- 4 years ago
- Wedding: January 2013
HOW DID YOU DO IT???
Has being overweight been a lifelong battle? How did you overcome being significantly overweight and what worked best for you?
I was born a 10lb baby to a diabetic mother. I’ve been significantly overweight my entire life. A few years ago I topped out at 312lbs @ 5’6″ bigger, German-built body. It was awful! A lot had to do with anti depressants I had been prescribed, but mostly lifestyle And poor eating choices.
Working closely with my doc, we found I also had poor thyroid function. Enter Synthroid. Stopping the anti depressants, starting Synthroid, and adopting a pretty healthy eating plan (based off of weight watchers, I didn’t attend meetings) and moderate excercise helped me lose 104 pounds. Yay me! Well…..
even at 104 lost, I still needed to take off another 40 or so. Since getting married in January, I’ve gained another 22lbs back!!!! YIKES! I’ve been contemplating how to get ahold of this again!!!
synthroid, arguably, made a HUGE difference in my life. My labs now show that I am within normal ranges…it has done its job, now I need to do my part! And now, I’m facing a 60-66lb loss to take off!!!
My husband has been wanting to “jump start” into a healthier eating plan by juicing for a few weeks, then gradually move to blending, then onto eating very low fat, high veggie/protein. I’ve just begun wrapping my head around this, and started doing some research about juicing.
I am also a 42 year old chick whose hormones probably aren’t doing me any huge favors right now and I’m grasping for a PLAN to kick-start things off with a bang and redirect my appetite and body cravings.
anyone care to share success stories or ideas of inspiration? Yeah, I know, “healthy eating and excercise” I’m not looking for a magic pill 🙂 I’m really curious if anyone around the globe here found a solid/healthy approach to move weight off quickly as you were adopting into an over-all healthier lifestyle. Please and thank you for your inspirations 🙂