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Rachel's Corner for Happiness

Another year has gone by since I first started Spark People and life sure throws curve balls. Initially I wanted a tool and support to help get rid of all this "fluffy" accumulation I have on my body. Life changes and I have a new focus ... keep my thyroid in check and me out of any type of hospital. I will be using SpkPpl as a tool to keep an eye on my weight.

You are more than welcome to leave posts about your experiences with your own thyroid.

As for me, I was ...
Another year has gone by since I first started Spark People and life sure throws curve balls. Initially I wanted a tool and support to help get rid of all this "fluffy" accumulation I have on my body. Life changes and I have a new focus ... keep my thyroid in check and me out of any type of hospital. I will be using SpkPpl as a tool to keep an eye on my weight.

You are more than welcome to leave posts about your experiences with your own thyroid.

As for me, I was diagnosed after I had my son 14 years ago but never really paid any attention to it. In 2009(ish) I was doing a 5K for March of Dimes with/for a dear friend of mine when I went into severe tachycardia and palpitations - off to the ER I went and my TSH was 32. It's supposed to be less than 5. I was good and went on meds - only straight up Synthroid for me and I was doing good until May of this year. We healthcare professionals make the worse patients and I was out of my medicine for almost a month (procrastinating for a refill). Over Memorial Day Weekend, my heart went catywhampus .. again .. so to my Primary Care Provider I went and had my TSH redrawn. I was at 50. My PCP couldn't understand why I wasn't on the floor passed out instead of working.

I'm back on a titration dose of Synthroid to get me back to where I once was. But I tell you - that type of sensation in your chest that feels like your heart is about to walk; I never want to experience again.

With SpkPpl - I need to focus. I need this weight off. Otherwise, I'll be sending myself in cardiac arrest and won't see my son graduate high school. No thanks but I'll pass.

So Welcome to Rachel's Corner.




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Member Since: 2/17/2011

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My Goals:
My first goal is to get back down to 200 lbs and then I'll set another.
My second goal is to run a 5K by the end of this year.
My third goal is more simple - be able to play with my almost 14 year old son.

My Program:
I'm becoming more aware of what I consume, how much, and when.
I've already learned that I'm a pre-dinner snacker - BAD! ;D

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JEANKNEE
6/4/2014 4:27:05 PM

oops!

Looks like I cannot edit my previous post after accidentally submitting it.

Anyway, I've had a few ER visits over the years. They have never been able to catch the events on an EKG. Last time they actually thought I was having a heart attack. Thankfully, not.

18 months on Synthroid and my thyroid did not respond. 2 weeks on Armour and my TSH levels started heading in the proper direction.

Wishing you success in stabilizing your thyroid.



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JEANKNEE
6/4/2014 4:22:14 PM

Rachel,

Thanks for sharing your story. I, too, have experience the heart issues a



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LESLEE33
6/4/2013 11:16:55 AM

emoticon just wanted to emoticon you to the 30 something team with 50-99lbs to lose! It's great to have you! In regards to your intro on the team, you can find many good workouts in the spark video section.

The team challenges, are monthly and weekly, you may join them at any time. If you every have any questions, feel free to ask. Have a wonderful day!



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JMERLAU
2/21/2013 3:15:07 PM

HI there. I hear you are new to spark.

Barb is a friend of mine from a very long time ago.

Please let me know if I can be any help to you



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TYANJAROSY
1/29/2013 9:36:11 AM

Also need to show me how to get that weight ticker emoticon



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