I had my RAI in November and my scan came back clear, no more cancer!
Anyway, now I am having a weight loss question. When I was diagnosed with the cancer, I weighed 165lbs. I'm 5'6", so that is overweight for my height. Granted I was also about 10 months postpartum. After my surgery, weaning my baby, and starting on levo I got down to 155. In January, I decided to take a birth control pill. After the first kind I tried, I went back up to 165 in two weeks!!! I switched BC pills and over the last two months of working out 1 hour 6x per week, eating 1200-1500 calories per day, cutting out sugar, white flour, and processed foods, I am now back to 155. I have been stuck at 155 for several weeks now, in spite of my ongoing exercise and diet regimen. I would like to get to 135. It seems so impossible given my effort and meager results.
I feel like my metabolism is not functioning properly. My husband started eating healthier and exercising in December and has lost 30 pounds doing the same things I have been doing.
Should I switch BC again? Up my levo dose? (I'm getting my labs done today) Go off BC and try some other method? Keep doing what I am doing?
The weight is coming off, but veeeeeeery slowly and with great effort. I just want to give up. Is this just what it is like for life after a TT?
Edited by Julia65, 08 April 2013 - 03:10 PM.