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Too young for this! 35 and only 20 pounds overweight!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

No wonder I've been so tired and unmotivated! I'm borderline anemic and have hypothyroidism. Both of which can cause a person to be lethargic. I'm taking my iron pills and know that my energy will be coming back and I will want to workout to get this weight off. As I understand it, some thyroid conditions can cause a person to gain/not be able to lose weight, so if I'm taking medication for this (starting tomorrow morning) then I will want to be getting back to working out. The last few times I've used my Elliptical my Heart Rate got a bit too high for me to be comfortable with, after reading that thyroid issues can sometimes go hand in hand with cardiac issues. So it was suggested I get a cardiac workup by my Dr. I called this morning and when I told the nurse my info, she said I would absolutely need to be seen by the Dr. before I can work out. :-( Wow.

I really thought only obese and older people needed to consult their Dr. before starting a workout program. Guess I was wrong.

I also have a family history of cancer running rampant on both sides, and my Paternal Grandmother had Breast cancer. I've always had very lumpy breasts and it's hard for me to tell what's what so I went to my Dr. on Monday and he did a breast exam and said I could get a mammogram. They ran bloodwork on me (which is how I found out I have VERY low Iron and a Thyroid condition) and scheduled my mammogram for tomorrow.

There is no farting around anymore. I'm only 35 years old. I am 146 pounds and 5'3". I have a husband and 2 children I want to be around with for the next 100 years! It's now or never. No one can do this for me. I have to be serious.
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  • STFY31
    Way to go on scheduling the mammogram. I have had two friends diagnosed with breast cancer and they were both under 40 years old. Too often we put our health off!

    Hope they get your thyroid and anemia under control soon so you start to feel better! emoticon
    2666 days ago
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