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Thursday, July 11, 2013

No more monthly Dr appts for me! This scared chick has sprouted wings & is soaring high!

The doctors are thrilled with my progress & said keep doing what your doing. I've got this. They did one more blood test just to ensure the adjustment they made with my Thyroid was effective. Last time they lowered my Thyroid I spent the night in the ICU. This time we did it slower and it's fine.

My thinking has shifted. Instead of looking at food that I can and cannot have, I look at it as nothing is off limits. I can take a bite if I choose to. Everything is a choice. For some strange reason that shift in thinking, for me, takes away the deprived/shamed feeling I got before. The nutritional tracker has opened my eyes. I have so much more energy when I eat within my ranges.

The Fitbit & the motivation & inspiration I get from my SP family is priceless! You have taught me so much & I will continue to learn. The mistake I made last time I was here was I met my goal then stopped utilizing my tools. I ended up 10 years later overweight with serious health issues. I've learned from that mistake. I used to be so weak I was worried about how I would get back home if I walked down the street. After several baby steps and the supervision of my doctors, I now range 10 - 12 Fitbit miles 6 days a week with a full time desk job. I completed a 5k & 10k & I'm looking forward to my 1st Color Run in August.

I got my husband a Fitbit for his upcoming 50th birthday! The whole family & friends are getting healthy. It's contagious & I couldn't be happier!

Words cannot express how grateful I am for your support! Thank you! You are amazing! emoticon
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    Wow! What a SP testimony!

    You are wise to keep using the tools, I too, regained weight...back to basics!

    1708 days ago
    1709 days ago

    very good thinking, and I am happy you are doing well.
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    Congratulations! Thank you for letting us know we are a part of your success. We are so proud of you! You are right fitness is contagious but in a good way. Thanks for giving us all support and cheering us on too. emoticon emoticon
    1712 days ago
    Wow! You are certainly giving me inspiration. Thanks so much. I'm still taking my baby steps, but I feel more confident about those, so little by little.......

    I think I'll save up for a fitbit! Might even buy one for my DH, but he has a little way to go before he will accept just how much he needs it......

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    1712 days ago
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    Congratulations! I feel as though you are such an inspiration to us all! Thank you for all you do for Sparkpeople! Yes indeed, our lives are inspirations to others!

    Great job!!!

    Great news!!

    1712 days ago
    Hooray for no more monthly doctor visits!

    I agree with you - that shift in perspective is everything.
    1712 days ago
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