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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I don't weigh myself

I don't weigh myself because it doesn't give me information I don't already know.  When my thyroid was out of wack, I was gaining ten or twenty pounds per month on a 1200 calorie per day diet.  I worked out at least 2 hours per day.  I still gained weight.  When I weighed myself I would get very depressed and wondered if I were 'sleep eating'.  However my blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and liver enzymes were all low normal.
Once I got married and had better health insurance, I found out that I had a weird thyroid issue.  Somehow I wasn't making an active form of thyroid that has to do with your metabolism.  Now I take a natural thyroid (Nature-throid), eat around 1800 calories per day and keep my workouts to an hour three times per week. (Less in the winter.)  I don't know how much weight I have lost, but my clothing size is 2 to 4 sizes less than it was 8 years ago.
A friend of mine asked me to research weight loss surgery for her about 2 years ago.  I read so many things about it and learned alot about weight loss research, etc.  But the most important thing I ran into was the concept of Health at Every Size or HAES. 
HAES means to respect and love your body for itself.  Your body is just your body, there is no moral judgement about it.  Eat good food, eat what you want and eat enough to be satisfied. Stop when you are full.  Move because it feels good and do movement that is fun for you.
I'll have more to say about this in the future.

Some interesting links at Kate Harding's Shapely Prose:  and 

Read and look.  What do you think?


  1. How about some insights, about using 'commonly available Herbs, or other Natural supplements - or lifestyle modification, to alleviate the need for Thyroid pills??

  2. I will writing about natural treatment of thyroid issues next week. You are a mind reader, Reality!