(Closed) Let’s Help Each Other Get Back On Track <3

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

You definitely have the right mindset! 🙂 Here’s mine, though it’s more medication-based…

I’m 5’4″ and weigh, at present, about 137 pounds. This is my all-time high. My lowest was something like 115, and I usually stayed right around 125, give or take a few.

I have hypothyroidism and had a good portion of my thyroid removed (due to a nodule) when I was 19. Went on the meds for it, etc. and gained a LITTLE weight, but it was okay since I was too skinny before that.

Anyway, I had a guardian instead of a legal parent (complicated story) and when that guardianship ended when I was 18, I was told I had two years to find my own health insurance. Here it is, three and a half years later, and I still can’t afford insurance. So, I went to PP for my birth control (can’t afford to see a regular gyno) and was put on a totally different type of pill than what I’d been taking for the past 6 1/2 years. Instead of having the dosage taper off and the hormone levels be rebalanced with every week, I’m barreling through on a straight dose all three weeks…and it played hell with my body.

Within a month and a half, I had shot up from 127 lbs to 140. The nurse pract. at PP was hesitant to switch me back to my old brand but I told her–you HAVE to do this. I’m watching what I eat very, very closely, keeping within the calorie range I’m supposed to be in without too much fat, and exercising regularly, but I just keep gaining.

I’m currently on myfitnesspal.com (helps me monitor my food) and still exercising, but I’m praying that when I can start taking my old pill after my period this month, the weight will come off…keeping my fingers crossed.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@LukesGirl: I wonder if you can get some walks in during your lunch break? It helps break up the day, too. Its probably hard with your schedule, but I joined a women’s soccer team and had a blast this summer. Its ridiculously challenging exercise, because its just sprints up and down a field, but I had a ton of fun and didn’t notice I was “working” that hard, you know? Finding an activity you really love is key, I think, because then you aren’t dreading it but actually look forward to it. I know a lot of people love zumba and spin classes. I enjoyed kick boxing for a while, too. Sometimes gyms offer those classes later at night?

For me, I try to think of it as “getting healthy” rather than “getting skinny,” and try to focus on the things that I enjoy about the activity I’m doing, rather than how much I’d rather be drinking a beer on my couch Smile

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Well, I actually stayed pretty thin on the one I was on…I mean, I gained about 10 pounds in 2 years, but that’s natural–I wasn’t going to stay a skinny teen forever. But this is pretty ridiculous…

As long as the gyno takes a look at your complete medical picture, he/she should be able to advise pretty well on what pill’s best for you. Sometimes, it’s a little trial and error, but the weight gain usually isn’t permanent. I’m thinking my bum thyroid has something to do with it, lol.

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