I am a proud mother of one. I have a Spouse. My age is 58 years and counting. Focusing on helping myself, so I can continue to help others.
Many, many years ago before the Thyroid and when I had just me to worry about, I turned 40 and I became a first time Mom. I Excercised everyday up until the day I delivered.
At some point early in my pregnancy my thyroid went wacky and I had unexplained weight gain even though I was very health conscious back then. My Doctor Knew how healthy I was so she wrote it off as every pregnancy being different. After my daughter was born I breastfed for almost two years and then some and wondered why I wasn't able to lose weight because breast feeding was said to help your body get back to normal and also very good for the baby.
It did keep me from gaining the weight and, I would have gained more if I had not breast fed, so it did help. I just didn't know it at the time. After I stopped breast Feeding and for many years after I started packing on the pounds. I couldn't buy a pair of jeans and expect to wear them for very long before I out grew them.
I was given meds for depression, which I was after my daughter was born but, that didn't solve the problem. I became peri-menopausal at the same time as my tyhroid was acting weird and had to deal with that as well, when I had a hotflash I would ask people,