How can I lose weight, when I have MS, hypothyroidism and I am quadriplegic?

How can I lose weight, when I have MS, hypothyroidism and I am quadriplegic?

I was diagnosed with hyperactive thyroids in 1999. I was given radioactive iodine solution and waited 6 months for my thyroid to switch to hypoactive. It didn't happen. so I had to repeat the radioactive iodine solution treatment again and wait 6 more months.Well it didn't happen and again it was repeated at which time after 3 times it finally worked. I now had hypothyroidism, it was now 2001. In April 2006, I was diagnosed with Multiple… read more

A MyMSTeam Member said:

Have you thought about gastric bypass? I lost 150 lbs in one year. Life changing!

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I fully believe in "mind over metabolism". Before you fall asleep each night, totally focus on the mantra: "I can and WILL metabolize everything that I eat. There is no need to store it". If you truly believe in the power of your mind, it will work! Twice in my life I got heavy and used that method with no dieting and it worked!

That said, you can't be nutsy about it. Eat healthy and only in portions that fuel you, not to the point of stuffing your tummy. You do deserve a treat a day but again, don't be nutsy about it. Two cookies, not the whole package. 😎

posted 7 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I was going to the YMCA 3x's a week to ride their Recumbent bike for 1/2 hour. Then I figured out I can save Bus Tickets if I bought my own bike which I did. I ride it 3x's a day between 15 and 30 minutes and the weight is coming off. Last MD appt I had lost 10#'s!!!!! That and I watch what I eat. Put it in front of your TV and you won't even realize how long you've ridden. Try it!

posted 4 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

The one and only way I have found to lose weight is to become very aware of what you are putting in your mouth. Instead of cookies I switched to a few pretzels, instead of a whole piece of cake, I eat half minus the icing etc,etc. I knew I wouldn’t be able to completely change what I was eating but I could change the quantity of what I eat. I was a big diet soda drinker and really didn’t like water. I began slowly replacing soda with flavored water. I cut my soda intake by half doing that. It has to be difficult for you in a nursing home and not being able to shop for yourself. But you can be aware of what you eat and the quantity. Don’t be to hard on yourself. Take one day at a time. I wish you all the best❤️

posted 7 months ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Jessie...I have been struggling with weight issues my entire life...up and down...so I know your struggle...

At my biggest in 1998, I was just over 300lbs...and then I had a heart attack and lost 120lbs...had gained some back and 4 years ago had a lap band put in...back to abt 190lbs...

It really all comes down to how much you eat and what you eat...I watch my sugar and salt intake each day and the number of calories I intake each day...

It’s not easy...

I also drink protein shakes for breakfast and lunch...but that is a personal preference...and eat a balanced dinner....

Is their a dietician where you are that might be able to help...just a thought...

Best of luck...I know your struggle...

Kent

posted 7 months ago
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