's not easy. But, I WILL do it.

Here is just an example of what i've been dealing with..yesterday I walked up the hill out back and really hit it hard. We also took detours in the woods and got a good workout. I ate a super healthy breakfast and lunch. At dinner I made a frozen pizza and had two small slices. I was still hungry but I was determined to stick with the small portion..and I Did. I went to bed snacking. I drank one Mountain Dew in the afternoon with lunch..but I wanted another one later..and did not have it. Just water the rest of the day. This morning I was UP another pound.

It's so frustrating! I weigh the most I've ever weighed and not been pregnant. And, i'm not even doing things to GAIN that weight..which is the most frustrating to me. I've heard people say they can maintain with low thyroid, eating 1200 cals a day. If that becomes my life I will just give up. I'm a tall girl 5'9 and i'm active. I cannot live on 1200 cals a day. Not happily anyway. And, yes i'm having a pity party kind of but not really. I'm not giving up. The new higher dose will hopefully get my levels back up to where they should be and things will get easier. I'm going to continue to try and lose weight in the meantime. The alternative is GAIN more stinking weight and I refuse to go over where I am right now! I need to knock off 20 pounds ASAP. And, then work on 20 more pounds. And, could still stand to lose another 20 after that.

There are a few things that I may have been doing to hurt the effectiveness of my med. I started eating a half hour after taking it instead of the hour that is recommended. I was taking another pill with it that apparently MAY hurt it's effectiveness a bit and I started taking a multivitamin that has iron in it..and was taking it to close to the time I took my pill..apparently. I read all of this online but those things are easily changed. Now, i'm back to taking my thyroid first thing in the morning with a full glass of water..waiting a full hour before eating anything. Other pill is moved to lunch and multivitamin at bedtime.

Also, i'm going to start working on other parts of me until the weight starts coming off again. I started biting my nails again so I have to grown them back. I need a trim and new highlights and my eyebrows tidied up. I would like to work on a tan and order this skin care line I saw on a commercial. I just can't remember what it was called. lol.

Today's meals:
Breakfast..was fiber one cereal(flakes) with fresh strawberries and organic 2% milk(I don't drink the milk either..just don't like it that way)..a cup of coffee with creamer(which I won't give up).

Lunch: Salad with chicken. Going to use the raspberry hazelnut vinagrette.

Dinner: pizzas using a whole grain light english muffin for the crust, pizza sauce, mushrooms, onions, turkey pepperoni, as topping and a WW string cheese as the cheese. I'll possibly have a veggie on the side if i'm really hungry also.

Snack: Either a yogurt or single serve pack of healthy popcorn or an Apple or frozen grapes. A fiber one bar if I feel like i'm starving to death.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SALAM4545 4/12/2014 10:21PM

    I don't know much about thyroid, but I do understand how frustrating it is to work so hard and have the scale move in the wrong direction. I feel for you, but I'm glad you are not giving up.

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CUPCAKE2CARROTS 4/10/2014 10:58AM

    I just ran across your blog. I to have Thyroid issues. itís been a challenge for the past 20 years. Once it took it seriously, itís been a lot easier.

Food choices are VERY important when dealing with the thyroid. Also watch your cardio, you don't want to overdo it. There is a lot of great info out there, but also a lot of confusing info. You just have to sift through it all

Ladyhawks is right on about a nutritionist. I chose the Naturopath way and have found great success.

Much luck in your journey. YOU CAN DO IT. emoticon

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LIFECHANGZ 4/7/2014 8:00PM

    emoticon what she said ;)

your meals sound yummy & healthy! How long until your meds level out? I hope it is soon! totally understand the frustration. Hang in!

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LADYHAWKES 4/7/2014 9:54AM

    In your case b/c of your thyroid issue you might ask your doctor to refer you to a nutrionist, When you have issues like thyroid, a nutrionist will have a better idea of what you should be eating given your thyroid issue and your activity level and height. It's worth the effort.

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