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6/29/13 11:15 A

k thanks everyone

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6/29/13 2:45 A

Take a DEEP breath, and practice relaxation techniques. Then think things through. Thyroid issues are notorious for impacting on our weight, and impeding any attempts at losing. I am sorry to hear that you are going to be having surgery for this, but be assured that many MANY people have this and have an excellent outcome. Odds are you will require medication, and it is quite that you may even start to lose the weight that you have been working so hard to ditch.

You may find that asking your Dr for a referral to a Registered Dietitian will be very beneficial for you. Then YOUR health will be taken into account which really can make the weight-loss much easier. Altho' the reason for my weight issue was different, I've been there (with the Dietitian), and done that - check out my weight ticker :-)

Good luck for the surgery.
Take care,

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6/28/13 2:04 P


I agree. Panicing doesn't solve anything.

You don't have your food diary posted so I don't know what you've been eating. When it comes to weight loss, what matters most is what we eat. Good nutrition is what takes the weight off and keeps it off. Exercise is what keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

While it's true that having a wonky thyroid can cause a person's weight loss to slow down. BUT what you eat and your portion sizes really do make a difference. So, could you give us a rough idea what you've been eating and how much ? Walking is great !! I walk everywhere. Studies have shown that a daily walk can reduce your risk for heart disease by over 30%. So, your exercise does matter.

However, if you want to lose weight, you have to eat right to the best of your ability.

Don't worry about the operation !! Everything really will be okay.

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6/28/13 2:02 P

I have no idea. I wish i had an answer myself. I dont have anxiety about ''surgery'' I have it about weight gain

6/28/13 1:32 P

Panicking won't make this situation any easier. It's okay. Take a deep breath.

Have you talked to your doctor about your anxiety over the operation? Do you have a therapist or a professional of some sort you can talk to?

Is it your thyroid that's been causing your weight loss to stall?

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6/28/13 1:05 P

I am going to have a thyroidectomy and I am freaking out i am going to gain more weight. I have been walking 5 days a week 6 miles a day for 7 months and have not lost a pound. I do not over eat by any means. I dont know what to do. HELP

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