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Old 10-26-2010, 03:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Default Thyroid problem and weight loss

Originally Posted by luceeloo View Post
I've been trying to lose weight for 2 years now, ever since I was diagnosed with an under-active thyroid and put on Synthroid meds. Would like to hear some success stories and how you achieved weight loss.

I have had thyroid problems (no thyroid production) and have been on thyrexin since the birth of my second child, 12 years ago. I also had problem losing weight, but 5 months ago i discovered FitDay and things changed for me. I registered my food intake and found out:

1) I was not having enough calories a day ( was keeping it at 800-900 in my effort to lose weight)
2) Almost all my calories were from simple carbs
3) Was not drinking enough water

I changed all this, I have about 1100-1200 calories/day, have been trying to keep my carb/protein/fat ratio at or close to 40/40/20 and drink more water, about 64 ounces/day.

I also have tried to exercise on a regular basis. To be honest, I didn't know any of these components of the weight loss on my own, but thanks to the wonderful, knowledgeable people and their support on this Forums I have lost 30 lbs and reached my goal in 5 months. Good luck!
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway.

Starting weight: 153.8 pounds 16/04/2010
Goal weight: 125 pounds reached 29/09/2010
Current weight: too embarrassed to say

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