WEIGHT LOSS; HAS ANYONE SUCCEEDED???

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Hi, just wanted to know if anyone has managed to lose weight and keep it off ?.

I am finding it difficult and reading other postings on here, most seem to be strugggling to shift any at all.

It surely can not be impossible, and for those of us feeling down hearted with our failed attempts, someone somewhere must have a happy weight loss story that will make it all worth while.

So, if you have managed to lose weight, please tell us, if only to give some hope to us who so far have not managed to lose any. :roll: [/b][/i]

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    Hi Lainey

    I'm 27 and Its been nearly a year and my dosage still hasnt been sorted out,but the weight is coming off from me. I had put on 2 stone and went from my perfect 10 to 12/14 ,i am happy the weight is finally shifting.

    I have read that many others have strugged to get the weight off but there is light at the end of the tunnel.I think its a case of getting the doze right then fingers crossed you should start losing it.

    Lucy x smile

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    Hi Lucy,

    Thanks for the reply, I am so glad to hear that someone has managed to lose weight and it's not impossible after all.

    May i ask how you have lost the weight?

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    Hi lainey

    I have lost the weight through taking thyroxine 100mg and that seems to work for me. I have lost a stone, but never thought this would be possible, but im one happy bunny that its starting to drop off.

    lucy XX

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    Hi Lucy,

    Well done, I'm happy for you and also happy to know that this can be achieved with a thyroid problem.

    Did you go on any specific diet to lose the weight?

    I have just started a diet or should I say healthy eating plan, I am using the slimmimg world concept as i did this diet about 4 years ago ( before being hypothyroid ) and I lost a stone in 8 weeks, so I am trying again and doing it by the book to see if I can manage to lose weight the way I did before. :wink:

    I will keep you all informed if it works or not. :D

    Lainey x x

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    [i:cbb369f6dc][b:cbb369f6dc]

    Just wanted to add that I am on day 5 of my healthy eating plan, I have done this diet by the book and have not allowed anything to pass my lips that isn't allowed as I need to know if I can lose weight with this condition.

    Amazingly in 5 days i have lost 6lb......I can hardly believe it, and it goes to show that being strict and honest to yourself, no cheating, it can be done.

    I will continue with this plan and i am not expecting to lose this amount of weight every week, I know its because its week 1, but if I can lose a steady 2lb a week, I will be happy. :D [/b:cbb369f6dc][/i:cbb369f6dc]

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    [b:904f586ead]Hi Lucy,

    I have had hypothyroidism for the past 25 years and in the past 4 years my weight has yoyoed, like you I have been following a healthy eating plan for the past 14 weeks in which time I have lost 2 stone, and like you say if you are strict with yourself you can do it. How have you done with your plan[/b:904f586ead] :lol:

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    Hi Scooby,

    Its me Lainey who is on the healthy eating plan and ive been on it now for 2 months and have lost 1 stone ( 14 lbs ).

    I can see the difference with losing weight now that i have an underactive thyroid, its has been much harder and much slower than i found it a few years ago when i went on this plan.

    This time i have exercised so much combined with a very healthy eating regime and it has been slow progress but its going in the right direction, although i have found some weeks i lose nothing even though i have been sooo good. Its a little disheartening at times but i will contine on the slow road till i get there.

    You have done really well in losing 2 stone...Well done, I can't wait till i get to that weight loss.

    Lainey x

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    Hi to those on this post about wight loss. Your posts ar very heartening to resd. I was diagnosed as hypo nearly 2 years ago. I had been gaining some weight prior to diagnoses which i was un happy about as my eating habits hadn't changed. Anyway, reading your posts, as I said is really heartening as I'm having a lot of trouble losing any weight, although i;m on 150 mg a day i find that if i push myself i feeling really wiped out the following day, but i persevere with exercise as much as i can as i know it does me good. I have been told that the 'red days' from one of the diet clubs is a good way to go for us thyrodians, is this the diet you are all following, cos it does sound like its working for you, keep fighting jean x
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    [b:af24b49830][i:af24b49830]

    Hi Jean, Yes i have been following a slimming world type plan. I haven't joined a club as i had joined a few years ago and still had the books, although they are a little out of date, but still ok for me to follow a healthy plan.

    I myself prefer green days as i am not such a big meat eater, but i eat red days now and again.

    I must add i don't always follow certain days as i make it up a little as i go along, but i have cut out all sweet foods, junk foods, high calorie foods and high fat foods, so if there is anything left i eat that.

    I have lots of fruit, veg, jacket potato's (no butter), pasta, salads, fish, some meat and sugar free jelly with low fat yogurt ( i eat lots of these).

    Restaurant meals have been reduced from once a week to about once a month.

    I do exercise a lot, going to the gym every other day and doing a 2 hour hard cardio workout and weights, this i have done for a couple of years so i am used to the exercise, but i was unable to lose weight with exercise alone so i had to reduce my food in order to lose any weight.

    Its not easy but the results are worth it.

    Lainey x[/i:af24b49830][/b:af24b49830]

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    thanks lainey for replying, it's an uphill push, but what's the alternative! It's just great to know you're not the only one living with this. I get good days and bad days energy wise so have to good with how i'm feeling with the exercise, and if i overdo it i have to rest for a day or two, do you find that you need extra thyrioxidin or has your body adjusted to a higher level of exercise over time? best wishes jean x
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    [b:531e08e924][i:531e08e924]

    Hi Jean,

    Yes it is a struggle, even more so with our condition.

    I was diagnosed 12 months ago and eventually put on 100mg of thyroxine and i am coming up to my first yearly check up, so i have not had any change in my dose as yet.

    I think i am used to the exercise as i have been doing it before i was diagnosed, but i do find i have more energy if i exercise, as when i don't go i feel more tired and miserable. So it might be worth building your exercise level up slowley over a period of time, until you reach a good level of fitness. As when you first start to exercise it is so tiring, i remember i used to come home from the gym and fall asleep, now i feel more energetic when i get home and never fall asleep. You must take it slow and build up your exercise gradually, you will be amazed at how quick it builds, every week you will notice you can do more and for longer as long as you stick with it...Trust me it works.

    Lainey xx :D [/i:531e08e924][/b:531e08e924]

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    thanks lainey, really appreciate your replies, really encouaging. I'm on 150 mg per day, but I think I may need to increase, i'm seeing GP next week so will discuss with him, thanks again x
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