I recently lost my job and today while I was turning in my resume I happened to see my reflection in the window of the company I was applying for. When I seen my reflection I couldn't help but think "OMG, is that me?". I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism (something I feel contributed to poor work performance at my former job and contributed to my being let go). I have never really had much energy once I hit my teens and now at 23 I weigh 221 lbs! I have always been proportionate and able to hide my weight but today I couldn't help but notice the pregnant looking belly, huge thighs, and saggy arms in the window. I felt like I did not know the person staring back at me. How could I have let this get so bad. I understand I have hypothyroidism and that it causes weight gain but I knew the symptoms and that something was wrong but I waited to get tested and put it off for years. Now that I know what is wrong I thought taking the meds will help me lose the weight. I have since beginning the meds lost 5 lbs but I need to do more, I need to eat healthier and exercise. SInce I am out of work I have no excuses to not begin this now. So beginning tomorrow (I would begin tonight but it is 11pm and I need to get up early due to a little terror I call my 3 year old) I am changing my ways. It will be difficult and I probably will slip back into my old ways a few times but hopefully I can get through this and meet my long term goals by finishing my short term goals. So here's to me beginning a new life and becoming a better, healthier me!