So as my luck would have it instead of losing weight with Graves’ disease like most I have gained weight! I thought because I wasn’t being strict with my healthy eating and 5-7 day a week exercise routine that I was gaining weight. I did acknowledge that my appetite had increased tremendously. At first I thought it was just Over eating due to PMS. Then I realized that it was going beyond that. I had no control. Normally when I set my mind to something I can gain control fairly easy. After seeing the endocrinologist I learned that a symptom of Grave’s is increased appetite. It’s due to the over activity of the thyroid and your body signal’s it needs food to compensate for all of that activity. This makes sense but I guess in some cases your body doesn’t signal to over eat you in turn loose weight. I of course I lucked out with the opposite. I try very hard to eat healthy but allow myself to enjoy some treats. That is the life I was living when I reached my goal weight and was in the maintenance phase. This is not helping me to loose weight but to maintain what I currently am. As hard as it is not to be 140lbs I don’t think I look unhealthy or unattractive! I was told by many I was too skinny at 140lbs but we all know we need to be the weight we are comfortable with! I would like to loose some weight especially before summer but now my goals have changed. I just want to educate myself more on this disease and find the best way to live a healthy life with it.
I am not the first with this disease or the symptoms I am experiencing so I will get to the bottom of what is best for my body! I hope whatever you are struggling with you can be easy on yourself and not allow others to judge you! Remain around friends and family that will truly support and love you! With life’s complications you may unfortunately learn that some people you thought would love and support you won’t. You will gain clarity! You will be hurt and maybe even mad but trust me when I tell you that this is a good thing! Believe what they are showing or telling you! Be happy you now know who is really there for you and live your life appreciating those who really care capable of being there for you 100%! Know your worth and love your yourself fully!