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Spark On

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I am so thrilled to report for the 1st time in a long time. I have actually begin to lose weight. I thought I couldn't lose weight after gaining 80 lbs in one year after my thyroid surgery and being told by my endo that my metabolism is in a coma.

My new Dr. an, internist gave me the jolt I needed for me to finally start dropping pounds and to date I have lost 14 pounds. First I have a new diagnosis to go with my thyroid issue and that is insulin resistance. When I went in to do routine blood work for my thyroid, I was 1 point from getting a diabeties diagnosis. Her words were, I am going to give you one more chance, before I diagnois you with diabetes.....I was so thrilled, I immediatelly dropped the white foods and stopped the daily beer etc. I went in to meet the diatician 2 weeks later and the scale didn't say 284, it said 276. I had to take a doubletake, because all I did was those few things....I wasn't hungry, I wasn't stressed out like I usually am when I start a weight loss plan. Anyway, that was all the motivation I needed was to see that 8 lb loss totally unexpectedly to know that I can lose weight after all. Of course I am being treated for insulin resistance, which means my sugars (from the carbs) doesn't exit my system like they are supposed to, instead they turn into celiac and attach to my stomach as belly fat...another shocker....Anyway, in all honesty, I am being treated for this with medication....but I feel better than I have felt in years...People are noticing and I even took me some before pictures because now I feel like there is actually finally going to be an after photo to be proud of. Like everyone at Sparkpeople always says, its a lifestyle change and I just read a blog of someone who lost over a 100 lbs and they said, make only the changes you can sustain or live with forever....or something like that....I have been on this site for almost 2 years now and I only read of others success and mostly just read and participated in the thyroid community blogs, where I have learned more about hypothyroidism than anywhere else by the way.... I now have the Spark too and I intend to Spark On....Spark on to weight loss and Spark On to my own 100 pound of these days...Spark On People.....It's Real

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BALLOUZOO 7/25/2012 12:25PM

    Congratulations on your progress! That wake up call was just what you needed to get your feet firmly on the wellness path!


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Still in

Thursday, May 31, 2012

i am still in this fight....and glad that I have the will to try it again. I just want to keep on keepin on..I can't stand the startin and stoppin....Its not ez,but nothing least nothing worth having that is!


I feel

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Lately every time I start and stop my healthy living, I feel so embarrassed and feel like such a failure. This is the only thing in my life that has just beaten me down where I feel like I cannot win....but yet I am trying it again and hopefully, prayerfully, willfully, this time I will win. I sure hope so....

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CALI_POPPY 2/2/2012 2:35PM

    You keep trying, it means you want it bad enough. It means you will succeed.

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Don't Give Up Don't Give In

Thursday, October 06, 2011

It has been a while since I have entered a blog entry. Today I felt it was important to write something down. I have been with SparkPeople was a year now and to my surprise, I am still with it. I was too frustrated most of the time to work the program because I was so dang depressed and down and out and all of that because of my thyroid issues. I convinced myself that no matter what I did, I was not going to lose any weight so why bother and then on certain days I would get a spark and try but not for long again convincing myself it is no use. I have been on the thyroid site as of late and I have gained strength from this site as there are some, not all who have thyroid issues that are very sucessful. For those of you who do not know about Hypothyroid, it is when in my case, I have no metabolism. My doctor told me " your metabolism is in a coma" This stuck with me. (I wonder why), so as a result of this and other things, like my food addiction and emotional eating that I have made a "Choice" not to stick it out. I already know pretty much what is going to end up happening before I start trying. (I am a psychic) lol.

I want to do it and I will Try again...and again and Again. This is my cycle that I would like to break. I have been walking for about a month now and I feel so good. My daughter even commented on how I look better in my clothes, which I was not expecting. I said all of that to say this. We can't give up, even though I am Queen Give Up, we just can't give up. You all know the poem so I won't quote it, but bottom line, You you and you, don't give up and Queen Give up won't give up Either. I'll try. Something beats nothing and if you are hypothyroid like me, don't give up either. I think a cure is coming. too many of us suffer with this . So until that time comes as frustrating as it may be. Don't give up....

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BADMAMAJAMER 5/20/2012 2:03PM


I havent been on Spark for awhile so I just saw your post. I mentioned to you that I lost 65 lbs on Medifast, despite being hypothyroid. I'm keeping it off with exercise and watching what I eat, except for my cheat day. emoticon

I understand totally what you mean when you talk about the depression that goes with hypothyroidism. It's like the unexpected blahs that hit you out of the blue and makes you not want to get out of bed or go exercise or talk to anyone.

Sometimes I just want to sit in a corner and eat apply pie and ice cream. But I generally don't. I've learned to push through it and I have a mental reservoir or "things that made me smile" that I turn to when I really need it.

All the best to you. The best you can do it to keep picking yourself up when/if you fall.


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Keeping Motivated

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why is staying motivated so hard? One day you are gung hoe and the next you don't have the strength to hardly get out of bed. I wonder about these things because somehow, I let them stand in my way. I wish to be healthy and fine and they say, but I get more frustrated than motivated. I wish I could keep it going and keep it moving and some day I can, but most days I can't or won't. I don't know. I want to be motivated. I want to have it all together, but for some reason I don't and I want to. I have a million excuses, don't you worry about that, but right now, I am not looking for excuses but looking for the truth. If I could unlock this mystery, I could be all to the world I think. Maybe I could. Maybe if I could just stay motivated.


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