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JESSAELINN SparkPoints: (17,953)
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7/9/13 10:19 A

It can take quite a while to balance out those hormones, but TSH and T3 T4 need to be screened individually, lets hope the doctor didn't just look at the TSH and T4 in a basic lab test? Go to an endocrynologist and get a FULL screening just to ease your mind. It will be worth it.

I had a partial thyroidectemy, but never been to an endocrynologist, I can't afford it right now, but since I've been losing weight, I'm probably okay I guess.

SW-225 January, 2013
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,128
7/9/13 8:56 A

Here's an article you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=635


Do you change your exercise routine frequently? After about 4-6 weeks of doing the same thing all the time, your body starts to get used to it and the activity isn't as much of a challenge. So it's important to vary your routine, and I'd also recommend adding strength training 2-3 times per week if you're not already.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
SUZAN30 Posts: 267
7/9/13 8:21 A

I had a thyroidectomy about 18 months ago because of thyroid cancer. In the aftermath I've gained about 20 pounds, which I am now trying hard to lose. Recent tests show that all my hormones are within the normal ranges, but I am unable to lose any weight. I've been tracking carefully and keeping at around 1300 calories a day and I get about 45 minutes of exercise (elliptical or stationary bike) 4-5 times a week.

What can I do to make the scale budge? Fewer calories? More exercise? Or both?

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