I desperately want to lose this weight.
Hello, I am feeling so overwhelmed. I am sorry if this post is all over the place and hard to follow. I had my 5 baby in October 15. 6 weeks later my father passed away. While I was sitting in the hospital with him for those last few weeks I was getting very bad tummy pains that would bring me to tears. I was 38 and aside from the common cold I had never been sick. During my pregnancies I had been anaemic. I went to a dr about 2-3 months later because of weight gain. I had never had trouble losing baby weight before and I seemed to be gaining more. Anyway he sent me for a blood test checking my thyroid and an ultrasound. I was told I had severe hypothyroidism (the worst he had ever seen) and was put on 50 mg thyroxine daily along with vit d and was advised to add iodised salt to my meals as much as. My ultrasound found 2 lumps on my thyroid which couldn’t be found last scan. I was given an app to check again in 3 months. This was a year ago and gradually my medication has been increased to 75mg mon, tue and wed and 150 the rest of the week. Last week I had my scheduled video conference with the specialist in Sydney and was told I have hashimoto’s disease. I was told that I would just be wasting my money if I joined a gym and I am likely not going to lose the weight. Obviously my tummy pains were constipation…everything seems to be settled except for the fatigue (I sleep fine of a night time but wake feeling I need to go back to bed and have next to no energy all day) and I have gained more weight. A few days ago my two little girls got of the bus from school crying because there was a girl picking on them that their mum was fat. I now weigh 104 kg. I I can’t say I have noticed any depression because I lost my dad 3 months before diagnosis but I have to say that I was already upset about my weight and not being able to fix it and now my 4&6 yr olds are being bullied because of it. It really is depressing. I have been reading as much as I can and I don’t know where to start. I desperately want to lose this weight.