I've been here on 3fc for quite some time and had lost 60+ lbs in 2007. I kept if off pretty well until we moved last year and I gained approx 10 lbs back. It's been a constant struggle to get back down since then and now I've gained another 10lbs (in a very short period of time.)
A few things are going on. I was recently put on thyroid medication (the generic form of synthroid.) My numbers are "normal" by lab standards, but hypothyroid according to the AACE (American Assoc. of Clinical Endocrinologists.) The doctor that caught it is actually a fertility specialist and for fertility reasons they like it lower then other doctors. I can't say that I'm too surprised, since autoimmune diseases run in the family and I have had symptoms for years. The thing is that I didn't realize that my symptoms were symptoms. I just thought my low energy was just me. I thought my heavy periods were passed down from my Mom. I thought I could blame my mood swings on my nature as a Cancer (yes, ha ha ha!)
On top of that, DH and I have been trying for 2 years to have a baby. It's been stressful, to say the least. We've both got slight issues that we are working on fixing, but it's not getting easier yet.
Add in a stressful job and the holidays... Now I have 20lbs to lose. It's gotten me down a little, but I know I can do this! I'm just not sure where to start.
I guess I just needed to vent. I'm so frustrated. None of my clothes fit well and I don't feel very pretty these days (DH assures me I am though--I do have a good hubby.)
I know I need to start eating cleaner, counting calories, and exercising. It's hard though. The stress and, I'm assuming, my other problems have made me so tired lately. Some days it's all I can do to get through work, don't even mention making dinner.
I'm hoping the medication helps. I've made an appointment to see my general doctor too. She is an herbalist as well and may have suggestions on other things I can take herb/vitamin wise to help along with the thyroid meds.
NOTE: The thread should be titled "Frustration doesn't begin to decribe..." My brain isn't functioning too well today, I guess.