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30,hypothyroid, and depression.

LilMsMuffet14LilMsMuffet14 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
Hello everyone!

My name is Heidi. I just turned 30 and I need some fitness friends. I was diagnosed in may with depression,hypothyroidism, and low vit D level. I have struggled for three years (since my daughter was born) to lose weight. No matter the exercise or eating habit change. I even did all 80 days of 80 day obsession and never lost a lb.🤦‍♀️

I started lexapro,synthroid, and vit D back in may and I am now ready to look/feel like myself again. I hate what I see in pictures and cringe. I am 5'1 and weigh 148 looking to be 140 with ultimate goal of 135. If you have any similar stats friend me please!!

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  • Sicilianstud86Sicilianstud86 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Hi Heidi! I can relate to your story, right around the time I turned 30 few years ago depression hit me hard due to, well, let’s just say life in general. I’ve struggled to lose weight for over a decade and last month I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and I’m finally on the right track to really get to work.
  • CSARdiverCSARdiver Posts: 6,094Member Member Posts: 6,094Member Member
    Welcome aboard!

    Are you seeing an endocrinologist?

    If you're on Synthroid and this is dialed in then this shouldn't have an impact. Check out the research of Jeffrey Brown - he manages the thyroid disorders of several elite level athletes.

    You many have to change how you work out a bit, but other than that there isn't much of a direct impact from the thyroid. Make sure you're getting a full thyroid panel instead of the common TSH only.

    There are several successful members here with various thyroid disorders. I've been sans thyroid since 2000, listened to much of the BS about it and put on 70 lbs over 14 years. Once I found MFP I tracked my intake and output and lost 60 lbs the first year and have been in maintenance for 5 years.
    edited September 16
  • AlexMorganMcAlexMorganMc Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    My weight/height isn't the same, but I've got hypothyroidism too. I was a zombie before I was treated for it. I'm glad you're on the right meds now!
  • Naturally_MonicaNaturally_Monica Posts: 333Member Member Posts: 333Member Member
    Wishing you the best of luck.. you’ve got this.
  • amya71006amya71006 Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    @LilMsMuffet14 thank you for posting. I can relate I was diagnosed hypothyroidism a couple months ago (March time frame) which was no surprise since I had all the symptoms and had been asking to get that checked for sometime now and after almost 2 yrs of mentioning it to my physician she finally gave it and sure enough hypothyroidism. I also struggle with depression and anxiety so its very hard to push myself to stay motivated. I'm 30 4'11" and weigh 174ish needless to say I am very overweight for my height. For a long time I said I was fine the way I was and after stepping on the scale in January 2019 and seeing I weighed over 180 I broke down and realized I needed to do something. I couldn't fathom how I allowed myself to go from 140 to over 180 in just 2 short years. I was highly upset with myself and just recently joined this with the suggestion of my physician. I am pushing myself to be more active and eat better. So thank you again for sharing it's a bit comforting to see I'm not alone and others have the same issue. I wish you the best and look forward to seeing you progress. I wish I could give you any tips to help but unfortunately I am just getting started too. If I come across anything that truly helps me I will let you know and I hope you do the same. Once again best of luck!

    -Amy
  • activemom31activemom31 Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    I have same issues too. Had a baby and went through post partum depression. Found out I have thyroid issues. I'm 149 lbs. I'm trying to lose weight and have tried everything. My doctor put me on levothyroxine, vitamin d and B. Lexapro. Nothing helps. I'm going to see endocrinologist next month. I also want to lose at least 10 to 15 lbs. ☹️
  • johitabgrjohitabgr Posts: 6Member Member Posts: 6Member Member
    Hello everyone!

    My name is Heidi. I just turned 30 and I need some fitness friends. I was diagnosed in may with depression,hypothyroidism, and low vit D level. I have struggled for three years (since my daughter was born) to lose weight. No matter the exercise or eating habit change. I even did all 80 days of 80 day obsession and never lost a lb.🤦‍♀️

    I started lexapro,synthroid, and vit D back in may and I am now ready to look/feel like myself again. I hate what I see in pictures and cringe. I am 5'1 and weigh 148 looking to be 140 with ultimate goal of 135. If you have any similar stats friend me please!!

    Hey you wikk be surprised how many of us struggles with depression! You are not alone!
    I also want to be around 140 lb!
    Let's motivate each others

    [edited by MFP moderator]
    edited September 25
  • TheMattyExperimentTheMattyExperiment Posts: 139Member Member Posts: 139Member Member
    Hypothyroid here too. Started synthroid (super low dose) about 5 weeks ago so we’ll see what happens.

    Hang in there, weight loss is slower with under active thyroid issues so I find there’s no point reducing calories too quickly since it doesn’t seem to work for hypothyroid anyways. Slight reductions work better like 250-300 below maintenance to reduce stress/cortisol levels. If you need reduction breaks I always schedule in a week or two of maintenance cals to keep my sanity plus it usually stokes my metabolism.

    Just thought I’d share my experience living with hypothyroidism. I know how much it sucks, I used to feel sexy and lean but now I just feel unsexy and bloated going from 127 lbs to 246 lbs. I’m down to 229 now but it’s been slow. Thank goodness I’m wearing black in my pic lol.
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