to the team. I also have hypothyroidism. I can't blame my issues only on that though as I have some other things to keep me from losing easily. Be careful not to eat too little as you can put your body in starvation mode. I have done this for so many years that I have almost no metabolism left. Eat healthy and there are many plans to help yo do this, continue with your great workouts and I know you will see results. We are here for you.
Kansas~ CST Each step taken is a calorie left behind!
Hello and welcome. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism shortly after joining SP, so I've been where you are. Your doctor and you will soon find the perfect dosage and that will help so much. Keep up the faith.
God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.
December Minutes: 140
Fitness Minutes: (14,865) Posts: 1,085 6/8/11 11:10 A
Hi This is a great place to come to for support and encouragement. Also this is a very nice team for people who suffer with anxiety & depression. You sound like a determined person and I know you will reach all your goals. There is something I wanted to share with you that has helped me. Its kind of a two fold thing. The first part is CONCENTRATE ON TODAY. The reason being, you don't know what tomorrow brings and there is no sense wasting energy you could be using to make TODAY a great [or better] day on worrying about 'what ifs' that you have no control over. Try to concentrate on things n the NOW that you DO have control over. The second part of that is the fact that we all work better when we have goals [and see ourselves achieving them] so pick short term goals. Instead of me saying [in the beginning of my weight loss journey] that I wanted to lose 50 lbs I started out with 5 or 10. And from there as I saw myself reaching those goals it spurred me on to work harder to hit the next mark.
YOU CAN DO IT TOO. Anytime I'm here if you just need support or to talk. Good luck to you and I hope you reach all your goals
never give up the race, never look back~ keep your eyes on the prize and always move forward
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Fitness Minutes: (810) Posts: 54 6/8/11 10:28 A
I've been a SP member for a long time and have just recently gotten back to using it daily. I am pretty frustrated with my weight loss progress at the moment and I'm just reaching out for any support or advice.
I've run the gamut with poor eating choices, an unbalanced lifestyle, 'yo-yo' dieting and obesity, anxiety and depression, addictions, and emotional eating issues. I've tried most of the major 'diets' and I lost over 50 lbs a few years ago by doing my own version of a 'Biggest Loser' camp, and kept it off for a few years. Now its back. :( I am 30 pounds overweight and this is paralyzing me in many areas of my life. I'm planning a destination wedding an keep putting off my Engagement photos since I am embarrassed that I'm not as fit as I used to be. I am in school for Nutrition and I am holding off on really growing my business or accepting clients until I am at a lower weight. I am avoiding doing fun things with friends like I used to. I refuse to buy larger sized clothes, so my closet is very limiting right now. (I miss fitting into my size 6 jeans!) I just recently quit a toxic job environment and my weight is holding me back from going out and getting the perfect part time job for me that I need to have right now. My self confidence is pretty low.
After a frustrating year of unexplained health and weight issues, I was recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. My doctor and I are still working on medication dosage that is the best fit for me. I am back to working out at least 5 days a week, using P90X and my treadmill. I am trying the calorie cycling approach since it seems to make sense. In order for me to lose weight it seems I need to drop my calories very low, near 1,000 per day. And then with my emotional issues I sometimes want to give up and self-sabotage. I am only 5'2" and when I was fit I stayed around 1k calories a day and worked out several days a week. I have my food and exercise tracker visible here on SP.
Any support, guidance or advice is greatly appreciated. I'm feeling a bit lonely right now with my struggle to regain my fit self.
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