Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday

Well I have been wanting to do this for awhile now, but I haven't been able to do it. I saw that Shannon has jumped on board and so I figure I should too.

Let me start out by giving you a background on me and part of the reason I have gotten this way. After I delivered my 1st son I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I had lost all the weight I gained during the pregnancy, but when he hit 6 months it came back and I didn't know why. Well the low thyroid answered that. I was able to control my weight pretty good over the next few years, but I never did lose all of it after I went on the meds.

Almost 4 years later Adriana was born. Again I was able to lose the weight I gained, but I felt horrible! I had a hard time getting out of bed. I had NO energy and I began gaining weight for no known reason. I made an appointment and had my blood drawn. My TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) came back at 101. Normal high is just under 5. I was sent to see specialists and I had a bunch of tests run. The final diagnosis was Hashimoto's Disease. I would be on meds the rest of my life and have difficulties from this disease.

I accepted the diagnosis the best I could, but I quickly found out how hard it would be. Losing weight was all but impossible. I have never felt"normal" since I was diagnosed. I have joint pain, irregular periods, exhaustion, memory loss, dry skin, loss of hair, bad teeth, etc...... This has been hard, but I would rather have this than many other diseases out there.

So let's fast forward to the present. I am now way overweight and I really want to feel better. I have decided to exercise with a friend 3 times a week and walk my dog 3 times a week. I am trying to change my diet and I AM COMMITTED!!! I am not quite ready to share my stats but I will tell you I want to lose 50 pounds by November and then another 20-30 by next summer. If I post here every Wednesday I think I will be more successful. Well that's what I hope anyway!

6 comments:

  1. Best of luck to you! You can do it.

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  2. Right there with you! Ugghh, no fun, but I too am committed!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  3. I deleted the first link you left that was the mistake and fixed the second one you left to be this entry specifically instead of the main blog link. :)

    I'm glad you're joining me. I know *I* need all the support I can get to lose weight, I'm sure others are the same way.

    You don't have to follow what I write every week. Write whatever you want to write about regarding your weight loss. I don't ever want anyone who decides to join in to feel pressured to post something they're not comfortable posting. That is counterproductive to reaching the goal.

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