|02-06-2012, 04:11 PM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
I'm new here, at my highest weight ever, and just need to talk...
I've struggled with weight all my life. I've had thyroid problems all my life, and although I'm taking some supplements, and getting "help" from both an internist and a naturopath, nothing seems to help much.
I was on atkins for 6 months 3 years ago, and lost 3 pounds, while all the while feeling like I had the flu.
I worked with a personal trainer for 3-5 times a week for 6 months (yikes, that was expensive), and lost 6 pounds. I DID feel better, but didn't lose anything.
Last Jan 2011, I started on atkins again. Actually didn't feel so bad this time. Stayed faithfully on INDUCTION for 7 months. I lost 12 pounds. I came up with a really good excuse, and dropped off the program. In 7 months, I've put back on the 12 pounds, plus 2 more. I'm heavier than I've ever been, and now have 190 pounds to lose.
I don't know HOW to do it. I don't know IF I can do it. I've tried everything over a lifetime - and NOTHING works. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ever faced this - HELP!!! I need some inspiration.
|02-06-2012, 10:28 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Stats: 294/268.8/145 5'5"
WOE: 20 carbs/Lcal
Start Date: 01/02/2012
Mumzie, welcome. I just started posting here last month. The folks here are friendly and very welcoming.
If you read my 1st post in "Over 250 pounds and frustrated" thread, it talks about my history. My mindset has changed this year. I think something a friend asked me last summer hit home, when I was complaining about being so busy, including all the volunteering I do. She asked me, "When are you going to volunteer for you?"
It is time for me, for you, and for everyone here.
I've also tried many things in the past to lose. The low carb way, and sticking to it, is the only thing I have found that works. My body feels better already. You said you don't know how to do it. Do you have any Dr. Atkins books? That is where I started.
I hope you stay, mumzie.
|02-08-2012, 10:54 AM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Dallas, Texas
Stats: 325+/166/125/ (5'-3" & 52 yo)
WOE: Moderate Carb
Start Date: Restart: 7/16/12
Welcome Mumzie! I can certainly understand your frustration. There is a lot of help here. One question is have you had your thyroid checked lately and are your meds working? Have you seen an endocrinologist? I know that my doc has to always tweak my meds to get them just right. I tried Atkins and it was not the plan for me but there are lots of other low carbs plans out there to choose from so don't give up on low carb. I would suggest you look at some of the plans and see if there is a plan that you think will work well with your lifestyle.
Once you select a plan get in here to the Century Club and join one of the daily threads. This is where you'll get the support, advice, motivation and accountability to keep you going. I think once you get to know a group of people you can post your daily menus and they'll figure out how to help you. Those of us with thyroid issues often have to watch carbs and calories right off the bat.
Nothing right now can possibly taste as good as thin will feel!!!
|02-10-2012, 05:22 AM||#5|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Jun 2003
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
I was big my entire life and tried everything, had weight re-gains, the whole thing. You can do this! As Frankie says, there is likely an explanation for what you experience with weightloss on Atkins induction.
just know, that the key to any measure of lasting success is preparing yourself for the fact that, yes it will take a long time and you will have to commit to these food and activity changes for the rest of your life. Until you are mentally ready to accept that, you will have a harder time with it.
You can do this!!!! I cannot believe who I am at this point in time. And, yeah, it is still hard, lol!!!
|02-14-2012, 07:09 PM||#7|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
WOE: Low Carb/Gluten Free
Start Date: 8/2011
Hi Mumzie...I am new here on low carb friends and I also have Hypothyroid and I had never been able to lose weight...I mean never in my life!
I just wanted to tell you what happened to me. When I was first diagnosed with Hypothyroid the Doctors put me on Levoxal and also tried Synthyroid. Sorry about spelling. Well I could not tolerate either one of them...I ached all over all the time and just kept gaining weight. I gained 75 pds. in 6 months!!!! I was sick!
Then I found a Doctor who would let me try Armour Thyroid. I started getting better and started to slowly lose weight.
I weighed 373 at my highest and was miserable. Well over a period of two years I slowly lost down to 310.
Then last August I was diagnosed with Diabetes...which I found out that if you have Hypothyroid you are more at risk for it. I was devastated.
Then my Doctor put me on Metformin for the Diabetes...and I started a lc way of eating.
Well low and behold the Metformin seems to be a miracle drug for me....because it absolutely took my appetite away literally.
It does cause some stomach discomfort and til you get used to it you have to stay close to the bathroom...but I have lost 56 pds. in 6 months. For someone who could never, ever, ever lose weight I am soooo happy. I went from a 5x shirt to a 3x and I am not stopping there...for the first time I have hope to get to a normal weight.
I know this is long...sorry. I just want to say this...Metformin has many good benefits...like anti-cancer properties. And I have read online about Doctors giving it to help those without Diabetes lose weight...it might be something to look into? Good Luck
|02-15-2012, 08:25 PM||#8|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
Stats: Start 242/Current 219/Minigoal/200
WOE: Dr.Poon's Metabolic Diet
Start Date: December 9 2011
Hi! Welcome. I am new here to. I am also Hypothroid and on meds. You can do this.
There are lots of people here to support you. Hang in there.
Let your DETERMINATION be your MOTIVATION. This is my personal mantra. You can use it if you'd like.