HI Guys and Girls,
I'm a newbie here, but was diagnosed with hypothyroidism some 3 years ago. I take 50mg of Levy... once a day and am told my levels are within range.
At first I thought, ok, Im not spring chicken any more and never weighing over 8 stone (except when pregnant) I suppose gaining a few pounds is only to be expected.
I never ever ever imagined that I would look in the mirror and feel disgusted with myself, I have put on over 2 stone, and being rather short makes it even worse. I hate the way I look, my son is getting married next year and I want to look slender and toned. I try on outfits and just see a fat middle aged women in front of me.
To make it all worse, for the first time in my life I have grown out of clothes which is something I have never experienced. Beside being a fat blob I am also constantly exhausted, I do work full time but by the time I get home I am shattered.
I have no appetite and could live on a bowl of soup, or a jacket spud, but still the weight goes on. Everyone keeps telling me I look better with a bit of weight on, but I hate it and hate myself.
Can someone please offer some help, I have never had to watch my weight and have not idea about calories, carbs blah blah or gluten, wheats etc.
If I had the money I would visit a personal trainer, to at least get toned, especially as I recently underwent major neck surgery and am limited in my mobility.