Its highly possible that your hypothyroid disease may be temporary. What is sounds like you have is a condition calt "post partem thyroiditis". That's the good news.
The bad news is that it usually hangs out for a while, causing weight gain, even when you get on thyroid meds. Since the thyroid controls the metabolism (how fast you burn calories), that's why you have weight gain.
Something else to remember... when you were pregnant you were eating for two... for many months. If you are still eating the same amount as you were while pregnant, this will cause gain. Its easy to forget how much you ate before pregnancy, because it was so long ago.
What I did, was buy a digital scale and weigh all my foods so I knew how much I was eating... what a portion looked like. I also used measuring cups and spoons. This might work for you, too.
I would reduce or eliminate processed high calorie foods and replace them with fruits and veggies. Even if you start by adding one substitution a day, it will help over time.
Another thing is to make sure you are getting some selenium everyday either thru foods or in your multi-vitamin. I eat two brazil nuts everyday as they are a food source of this mineral. Selenium helps the body to use your thyroid hormone and in the process reduces the antibodies that are attacking your thyroid.
Hope this helps,
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