|Start Weight:||(22 Feb 11) 162.2 lb|
|Current Weight:||(24 Jul 12) 153.6 lb|
|Goal Weight:||145.0 lb|
following: The South Beach Diet
performance: losing 0.0 lb a week
I am one of those women who was blessed with being thin all my life, no matter what I ate or how much beer I drank. Eventually my luck ran out and in the last 3 years since I've been married I have gained 25 lbs. I don't even eat that much, probably not enough actually. Started having a lot of health issues and shortly before my 50th birthday last year I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Finally, an answer! I am brand new to hypothyroidism and the doc is still playing with my dosage, but I am encouraged to think I can finally get the weight off.
I have been working out on a regular basis and saw some results at first, until my meds were changed again. I'm trying to stay optimistic, knowing it will be a roller coaster until we get me leveled out. But, I am determined to get there.
I love to cook, so eating healthy is not an issue for me. The lack of physical exercise was my biggest stumbling block, and I am taking care of that. I find that I actually enjoy and look forward to the exercise now, something I have never done before. I look forward to having thighs that I won't be afraid to show this coming summer. That would truly be a blessing, to wear shorts again. I live at Cedar Creek Lake in Texas, and if I could actually go swimming with the dogs again and not be afraid someone would see me, I would be so happy. I really can't believe I've let myself get in this shape, but I'm on the right path. I look forward to hearing everyone's stories and sharing experiences. Go Team Skinny!