Last two months have been awful.
My folks were in a bad car accident
My 3 year old 'escaped' into the wild blue yonder and we've had CPS involved to make sure it was a fluke and not us being neglectful
my body was ALL whacked out with my hypothyroidism.
I gained back 12 of the nearly 30 I'd lost.
I've been able to lose 8 of it again... working on the other 4 still.
The stress plus an endo who refused to believe that all my symptoms (weight gain, fatigue, depression, hair loss etc) were because my levels weren't right (they were between 4 and 6 TSH which she felt was fine for Hashimoto's hypothyroidism...)took their toll on my body.
But... I switched endochrinologists and finally am on a better (more consistant) dose of meds... and he wants to start getting my TSH down from 6 to between .05 and 2 ... and now it's funny... where the weight piled on before it's kind of melting away now... slowly, but it's still going down.
Hard work still required... I've been swimming on my lunch breaks a couple times a week at the YMCA that's on the same block as work and trying to get a weight workout in twice a week. Sticking to a hypogycemic whole foods diet most of the time to keep my body working and happy... trying to stay between 1500 and 2000 calories (I'm six feet tall and moderately active, so that should not have me GAINING weight)...
And it's so hard.
Such a struggle.
Even when you're not sick, losing weight is so difficult. There are times when I cannot afford the foods I need to stick to a healthy diet... I simply don't have the $$ for fresh stuff.
But it's working again. Slowly. I'm under 300 lbs again (I got down to 295 before I gained back so much) and will eventually get to my goal of 185 (which is my ideal weight for my body composition)...
I know everyone here understands. There are too many factors at work when you can't even rely on your body working accepting food the same way every time you eat it!
good luck to all of you out there, I hope everyone is doing well on their goals!