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8/19/19 10:59 P

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I have been using spark for 9 days, been hypo since i got my rai done july 2018 and have been gaining since december 2018.
I have gained 40 ish pounds and most of it is water weight and maybe just a little bit of a bowl weight.
i have to say I hate this. If I knew then what i know now i wouldnt have done a thing except take my meth, vitamin D, stomach pill and heart pill and called it a day. now there is no going back. emoticon
Anywho, I am on deppo because I was losing so much blood i almost needed a blood transfusion so guess what that means more flippen weight gain.
now everything is swelling, my back is giving me issues, the mental health issues hit me hard as well.
sorry about the sob story but no one else understands what its like except those that are going through it.

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TAGRANT's Photo TAGRANT Posts: 77
8/13/19 12:38 A

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Ssometimes I feel my body fails me. even though I drink thyroid meds, I do not loose weight. I have been dieting most of my live , failing , trying again. Even a dieticians diet sometimes do not work. How do you stay positive and try to do the right thing every day?

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5/29/17 5:16 P

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Hello DIANEDICKMAN,

I also have Graves Disease. I had RAI about ten years ago and it has been tough to lose weight. I think people without a thyroid just tend to lose weight at a slower pace than others. My meds are on point and my labs always look great, but I still struggle to lose. We also tend to retain water / bloat. That is most likely where your overnight weight comes from.

I have had to cut meat from my diet and rarely eat it at all. Meat gives me acid re flux, bloat, and digestive issues. I have been back on spark for about ten weeks and lost 7 pounds in the first two weeks and then nothing for six weeks. I finally lost another 3 pounds these last two weeks.

I know it's hard not to give up when you don't see that scale move, but I keep going. I just keep telling myself the stall will pass. I think our bodies just need time to adjust to change. Just because the scale isn't moving doesn't mean our efforts aren't working.

I usually use beans and nuts as replacements for meat when cooking. I mostly eat oats, brown rice, beans, wheat pasta, some nuts / seeds and lots of veggies. I measure everything I eat to make sure I am eating proper portions. I try to stay at the middle or lower end of the calories suggested by spark and I do moderate cardio no less than 20 minutes at least 4-5 days per week.

Hope I helped. Good luck. emoticon

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2/23/17 9:30 P

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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself. I have graves disease and had my thyroid taken out about 9 years ago. Since them I have really gained the weight. My family keeps telling me it is not how much I eat, but what I eat. I have to agree that I get very frustrated with myself because I have a hard time sticking to a diet if I am hungry. I have rejoined Spark People to put me back on the right track. However, I need help with meal plans that include lean meats. I do not eat a lot, I feel it is the combination of food that I eat that keeps putting the weight of food on me. The problem with me is that I have to stay away from fast food as well. I would like to loose about a pound of week, but as soon as I eat any beef or certain items I can gain 5 pounds over night. I need to figure out was helps me consistently keep the weight off and keep. It seems I can loose ten pounds, but I can't get past that. I am willing to listen to any ideas you may have because I need to do this for myself and my health. Thank you. Diane

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