I was not losing weight despite my best efforts and so I became rather disheartened with the whole thing. This meant that I then started eating crap again!! Not in my best interests but so much more fun than trying to lose weight.
In the 5 weeks that I was eating well and exercising I lost only three pounds!! So you can see why I was feeling like it was all a waste of time.
Then I had my free NHS Health Check for getting to the age of 40 (took me 8 months to get round to doing). Part of this includes a blood test and through that it was discovered that I have an underactive thyroid gland.
So that’s why I got fat!!
Not all the fast food, chocolate, pastries, fizzy drinks and other rubbish I’d been eating for the past three years.
Of course I jest. But the underactive thyroid would certainly explain why I was finding it so hard to lose the weight my bad diet had created.
I have been on the medication for 7 weeks now and will soon be having a follow up appointment to review how it is going. Apparently it takes a while for the tablets to get into your system and start working.
Since starting the tablets, I have also gone back to eating healthily, as I want to give myself more chance of losing weight. In the first few weeks there was no change in my weight.
In the last week, however, I lost three pounds!! Three pounds in one week. This makes me rather delighted and has given me the motivation I needed to try even harder.
It must be noticeable too since three people have commented on my weight loss already.