Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wow, I noticed it's been since last November that I've written a blog or even been on this site!! Time flies so fast!!
First of all, it's now been over a year and I'm still maintaining my loss!
In the past, I've heard people say "I have a thyroid problem" when talking about their weight. Well, turns out I DID have a thyroid problem and had no idea. I had a goiter (tumor) the size of a grapefruit on my thyroid and it had to be completely removed last fall. It was NOT cancerous although my doctor and the surgeon both thought it was. So, the long and short of it? I'm now without thyroid and am on a synthetic thyroid pill and guess what? I don't have to only eat 900 calories a day to maintain my weight!!! So ladies, check your neck. Do you have swelling or a lump? Get it checked out!! The other bad news about this is my parathyroid glands (on the back of the thyroid) that control how much calcium your body absorbs daily. Mine were doing nothing and now I'm 3/4 inch shorter and have osteoporosis at age 46. So ladies, take your calcium!!! Caltrate, Oscal, whatever! Take it! Bone health is important. Keep in mind that 24% of women that break a hip NEVER leave the hospital. The more you take care of yourself now, the better when we're all older.
Enough ranting. Just wanted to say I'm still here, still healthy, and still maintaining. Oh, and another thing? I still owe it ALL to Sparkpeople and all of you that I shared my journey with! Keep it up ladies and gentlemen, you can DO IT!!!