Doctor Follow Up Appt


Hi! I had my 6-month follow up with my endocrinologist to see how the new thyroid meds worked on my hypothyroidism. Even though my thyroid still isn’t functioning properly and I need to start a higher dose, she was very impressed with my weight loss. I explained what I was eating and intermittent fasting. She said she usually doesn’t suggest low/no carb because “it’s not sustainable” but agrees that it does work. I just said yep it’s not if you decide to go back to eating the sugar and flour but I’m done with it so it’s easy. She just stared at me blankly. It was as if she had never heard of a patient just making a decision before.

Even though I could have taken the thyroid result and turned it into “there’s something wrong with me” or “I’m broken” I’m so used to my new mindset that I didn’t have a single negative thought about it. I just observed that my little thyroid needs extra help. I’m also not using my thyroid as an excuse to stay overweight as I have in years past. “Oh well of course I’m fat, I have hypothyroidism.” Not anymore!

I have never left a doctor appointment feeling so good about myself when I got a “negative” result!

I love when people try to tell me that my life improvements are not sustainable…I just think how funny because the life I was living before was not what I would call sustainable either.

Thanks, Brooke!

Emily