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I'm happy I've read 'Eating with Hypothyroidism'.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

All along, I have been wondering just why I was not losing weight any faster. Getting off the 160s has been sheer torture (a pleasant one though). Although I knew the following:

. I will not lose weight at the same rate as I did before.
. I will not lose weight at the same rate as someone else.
. I may not get back to the size I was (but I sure will try).

Since hypothyroidism is with me for life, more lifestyle changes have to be considered. I have to make ME a priority every day because I have to stay committed to this new way of life. I have to take the time to eat healthily and do regular exercises and put myself on the to-do list each day.

I have to remain positive and optimistic about the changes I have made to date (I've lost 20 lbs) and will continue to journal my ups and my downs.

I have also reduced my stimulants. One coffee a week on Sundays only and tea once daily.

This is the difficult one -- decrease the amount of carbohydrates that I eat. The SP recommends a range of 45-60% for the members. Hypothyroids have to reduce to about 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat. I am trying. I do love fruits and veggies so that is not a problem but our daily diet is truly surrounded by carbs so I have to remain careful.

Limit substantially all sugary items as they produce high insulin production.

Another problem I have is that I live in West Africa. High fiber foods are practically non-existent. Thank goodness, I am going to Canada in December and there I can find what I need.

Water is not a problem for me and it has never been. Of course, because of the exercise level I am at, it has increased but I thoroughly enjoy drinking my aqua.

Please wish me luck!

  
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MARGBELL 10/19/2009 1:17AM

    I am wishing you all the best!

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ARLENEFRANCES1 10/18/2009 10:39PM

  I have hypothryoidism and did not know that the carbs % needed to be lower to loose weight.

Thanks, Arlene

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/18/2009 3:45PM

    Yiche you have a battle on your hands but you ARE going to win it.
Don't compare your weight loss speed with anyone on SP, we all lose at different rates depending on fitness levels, medical issues and loads of other factors.
Of course I wish you luck hun, I'm with you all the way.
You can do it. You will reach your goal.
Luv and hugs
Caz
xx

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SISTERDOE 10/18/2009 3:42PM

    I agree that the article was one worth reading and I have it saved to my favorites. Reading it has encouraged me to make some more small changes to my food intake. I know the caffeine has got to go, too, but I'm not ready to take that plunge yet. Good luck to you!

Gentle hugs,
Dotti
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I've had a good week!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I am now fully recovered from my burns and have gone down the right path to my goal. I have exercised the total of 946 minutes this last week and have kept within my calorie range. Where I need to work on is reducing my carbohydrates because since I am hypothyroid, I should reduce my intake to 50% instead of 60% of the total daily meals. I have a hard time with this but I will work on it. This coming week I will endeavor to keep within my healthy range.

  
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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/18/2009 3:42AM

    What a postive blog Yiche, great work and I'm so pleased to hear you're all better now emoticon
Luv
Caz
x

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MARGBELL 10/17/2009 10:20PM

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THEAQUAPANDA 10/17/2009 9:16PM

  good work!

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NANCYCA555 10/17/2009 8:31PM

    946 minutes in one week?! Wow, you are amazing!!

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A new positive ME!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Yesterday, my Tai Chi teacher took me aside and said that I had changed. I asked her what she meant and she said that I am so much more positive about myself that it is influencing all those around me. I thought that was very sweet of her to say that but hey, I have been working hard on making ME a better person inside and outside but did not realize that it was noticeable emoticon.

  
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NANCYCA555 10/17/2009 8:32PM

    That's pretty remarkable that the Tai Chi instructor felt your new positive energy in such a powerful way. I'd like to try Tai Chi sometime. It sounds pretty wonderful.

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MIMZY08 10/15/2009 4:57PM

    We never know when we are influencing those around us! I'm glad yours is positive. Keep up the awesome work!

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KAYTEYW 10/14/2009 11:27PM

    That is wonderful. Congrats!!!

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DIANET2 10/14/2009 6:23AM

    That is awesome!!! Congratulations on making positive changes!!!

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MARGBELL 10/13/2009 10:56PM

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PENNYROYALTY 10/13/2009 9:26PM

    what a fantastic compliment! you should be proud of yourself, and keep on spreading the goodness!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/13/2009 4:34PM

    How nice, what a great compliment
xx

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WINGSOFCHANGE 10/13/2009 2:22PM

    GOOD for you!! For someone else to notice, you must be beaming with positive energy! That was a nice compliment, and I'm sure that it put a spring in your step!

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ENUFALRDY 10/13/2009 11:32AM

    What a great compliment!

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A new week starts and it is starting well!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yes, this morning I took care of my dogs. I had noticed when I had my bandages on, that one of them seemed to have a lot of ticks and her skin was extremely dry. I washed both of them, treated them with a product and I cut their nails. Goodness, they were so happy that Mommy was taking care of them instead of the gardener that one of them was actually snoring -- just enjoying the treatment. I really enjoyed doing this for them both. It will have to be repeated this coming Wednesday for one of them.

As for my exercises, I managed to also do 180 minutes today. I do feel as though I have accomplished something today.

  
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THEAQUAPANDA 10/17/2009 9:17PM

  aww poor doggies! I am so afraid of ticks! good thing you saw them.

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KAYTEYW 10/12/2009 11:39PM

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/12/2009 3:41AM

    Lucky dogs to have such a caring mum.
And you're well and truly back in action, 180 minutes emoticon

Luv
Caz

ps loving your page backgrouund how beautiful. Is this where you live??

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LADYHUNTER82 10/11/2009 7:19PM

    Way to go! And you also burned calories just loving on your babies.... what a treat that is.... good for you! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! emoticon

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On my way to the top again!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

YES! All bandages are now off of me.... I cannot tell you how happy I am about that. The wounds are healing well and have nothing to worry about at this point. I did 169 minutes of exercises today just to show you. emoticon

  
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DIANET2 10/9/2009 7:37AM

    Good for you!!! Congrats on doing all of that exercise!!! emoticon

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/8/2009 4:33AM

    emoticon So pleased to hear that you're feeling so much better.
Luv
Caz


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