Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Still here, just tired

Most days I have energy but not today. Blah.

For the past month, no matter how healthy I've eaten and despite 5 days/wk of exercising and solely breastfeeding, I haven't been able to lose any more baby weight. Very discouraging. Then I realized my fingernails haven't been growing at all. Hmm. I remembered that my OB still had a 'standing order' to have my TSH tested until March. I took the blood test last week and the result was 22.8. (Normal is 1.0- 4.0). Severe hypothyroidism. I've been faithful about my meds but guess we're going to have to up the dose. Until my thyroid is regulated again, it's just going to take extra effort to be Mommy and Domestic Manager.

Glad I have a reason for the lack of weight loss:-) I wouldn't want Ben & Jerry to be at fault!

8 comments:

Choco Girl said...

Wow..I hope your thyroid gets whipped into shape. I know I've only seen pictures but you look great!

LuckyOnce said...

Ugh! I hope that everything gets settled down with the thyroid.

I also had a friend tell me that she had way more trouble losing weight after her daughter was born than after her son. Who knows if that could have something to do with it too.

Photogrl said...

Ouch, that's quite off!

I hope the new dosage works quickly and you get your energy back!

Traci said...

oh my gosh you are hilarious. Don't even start blaming Ben and Jerry. ;) Well, at least you know what the problem is and can get your meds in sync.

E said...

Hopefully that will rev up your metabolism. It is so frustrating when we try to lose weight and can't. I hope to get my weight off after the baby is born!!

C. Beth said...

I'm so glad you figured it out quickly! Hope it gets balanced again and praying that you're feeling good soon.

Aly sun said...

I'm glad Ben and Jerry aren't to blame too. Mommies need some indulgences. Glad they found the culprit. It is very frustrating to be working so hard and not go anywhere.

Stacey said...

Oh my! That thyroid really can mess you up. So glad you got it checked and will hopefully have it regulated soon!