Thursday, June 21, 2012

You Are What You Eat

I’ve always heard the saying “you are what you eat” but at this point in my life, I have to disagree. For the past 3 years, I have been battling weight lost. Now I’m not going to sit here and whine bc I know that I could have far more weight problems than I do, but to me it’s a big deal. Recently, I looked back at old college pics(which was only 4 years ago) and it made me really anxious/depressed at the same time. When did this happen? Yes I know its part of age and all but I know what I can do and what I can look like. About a year ago, I went to the dr for a check up for other reasons than what they actually found. I am hypothyroidism which has so much to do with the lack of energy and weight gain.  For the most part, it was a relief because I finally had peace that it wasn’t because I wasn’t eating right or working out that caused the weight gain, it was my thyroid. So for a year now, I’ve been on medicine and will be for the rest of my life. I lost about 10 lbs the first few months but then slowly began to gain again. This past April I went back for my yearly check up and discovered my thyroid levels were worse than the first time. Again, I was relieved that it would be corrected and the weight would began to fall off. June has come around and haven’t lost a pound yet. In the mean time, I have tried every diet possible, supplements, Advocare, etc. At times I get so frustrated that I can’t loose and want to give up but I know I can beat this like anything else I’ve done. Everyday the thought is in the back of my mind though that this medicine won’t work either & I know that it’s just the devil talking. I’m learning not to depend on just the medicine to do the work but to eat foods that speed up the metabolism naturally as well as working out on a daily basis. My ultimate goal is 20 lbs which will def take more time than what I have but I pray for patience and for results everyday.



So friends if you have any advice on how to battle this or if you are going through this same problem, I’d love to hear from you! Happy Thursday!


Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I'm going through the same problem!! My ultimate goal is to loose 25 lbs - I mess up and then have a good week way to often. I need to be more consistent and I know I would see results! It's always and I mean always on my mind! :) Right there with ya girl! :)