Sunday, January 30, 2011
I always knew I had thyroid problems. Ever since I was a teen. Every blood test showed I was "borderline" hypothyroid. I had every symptom in the symptom book of hypo - hair loss, low labido, weight gain, dry skin and hair, moody, and a host of other things. Too many to list. Well, being " borderline" no Dr ever wanted to do anything about it. The past year or 2 things have gotten so much worse - I couldn't wake up when it was time, needed naps all day long and honestly I felt like death. So, finally after much research I decided to find another Dr. Someone would would LISTEN to my list of symptoms, give my all the blood tests I needed ( FT3 an FT4, along with the TSH and also vit D and a CBC and lipid panel. As I thought I was no longer "borderline". I had full blown hypothyroid. Not only that but diabetes and low vit D and low progesterone - all due to thyroid. I was mad. If they had treated me way back when things wouldn't have gotten as bad as they are. All I can do now is take my thyroid replacement pill, and work my rear off daily to lose weight and fix all this.
2 weeks on synthroid and my symptoms have improved but I know it will take a few adjustments of the synthroid to get the correct dosage and my levels corrected. Along with it I am taking 5000 iu's of vit D and a good multi.
I am walking 3 miles , 5 days a week.
To anyone who thinks they have hypo symptoms, listen to your body and find a Dr willing to hear you out and test you.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I lost 2 lbs, have a little more energy and am never hungry. Now those are 3 areas going in the right direction! It's not has hard as I thought it would be and as I am tracking my calories I am still wondering how many calories I did eat before I started this. I never was one to eat chips, cakes, candy - we always 98% of the time choose healthier foods, so I must if ate too large portions of the healthy foods. So the saying too much of a good thing is not good is true.. I just never paid much attention before to how big my portions were. Week 1 done, the rest of my life to go.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Apparently I am not eating enough. I went over my minutes it my exercise and got a message that said...
You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount. Your calories eaten goal will not adjust automatically. If you have increased the amount of exercise you are doing, you should update your fitness settings here to make sure you are consuming enough calories to support the additional activity.
I workout 5 days a week for about an hour each time. I was eating between 1500-1600 calories ( I edited my calories when I first joined SP) . According to SP I need to consume between 1750-2100. Oops. I thought it was all about burning more calories than you eat. This seems like a science equation that I can not figure out so I am going to try eating more calories as SP suggests.
Monday, June 22, 2009
We moved from Utah to Texas almost 2 years ago. I was so used to doing outdoors activities alone or with my kids in Utah. Moving to this part of TX there is NOTHING to do. So, I sat on the computer, watched tv, played with my kids and gained 20 lbs on top of the 50 I already had to lose. I had no idea I had gained this weight until a couple months ago and it made this journey just seem impossible to win. But, I woke up last week and decided this is IT. I've had it. So, I joined a women only fitness class at church that I attend Tues, Wed and Thurs. Tues and Thurs is a circuit type of workout - alternate cardio and weights. Wednesday is Zumba which is so much fun. I usually take Saturdays and Sundays off then Monday and Fridays I do the 30 Day Shred or another tape at home. So, I have 5 days of workouts. I am really enjoying them. I came to SP to help myself figure out what my calorie intake was. We eat organic foods, foods with no chemicals in them but still, I must be eating too much of a good thing.
So, this is day 1. I can do this and I will.
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