Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
135.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
135.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 0 lb
I have hypothyroidism and am on Armour Thyroid. I am now back to what i used to weigh.

I also just moved out on my own on May 20, 2017, and am still trying to get what I need. Keeping lists and finding ecologically friendly ways to clean my apartment has been challenging.

update: I will be losing the Medicare Savings Program come July 1st. I cannot pay for Medicare, so I will have to get a Medicare Advantage Plan that includes prescription drugs, with low to no premium. This will mean paying more for my medications. I will have to ask for a tier with more coverage for my carbamazepine or get a prescription assistance program. Buying regular insurance is not an option for me.

I am attending Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT. I take 2 classes a semester, 2 days a week. I am looking for a B.S.E.E.E. from Purdue University, once I transfer my credits. I am finishing my general education requirements here to save money. I have been doing very well so far, scoring mostly As and 1 B+ for Literature. I know my Asperger's makes me less able to comprehend stories, even short ones, and didn't expect to get an A in that one. They are not concrete information, which my brain is wired for. But I am doing well in Math. I just got put on the Dean's List in December 2017. I want to be an Environmental Engineer one day; it uses a lot of math, which is easy to understand, so I think I will do well in that job. And it will use my passion for protecting the planet as well.

crstlgls's Weight History

crstlgls's Latest Member Challenges

status: Completed
ended: 11 Dec 17
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last weighin: losing 3.8 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 3.9 lb a week Down
Sally Forest
last weighin: steady Steady
Fat to Fit 88
last weighin: losing 4.1 lb a week Down

crstlgls's Cookbook

cals: 222kcal | fat: 6.80g | carbs: 34.42g | prot: 5.48g
Quinoa Pilaf
A simple yet delicious vegetable and quinoa pilaf.
cals: 365kcal | fat: 14.84g | carbs: 59.96g | prot: 4.65g
Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins
An easy and gluten free recipe for delicious muffins.
cals: 375kcal | fat: 22.00g | carbs: 29.00g | prot: 21.00g
Blueberry Protein Smoothie
Satisfying smoothie for breakfast or lunch.
cals: 197kcal | fat: 3.77g | carbs: 36.99g | prot: 4.92g
Potatoes & Green Beans
A mix of potatoes, green beans and tomatoes.
cals: 58kcal | fat: 2.29g | carbs: 5.80g | prot: 3.85g
Gluten Free Flat Bread
Quick cook low carb bread.
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crstlgls's Latest Posts

Body Weight and Glycogen Depletion
If you're hypothyroid, your liver loses it's ability to store glycogen. This slows your metabolism down, as it can't convert thyroid hormone. So, if you're hypothyroid and taking medication for it, burning off all your glycogen is actually bad. Can make you feel like crap, too. Lowers the body temperature, makes you gain weight, makes you tired, constipates you (digestion relies on thyroid hormone, too). My lower legs and feet were actually swollen when i was diagnosed; I didn't even notice it until my endo saw it.
posted 01 Apr 2018, 14:49
What do you truly wish for yourself besides weight loss?
Good health. A career that lets me help save the planet and makes me enough to get everything I need, including an LEED Platinum house, finishing my education, food, and paying all my medical bills. Learning how to work with my asperger's and the different things i can do to help myself.
posted 25 Mar 2018, 08:24
Need to add 6 meals a day
That's what i do. I eat 6 times a day with 3 meals and 3 snacks. I just put all my snacks into snacks/other. But it would be nice if FS would let you add each snack individually.
posted 11 Mar 2018, 15:54
How many times can you post the same phone number?
Somebody posted the same Amazon phone number many times. I have to go through many pages of forums to get to the good ones. You only need to post the number once.
posted 11 Mar 2018, 12:59
Exercise values
As far as I've seen, you can't. Resting will adjust as you add exercises to it. Sleeping, you just change to however long you've slept. This is part of how FS estimates your calories burned.
posted 11 Feb 2018, 15:41
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Had new lab work done Thursday; wondering if my symptoms might mean my Armour Thyroid needs to be adjusted. My voice also has a hoarse in it. Meanwhile, ...
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