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Me in April 2012

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Hi, I'm Claire

oh lawd I'm the HEAVIEST I HAVE EVER BEEN. Crikey.

Plan: get thin

Update 2014: No longer heaviest ever and happier in myself too. Changing the way I think = changing the way I eat
oh lawd I'm the HEAVIEST I HAVE EVER BEEN. Crikey.

Plan: get thin

Update 2014: No longer heaviest ever and happier in myself too. Changing the way I think = changing the way I eat



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 Pounds lost: 38.0 

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Member Since: 1/11/2008

SparkPoints: 6,862

Fitness Minutes: 11,813

My Goals:
Lose 46.8lbs this year - from 226.8 to 180 (AT LEAST!)

198 = obese
160 = overweight - I want to be overweight not obese. Then I want to be normal ;)

To wear a size UK 14 and wear it well :)

My Program:
The Harcombe Diet and exercise

drinking lots of water

Personal Information:
Tired of being so fat. Desperately want to do a skydive and learn to scuba dive (done! 28/04/12) and trek the Inca trail.

Pretty happy, positive person, with a slightly out -there sense of humour, for which I thank my parents, who quite frankly, are insane.

Other Information:
I'm going to be a midwife!!!

I love to drive fast!

I am a channel surfer! radio statons and the tv are flicked as soon as ads come on - even if I end up just going back

I love to go to the movies and get transported into another world for a while

I have a wicked sense of humour that often gets me into trouble

I daydream a lot and have amazingly vivid dreams.

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Member Comments:
7/10/2012 7:01:44 PM

I finally got back on the scale today after avoiding it for the last month. I was surprised that i have still lost ten pounds so im not completly starting over. Started a program for running. I will just have tto see how that goes. Today is day 2 and its not too bad so far.

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6/24/2012 10:14:38 AM

I know what you are saying about how you loose and gain the same 10 pounds. I fell off the wagon two weeks ago with sugar and carbs. I'm so disappointed with myself and very frustrated. I need to get back on track though because my insulin is still not where it needs to be. I have to face the facts that it is not about how I look but I have to do this for my health. It's just hard. My husband has lost 40 pounds since November. His clothes are falling off of him. I am so proud of him but it is hard not to be jealous. We eat the same foods and he eats more than me and he is loosing and I'm as big as our house. I'm going to send you a message with the other thing that is frustrating me. : )

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5/27/2012 9:13:37 AM

I lost a pound this week. I feel like i eat the same foods everyday and it is making me feel blah. So i bought whole wheat pasta this week and some beans. Ive been eating meat and vegtables. I hope it does not cause me to gain this week adding back some carbs but i feel like i need to mix things up a bit. Progress is slow but i do feel like it is working. Everyday i am faced with a challenge of some sort because sugar is in everything and bread is everywhere. As for cheating i think if we do not have a treat once in awhile we will stop trying and then eat everything in sight.

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5/21/2012 4:01:41 AM

You should check out the thyroid team here on SP. There are a bunch of people with a lot of good advice. But for sure, you need to take your meds on an empty stomach and then wait at least half an hour before you eat anything for them to work properly. (I'm HYPERthyroid, so it's a whole different ballgame for me.) I can't believe your doctor hasn't told you that. Wait, yes, I know where you live, so I can believe it.

Are you seeing an endocrinologist, or a GP? My friend's GP just diagnosed her with diabetes AND hypothyroidism and put her on meds for both. I told her to RUN to an endocrinologist because that's just weird, to all of a sudden have both of those diseases, after having had no sign or symptom of either before now. The specialists at Imperial College diabetes centre are testing her for Cushings disease now... You have to be careful with endocrinologists, too. Most of them only deal with diabetes, so it's difficult to find anyone who knows anything about thyroid - especially hyperthyroid/Graves.

Good times, eh? I think if you get your meds sorted out, you will find that your body will not hold onto weight quite so strongly. It'll still be problematic, as it is for most people with thyroid disease, but getting the meds right is so important.

Good luck, and let me know what you do!

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5/17/2012 6:46:27 PM

Wow maybe i should not type on my nook hope you understood what i said

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