Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
157.0 lb
Lost so far: 21.2 lb

Current Weight
135.8 lb
Performance: gaining 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 4.2 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.

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crstlgls's Latest Member Challenges

status: Completed
ended: 11 Dec 17
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Sally Forest
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Fat to Fit 88
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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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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
Cold hands and feet
Take your body temperature orally before you get out of bed in the morning. If it's 97.7 or lower, you could have a thyroid problem and should get further blood testing by an endocrinologist.
posted 05 Feb 2018, 16:32
Constipation issues
I have the same problem. I hardly ever have the urge to go. I am a little afraid to use Miralax, as I've read it could be habit-forming and would rather use something, if I must, that will not make my bowels lazy. My thyroid levels were good, except my T4; My total T4 was 4.4 (range 4.8-10). But my other 2 numbers were good. TSH 1.39 and Total T3 95. Not sure how to handle it, but I know it's not healthy. I can't eat gluten, soy, or greens because of their goitrogenic effects. What can i do?
posted 04 Feb 2018, 15:05
Constipation issues
Also, watch how much Miralax you use. It gave me the runs after using it twice. If that happens, try using half a cap instead of a whole cap. I'm not on Atkins, but I am constipated. My GI specialist suspects my constipation may be related to my hypothyroidism.

See if your local wholesale club has a generic version of it. This could help save you money. BJ's has one, so i bought the Berkley & Jensen Brand and got two for less. I'd pay $29.99 for Miralax. For the Berkley & Jensen Clearlax, I paid $23.99, saving me $6.00. It's the same thing, with a better value.
posted 28 Jan 2018, 15:18
Do low calories really slow metabolism?
I have hypothyroidism and see an endocrinologist. He tells me not to cut my calories too low, because i will slow my already slow metabolism.

Here's a way to find out if you might have a thyroid problem. Put a thermometer beside your bed before getting in. In the morning, before getting out of bed or moving around, take your temperature by mouth. If it's below 97.7 degrees, you should get further lab testing done to make sure you're not hypothyroid.
posted 28 Jan 2018, 15:03
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11 February 2018

Losing a little too much as i try to find the right amount of calories to eat to maintain 135 lbs. Just raised it back to 2061. Hopefully, that helps me ...
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02 February 2018

My T4 was low, but my T3 and TSH were normal. My TSH was 1.39 and T3 was 95. My Total T4 was 4.4 (4.8-10). My TSH is getting a little too high, so I am ...
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