I’m a member of WW, been doing the program for about 11 months (right after my second child was born–he’s 12 months old now). I’m 35, healthy, except for the fact that I’m about 40 pounds overweight. I’ve also recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. My problem is I’ve been really good about tracking my points, eating well, attending meetings, and exercising. I walk about 6 days/week (1/2 hour each time), and I do 1/2 hour pilates about 5 days/week.
I’ve lost 3 pounds total. In fact, when I started WW 11 months ago, I was nursing, lost 10 pounds, then weaned my son, then gained it all back, and haven’t really lost it since–except for that three pounds I mentioned. Right now I’m on a low dosage of thyroid meds for the Hashimoto’s disease, and we’re determining if it’s necessary to increase that dosage. But in the meantime, my doctor recommended that I start MERIDIA.
This scares me! I’ve read that this is a controlled substance that can cause psychological/physical dependency, plus it’s expensive. My gut says no way. Any advice? Encouragement? Anything–especially from those who know about or deal with Hashimoto’s and weight loss. I’m VERY discouraged right now and feel like I’m never going to lose this weight.