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    Hi Guys,

    I need help!

    I am nearly 19 years old I have a sever issue with my weight... I weight a little over 17 stone and my BMI falls into the "morbidly obese" category.

    I work full time (45-48 hours a week) in an office... so not very much exercise!

    I also suffer with a medical condition called Hypothyroidism, which in basic terms means that my thyroid is very slow which causes me to have a slow metabolism as my thyroid is not producing the correct amount of hormone to keep my metabolism working at a decent pace.

    I am on medication for this, however as the medication only produces synthetic hormones to keep my Thyroid levels correct, it does not get rid of the symptoms (tiredness, fatigue and weight gain).

    Due to the fact that I am up at 6am every morning to be in work for 8am and then I don't finish work until 5:30pm, by the time I finish work I am absolutely exhausted so I wouldn't have the energy to go to the gym and work out for an hour as my medication slows down gradually throughout the course of the day.

    I am absolutely desperate to lose weight as my current weight is causing me to have very low self-esteem and very low self-confidence.

    When you combine the 2 factors together (my job and my medical problem) it means that I gain weight abnormally fast and I struggle to get the weight off.

    I have been a yo-yo dieter for years now and I have exhausted every diet there is... I was considering having Gastric band surgery, however as I am an apprentice it would take me a very long time to save the money for the surgery and I want to try and do it on my own.. surgery is a last resort.

    please can you give me some advice on diets that really do work and things that I can do to lose my weight... I have started to lose all hope that I can do this

    -Courtney
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    Hi Guys,

    I need help!

    I am nearly 19 years old I have a sever issue with my weight... I weight a little over 17 stone and my BMI falls into the "morbidly obese" category.

    I work full time (45-48 hours a week) in an office... so not very much exercise!

    I also suffer with a medical condition called Hypothyroidism, which in basic terms means that my thyroid is very slow which causes me to have a slow metabolism as my thyroid is not producing the correct amount of hormone to keep my metabolism working at a decent pace.

    I am on medication for this, however as the medication only produces synthetic hormones to keep my Thyroid levels correct, it does not get rid of the symptoms (tiredness, fatigue and weight gain).

    Due to the fact that I am up at 6am every morning to be in work for 8am and then I don't finish work until 5:30pm, by the time I finish work I am absolutely exhausted so I wouldn't have the energy to go to the gym and work out for an hour as my medication slows down gradually throughout the course of the day.

    I am absolutely desperate to lose weight as my current weight is causing me to have very low self-esteem and very low self-confidence.

    When you combine the 2 factors together (my job and my medical problem) it means that I gain weight abnormally fast and I struggle to get the weight off.

    I have been a yo-yo dieter for years now and I have exhausted every diet there is... I was considering having Gastric band surgery, however as I am an apprentice it would take me a very long time to save the money for the surgery and I want to try and do it on my own.. surgery is a last resort.

    please can you give me some advice on diets that really do work and things that I can do to lose my weight... I have started to lose all hope that I can do this

    -Courtney
    Perfectly possible. Go and join MFP there are people with it and lose weight on there. You can also get support.
    Diets do work as they are based on eating slightly less than your normally needs on a day to day basis. Hyperparathyroidism or not. You have to be consistent though and that means regularly ensuring your calories so you are always at the right level.

    Theres no magic, its just about accurately getting the right level of calories and being consistent. It means weighing your food and logging your calories which FP lets you do. You can also get friends and support there. You dont need surgery and you can do exercise, its just whether you are committed to it, but you just take baby steps.

    http://www.myfitnesspal.com/
 
 
 
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