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Still on my voyage of losing half my weight, again, for the third, and final! time; I have the complications of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis w Schmidt's Syndrome (primary ovarian failure @ age 25). I was a vegetarian from 26 to 50, but found out recently (partly via thyroid groups on SparkPeople, -word!) that soy, along with the cabbage family, peanuts, sweet potatoes/yams, etc., is 'goitrogenic': interferes with my synthetic thyroid Rx). *I* CANNOT be a veg without the protein I got from tofu, also tempeh, tvp, seitan (wheat gluten, which may also have thyroid complication implications) even with the rest of the wide world of legumes which I have explored. So, still grieving a little, 2 years later, that I have to eat meat sometimes/often now to meat (ha!) my protein needs.

But into the future: This current time has GOT to be, and is going to be! the last time I have to make this a Hera-oic journey into massive weight loss. It's been going slow, taking longer than the last 2 times (yo-yo thyroid), with repeated lost focus, so several years of no weight loss, and some creeping back up the scale. But I'm motivated by my family -one of my younger sisters and my dad, who has weight-related heart issues too, take high blood pressure Rx, and I do not want to have to take more daily pills, especially since blood pressure Rx interferes with thyroid Rx! Also another sister has recently lost 70 pounds in a year, using Weight Watchers, so seeing her success is good motivation-tired of being the fattest in the family! I was successful taking off over 70 pounds in 2008, and made good progress in 2008 and 2010, with about 25 back on and off and on since then. SO: The last third of 2015 will be the beginning of the end! Then 2016 will be a big year for losing more. So mote it be.




Member Since: 8/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,784

My Goals:
Ultimately to be fit, much thinner, and healthy, and to take my thyroid hormones regularly

{rev Sept 2015}:
-35 lbs by 1-1-16


My weight herstory:
2014 to date; -19
2013 +10
2012 +20
2011-plateau
2010: -15 lbs
2009: Strong start to year-lost 50, then plateaued
2008 Sparked; -15 lbs


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Flexitarian veg lover.



I have to work on consistently getting out there and moving enough, and watching those sweets, and also portion control



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