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Mon, Nov. 7th, 2005, 03:11 am
wonderfulcurls: (no subject)

When I take my synthroid pill at around 6pm empty stomach. I eat dinner at 9pm. I noticed I've gained a GOOD 5pounds. Eating the same, or even sometimes LESS then I would.
But taking it at 12am at night I weigh less the next day or heck even sometimes lose weight. It was great.

I am on .75
Good Level.
I do take a multi-vitamin though after dinner. Could that be the reason for this weight gain? Maybe I should stop that.


Sun, Oct. 9th, 2005, 01:24 am
iamholli: diet front

So, I"m back on my diet, like a cross between Southbeach and The thyroid diet. I feel alot better but I wish the weight would come off faster. Trying to exercise is hard but I'm trying to squeeze some in heh.

I need some success stories right now of people with hypo that have actually been able to lose the weight they gained when they were diagnosed. I think it will give me some encouragement that others can do it too. I want to look good when I get married....

Tue, Aug. 16th, 2005, 11:17 am
sarag: (no subject)

Has anyone heard of Thyrin ATC?

It's a "high energy diet pill with thyroid support".

I wonder what the thyroid support is?

These things should be illegal...if you have an under active thyroid the last thing you should do is treat it with diet pills. And if you don't have an under active thyroid, then why would you take something with "thyroid support"?

Fri, Aug. 5th, 2005, 08:42 am
dodging_fate: *back on track*

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!

Wed, Jul. 20th, 2005, 12:40 am
piscesgirl123: Hypothyroid and vegetarian.

Is there anyone else here who is hypothyroid and vegetarian? I've been veggie for the last 16 years, and there is so little out there regarding trying to lose weight as a vegetarian let alone as a vegetarian with hypothyroidism trying to lose weight. When searching for vegetarian diets the majority of the information available is about how to become a vegetarian and eat a vegetarian diet as opposed to how to be on a diet as a vegetarian. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!

Mon, Jul. 18th, 2005, 06:18 pm
psh6: (no subject)

What are some effective ways you guys lose weight? Sadly, the only way I can lose weight is by not eating:\ Exercise and eating right didn't do shit.

Wed, Jun. 29th, 2005, 11:50 am
nevers2long: Nutrition...

I met with my Nutritionist yesterday and she said that in the 22 years she's been doing it, she's found that most of her hypothyroid patients do well on a diet that has them eating something every couple hours. I guess it's kind of like that mini-meal diet thing. She said the main purpose for eating that way is to make your metabolism speed up. I have to eat 6 times a day. Doing my own version of that plan for the last 30day (before meeting with her), I lost 13lbs. I'll let you guys know what the next 30 days brings and whether or not it helps out with my thyroid condition. I'm not scheduled for bloodwork again until September though. Maybe I'll be super-skinny by then. Who knows? Hope everyone is doing well.


Tue, Jun. 21st, 2005, 09:41 pm
iamholli: (no subject)

I think it's funny that when I'm eating the way I'm supposed to for my thyroid I feel more balanced and less tired, not necessarily more energy, but less tired. I feel good knowing that since my mom has diabetes so bad that eating a low sugar diet is hopefully off-setting any potentials for me developing it.

I went to my doc today to discuss my recent labwork that was still out of range for me, still showing hypo. I came armed with articles about the latest reports on what my TSH should be and how my medicine needs to be changed. Luckily she is willing to work with me to get my TSH into the .3-3.0 range as I requested instead of being a hard head like some doc's and wanting me to barely get into the normal range and leave me there. I'm optomistic about my treatment there.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2005, 11:17 pm
iamholli: (no subject)

So I've been doing pretty good with my eating lately and I must say that I feel tons better. The summer semester just started and I was kind of aprehensive about how I was going to stay on my diet but I just gotten a little more creative is all. The big thing is that I'm feeling better but it is a bonus that I've almost lost 10 pounds too. It really sucks being overweight because of something that you can't control when you have thyroid problems. Makes you jealous of all those people with normal metabolisms.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2005, 03:50 pm
nevers2long: Intro and what not...

I'm 28 with Hypothyroidism. Currently, I'm taking 50mg of Levothyroxine and my doctor keeps telling me this is a good dose for me. We discovered my thyroid condition about 6 months ago. I'm not sure why my previous doctor didn't catch it as I gained about 50lbs in the span of 2 months. I guess he never thought to test for that. I've changed my diet, started to actually exercise, and I was taking Tonalin CLA. All that, and I've only lost 8 lbs. I'm not even sure if that loss is because of the changes I've made with all that or because I stopped taking my progesterone for my other health condition. So, anyway, I was wondering if I should ask for a referral to an endocrinologist?

One of my best friends keeps telling me I should as I'm still having trouble sleeping and the whole weight thing. She actually works for one. I am going to a nutritionist as well to see if I'm doing something wrong here.

Anyway, I look forward to any advice you guys can offer.

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