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Sparks of compassion, again in Sept. 2014

Still on my voyage of losing half my weight, again, for the third, and final! time; Sparking it up with Fall 5% challenge starting equinox weekend. 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, etc., is 'goitrogenic': interferes with my synthetic thyroid Rx). *I* CANNOT be a veg without ...
Still on my voyage of losing half my weight, again, for the third, and final! time; Sparking it up with Fall 5% challenge starting equinox weekend. 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, 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 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 50 pounds in under a year, using Weight Watchers, so seeing her success is good motivation-tired of being the fattest! I was successful taking off over 70 pounds in 2008, and made good progress in 2008 and 2010, with about 25 back since then. SO: The last third of 2014 will be the beginning of the end! Then 2015 will be a big year for losing more. So mote it be.


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Member Since: 8/22/2007

SparkPoints: 6,258

Fitness Minutes: 4,399

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

{rev Sept 2014}:
-35 lbs by 1-1-15


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

My Program:
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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Member Comments:
LADYROSE
1/1/2012 6:54:10 PM

Welcome to the SparkTucson group!

We're glad to have you - your progress is fantastic and know you'll reach amazing goals this year!!

Stephanie



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LADYROSE
1/1/2012 6:54:08 PM

Welcome to the SparkTucson group!

We're glad to have you - your progress is fantastic and know you'll reach amazing goals this year!!

Stephanie



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LISA0517
2/15/2011 10:01:18 AM

I'm so happy to be on the Shooting Stars team with you! This is going to be a great 8 weeks, and we will have lots of fun. We are all making a commitment to each other to do the best we can, and together we will succeed! emoticon

I hope you will come on over to the team and post an introduction so we can get to know you better.

I'm looking forward to taking this journey with you!

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2/7/2011 11:07:51 AM

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Come join the Shooting Stars for Mission: Challenge! We are having a fun time on our way to Greece!

Lisa



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IMJUSTDUCKIE
2/6/2011 11:45:59 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon This week we are heading to Greece. 4700 miles +. Come join us!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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