Joined May 2017
Weight History

Start Weight
157.0 lb
Lost so far: 19.0 lb

Current Weight
138.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
140.0 lb
Still to go: 2.0 lb
I have hypothyroidism and am on Armour Thyroid. I am tired of being fat and want my skinny self back again. I used to be closer to 140 and have gained 15-20 lbs. since being diagnosed. I am starting the Hypothyroidism Revolution program. Looking for company on my weight loss journey. I know my hypothyroidism will make it extremely tough.

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.

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.A.G.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 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 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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what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
If milk products are bloating you up, you should try using lactase enzyme tablets. Target has a small 32 pill box for a couple bucks. If you take 2 before you eat dairy and don't get bloated, It could mean you are lactose intolerant.
posted 19 Nov 2017, 16:49
Just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism...
I think everybody in this thread gave good advice, but i'd like to add to it. i am on Armour Thyroid and probably need supplemental T4 as well. Be careful with iodine as too much can hurt your thyroid more; good advice mrspackrat. i had gained 15 lbs from and have lost it all over 4 months after being put on Armour. But my body temperature is still a little off. I have to eat about 200-250 calories less than most calorie calculators say I should be.

murrajes, it sounds like you need new lab work done. Armour is mostly T3, the active hormone. If it turns out your T4 is low, I wouldn't be surprised. It may be that you just need to add Synthroid to it and you'll start to feel better. So get new labs done and talk to your specialist. i am on a medication that lowers the T4 level, so I might need supplemental T4 if my next lab work still shows my T4 is low.

To keep my blood sugar balanced, I eat every 2-3 hours, 6 times a day. I balance my day with the pie chart at the bottom of the food journal. I'm currently testing 55-30-20. But I need to get rid of the constipation and stabilize my body temperature.
posted 27 Oct 2017, 16:27
what is your goal weight, 5'3 and 5'4 ladies?
Take your goal weight and create a range with it. 3 pounds lower to 3 pounds higher. Like, mine is 140, so my range is 137-143. i am 5 ft. 6 1/2 inches and a lady. anjanaghish, if you are eating right, working out and still gaining, you should look at other symptoms you've had. Hypothyroidism can make you gain weight, but it will also make you sluggish and tired, cold, and constipated. it can throw off a woman's monthly cycles as well; it did mine.

Download this PDF file and print it, then check off any symptoms you have. If there is a lot, you should take this to your doctor and ask to have further lab work done to check your thyroid function.
posted 27 Oct 2017, 16:18
Is it wrong to ask roommate to pay higher utility bill?
I would tell him he has to pay for his own space heater to run, as you and your other roommate will only pay your $63 share. If he wants a space heater, he will have to pay for it himself. In fact, if I was you, i would separate his electricity and put him on his own electric account, then split the remainder evenly between you and other roommate. Then he will see his electric bill skyrocket, showing him how expensive it is to run a space heater for a month.

So, to answer your question, no I don't think it's wrong. Since he is using more electricity, he should pay more of the bill to compensate for what he uses.
posted 27 Oct 2017, 16:09
Sleeping aids when mind just can't stop working
@smithersboy, my worries tend to do that, too. I'll be laying there for at least 30 minutes, if not longer, if not for the Guided Mindfulness Meditation CDs. Usually it's going over situations that happened recently, solving problems, or things i have to do. The body scan meditation helps clear my mind so I can go right to sleep. But my mind goes crazy all day. I have anxiety and Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. I was eating cherries and Lactaid milk as an evening snack, but since those went out of season a few weeks ago, I am using other fruits until I can get to BJ's Club to get frozen cherries.

I just got taken off of Prozac because, even though it helps a little, it doesn't do enough. I'm going to be put on Luvox in a few weeks, though my APRN will have to fight the insurance company to allow me the number of pills i need for a month. They have a quantity limit of 45 pills a month, but this has to be taken twice a day. 30 days x 2 pills a day = 60 pills a fill. I would have to pay $29-35, depending on how much I need, for the remaining 15 pills. I pay $21.14 a month for Armour Thyroid already, but it helps me, and as long as it continues to help, i will continue to pay for it.
posted 30 Sep 2017, 17:57
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