Posted by: nici | 2008/10/10

gyn and tyriod

hi i am 36 female 1.78 weighing 73kg lost 17kg recently but has been diagnosed with an uder active tyriod using eltroxin once daily, i noticed that i have picked up wieght allthough i am at the gym 5 times a week doing cardio for 50 min and then the circuit concentrating on doing each excersise 3 times 15 12 10 going either heavier or the same weights. i dont seem to tone up!! what am i doin g wrong? i eat normal not cheating much

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Hi Nici

You will pick up some weight as a result of the medication and the problem you're taking it for. And then of course, when you do weight training, it's very normal to gain some weight. I'm not sure how long you've been training for, but the weight gain as a result of weight training is fine. Now, it's difficult right now to evaluate your progress, because of the thyroid problem, which does influence how your body responds. So it might be best for you to just hold tight for a while, and see what transpires in the next few weeks. Once you've got through this patch, then reassess, because right now, you're only leading yourself into problems by trying to evaluate when you have all these other factors affecting your progress.

Good luck

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