Well, I haven't posted in a long while. I felt like no one on here had gone through my struggle. I was pretty thin pre hypothyroid diagnosis, but extremely cold and always, always tired. Even in that state somehow I managed to exercise constantly and eat very healthy as I have most of my life.
After starting NDT treatment my weight ballooned for no reason. After a few months I quit my dose cold turkey. Lost most of the weight but felt horrible again. Went back up, ballooned. Quit--but this time the weight didn't budge. So I went back on and stayed on, resigning myself to be a chubby person.
Recently I noticed that some of my pants feel loose and my partner thinks I am thinner. I am happy but also frustrated because I have no idea what I'm doing right. I'm on 3 grains of Naturethroid and have been for about a year now. I alternate between cold like I used to be and unbearably overheated. Way more sedentary than I used to be...now I only get at max a 20 minute slow walk a day. Eating is not the greatest because of cash flow problems and healthy food is expensive. The only thing that's really changed is when I sleep. I'm not working normal hours and often sleep 1am to 9:30ish. But my fitbit says I'm only sleeping about 7 hours a night which is less than I used to get. I also take my whole dose of NDT with totally binding food like dairy and don't bother crushing it or going sublingual.
Besides the weight loss I.feel better in general.
I'm just so frustrated. I have no control over my weight and health. A healthy active lifestyle backfires while a bad lifestyle benefits. It's messed up.