I have always had weight issues since I was a kid, I developed an eating disorder when I was a preteen that lasted until I was maybe 18. When I was 19 I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I am now 24 and doctors have still not been able to keep my levels in range.
All the common symptoms are there, the fatigue, dry skin brittle nails, sensitivity to cold, all of it, and now unfortunately the weight gain is there too, and my cholesterol has sky rocketed. I'm trying to stay on a bland diet and going to the gym to lose some weight hoping it may improve my cholesterol some as well. I go to the gym 5 times a week for 45 minutes. My fitness pal has been great to keep track of the sugars, sodium and carbohydrates. I started January 14th, I quickly dropped about 7lbs but now I haven't lost anything in 2 weeks, I'm tired, and I feel a little discouraged.
I am getting my labs rechecked the first week of March, I hope my cholesterol levels have dropped but I know I need to drop a good chunk of weight. When I was diagnosed at 19 I weighed about 115lbs. Now in January I was 166, I'm at 159 now, and I'd like to get back to that 115. I've ping ponged up and down these 5 years, I've mainly been between 125-135 but this last year I jumped up to 166, and I have never weighed this much, ever. I'm 5'1 so I'm a smaller person, and I just want to deal with this in a healthy way since I over restricted in my teen years and I don't want to do that out of desperation, not to mention having hypothyroidism my system is slow enough as it is.
Sorry for the long post. Thank you in advance.