About Me

I am 26 years old and I am 5.5 and I currently weigh 209 to 212lbs (depends on what day I go on the scale.) My highest weight was 220 I jumped from 180 to 220 in a matter of 3 months. Weight was not a real problem for me until I was 24. All throughout high school I was between 106lbs to 130lbs ( I always gained weight in the summer but I lost it by Christmas). When  I graduated High School at 17 I was about 112lbs. I graduated start gaining weight but I rarely went over 150. When I turned 21  I suddenly started eating everything in sight. I had developed this constant hunger and I couldn't seem to curve my appetite. Everyone around me joked that whenever they saw me it was always with food. At first I wasn't a real concern for me because I never took weight gain seriously because I was always able to lose the weight with ease once I made weight loss a priority. So I gained 30lbs and went up to 160 eventually I went to 180 once reached 180 the weight gain still wasn't alarming to me because all I had to do was cut out sugar for 2 or 3 months and I was back to 150-160.

Anyways at 23 I was diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and my massive appetite was a symptom of my hyperthyroidism (of course there were other symptoms too.) So at that point the doctor put me on PTU and I gained 10lbs and went up to 190 for the first time in my life. (which I lost after I stopped taking PTU), Finally I got treat with RAI at 24(weighed 180 I stopped taking PTU for 6 weeks and went back down to 180) and developed Hypothyroidism and three months later when I went to the doctor I weight 220lbs. I currently take synthroid I haven't had further weight gains since I have been on it which I am happy about but it has been a struggle to lose the weight.  

I think for a long time I used my thyroid problem as an excuse to not work out and not lose weight because i wanted to believe that because it was so hard to lose weight why should I try. I am over that now and I want to be as healthy as I can be. I don't know why but I don't want to be 30 and overweight I want to be a sexy 30 year old. I want people to look at me and ask me if I am 25 or younger. I want to have a lot of energy and live an active life with my future husband and the only way I can do that is if I get fit. I don't want to develop any illnesses related to being obese because they are preventable. But most of all I just want to live a healthy, happy, long life.