- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Oh no!!! I understand about food being your frenemy…what kind of foods do you eat?
I’m so sorry. The Lump is terrifying.
Maybe try adding some (more?) excercise to your day? I’ve discovered working out fills the same comfort/boredom role that food does, so it helps me snack less, and it burns calories. And it’s good for helping manage stress, and it sounds like you really need that right now.
Healthy is most important! It’s totally possible to be fat and healthy. Focus on eating healthy, sleeping, doing what makes you happy, and keeping up with your medical treatments. I’m so sorry to hear about your lump – best of luck, lady.
thats great you are healthy,just keep doing what you are doing and if you continue to gain weight try cutting out bad carbs like process bread pasta and replace it with whole wheat.
Man, I know all about the Lump. Those are some scary shit, and a Lump was the reason I had part of my thyroid removed when I was 19–partly preventative, and partly to make sure that damn thing didn’t keep coming back. I’ve been hypo ever since and it sure does suck when you’re healthy but can’t lose weight…just hang in there!
i stumbled upon this website… http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com and it has already helped me so much. im still learning but i never knew for instance that there are foods that can increase the size of your thyroid, or that even though your levels are great, symptoms can paint a bigger picture that there may still be problems… 🙂 just look through it and it may help you as well.
I love yoga, it is so relaxing. If you’re up to it, bump the walking up to powerwalking and make sure you get your heart rate up. I feel so good after 20-30 minutes of intensive-for-me cardio. (I used to be one of those “if it makes me sweat, I don’t want to do it” girls.)
And like the PP said, make sure you eat well and get enough sleep. I know when I’ve got the holy trinity going on, I feel so much better about myself, even if the number on the scale doesn’t change. (I’m no slim chicken, either. 🙂
Do what you can do to be healthy and don’t focus on your weight, especially since there are other factors influencing that and it’s not going to be a very good reflection of how well you’re treating your body.
Eat healthy, exercise, try to keep a healthy mindset (which in my opinion involves not thinking about weight). Try to keep food and exercise seperate from any sort of moral judgment or guilt – I think having a non-judgmental mindset makes it easier to keep food seperate from emotions. Be as healthy as you can and don’t blame yourself for not being healthier or skinnier.
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