My Battle with Weight
Saturday, November 01, 2014
I've been heavy my whole life and I'm sick of it. My mother and I were members of Weight Watchers and TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) when I was in my late teen years and lost a little weight but it was a struggle and we gained the weight back.
I also have a hypo-active thyroid disorder which slows my metabolism doesn't help the weight loss at all. I would follow a strict diet and watch every calorie and drink the 8 glasses of water and still gain weight. I gave up on dieting for a long time. I go for thyroid tests every few months to see if my levels are in a proper range but its only happened one in my life. That balance made me loose weight rapidly and I lost 100 pounds in less than a year! But when my thyroid went out of balance again, I gained all that weight plus. Very depressing.
My "wake-up call" was a couple months ago when my mother's doctor told her that if she didn't do something to lose weight and get her diabetes under control then she will have her legs amputated within 10 years! We all went on diets a couple days later.
I hope my story eventually ends in this mythical "Onederland".