Monday, April 6, 2009

My Personal Thryoid & Weight Loss Discovery

I have slowly been losing weight. Now if you know anything about thyroid disease, that's a feat in itself. But when I mean slowly, I mean roughly about 15 pounds in a year and half. I will be honest, I tried a lot of things, and when I was working, I was constantly on the move for 7 hours (hr for break time). I'm discovering things along the way.

Here's what I'm discovering:

  1. Had it not been for my asking to be put on T3 meds, I would probably still be taking 3-4 hour naps just to get through the day.
  2. Now that I'm on the T3 meds, I am functioning a lot better and my labs have been good for almost 2 yrs now.
  3. I've been finally able to lose some kind of weight. I never could in the first ten years. I either kept from gaining, or when my meds weren't right, I would just gain & gain.
  4. There are certain things that I know will trigger swelling if I eat or drink them.
  5. I need to find more will power to stay away from those triggers.
  6. Soda is probably my biggest downfall despite the fact that I have been slowly tapering off.
  7. Extreme heat/sun makes me swell and feel bad.
  8. Soda makes me swell BIG time.
  9. I have to exercise at least 5x a week for 30 minutes without fail. The minute I cut down to two or three times a week, I start gaining again. It's unfair really.
  10. If I forget to take my Cytomel just once during the day, I'm feeling it the next day.

Knowing all these things, I still do them. It's time for me to break out of this habit and start kicking butt.