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Exercising and not losing weight

How often do I need to get my thyroid checked? I had low normal numbers on tests in past years. I am very frustrated. I have tried weight watchers 2x with little to no weight loss. I recently took adipex and the doctor was shocked at how little weight I lost. I weigh around 200lbs and I am 5'6. I joined a gym three months ago. I work out regular and I eat 1200 calories or less and I still can't lose weight. I am so frustrated I don't know what else to do. My mother has taken synthroid her whole life. I have all the symptoms of hypothyroidism. In the last year I noticed that I get a choking feeling in my throat so I drink a lot of diet drinks and water. I am a teacher and I want to be a good role model so I want to get my figure back. I weighed around 135 before I became pregnant with twins. I gained weight very rapidly without any significant changes in my diet. Please help!
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How long have you been hypo and what is your lab test at?  You have very fatigued and no matter how much you diet and exercise you are only burning your hormones out more and not achieving weight loss.


Healing has to start from the inside first before outside appearances can be done. If you have been "off" for a long time your body is in need of repair to get balanced first before your metabolism kick starts and starts to burn.

I know people on 700 calorie diets and still step on a scale after 4 to 6 weeks and have gained 5 pounds !! I was one of them a while ago.

Now I have been balancing out my system for a month now - and recently I lost 8 pounds with no real effort in exercising yet. I am still to weak inside to start a major exercise program. But that will come.

I work in a school too. I know the stress too well..... limit your stress. Do what you can and no more right now. Your body needs to get healthy inside.


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How have you been balancing out your system? I am a very easy going person. I deal with stress quite well. I have never had any surgery and I am not on any medications. I don't smoke or drink. I just want to lose weight!! I just want to be in a normal healthy range.  Yes, I have went down to just several hundred calories a day and still couldn't lose weight. People told me I needed to eat more calories. Now I am trying the low carb diet because I don't know what else to do.
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I suppose before I can answer that - could you post your thyroid numbers? Weight gain can be caused by a variety of things and if you say you are not on any meds - even for thyroid - I question a thyroid problem being your problem - unless your test proves otherwise.
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