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Old 09-24-2004, 12:59 PM   #1
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Now I KNOW I'm not crazy!

Okay, so I was feeling rather frustrated with the doctors and like I may never get anybody to believe me that my thyroid isn't working right. I figured I might as well make an appointment with the nutritionist, since I have no idea how long it will be before I find a competent doctor and I can't seem to lose any weight. So in preparation for seeing the nutritionist, I figured it would be a good idea to write down what I'm eating each day. Just for fun, I decided to check out the calories and fat in case maybe I was just eating way more than I realized. Yesterday (which was a pretty typical day for me) I only ate 1600 calories (250 of those from the good old coca-cola, which I only have about 2 or 3 a week) and 21 grams of fat (RDA for fat, <65)! Also, I looked at carbs and protein. My carb intake was 305 (RDA 300) and protein was 45 (RDA 46). Combine that with walking at least 2 miles a day, and I should just be melting away to nothing. But instead I am sitting here 50 pounds overweight and going nowhere but up (about 30 of those pounds I put on since my thyroid started acting up).

So I guess it's kind of depressing to know that I can't really diet any more than I already am to lose the weight, but on the other hand it's another objective symptom that I can show the doctor, rather than just going in and saying that I am fatigued. Maybe my next doctor I won't mention my thyroid outright, but I'll just go in with my daily diet and caloric intake and ask why I'm not losing weight... Once I get my motivation back, I'm going to start calling around and try again to find a doctor.

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