I AM A HYPOTHYROID FIGHTER!!!

Hypothyroid

For those of you who don’t know what Hypothyroidism is, lemme take the dictionary terms and show you…

often called underactive thyroid or low thyroid and sometimes hypothyreosis, is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It can cause a number of symptoms, such as tiredness, poor ability to tolerate cold, and weight gain. In children, hypothyroidism leads to delays in growth and intellectual development, which is called cretinism in severe cases. The diagnosis of hypothyroidism, when suspected, can be confirmed with blood tests measuring thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and thyroxine levels.

Signs_and_symptoms_of_hypothyroidism

AKA: A mega bitch to have especially as a woman! You are tired, balding, crabby, emotional, with bad cravings, and it’s tough to lose weight.

Sound familiar?

I hear far too often how women basically give up on their health or weight loss because they think “Oh, I have an under active thyroid, I won’t be able to lose weight”. THAT IS A LIE! Maybe not as quickly as the girl next door but you can, and I want to tell you it’s possible!

But instead of me writing about it, I made a video explaining how I came about hypothyroidism and how I am determined to say FU to man made medication for it!!

Now remember, I am no means a doctor or a nutritionist, I am sharing what I found works for me. If you think you have any of these symptoms, just ask for a blood test and don’t stress! If I can fight this shit, so can you!!!

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions at all that I can help with!

XOXO

15 Comments on Fighting Hypothyroidism

  1. I’m glad you posted something on hypothyroid. I was diagnosed with it 10yrs ago and struggled and almost gave up trying to lose weight. Finally i looked at myself and decided I didn’t like the way I looked so I started working out and I’ve lost weight however now I seem to be in a rut. Guess I need to change my workout routine. Thanks for sharing I read all your stories or try to and try to remind myself if Vicki can do it so can I.

  2. I love the way you put this! I have been fighting hypothyroidism since 2007 and it’s not been an easy journey! It helped me alot and so glad to have you as my coach!

  3. Hi Vicki, I’m really glad that I found your website. I was just diagnosed a couple years ago with hypothyroidism and I’ve been having a hard time ever since trying to come up with a good routine to stick to. I want to be healthy but not interfere with the medication that I’m on because my levels drop pretty fast since my thyroid doesn’t work at all. I’ve been researching and researching and I’m struggling. Do you have any suggestions?

  4. Hay Vicki, what can you do for the dry skin and hair that hypothyroidism cause? and is shakeology your only vitamin source other than food or do you also take a multi-vitamin?

    • Hi Kandi! So I use Gold Bond Hand cream to help with dry skin as for hair, I use Kitoko Oil especially at the tips! And no, I also take supplements, Vitamin D, Iron, Magnesium, DHEA, Selenium, Biotin, and Ginko Biloba.

  5. I don’t know what to believe is cardio exercise good for you and how about lifting weights? I keep hearing its to much stress on your body you should do yoga or swim; what is the real truth? I work out 4 – 6 days a wk and I cant loose weight?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *