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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 story...one 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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