Has anyone else had an issue whereby you're exercising (fairly intensely as I'm determined im not giving in to what this disease has done to my body) but actually GAINING weight???
I'm a year and four months into having been diagnosed hypothyroid.
I began a training group in January which has a great mix of cardiovascular and strength training. It had obvious benefits for my mood etc but I lost 5 pounds in a couple of weeks then put three back on, then lost two then put them back on. It continued like this for the month and a half I was there.
Then I broke my ankle. I was practically immobile for two weeks and not moving much (but gradually moving more) over the next 6-8 weeks. In this time I LOST half a stone, from doing nothing practically! Once I was mobile fully it began creeping back on until I reached the heaviest I've ever been (over two stone heavier than before I began feeling unwell and was diagnosed).
I went back to training last week and have just weighed myself and I've put on another four pounds. :*(
It's upsetting me so much. I'm trying to eat well and work really hard at training and it's just getting worse! It's affecting my sex life as I'm feeling like 'how can you possibly look at this and fancy it' whenever it comes time to get naked. My partner says he thinks I'm just as gorgeous as ever but it doesn't help and looking at myself disgusts me so I don't know how he can stand it!
I'd hoped when I went back this time it would be different as I had my Levo increased recently but it's worse. I just want to cry whenever I realise how much weight I've gained and think about the fact that there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it!
Anyone got any ideas, suggestions, things that worked for them??
Maybe it IS that I'm not converting properly because although one or two things, like my hair and constipation have improved a bit since the increase I am starting to fall asleep at the drop of a hat again and am always cold and just getting bigger!