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It’s finally starting to warm up a bit and stay that way, which makes me very excited to hit my park several times a week.  The trail there is torture;  two miles of winding path with killer hills and bridges to push me to my limits.  By the time I’m done doing that twice, I feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.  But, it’s paradise, and I never get bored of it.  It’s a bit of a drive from my house, but that’s the other beauty of it, it gets me out of the house and away from it all.  Besides, if I were to join a gym I would have to drive there too, and then I would be stuck inside looking at sweaty people in lycra, no thanks.

It took me a bit to find my weight-loss groove, but I think my body has finally caught up to my mind.  My thyroid still wants to malfunction, but I think I’ve got the dosage of my medication just right.  When it’s too high I get headaches and my hair falls out, and when it’s too low I am cold all the time and can’t lose weight no matter what I do.  And those are just a couple of the symptoms of both ends of the spectrum.  There is a happy medium that can be very difficult to find, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ve finally found it.  It only took 10 years.  I figured that when I quit drinking alcohol as often as I was, and the fact that I’m constantly doing some kind of physical work on my house, that I would lose weight like crazy, but my thyroid thinks otherwise.  I have had to adjust not only my medication, but my diet and my exercise level as well.  Amazing the kind of havoc one gland can create.

So, for the past week and a half, each time I step on the scale the numbers go down, and that’s what I like to see.  The last time that happened I ended up losing 30 pounds in six weeks and was actually able to maintain it for a short period before I started hitting the bars again and gained it all back.  That will not happen this time.  I’ve got too much riding on my permanent weight-loss.  If my legs are this strong now, I can only imagine how much easier things will be when the weight is gone.

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