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Thyroid Watch

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Once again my weight went up without obvious reason. It took over a month, but I finally remembered to ask my doctor about thyroid status. Once again I found out I needed a boost to my medication. So, yesterday I began the higher dose and hope I will have more energy and be able to see that scale budge in the right direction. I encourage all of you to be in touch with your medical providers when you seem to be doing it all right and yet not seeing results. Don't give up on your plan. Find out if there is a medical cause that treatment can address. Have a great day everyone.

  
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OWENZZOO 5/26/2011 10:57AM

    I agree! I also have a thyroid condition and the medication really keeps me in check on my mood too. I'm glad you remembered to ask them to check it.

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/26/2011 9:13AM

    Hope this works for you, stick with it!

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MEADSBAY 5/25/2011 10:59PM

    Back attcha, my friend.
Hope the new meds help out.
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MELLIL 5/25/2011 8:10PM

    Yea... I used to wish that I had an underactive thyroid. Thankfully God didn't listen to me! Every time it was tested it was fine... I just needed to stop eating so much! I'm glad you're getting yours under control! I'm sure it WILL make a difference! emoticon

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OHSOCOOLLISA 5/25/2011 3:06PM

    Glad you found a plan to make it better for you. I hope you are enjoying the day and that the medication works wonders for you :)

Spark on!

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Lucy joins our family tree!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Today we have a new granddaughter - Lucy Elizabeth. Lucy is named for the character in Narnia and the middle name for English authors and characters near and dear to our daughter-in-law's heart. On a day like this I wish the old Star Trek transporter was a reality for us. I'm chomping at the bit for pictures and Skype connection. Though she's only about 3 1/2 hours old, I'm sure she is eager to meet her grandparents. Or maybe that's just my heart of heart speaking out. Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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NURSNANA 5/22/2011 6:18PM

    WooHoo Grandmababa!! There is nothing like a new baby! We all rejoice with you! I love her name!! Looking forward to seeing some pictures!! I know you will enjoy shopping for her, it is so much fun to shop for baby girls!!

~hugs~
Nancy
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GRAMLORI 5/22/2011 9:28AM

    Congrats, Barbara!! I look forward to seeing pictures here! God bless!

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MEADSBAY 5/21/2011 8:22PM

    Congratulations, Grandmababa!!!
More fun for your family.
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SWEETLIPS 5/21/2011 8:04PM

    Congratulation!! Being a Big Momma is such a joy for me.

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LADYPIPPIE 5/21/2011 5:58PM

    Congrats on your new grandbaby. I know you will enjoy her

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FIORENZA 5/21/2011 5:45PM

    Congratulations! Have a wonderful day, enjoy life!

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MELLIL 5/21/2011 5:42PM

    Awwwwwww.... congratulations Grandma! And to the whole family! A new little treasure! Blessings on that little bundle!
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Walgreen's Walking Program is pretty interesting

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I just joined the Walgreen's walking program and am most interested in two parts of it. There are some good coupons there that I may take advantage of. But, more interesting to me is the mapping part for my walks. It was very easy to mark the route I took today and find out how far it was and about how many steps it should take. For me, it was pretty accurate according to my pedometer reading. I look forward to entering more walks along my way. You may find this of interest, too. It was mentioned on the Dr. Oz program this week. You might want to check it out. Have a great day!

  
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TELLITFORWARD 5/13/2011 12:08AM

  Neat idea. It doesn't help me, but that's okay. I'm doing my 2nd 5K walk this Sat. Not fast, but I'm doing it!
Kate

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SARAHTAIT 5/12/2011 8:41AM

    Sounds wonderful! I will check it out! I love walking! thanks for the idea!
hugs,
Sarah

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/12/2011 12:26AM

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SINGAGAIN 5/11/2011 9:00PM

    Wow, how neat! Thanks for sharing! Love & hugs, Jodee

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MEADSBAY 5/11/2011 6:42PM

    Sparkpeople has this feature, too.
It's under Healthy Lifestyles- Fitness - map your route.
It's so cool!
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4EVER21B 5/11/2011 6:34PM

    Great idea! Good luck!

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LMMIMI 5/11/2011 6:27PM

    Sound interesting. What is the link for it?

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MELLIL 5/11/2011 6:23PM

    I had not heard of it... we don't have a Walgreen's near us. But it does sound like a VERY interesting idea! emoticon

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JULESDUD1 5/11/2011 6:14PM

    Thanks for the info!! Will look into it! emoticon

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Yoga: a great stretch to wake up!

Monday, May 09, 2011

I was about to head out for a walk when I flipped through the tv channels and found a yoga program just beginning. So I rolled out my mat, kicked off my shoes and joined the beginners. I tried a few of the more advanced poses, but discovered I've gotten really tight since I've been away from an organized class of any sort. It was fun to twist and stretch and breathe with the others. It was such a good beginning to my week. I may tune in again when I'm home at that hour. But, I still feel the need to get out and walk or go to the exercise room and do some weights, bike and elliptical. So, we'll see how the weather cooperates. Meanwhile, I'm thrilled to have an hour of exercise done before I 'started' my day. Have a great day everyone! emoticon

  
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ROSEBUD115 5/23/2011 8:34AM

  Thanks for sharing.Keep up the good work.

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MYABUNDANTLIFE 5/10/2011 5:38PM

    I have a yoga video I have never really tried...may get my mat out and start it up....I LOVE the idea of stretching and relaxing...could use it about now too. Thanks for the tip!
Chrissy

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BIZZYBRITT 5/10/2011 10:36AM

    That is so great! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 5/9/2011 6:12PM

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/9/2011 4:25PM

    emoticon I love my weekly class of yoga/pilates/tai chi. Hope you find the channel again and get that great workout. I love the feeling of everything having been put back in place and relaxation.

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CMPEARL 5/9/2011 3:25PM

    emoticon I emoticon yoga!!!

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MRILEY123 5/9/2011 2:52PM

    I've never tried yoga, but it sounds like it's really good for you. I like starting the day with Coach Nicole spark exercise videos.

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MINDA31807 5/9/2011 1:43PM

    emoticon way to start the day. I can rarely do yoga without one or both of my boys crawling on/around/through me during it. I really should do more of it though.

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MADKAPKID 5/9/2011 1:30PM

    I do stretching...and found Chair yoga that I can do. Oood to help with being more flexible..and super for breathing and putting some calmness into life. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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MELLIL 5/9/2011 1:25PM

    I do a LOT of stretching too. It's really good - especially for us grandma's -- we want to be flexible to move quick with those grand babes! emoticon

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BISCO_ 5/9/2011 1:21PM

    I do quite a bit of stretching too, thought I'm not sure it's considered yoga...LOL. I have a beginners Yoga Video, but can't get my Video machine to cooperate.

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TUBLADY 5/9/2011 11:30AM

    I start every day with 15 minutes of yoga. I end every night with 15 to 30 minutes of yoga.
Even though I do all kinds of cardio and strength workout, I love the flexibility and calmness that yoga gives me.
Tisha

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5K walk was such fun!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

I walked the 5K Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday. Since I live near the race site I walked 3/4 miles to get there 1 1/2 hour before race time to meet a friend and explore the exhibits and visit the breast cancer survivor area. It was all great fun, but then we had to walk back to the start life a couple blocks away. So, I'd already done about 1 1/2 miles before starting. I wondered if I could then finish the event because my ms doesn't always cooperate. The weather was perfect the crowd electric, the music inspirational and the cheerleading awesome. I made it the whole way and then walked a bit more to visit with others and to fill some time while the crowd thinned. There were 20,000 registered participants plus lots of kids, dogs, and walkers and runners participating who hadn't registered. I was so thrilled to look out on the crowd in front of and behind me. At he finish I got to march with other survivors in my years of survival group (11-15). From my vantage point as we stood for pictures I could see so many cheering faces all around. It was such a great celebration. From there I went to my daughter's house and sorted through some of our stuff still stored in her basement (actually we still own the home and are letting her family live there for a few years while her husband does a critical care fellowship nearby - he's a neurologist and we are really hoping they will stay in the area when he finishes). Anyway, by the time I did all my walking and packing and everything else I had completed nearly 18,000 steps. What an awesome day. That is so much better than I've been able to do in the past 15 years except for the few times I did more and ended up in the hospital. So, I believe I'm in a good place to start to see some success with that scale once again. We'll see. Meanwhile, I will remember this successful day and remember that I can do it again! Hooray!

  
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MYABUNDANTLIFE 5/10/2011 6:13PM

    AWESOME!!! I am so impressed! I will have to get off my but and get moving! You are a true inspiration!
Chrissy

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WHIMSY54 5/9/2011 9:07AM

    Fantastic job and what a wonderful attitude you have!

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/9/2011 3:52AM

    emoticon emoticon on completing the 5k!

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DC_LOVE0912 5/8/2011 8:49PM

    CONGRATS on your accomplishments :)

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KARRYB73 5/8/2011 8:12PM

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Glad you had fun!

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MRILEY123 5/8/2011 8:01PM

    Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations on survival status and all the day's accomplishments. (And you really helped our team, too!)

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