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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: 7,172

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
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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I am looking to make changes in body, mind, spirit, work.

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    Thanks so much for reaching out with the friend request! It does seem we have a lot in common, and I look forward to getting to know you better and cheering you on along our shared adventure! Thanks for the support. emoticon
    143 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comment. There are a lot of great spindle spinning videos on the web right now. After you get past the initial "this is not going to hold together" spinning is one of the most relaxing things ever!
    143 days ago
    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I really appreciate the support.
    Glad you've "met" my DD. My DH used to call my spark friends my "imaginary" friends LOL
    Somehow we are all REAL to each other, aren't we, even if we never meet in person.
    143 days ago
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    Happy Sparkiversary! May your day be filled with Wiggles & Giggles. emoticon emoticon from your teammates at Witches Brew
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