Joined December 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
294.0 lb
Lost so far: 10.5 lb

Current Weight
283.5 lb
Performance: losing 9.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 118.5 lb
I am 51yr old widowed female. 5'7" tall. No children, sort of a work-aholic who has been trying to loose weight since March 2010 with very minor success.

At my annual check-up in March 2010 found that I had gained about 30 lbs in 2 years with no change in my diet. My doctor found that my TSH levels were elevated and it has been a struggle since to get my thyroid hormones under control. Still believe that my t-12 hormone level continues to be low, but am slowly feeling a bit better. I have managed to loose 20.5 lbs on a severely calorie restricted diet from March to December but still need to ramp up the weight loss. Calorie count per day is between 1200 and 1600 calories. I do exercize, though probably not at the level I should.

I am looking for advice from others who have thyroid problems to advise me as to what works! Naturopathic medicine is my thing, and I do not want to have surgery just to get the weight off. My knees are giving out on me, and I want to travel and really LIVE my life and not have the weight hold me down.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

LosetoLive's Weight History

LosetoLive's Latest Member Challenges

  Control the Carbs
status: Completed
ended: 14 Jun 12
view progress


only visible to followers
last weighin: losing 2.3 lb a week Down
on diet Atkins
last weighin: gaining 3.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 1.0 lb a week Down

LosetoLive's Latest Posts

HELP dealing with temptation
I have found with cravings to just go for the small portion and work the calories into the budget. Everyone falls off the wagon but the trick is to just get back up and keep going. Once you satisfy the craving with a little bit, then I find that I do not eat too much of everything else trying to outlast the craving. Your body is trying to tell you something and you should listen to what it needs.

I like KatieKinz statement. I do the same thing and call it a cheeseburger salad, and it satisfies the craving for a cheeseburger..
posted 08 Mar 2012, 13:56
LosetoLive has submitted 1 post

Other Related Links


LosetoLive's journal

08 April 2018

I did not stay strictly on the diet and this is what happens. I mean no deviation whatsoever from the program. I was only off program for two days. ...

02 April 2018

Things are looking up now that I am weighing and measuring my food. I think that giving up coffee creamer has helped a lot!

LosetoLive's Recent Food & Exercise

LosetoLive's Groups

The 100 Club
A Group who's main focus is to shed 100 lbs!

Lose Weight with Hypothyroid
A group for all of us suffering from hypothyroid,which make most of us look like hippo!

T-Town Hotties (Tucsonans)
Tucsonans encouraging and supporting each other through thick and thin ... and thick again.

Inner skinny 100+ lbs or more
Let's find our inner thin person together. Daily motivation and inspiration for those of us that have to lose 100+ or more.

50's with 100+ lbs to Lose
50 somethings with over 100 pounds to lose.

LosetoLive's Recent Activity

LosetoLive's Own Activity

LosetoLive recorded a Weight Entry at 283.5 lb.
LosetoLive recorded a Weight Entry at 287.5 lb.


No recent activity.

Other Member Diet Recent Activity

sairy23 recorded a Weight Entry at 174.4 lb.
kuolla recorded a Weight Entry at 284.0 lb.
LSG417 commented on their Journal Entry.
rmacle recorded a Journal Entry and a Weight Entry at 141.2 lb.
CrashtestDawnie is following ccsm325.
wright2018 supported ladybugladybug57's Journal Entry.
Kenna Morton commented on kaceyhowell's Journal Entry.
Nidoqueen supported Jenibeann's Journal Entry.