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I am sick and tired of hauling around this extra lady!

Hello, I am a 53 year old happily married mother of 2 girls ages 26 and 14. I am type 2 diabetic with high BP and was just recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.

I feel as though I am carrying around an extra person and she is waaay too heavy. I have a snapped ACL in my right knee for which I am having replacement surgery in a couple days. I struggle each day just to do normal activities because of my weight. I'm tired. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight and ...
Hello, I am a 53 year old happily married mother of 2 girls ages 26 and 14. I am type 2 diabetic with high BP and was just recently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.

I feel as though I am carrying around an extra person and she is waaay too heavy. I have a snapped ACL in my right knee for which I am having replacement surgery in a couple days. I struggle each day just to do normal activities because of my weight. I'm tired. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight and losing my extra lady. :)




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Member Since: 9/8/2008

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My goal is to get in shape and start living again.

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I am using the Type 2 Diabetic Diet plan.

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My Name is Debbie. I live in Tarpon Springs, FL

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IRON_RESOLVE
5/3/2011 2:30:50 PM

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CORKI2
10/13/2010 3:34:02 PM

I am happy to hear your thyroid issue is under control Angelbeliever. I started with 25mg of Synthroid and have had it increased twice to 75mg. I have to get my levels checked every 6 weeks until I get to the proper dose. I've been assuming my fatigue is due to the excess weight, but maybe my thyroid is contributing more than I realized. Sometimes it seems like a HUGE undertaking just walking into another room and my house is not that big! It's good to know there's hope. :)



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ANGELBELIEVER
10/13/2010 3:05:39 PM

Welcome to the team. I had hypothyroidism and felt tired all the time. Absolutely no energy. Well, they killed my thyroid with iodine therapy and I now take a synthetic thyroid pill and I've been great ever since. They do check my TSH levels about every 6 months I have lost weight and have been at goal for 2.5 years now. You can do it too! emoticon



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CORKI2
10/13/2010 11:34:22 AM

Thank you for the welcome and tips!

I have found that watching my carb intake is essential for me. I lost about 26 pounds a few months ago and then discovered how to make homemade low carb bread and ice cream and went waaay overboard testing them out! I lose steadily on low carb, but am trying to adjust my diet to incorporate my thyroid medication (Synthroid). I believe it causes hair loss as does extreme low carbing, so I'm trying to work through those issues as well. Somewhere there must be a happy medium!

I appreciate the advice and tips. Thanks so much!



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JHADZHIA
10/13/2010 11:19:59 AM

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Sorry about your diagnosis. Hypothyroidism can be controlled by medication, just takes a lot of fine tuning. It will be hard for you to get into this program with your injury, so you will just have to focus on your food choices to start with.
The goal of this website is to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle, not just a 'diet'. That means exercising regularly and eating healthy nutritious meals for the rest of your life in order to lose weight and then keep it off!
Spark's tools and program encourages you to learn healthy living one step at a time, working on good habits until they become second nature. It is not easy, and it will take time getting used to it, but will be rewarding in the end to stick with it.
Tracking calories is the key. Accurately weighing and measuring everything you eat is vital, as guessing can too easily go over. I was good with exercising, but had never tracked my food before and that made a huge difference and opened my eyes to just how easy it is to consume more calories than your body needs. You must also make sure you set the Fitness Tracker to how much exercise you do in a week (yes you can set it to zero to reflect your inability to exercise at this time) so it can give the Nutrition Tracker the right calorie range to stay in to lose weight. I actually really enjoy juggling my food choices to make sure I get the right nutrient ratios and stay in the calorie range, its really quite challenging LOL.
I wish you all the best with your journey to a new you!

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