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Thursday, November 05, 2009

I now weigh more than when I started tracking. I started out hyperthyroid, then took treatment, which made me hypothyroid. I could not do vigorous exercise for several months while taking a beta blocker, since my heart rate was so high from the hyperthyroidism that it would have been dangerous.

In the last month I gained 18 pounds. This has obviously been a shock to my body. Now that I'm hypothyroid, I'm off the beta blocker and taking a thyroid hormone supplement to bring me back to a normal level. I'm starting to lose weight, and once these muscle aches go away (from being hypothyroid), I'll start to exercise again.

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ELKAY6 11/5/2009 6:52PM

    WOW that is a lot of weight to gain in a short time. Hopefully it hasn't become comfortable and will come off quickly as well. Somehow it never seems to work that way though.

Do start slowly and carefully. Sometimes a gentle exercise will help the muscle aches go away.

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More temptations

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Once again, I'm proud of myself. What a good feeling.


Aside from the large bowl of candy still on the kitchen table at work (of which I have not partaken), there is now a pie of pepperoni pizza there as well. It's almost like a game to me now to see what temptations I can avoid. I know it's only going to be more numerous in the next few months, what with Halloween candy and cookies, etc. for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukkah, New Year's, Valentine's Day...

Well, I didn't have any pizza. I ate my healthy, balanced sandwich that I brought from home, thank you very much.


On a separate, less awesome, note: I had 8 peanut butter cups last night. Wow...I haven't done that one in a while! Yuck.

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POSALMON 10/8/2009 2:18PM

    I really like the idea of making it a game to see what you can avoid. I think I will try that.

I totally hear you about the peanut butter cups. Did you eat them at home? I bought a bunch of cheap Halloween candy for my son and husband, thinking that if they had ready-made dessert that I didn't have to make I could avoid the temptation. Unfortunately I am finding it hard to resist, leading to a couple of late night attacks!

Keep up the good work and stay strong!

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KERRYMONIQUE 10/8/2009 2:09PM

    I'm so proud of you!!! It's good that you are focusing on all your successes and the less favorable actions are just a side note!! Good work!


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Bowl of candy

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Continuing my bragging... :)

Several weeks ago I blogged about how someone at work had brought in a 2-pound carton of goldfish crackers, which I didn't touch. Then, about a week later someone else brought in a container of cookies, which I also didn't touch. THEN, someone else brought in a box of chocolate covered hazelnuts, which, guess what, I didn't touch. Now sitting on the kitchen table is an enormous bowl of assorted fun-size candy bars. Have I had any? No! It's interesting to hear everyone walk in there (I sit right next to the kitchen) and say things like, "Boy, it's dangerous having all this candy in here!" and "Time for my candy." and "Whoa, how can you sit here with all this candy...sugar rush!" Hehehe.

I don't want to be smug about it (well, I kind of do), but I haven't even been tempted to have any of these things. Well, to be totally honest, the other day I decided to try a chocolate covered hazelnut, but when I picked up the box I found that it was only the box cover and the box and its contents were gone. Don't ask me why someone left the cover there, but I folded it up and recycled it, and didn't have any substitute.

I'm so proud of myself because in the past I would've obsessed a little about all the food sitting right there near me all day. I would have taken a piece here and there, and taken a piece on the way out at night to have while I drove home, etc. Now I'm like, huh...whatever.


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PJC1967 10/7/2009 4:12PM

  WOW that is FANTASTIC. I am so proud of you. emoticon

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Which is "easier"?

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

I just read some people's blogs about losing 60, 100, 140 pounds, etc. For me, I've never been in the same boat. The most overweight I've been is about 20-30 pounds, depending on what my "ideal" weight is. I've had doctors tell me to lose a little weight or to exercise more, but it's never been a life or death sort of thing (or overwhelming risk of diabetes, blood pressure, etc. sort of thing).

So, I started wondering: for people who are considered obese, is it "easier" to jump right in and change a lot of habits and take off the pounds because there are more of them? Or is it "easier" for someone my size/health because I'm already closer to reaching the goal?

What do people think?

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ELKAY6 10/6/2009 8:06PM

    When I first started losing weight it came off quickly. 40 lbs in the fist 6 months. The next 6 months is almost here and I haven't quite lost another 20 lbs. It is much slower now!!!

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FLUFFYGIRL213 10/6/2009 2:47PM

    I think it can be a difficult task for either because a change in eating habits is what usually makes it hard to lose weight. Also starting to exercise.

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Lots of vivid dreams lately

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I've been having lots of vivid dreams lately. The only thing I can think of that's causing this is that I've been sleeping really well. In general, I always sleep well, which I know is fortunate. Anyway, the people, places, and activities in my dreams have been varied. There have been a few more blatant symbols that I've recognized and checked out in these two books I have about dreams. Well, it's interesting at least. I love it when I can remember my dreams!


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GABBIE00 9/29/2009 2:06PM

    My husband can remember his dreams but the only times I can is when I take a nap.Wish I could

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