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Clothing fitting better!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Despite the fact that my infamous scale shows me a very slow progress, my 'old' clothes are telling me that something is happening to my body in a very positive way. I am in the process of repairing or changing the styles on certain outfits that I have had for a while. Being a very practical person, and also loving to sew, I do not want to just get rid of my old wardrobe if I can do something about it. To me it would be a waste because the clothes are still in fashion. Yes, I will forget about the 70s and 80s clothing but I will modify those of the 90s to fit me again. As for the year 2000 and above, well I was on the heavy side so that clothes can be worn for exercising or around my garden.

Yes, we will see this through. emoticon

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IM4KINGDOM 10/25/2009 3:41PM

    emoticon I am so happy that you are seeing progress! We can't always go by the scale. Good for you!!!

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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/25/2009 2:57PM

    waste not want not Lise.
I on the other hand sell my old clothes as I am totally useless when it comes to needlework.
Good for you for being so adapable, bravo!

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LKWQUILTER 10/25/2009 2:38PM

    When the clothes are bigger, it sure makes you feel good. I use some of the older ones for house/yard work too.

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THEAQUAPANDA 10/25/2009 1:35PM

  That's great! emoticon

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AMBER281 10/25/2009 1:35PM

    Keep up the good work! Its a great feeling when you put on something you haven't worn in a while at it fits or is too big!

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PRAIRIE_MUM 10/25/2009 1:02PM

    The benefits of becoming healthier go way beyond those numbers on the scale. Congratulations - you're making great progress!

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*MADHU* 10/25/2009 12:55PM

    emoticonon your efforts !

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DIVASPARKLADY 10/25/2009 12:52PM

    emoticonon the way your clothes are fitting emoticon

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Hardly any cellulite left on my thighs!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I was noticing my thighs yesterday and showed them to my hubby. He was surprised to see that with all the exercises that I am doing, the cellulite has almost all gone from my thighs! I can still see some on my inner thighs because those muscles are hard to get to but let me tell you something -- it will go... This is very encouraging because my BMI is still in the obese section and this difference truly encourages me to continue. Yes let us emoticon

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NANCYCA555 10/24/2009 1:35PM

    Way to focus on the positives. That is amazing news! Congratulations!!!

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ELLENSUN 10/23/2009 11:18PM

    What an encouraging blog. Thank you!!

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IRENEHARPS 10/23/2009 8:11PM

    That's very encouraging news to pass on! Thanks.


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XHASTEDMOMOF2 10/23/2009 7:35PM

    Ditto for what SPARKLE1908 said!!! I am thrilled!!


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MOLLIEMAC 10/23/2009 7:00PM

    HOT MAMMA, LOL!....MJ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IZZYJEAN 10/23/2009 5:28PM

    WOOHOO!!! I have lost a lot too but suspect that I will always have some that sticks behind. Who knew?!! and Valerieneal, you crack me up!!! emoticon

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VALERIENEAL 10/23/2009 4:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am slowly losing mine too, in fact I commented to my Mother In Law they were leaving and she referred to hers as her suction cups, and that they hold her up in the tub...

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LKWQUILTER 10/23/2009 1:39PM

    Thanks. I was beginning to doubt I would ever see a decrease in that stuff. You have given me new hope. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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SPARKLE1908 10/23/2009 1:14PM

    So there IS HOPE for my thighs??? That is wonderful for you and a definite motivator indeed!!!!!

Enjoy your weekend!

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ENCHANTEDMAMA 10/23/2009 12:47PM

That is so exciting!!!
Way to go!

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Felt tired this afternoon and...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I slept for a full hour and forty minutes!!! Was this a way of telling me to slow down a bit? I told myself that I would re-verify that same question when it was 5 p.m. Nope, it's not time to slow down. Now, I'm going to do a 45 minutes step class and 15 minutes of abs with Jane Fonda. emoticon

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MARGBELL 10/21/2009 1:06AM


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CAZ_NR_HEATHROW 10/20/2009 1:57PM

    emoticon Yiche

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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

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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,

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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

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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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