I try to do yoga and stay active by walking my dogs, but am very limited. I am in the average weight range for my height, however I'm not as thin as I used to be when I could run and play sports. I'm having a hard time coping with this even though my boyfriend is beyond attracted to me. I realize it's shallow but I do care about my weight. I was bullied as a kid or being fat and don't want to be like that agai.
MyDogMasksMyPain, I understand where you're coming from. I was always overweight and bullied and made fun of. When I was diagnosed with Grave's Disease almost 15 years ago, they took my thyroid out.. Well, since then, I've put on at least 109 pounds between the agonizing pain and the growing immobility, I've just ballooned. Recently, I started to eat clean and be really careful of what I ate and when and lost almost 90 pounds. The problem, I was not diligent recently taking my Synthroid and put some weight back on. I'm back to taking my Stnthroid every morning, im going to by me the new Nutra Bullet RX and use it every day and that weight will start to come back off. At least that's my hope!!
Sorry I don't know much about weight gain, I'm just trying to maintain the healthy weight I use to have. Bullying sucks, but people will say anything. For me it was " fat, skinny, tall, short, anti-social, stalker" etc. Always, have you tried the thyroid supplement that's taken from (I think) cows. It's not synthetic, but it smells really weird. Hypothyroidism runs in my family, so most people have tried Synthroid but the actual powdered version helps a lot more.
MyDogMMPain, I'm also battling weight gain, the first time ever. I've gradually gained weight as I aged so I wasn't too worried. But since last October I've gained over 30 pounds and rising. I just told my hubby today that when colder weather comes I'll have to buy new clothes because I'm up 2 sizes since last winter! I hate it, but with hypothyroidism and all the meds I can't control it other than trying to get 15 min exercise daily, and work up. I'm also trying to get away from fatty foods and sugars. Wishing you & everyone the best at losing! 🙏🌼
I am very concerned about weight gain. My doctors tell me to loose because I am borderline diabetic, have 2 herniated discs, having trouble with my breathing, trouble with legs and feet, cholesterol and just over all think I would feel better to shed some of the weight.
I always feel so bad for every going threw weight gain weather it be from pills, pain, in mobility, or any other problems. I wish I could help. But I am the complete opposite so I wish every luck and I hope you find something that Helps you
10 years after my son was born and I still can't lose the pre eclampsia baby weight of 100 pounds. I did switch from synthroid to armour and have lost 10 pounds in 2 months which is something. My doctor said diet is more important than exercise for weight loss.
Also they tell you with hypothyoidism weight lifting works best for losing weight.
So maybe weights and diet would help you.
I would also add a positive self image which is easier said then done seeing all the photo shopping that goes on in magazines but I read that if you can just love yourself and be happy with who you are it will help with weight loss.
Concentrate on the positive. I have started every week finding 1 thing to compliment myself on and it is getting a little easier. I have amazing green eyes, a straight nose and skinny feet! ☺
My grandma did a diet, switched from vegan to low carb, and began cross fit after n being told she would be in a wheelchair within a year. She's more dedicated to get body than me, but she's tried more diets and homeopathic remedies, so I don't know.
I went from 145lbs to 300 lbs in about 2 yrs. Because I lost a lot of mobility, I gained a lot of weight. I had gone from cooking real food to microwave crap cause I can't stand in the kitchen. I started this month back to 1 ingredient food. I found a good chair for the kitchen for prep work and try to make my meals take no more than 10 min to prep. They go in the oven or a pot to cook. I'm already feeling the difference in getting rid of the processed crap out of my system.
What about cooking larger meals in a crock pot then freezing left overs for a quick healthy meal? I did this all the time and it is super easy. Also I always have a huge fresh salad in the refrigerator with fresh chopped veggies always available. If I do not think that you will use all the produce soon enough I just juice it. For me it is about what I purchase. If you purchase high quality real food you cannot open a cabinet and eat junk.Yes, you can purchase healthy food on a budget, it is all about priorities for me I use food as medicine. You can eat healthy now or pay for doctors and medication later. I control what food is purchased. If you look at what is for sale the food companies are listening and putting out healthier choices for us. Our money speaks to what the grocery stores stock. If we skip buying crap they will not reorder it. The stores cannot sell what we will not buy. Anyone can save even more by growing some of your own food. Good luck. This is not intended to bash or shame anyone so please do not take it that way.