Losing Weight With No Thyroid, Part 9

I haven’t posted a weight update in a while. I didn’t do an official weigh in last month, maybe that has something to do with it. But honestly, I know, I’ve plateaued. I’m about 20 pounds down and I’ve been stuck here for a while now. Being sick most of May didn’t help because I wasn’t able to exercise as consistently as I would have hoped.

The great news is that I haven’t gained the weight back and I have developed life long habits. I am less than a month away from July 11. As you recall I wanted to lose 36 pounds. I am 16 pounds away from that. It is safe to say that I will not reach my goal. But I don’t think I have failed. I’m committed to my health now. I understand completely how I can be an active participant in my own healthcare.

A few days ago made 3 years since surgery. I look at the scar across my neck and the one just below, where a tube used to reside, I am so thankful to be here.

Seeing my doctor last week was further confirmation of how far I’ve come. He reduced my thyroid medication. He also told me my parathyroid are completely healed. I thought they were removed during my thyroidectomy. He explained to me that they were severely injured during surgery and now they are fully operational.

I was happy to hear that my medicine was reduced but still nervous. Happy because I hope to one day not be on medication. Many say, it is not possible but impossible is nothing. After surgery I was on upwards of 200 mcg. 3 years later I’m on 137 mcg. I see progress!

I’m apprehensive though because last year when my meds were reduced I gained 50 pounds. But now I’m better equipped to understand how this medication affects my body. I know what to do as it relates to diet and exercise. And I no longer ignore the importance of sleep and staying stress free.

I’m losing weight with no thyroid, one day at a time.

A Woman in Process

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