Fox and Broom

A mom's adventures in keeping healthy, keeping her sanity, and making stuff.

This was not how I wanted to meet a goal.

I have had a struggle with my weight since I got pregnant with my firstborn. I just could not get below 164. In the eleven years since, my weight has fluctuated between 164 and 180. Well, except during my pregnancies. I just don’t count those periods of time.

I have tried to eat healthy and exercise. Turns out what I needed was a debilitating condition. After 11 years, I have met my goal weight. I lost a ton of weight during my last pregnancy due to illness and HELLP. Somewhere around May, I started to lose my appetite, have random fevers, moments of dizziness, nausea, and weakened and hurting muscles. I lost that last bit of weight and met my goal… but I feel so weak and I hate it. I wanted to get there and be strong. I have always been proud of my strength.

I have started to see a physical therapist and I will be seeing my general doc and my OB. I don’t think this has anything to do with Baby Max’s birth 7 months ago, but I figured I could talk to the doc and see what he has to say on the matter. In the meantime, I am doing my stretches and I have started to swim more. I don’t feel pain while I am in the pool, but getting out is awful.

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6 thoughts on “This was not how I wanted to meet a goal.

  1. Hmm. Let me know what doctor says. Healing prayers to you.

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  2. I’m certainly not a doctor,but like Dr. House, I like to solve puzzles. Could be an adrenal problem (Addison’s) where symptoms worsen when the body is under stress (pregnancy).
    Go to the doctor!

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    • I will be seeing my general practitioner tomorrow. I will keep you updated. The only good thing is that I can wear smaller clothes and feel pretty cute in them. The bad thing (besides the health issues) is that the clothes I own are all too big. I never realized how much bigger my arms and neck were with that added on weight. I basically need a new wardrobe, but can’t afford one. I think I need to really buckle down on sewing and using up all of my fabric.

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    • And yeah, I have Hashimoto’s Disease (hypothyroidism), but my blood tests have not been showing any abnormalities lately. I think I need different tests. I match a lot of the symptoms of a Hashimoto’s flare-up. I saw an endocrinologist in April and all was functioning well. He had 6 vials of blood tested for everything he could think of.

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