My Weight Loss Journey: Losing 100 pounds and Keeping It Off


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♬ original sound – Kimberly Geswein 🌟

My Breaking Point

In 2016, I weighed over 300 pounds and my body hurt head to toe. I had been trying different weight loss approaches with no success- a month of Whole30 actually ended with me gaining weight. I knew something was wrong with me. I went to multiple doctors before getting an answer.

I was on levothyroxine (synthetic T4 thyroid hormone) but I still had symptoms of being hypothyroid. I had a incredible doctor who really listened to me and ordered tons of thyroid tests. He decided to add liothyronine (synthetic T3) to my daily medication and suddenly I could lose weight. It was like a switch flipped on and the things that worked for other people now worked for me.

From 2017 to 2019, I lost over 100 pounds and I have maintained that weight loss since then.

Things I did that helped me lose 100 pounds

I think it’s hard to find spaces where weight loss is discussed in a helpful, healthy way. I didn’t demonize entire food groups to lose weight. I didn’t hate my body until it melted into a shape that I found worthy of loving. I loved my body, fed it nourishing food, and moved in ways that felt good and helped me grow stronger.

I focused on getting 100 grams of protein a day, and ate about 1600 calories a day. Some days I ate more than 1600 calories and I didn’t beat myself up over that. Sometimes our bodies need extra nourishment.

For exercise, I focused on yoga, walking, and body weight resistance exercises. I have a yoga trapeze that I love and I had a love affair with my Peloton bike for awhile. I focus on movement that feels good and fun. If I don’t want to do it, I won’t do it consistently, so it needs to be something I genuinely enjoy.