Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Do you ever have that nagging feeling?

I have been doing very, very well at losing weight. A little too well...

My latest weigh-in, yesterday was 211. That's down, what, 20 pounds in 6 weeks or so. Officially, since January 15th, with weigh-in of 234, it's officially 23 pounds, but that first weigh-in was on a heavy scale (one that is always 5 pounds over) and after a hefty meal the night before.

So that's doing pretty damn well. Which makes me worried. I feel like, yeah, I've made some changes. I eat smaller portions. I eat more vegetables. I have only a small lunch. I eat fruit for snacks.

But other things are sneaking back into my diet--like a cookie here and there, a candy here and there. I worry that before I know it, I will stop being on a downward trajectory. I want to lose 30 more pounds, but I don't want to have to get there kicking and screaming (internally) over some extra calories here and there.


At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be encouraged! You've already lost 23 pounds! That's awsome! What makes you think you can't loose the next 30? Be realistic about what you crave and allow yourself them once in a while. Almost like something to look forward to. For example you are good all week but you let yourself have desserts on the weekends. Then limit that like only one serving of whatever you choose! Don't give up!

At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Mary said...

Just stopping by to wish you all the best.

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Venus said...

Did you know that your blog is the first result you get when you google the terms - 'Hashimoto's' and 'exercise'? :-)

I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's myself. At 5'7" I currently weigh nearly 200 pounds. I read some horror stories like those of people with hypothyroidism eating 900 calories a day, getting good exercise, and losing maybe a pound a month. Whew. And then I found your blog!

You are an inspiration to me. I realized that most of my pessimism is unwarranted. You're doing great - losing weight in the right amounts just the right way. Don't worry about putting the weight back on. You have consciously and willingly made a lifestyle change, it's going to make you feel so good you'll never want to go back to 'that place' again.

Here's a tip. It might sound preposterous, but what the heck. You know that hypothyroidism causes constipation, which if severe enough can give you haemorroids and even piles. Besides, with me there was always this constant, insistent urge to chew on something all the time. I battled both of these by doing something most doctors wudn't advise. I ingest 80-100 g of aniseeds a day, mostly after meals. The chewing effort keeps me too busy, and fibre content too full to fixate on the desserts I may be missing out on. Google aniseeds and you'll see they're an excellent digestive aid. I just never get constipation anymore.

You're doing a great job, so keep us posted on your progress. I'm doing 5 days a week of aerobics myself... I started only last week.. lets see how it goes.

Good luck!!

At 12:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm am so thankful that I googled Hashimoto's and exercise tonite and found your site. I was diagnosed about 6 months ago. When I would complain to the doctors they told me I was being a hypochondriac until I found a Dr. that took me seriously. For the last 6 months I have gone from 180 to 240lbs. Hashimoto's hit me almost as if I had a combination of hyper and hypo-thyroidism(rapid heartbeat, night sweats but gain weight like crazy and tired all the time). I finally feel good enough to excercise again. I am going to have my thyroid removed in a couple of weeks and I hope and pray that once I go on hormone replacement I will feel even better. I will include you in my prayers that God grant you the best with your battle over weight and the ability to kick Hashimoto's...

At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eating right - getting enough sleep and exercise seem to be the key for me. Just had half my thyroid out end of Sept.08 and only now Feb 09 have I felt well enough after surgery and starting sythroid in Dec- -up-ed the dose in Jan. just getting back to working out & lifting weights after gaining 20lbs. I am at 205 myself- a year ago (before the nodule was found) I was at 180 exercised 5 days per week.
So good on you keep it up it's a long road to feel well but I know it can be done and to hell with what the scale says..LOL :)
How do you feel?

At 9:39 PM, Blogger RDslimdown said...

Nothing new in 2 years?

At 4:47 AM, Anonymous Dear Thyroid said...

Wow.I´m really impressed.
It is so hard to loose weight when having to deal with Hashimotos.
What do you do to loose that much weight so fast?
And I really love your attitude when you say you don´t want to get to your goal kicking and screaming. I really think that´s the right way. Starving yourself to death doesn´t get you anywhere.

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