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I am Caren. A stay-at-home homeschooling mom of 2 kids. My son is 8 and my daughter is 6.

I have struggled most of my life with weight and recently found out what I have figured all along, I am hypothyroid.

With a fresh diagnosis, some thyroid replacement meds and diet and exercise I am determined to fight this weight struggle that being hypo causes.
I am Caren. A stay-at-home homeschooling mom of 2 kids. My son is 8 and my daughter is 6.

I have struggled most of my life with weight and recently found out what I have figured all along, I am hypothyroid.

With a fresh diagnosis, some thyroid replacement meds and diet and exercise I am determined to fight this weight struggle that being hypo causes.




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Member Since: 6/22/2009

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My Goals:
At the age of 40, going on 41 I need to make some serious lifestyle changes. I need to build endurance, keep my body healthy and eat right.

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Working out 5 days a week. 3 days are circuit training type of workouts either in a group setting or at home using the 30 Day Shred DVD. The other 2 days are cardio - either zumba or a DVD.

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We are a homeschooling family and into organic living as much as possible. We eat no chemicals if we can help it. Nothing artificial, no high fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated anything.

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MZZCHIEF
2/22/2011 6:10:35 PM

Sounds like you are well on your way to creating a healthy world for you and your family! Sorry to hear about the hypothyroid diagnosis, but glad that you are finally treating it.

I'm not sure what your TSH was when you started out, but from your dosage of 50mcgs, I'm thinking that it must have been between 5 -10. My TSH was an 8.74.I did 62.5 of Synth for a coupla years with no problems, but as I got deeper into perimenopause I needed the T3(Cytomel) which I started in October.

The 25mcg of Cytomel was too much for me, even though my Synthroid dose was cut back to half, to accommodate the T3 (Cytomel).

Now I take a quarter of a 25mcg Cytomel which seems to be working ... my freezing cold body and fat tongue are no more... and I can get thru my step class without feeling like I'm about to pass out cuz my heart is beating so fast!

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THINNER321
1/31/2011 6:25:19 PM

hello i am hypothyroid also since 2003 your exercise progam rocks! I'm sure you will be doing well in no time emoticon



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YIGOBUTTERFLY
1/30/2011 3:32:17 PM

Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have added you as a friend also.

I wish you great success on your journey.

Jane on Guam



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3/3/2010 9:29:21 AM

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Inside a shell of doubt;
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1/31/2010 9:50:11 AM

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