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My journey to a new lifestyle (Video)

Friday, April 18, 2014

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ELRIDDICK 4/18/2014 10:10AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Friday, I put together a journal in which I'll keep a food log (portions, kind of food).
At the beginning, I have a page:
Promises to me,
Favorite Quotes and Health Facts,
Pounds lost (I drew a jar and stuck circles on which I wrote each pound lost),
My rewards (for each 5 pound milestone, I reward myself with , for example, nail polish, magazine, DIY dress, ...)

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STR458 3/23/2014 11:53AM


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FITGIRL15 10/23/2013 1:38PM

    Great idea! So awesome for someone as visual as me :)

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BABYBIRD2013 9/21/2013 2:42PM

    What a great idea!


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Weight-loss Journey + Thyroid

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I went to see a Naturopath and he told me I have problems with my thyroid. He said: so when you try to loose a pound, you take two on, right?". I'm just like, what?! you're reading my mind! haha I wasn't that shocked cause my mom has hypothyroid and it's hereditary. I was just so glad to put the finger on the problem! I started to take seaweed and iode supplements and cut all pasta, bread, rice,etc. I don't find it as hard as I could have imagined. The only challenge is eating out because EVERYTHING comes with a side order of what I can't eat.
So far, this week, I've lost an astonishing 3 pounds! Soooo overjoyed because I've reached my 10 pounds lost milestone which means I can treat myself! I've bought magazines 5 months ago for when this day would arrive!

I wanted to see what has happened over the past year or so. Here's a recap:
June 27th 2012: 181 pounds
August 6th 2012: 173.5 pounds

Emotional Roller Coaster that brought me back to (or should I say, beyond the initial number)

February 8th 2013: 192 pounds (highest I have EVER been, BIG wake-up call)
May 15th 2013: 183.5 pounds
August 14th (today): 182 pounds (I had stopped for a few weeks. Just started 2 weeks ago)

The past 2 weeks have really been amazing! Adjusting to my new food restrictions.

I am planning to loose 1.5 pounds each week for the next 4 weeks and then, 2 pounds per week while I do the 60-days INSANITY. I should loose about an other 28 pounds for a grand total of 38 pounds, just on time for my vacation at a resort with a group of friends.

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BONOLICIOUS2 8/20/2013 9:28AM

    I am also hypothyroid and it sucksss. I have been eating those seaweed snacks from Trader Joes, hadn't heard about the pills! What else did they recommend for you to help? I'm always looking for tips!

Losing weight and being hypothyroid can sometimes be REALLY frustrating, but you CAN do it!!!!!

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BRADMILL2922 8/20/2013 5:17AM

    Good luck with Insanity! Glad you got things figured out and you are back on track!

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LOVINSHERRY78 8/14/2013 7:06PM

    glad you were able to pinpoint the problem...that has to be a relief! so glad to see you back..yay :)

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GRANDEFILLE 8/14/2013 12:52PM

    Congrats on the weight loss.

As for the carbs, I'm not sure it has anything to do with thyroid. You should get some blood tests to see if you really have that problem.

But I know for sure that the fast carbs like white bread, rice and potatoes, are like sugar. they tend to make your blood sugar rise fast then you produce a lot of insuline wich puts you in an hypoglycemic state wich makes you hungrier. So you try to have them no more than 3 times a week, in small quantities and never before you have eaten some protein or fat. protein and fat slows digestion so the sugar doesn't get in your blood as fast.

Good luck on your new changes!

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STONECOT 8/14/2013 12:26PM

    As someone else who has hypothyroid, why do you need to cut carbs? I've never heard that suggested before.

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Month 2-Loving yourself

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Loving your body doesn't happen after you lose the weight, it needs to start TODAY!

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SHANALFOSS 5/20/2013 9:52PM


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COLIN25THERE 5/20/2013 3:58PM

    good job! i hit my 5lb mini goal today, since i stole that idea from you on a previous blog :)

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FITGIRL15 5/15/2013 3:19PM

    Totally agree that people are hilarious that they all line up to get on to an escallator!
"You've got legs!" HAHA! Love it!!!

You are so well spoken! Congrats on all your weigh loss thus far!

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LADYSMITHC 5/15/2013 10:12AM

    I agree with BRADMILL2922
Keep it up. I love the journal idea.
Maybe you will count calories later; just not for you right now!

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STR458 5/15/2013 9:33AM

    emoticon excellent choices! emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/15/2013 9:34:55 AM

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BRADMILL2922 5/15/2013 8:31AM

    That is a great message and so true! Congrats on the weight loss too! When I was watching the video, I kept thinking how happy you look. You have a great smile so it is nice to see it shine :) Keep it up!

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IKACEY 5/15/2013 6:29AM

    Losing the weight is fantastic, but learning what you did about how your image of your body affects the ability to lose weight is emoticon It surely does affect how successful you can be at your program. Super realizations about yourself and what you need to do to repair your body image. Here is an article/slideshow that helps with that very thing!
SparkPeople Quiz: How Positive is Your Body Image? | SparkPeople
Body image affects how you feel about yourself, how you project yourself, and how you care for your own health. Answer the following questions to find out ...
You will need to highlight copy and then paste the link in you browser address box for the link to work. Hope this is a help
IKacey co-leader for the Chair Exercise Team

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JAMIEBOYD328 5/14/2013 11:43PM

    Good job, 3 lbs in a week is awesome :) emoticon You can reach your goal of 7 lbs, you got this. You have such a positive attitude, it motivates me. Keep it up!

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Month 2-First Present

Friday, May 10, 2013

wouhou!!!!! lost 6 pounds! That means, I can buy my nail polish to celebrate my weightloss. 4 more pounds and I'll have my magazines! ;)

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LADYSMITHC 5/14/2013 7:15AM

    I love what you said: I can't get rid of my smile!
Love it!

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STR458 5/10/2013 11:29PM

    emoticon emoticon yippee for 6 lbs!

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FITGIRL15 5/10/2013 6:24PM

    WOOO HOOOO!!! Congrats 6 pounds is definitely reasoon to celebrate!!! emoticon

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LOVINSHERRY78 5/10/2013 1:14PM

    u are always so cute...lovin your top and your eye makeup looks so pretty :)

sooooo happy for your loss this week and your 6 lbs mark..whoot woo! can't wait to see the pretty nails to follow!

i will totally do the insanity with you. i have a friend who has it so maybe they will let me borrow it. either way i'll def figure out a way to get my hands on it. :)

have a fantastic day and keep up the GREAT WORK!! love ya

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THROOPER62 5/10/2013 1:04PM

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BEAUTIFULKAOS01 5/10/2013 12:56PM

    You go girl!!! Nail polish is a great reward because it's not that expensive. Yeah insanity sounds awesome. I think I have to work up to it before September lol.

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