SparkPeople Hypothyroids... Join Together Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=315 This is a community specifically for those who have hypothyroidism. We support each other in our weight loss journey. Let's see how many of us are out there... SparkPeople Hypothyroids... Join Together Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=315 Natural Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67775303 This is just "pondering" in print... <em>20</em> We have a place here called "The Natural Health Clinic". It is run by a Naturopathic Doctor who is also a clinical nutritionist &amp; also has a <BR> clinic in Houston. I was reading some of the case histories today &amp; it would seem that a lot of people with various issues have been helped. Since I have not been able to get any help from regular MD's, I am thinking of going there...being alternative care, it is not covered by insurance.... Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:21:30 EST oops, please delete http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67657075 oops accidental post <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Oct 2017 15:38:00 EST October 2017 - Give this Team Your BONUS Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67631503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e139af0-6af5-43f5-86b1-33c1c3d8e003.jpg"> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:06:36 EST October 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67631497 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/134c2dba-d06f-42ef-a8da-7872bba838db.png"> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 18:04:57 EST October 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67631338 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:26:06 EST October 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67631333 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:25:28 EST Advice for a newly diagnosed Hachimoto's Syndrome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x67593917 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just found out a young lady I know was diagnosed with Hachimoto's Syndrome. Any advice I can pass on to her about diet and meds? Right now she is on a liquid diet, I'm not sure why and if it's her decision or her doctor's. She is also having body pain, but doesn't think it's Fibro because it only hurts in certain areas, like her arms. <BR> <BR> Any advice is much appreciated. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Mako Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:20:38 EST I'm New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x67530533 Hey all. I'm Stephanie. I've had hypothyroidism since 2007. I was diagnosed after my daughter was born. I'm just now researching what I need to do so I can feel my best and I've decided enough is enough. I don't go back to the doctor for another month. I never had to have my meds adjusted, but I still have hypo symptoms. I'm changing my diet and exercising regularly to help rev my metabolism back up. It's so hard and the struggle is real. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:37:46 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x67511423 Hello, my name is Sally I'm 42 and have been on Sparkpeople for many years. I have had a weight problem for a long time. My labs came back saying my thyroid was not working right. She said I had hypothyroidism. Been doing a lot of research and now I am more confused than ever. I had several other things that was elevated but reading medical articles it seems they go hand in hand. <BR> <BR> I am taking two pills; one for thyroid and one for vitamin D. I have been taking a vitamin B12 for a y... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:17:44 EST September 2017 - Give this team your BONUS points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67449794 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04d118ac-3941-4e5e-917c-dba5038a4306.jpg"> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:34:10 EST September 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67449692 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be89b61c-10cf-4cff-a900-b70888b0242e.jpg"> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:22:52 EST September 2017: Jot Down Your Daily Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67449024 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:13:16 EST September 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67449011 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:08:10 EST Still Being diagnosed, need support (UPDATED) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x67335851 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am not new to SP, but new to the group. I've come back to SP several times over the year and my trusted weight loss resource. <BR> <BR> Anyhow I am 40 years old and was just diagnosed with a thyroid nodule last week. My biopsy is Monday. I went to the doctor for a normal exam with a sore throat I wanted them to examine, I wasn't expecting this to happen!! I am exhibiting signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, (severe fatigue, tingling in my hands and feet, p... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:27:22 EST August 2017 - Give this Team your BONUS Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67275675 Tuesday - 20 points Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:12:38 EST August 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67275672 <em>342</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:11:36 EST August 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67271521 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:38:17 EST August 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67271483 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:28:45 EST Juyly 2017 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67120280 2 points <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So happy to have the Team Bonus Points back. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/s<BR>a_team_bonus_points.asp </link> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 20:44:51 EST July 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67090563 Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Sparkers! <em>636</em> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 22:00:03 EST July 2017 - Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67085518 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 06:06:50 EST July 2017 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67085508 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 06:04:33 EST Water question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x66963666 Hi, I am new to hypothyroidism and just starting medicine, which I take at night. I know it's recommend to wait at least two hours after eating to take it, but can I drink water during that time? <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 9 Jun 2017 19:28:42 EST Diagnosed yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66960905 I am 40 years old and am married with a 4 year old girl. I have just finished my AA degree and working on getting my four year degree. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had my follow up appointment to find out about the thyroid blood tests. The doctor said that it was hypothyroidism and he said something about autoimmune...not sure if that's the hashimo's disease I've been seeing, or if he wants to do more blood after I take some medicine for a while to see how it plays out, so I am not sure. But he... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:46:43 EST June 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66922677 <em>198</em> ... busy, busy, busy and dropping balls. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 22:21:52 EST June 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66904894 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Wed, 31 May 2017 06:31:47 EST June 2017: Calorie IN and OUT Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66893233 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Mon, 29 May 2017 08:19:26 EST May 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66731685 <em>312</em> Mon, 1 May 2017 20:31:48 EST May 2017: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66726508 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Mon, 1 May 2017 04:40:04 EST May 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66726471 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Mon, 1 May 2017 04:24:09 EST How do I respond to a person's post ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66664641 I am confused, when I read a thread there is no way to respond to a particular post. I can only add to the thread. I guess I could use the username (should I use a #username) but even then I would have to explain the post I am responding to since some people post many times. I really want to utilize TEAMS but here and everywhere on this site actually I don't know how to respond to a specific post, only a general reply button to the whole thread. I am fairly tech savvy, what am I missing ? <B... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:03:25 EST Frustrated with Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66616709 Help! I have seemingly gained 10 pounds overnight and can't lose the weight. I went on a vaca about a month ago and that's when things went haywire. I put on about 5 or 6 pounds from bad eating, alcohol and off my exercise routine in a 6 day period and the scale just keeps going up. I have been back on track with exercise and diet for 2 weeks and have gained more instead of lost. I felt so defeated today that I ate half a package of Oreos and felt even worse afterward. I know I need to st... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:05:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66611717 HI my name is Corliss, I was diagnosed as hypothyroid in 2011 but when I look back I think I have been like this for a very long time, I guess they just did not test for that kind of stuff in the 80 and 90's I dunno. I always thought there was something wrong with me because I was always unmotivated, tired and always seemed frantic and unstable emotionally. One day in June of 2011 I passed out at work, I was a kennel technician in an animal shelter. While I was in the Emergency room, they sa... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:06:41 EST April 2017 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66539803 <em>575</em> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:54:12 EST April 2017: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66536115 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 06:05:47 EST April 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66536109 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 06:05:08 EST Sneak Peak: New Community Goal Feed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66375811 I have copied this message from Coach Jen. I thought this would be of interest to some of you. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (thro... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 19:25:05 EST March 2017 - Daily emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66336469 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74abbbd3-c755-4790-8ef7-54a759c438da.png"> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:48:53 EST March 2017 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66336407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b02ae447-3e7d-4b2d-aea1-1cec0b112de0.jpg"> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 09:39:47 EST March 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66330598 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:19:42 EST March 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66320060 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS yo... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:22:03 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66200634 I am returning to SP after many years and never given my hypothyroidism much thought until recently...as I have since hit 41 and had more issues with joint pain in my shoulders which the doctor told me could be due/result/side affect to my thyroid disorder....and could be a result of the "arthritis" in my neck...and maybe the cause of my migraines. I honestly never gave it much thought as I just took the medicine and it stopped me from being so tired and stopped the weight gain...but now as ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:41:01 EST February 2017: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66137881 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:23:26 EST February 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x66137853 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? January just flew by! Are you settling in with your 2017 plans? If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out this challenge. It really does work if you stick to it. <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calor... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:09:33 EST February 2017 - Daily emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66133673 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57c53255-3b15-4d4c-979a-c5f37f6972bb.jpg"> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:23:56 EST February 2017 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x66133656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c27a382-39b9-4e17-b026-87b058a01ec2.jpg"> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:21:59 EST Hi from a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66130744 I'm new to Spark and this team, to be honest, I'm still learning how some of these things work. :) I was using Spark for recipes and tracking for the last month. The other morning, I was incredibly bored before heading out, and started exploring the Community portion. Lo and behold, there was a group of people that were also trying to manage this hypothyroid thing! <BR> <BR> Of course, when I got home that night, I showed it to the other half and he suggested that it might be a good idea to ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 06:43:23 EST Newb Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66086397 So let's talk! <BR> <BR> First, my weight loss introduction: <BR> Years ago I was 221, decided to go on WW. I lost 50 pounds, which was awesome. Life, some trauma, and a LOT of stress happened. Also, the love of my life happened, and low and behold, I got up to 239 :(. Welcome to weight loss. Been working on it since first week of January, and I am down 15 pounds! <BR> <BR> Just me: <BR> My name is Aprile. I have been married for just about two years, to the love of my life (who is also lo... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:31:17 EST Eating Breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x66086363 I take my medication in the morning, which means I have to wait an hour to eat! Does anyone else do this? Do you find any issues with it and losing weight? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:25:16 EST My brick wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66075307 I'm new here but not new to Spark. It's wonderful to hear similar experiences to mine. It's encouraging. I turn 51 in a couple of weeks and up to 2 years ago most 30 years olds couldn't keep up to me. I was go go GO! Full of energy and life! Then..I hit a brick wall. I weighed about 135lbs. Before I started gaining weight I lost my energy. I get that I should be slowing down a little but it literally felt like I hit a brick wall. BAM! A physical found a lump on my thyroid and an ultrasound f... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:53:58 EST Charlotte from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x66047077 Hey y'all. My name is Charlotte and I am from Texas.... as you can see from my profile and my topic title. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in the 4th grade, and have been in and out of hell ever since. It has been a struggle. I don't understand the statistics that say this is a common disease. I just don't. I am in incredible amounts of pain at times and I deal with tremendous and overwhelming depression, almost on a daily basis. When I speak with other people, they don't have any issues ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:54:11 EST January 2017: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65904038 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 05:54:45 EST January 2017 - Daily emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65900318 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24bb05e2-d027-4fd8-ad77-caaab66a7f45.jpg"> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:03:03 EST January 2017 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65900290 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb23c7fb-0aed-49a9-b616-184b845a91d5.jpg"> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:57:48 EST January 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65900267 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? WOW! We are now in the year 2017!!! May I take the opportunity in wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year. Did you make new New Year resolutions? What are your plans for 2017? If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to t... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:51:41 EST New here, hypothyroid for over 20 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65843780 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I wasn't diagnosed with hypothyroidism until I was 30 and started medicine then. It's been an uphill battle since with me struggling to lose weight and yo-yoing. I am also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I've never really had an issue with that until recently. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to manage these conditions and Im carrying around 100 extra pounds. It's tough. Disappointing and defeating. But I refuse to give up. It's a mental game for me and when I feel strong and supporte... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:38:12 EST Hi! just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x65798124 Hello, everyone! I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer when I was 35. My diagnosis came the week of my one-year anniversary, just as my husband and I were beginning to talk baby. I had my whole thyroid and several lymph nodes removed, then had my first round of RAI. When later scans showed more enlarged lymph nodes, I had another round of RAI and then another surgery. Because one just wasn't enough! I go to Mayo Clinic in FL, and I have to give them a huge shout-out. They are w... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:34:14 EST Doctor Appointments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65733120 I have a dilemma...after my scary episode of not being able to be revived &amp; going to hospital in an ambulance, I had to cancel my appointment with endo in Corpus, as I didn't feel up to driving that far. It is still scary for me, but I have no more refill's, so not sure what to do. There are no endo's in this small city &amp; I don't think my PA is qualified to take care of me in that department, so what is one to do? I have enough wrong without that getting out of whack again too... <BR>... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 08:58:44 EST December 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65714470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eba23bf9-9511-46a5-a8db-2dc3b572c790.jpg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:38:52 EST December 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65714454 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bdabc97-996c-4a09-b4f6-2dacdd1b8ea8.jpg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:36:51 EST December 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65700956 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:14:54 EST December 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65700902 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? We are in the last months of 2016. Your New Year resolutions are already far away aren't they? Are you happy with your progress to date? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you sti... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:03:59 EST Let's Tell a Story... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21636x315x65607963 Okay, here's a new game. <BR> <BR> I'll begin a story and stop at a particular spot and the next person takes over.... chuckle, I myself, will need limits, so let's stick to about 3 sentences each... <BR> <BR> Ready? See next post for the beginning! <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:07:17 EST November 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65504819 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3c88d5eb-4a0e-4ed8-a14e-241c8c78a9a9.jpg"> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:07:26 EST November 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65504812 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5facfc92-d0de-43fd-8e25-3b22664fed35.jpg"> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 17:05:06 EST November 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65501256 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:36:25 EST November 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65501196 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? We are already starting the second last month of 2016. Your New Year resolutions are already far away. Are you happy with your progress to date? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work i... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:28:47 EST October 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65304100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/356376bb-a619-40f0-8ddc-b775bbbd21eb.jpg"> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:29:08 EST October 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65304085 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/754def72-2f2f-43e1-8c48-4f93b3c6f89d.jpg"> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:27:10 EST October 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65298610 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:35:38 EST October 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65298569 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Are you happy with your progress? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to it. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rat... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:25:47 EST Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65134406 NOTE: This is not a team Hypothyroids ... Join Together challenge. It is a private, Spark Member run challenge. A number of us from team Hypothyroids are participants and have found them supportive. So, if your curious, read on ... <BR> <BR> Fall 5% Challenge Invitation <BR> <BR> Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 14:35:04 EST September 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65088440 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 04:33:20 EST September 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x65088434 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Are you happy with your progress? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to it. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rat... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 04:28:09 EST September 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65088104 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce9b60b1-27a7-476b-bc29-a3bc687716b8.jpg"> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:16:38 EST September 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x65088097 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c185ad7d-f87b-4af9-a752-63767fe68994.jpg"> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:15:23 EST Been Away To Long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64944049 Hello I have been away for a while , I keep thinking I can do this weight loss and eat healthy by myself , but I have failed so I couldn't find my page on here so I even tried to start a new page a couple of times , but couldn't seem to get back in on Spark people. so I finely said I will try this again and to my surprise I got it. I am not sure what I am doing , looks like things have changed since I was a member , so forgive me if this is all in the wrong page , I looking for some help wit... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:26:17 EST Ask the Dietitian: Why is Weight Loss So Hard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64917407 This article was shared via another Spark Team to which I belong and I thought many of you might find some useful information in it. So, I'm posting it here. <BR> <BR> Ask the Dietitian: Why is Weight Loss So Hard? <BR> Elle Penner, M.P.H., R.D., is a Senior Registered Dietitian and Food &amp; Nutrition Editor <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> For most of us, weight gain happens oh-so-gradually. An extra two pounds over the course of a year can easily go completely unnoticed (and often does... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 16:22:38 EST August 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64887602 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 07:43:25 EST August 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64887574 <em>46</em> So sorry for the late posting! I simply forgot!!! <BR> <BR> !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We are now well in 2016! Are you happy with your progress? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to the challenge. W... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 07:33:30 EST August 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64878661 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0c74c21-c1ef-4a04-93ee-0ddae418e56a.jpeg"> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 00:44:16 EST August 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64878635 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47a007df-f249-4115-b649-035a25798d12.jpeg"> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 00:38:59 EST Calcium and Hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64857122 I am back in the Mastering Leptin book written by Byron J Richards and Mary Guignon-Richards because I am researching cravings for one of my sisters. I ran across something that pertains to those of us with thyroid issues. <BR> <BR> It turns out that a combination of high NPY and agouti block thyroid function, even though common thyroid tests appear normal. Why might one care? Too much agouti causes people to gain weight while eating the same amount of food they could previously eat. Thi... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:31:54 EST A place to record your latest 'side dish' goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64849183 Hello! <BR> I was wishing I had a place to record those little goals such as <BR> 1. Your next level of spark points <BR> 2. Your next level of fitness points <BR> 3. Your next percentage of correct Trivia Answers <BR> 4. Streaks <BR> <BR> So I created a place right here! <BR> Feel free to add ONE post per person, and keep editing as you reach your goals and set new ones! <BR> Have fun! <BR> I'll go first and set the example of what I'm referring to. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:25:10 EST Salt intake ... what about you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64829045 I found the following two passages from today's Spark article on salt interesting: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti on _articles.asp?id=166&amp;page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> "The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,000 milligrams of sodium a day. But we only need 1,100 to 3,300 milligrams, or about 1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons. That can be a pretty big difference." <BR> <BR> "One thing that the experts do agree on is that getting a balanced diet with more fruits and vege... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 11:06:04 EST Overcoming Terrorism with Care and Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64800449 This has been a terrible number of years filled with hate and violence and down right evil. Sometimes it's hard to keep your 'brave' on. But we are people of HOPE and we always cling to the idea that evil will lose it's power someday. <BR> <BR> I challenge all of us to do this: <BR> EVERY time we get a new report of terrorism, police deaths, or parents abusing/killing their children, GET OUT THERE AND DO SOMETHING CARING for another individual. Don't let our people become cynics who can't ... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:13:58 EST hypothyroidism levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64773380 I just went to my doctor today and was told that my levels were 9 and they have been 1.4 for a year. I'm not understanding how the levels work. He went up on my dosage from 88 to 100 mcg. Can someone explain to me how the levels work? Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:10:35 EST New header launching tomorrow (WED, July 13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64752354 Passing along a message from Coach Jen ... <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you a heads up about a new header that will be launching on the site tomorrow. Here's a look: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7551603-c7c2-4514-a034-fbcd4129d8c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The menus will work in basically the same way, except that there are a few new options like videos and challenges. Hopefully these changes will help you access the features you use even more ea... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:05:15 EST Symptoms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64734576 Hi, <BR> I'm new here...if this thread is not to talk about "anything", I apologize. I have had Hasimoto's thyroid for many years...of late, I have had some unpleasant symptoms, despite medication...I cannot lose weight &amp; have lost so much hair which was thin to begin with. I get a thyroid check every 3 months &amp; lab work says it is OK. I am so frustrated &amp; don't know what to do to combat these things.... <BR> <BR> Eve Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:20:20 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64724624 Hi there ! I just noticed this team today and knew it was for me. Thanks for the welcome already received. I have been a hypothyroid-ian for almost 30 years now so am quite used to it. Anyways, it will be interesting to see how others deal with this and if there is something I could have been doing for the last 30 years other than taking medication. Fri, 8 Jul 2016 16:43:27 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64716019 I am new to the team and look forward to learning and sharing with all of you. <BR> <BR> While weight loss is a problem, my biggest concern right now is hair loss. I saw my NP yesterday and told her I was concerned about losing my hair because recently the hair loss has picked up again. She suggested Biotin, Vitamin D and Calcium, which I guess I should have been taking all along. I hope this helps. Do any of you have suggestions on what to do for hair loss? Thanks! <BR> <BR> Weight loss, ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:50:31 EST I am sooo ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64715467 Hello. I am a recent retired school teacher. Because of several health issues I am unable to do a lot of exercises and activities that I would like to do. Due to my sedentary lifestyle and hypothyroidism, I have gained a lot of weight. I am so ready to make some changes in my lifestyle in order to become more healthy. how lucky for me that SparkPeople is available for free to help people like me and look forward to loosing some weight (45 pounds), to get where I should be. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 10:35:45 EST July 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64675220 Happy Canada Day! <em>636</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:08:13 EST July 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64675219 2 points Fri, 1 Jul 2016 17:07:37 EST July 2016: Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64668863 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:23:48 EST July 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64668850 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We have now passed the halfway portion of 2016! Are you happy with your progress? Have you ever tried this challenge? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to the challenge. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Different... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:22:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64605592 I am Jennifer, mom of seven, teacher, attorney etc... My youngest is 3, my oldest 24. I gained weight with each child but last year they found a single nodule and thought I had thyroid cancer. I have been on the generic synthroid for about a year, very small dose. I put on 20 this year. I was really upset because I thought I would lose. I came on spark people in 2010 but never did anything. This April I came back and officially started last month. I did not want to join challenges bec... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:27:48 EST June Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64469896 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For June, that means increasing activity time. Here are 30 daily tips that will help you achieve an active lifestyle, and all the benefits that come with it. <BR> <BR> Click below to download and print your June calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.)  <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:13:21 EST new here, and getting tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64464739 Been hypothyroid for a little over 2 years. Suddenly gained 30 lbs before they figured out it was my thyroid. Been gaining and losing the same 10/15 lbs ever since. I work out, eat great, feel okay most of the time, numbers are good. I am really starting to think I should just accept the very overweight me as a new me. Wed, 1 Jun 2016 11:16:10 EST June 2016: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64461114 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you stay on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ... Tue, 31 May 2016 23:54:31 EST June 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64461000 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We're well on our way into the year 2016! How are you doing on this journey? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to the challenge. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: B... Tue, 31 May 2016 23:41:31 EST June 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64460105 Hello June! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52b6f377-c55c-4bea-8454-193c09cdc182.png"> Tue, 31 May 2016 21:20:20 EST June 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64460096 Welcome June! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88170437-e948-4961-919b-14a897567de9.jpg"> Tue, 31 May 2016 21:18:11 EST New to the team and new to hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x64450314 I'm MJ and I joined for two main reasons. 1) I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and 2) I know Jeanknee from the Maintenance and Transition Team. <BR> <BR> I was put on Levothyroxine and took it for a month. I started doing more research and I decided to stop the meds and try to change my eating habits for a month. I am eliminating certain foods, including my coffee <em>39</em> , and I'm increasing other foods. <BR> <BR> I am open to anyone that has any experience with eating fo... Mon, 30 May 2016 13:11:21 EST Spark May Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64275288 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. Click below to download and print your May calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2016 21:42:06 EST May 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64243900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51f14643-ed5d-4734-90a4-2440345bafea.png"> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:12:49 EST May 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64243881 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a54e00d9-61b4-4713-ae9a-9614eeeac509.jpg"> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:10:02 EST May 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64225861 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE D... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:21:17 EST May 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64225781 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We're well on our way into the year 2016! How are you doing on this journey? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to the challenge. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: B... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:11:55 EST Ten Things that Interfere with Thyroid Function http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64051582 <link>www.wellnessresources.com/health/art<BR>icles/ten_common_things_that_interfere<BR>_with_thyroid/ </link> <BR> <BR> The following has been cut &amp; pasted from the article linked above ... <BR> <BR> 3. Food Intolerance and Goitrogens <BR> <BR> Gluten intolerance and gluten associated cross reactive foods play a profound dietary role in causing autoimmune inflammation and thyroid gland destruction. If you are reactive to these foods and consume them, it causes chronic slow inflammat... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 16:14:24 EST April 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64022213 April 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cf2beeb-eab3-48d6-ba6d-01fb1cd975c2.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:23:45 EST April 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x64022199 April 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70daefb9-d302-4394-b583-424fa87c75ce.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:20:21 EST April 2016: How Many Inches Can We Lose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64020026 I am happy to report that in March 2016 I lost an overall of 8 inches!!! I lost weight and I lost some undesired inches also thanks to the challenges that I have put up. <BR> <BR> It's great to lose weight, but losing some inches (especially around the stomach) is vital to our health. Come and join me! You can modify the measurements as you wish. Below is what I track. <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE ONTO A REPLY THE INFORMATION BELOW. PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR ORIGINAL REPLY AND EDIT AT THE END O... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:07:46 EST April 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64019969 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE D... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:57:23 EST April 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x64019945 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We're well on our way into the year 2016! How are you doing on this journey? Have you thought of joining up on this challenge? It really does work if you stick to the challenge. We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: B... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:52:05 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63798007 Hi, this is day 50 on SP for me, and I just found this group! I've been doing well with tracking, but I saw this group's challenge using BMR calculations, and saw that SP has a high BMR number for me. Recalculated and created a journal for me to follow along for March. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 21:43:31 EST March 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63788837 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c7b502c-1d93-4675-a42e-c7ab6a7a8d2c.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:32:48 EST March 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63788815 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba7e4df8-e79a-4abc-9194-0b62e79a44bd.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:29:53 EST March 2016: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63788691 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE D... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:12:15 EST March 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63788650 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We have now completed the second month of the year 2016! Since this challenge continues to work for some of us, we will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake.... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:05:44 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63720996 Great article. Have hypothyroid for a number of years, my results go up and down eevry time I go for blood work. Had been taking the equivalent of synthroid for a number of years, new doctor put me on Synthroid. Will see how the new drug helps or not. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 23:28:52 EST Hypo for 8 years... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63587514 Hi everyone! I am Sam, I was apart of this team awhile ago. I left spark and I am now back stronger then ever! I was diagnosed with Hashimotos 8 years ago and it has been a battle ever since. My body becomes accustom to the dosage I am on and then my levels will spike. I have dealt with this roller coaster basically since I have been diagnosed. I have seen numerous endocrinologists and the same thing keeps happening. It is something that I just deal with. I get my levels checked every 6 month... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:07:10 EST Questions anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63585439 This is where you ask any question regarding the site, challenges, etc. Someone will come along as soon as feasible to respond. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 06:38:43 EST February 2016: How many inches can we lose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63580300 Let us keep track of how many inches we have now and how many we can lose in one month. Come back to your original reply and edit. <BR> <BR> Feb 3: <BR> Neck - <BR> Chest - <BR> Waist - <BR> Stomach - <BR> Hips - <BR> Upper Thigh - <BR> Knee - <BR> Calf - <BR> Upper arm - <BR> Forearm - <BR> <BR> Feb. 29 - <BR> Neck - <BR> Chest - <BR> Waist - <BR> Stomach - <BR> Hips - <BR> Upper Thigh - <BR> Knee - <BR> Calf - <BR> Upper arm - <BR> Forearm - <BR> <BR> Inches lost in Februar... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:40:57 EST February 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63566989 Preparing our thread for February ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a48ccfe3-adab-4c91-ad4b-3f6ba62cb8f6.jpg"> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:13:43 EST February 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63566980 Preparing our thread for February ... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6488f86-c377-468c-b295-14b305ee31fe.jpg"> Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:11:42 EST February 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63562696 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE D... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:07:25 EST February 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63562608 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We have now completed the first month of the year 2016! Since this challenge continues to work for some of us, we will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:54:14 EST Protein is Essential for Thyroid Function http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63434329 I hope that 2016 is off to a good start for all of you ... <BR> <BR> I have subscribed to Wellness Resources free health e-newsletter and today's issue contained an article near and dear to those of us with thyroid issues. If you're interested, the article "Protein Is Essential for Thyroid Function - Are You Getting Enough?" can be read at <BR> <link>www.wellnessresources.com/wellness-b<BR>log/posts/protein_is_essential_for_thy<BR>roid_function_are_you_getting_enough/ </link> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:28:53 EST Levels back to normal... now what? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63399377 I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism back in November, was put on medication and last Friday was my first blood test to see if my levels were back to normal. I got a call from my doctor today, and she said my levels were back to normal and I should continue the same dosage going forward. <BR> YAY! Great news!! I thought this would take a LOT longer than just one blood test... ok but now what? I asked if I had any diet restrictions and they said no... so does life just go on but now with medic... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:18:01 EST melatonin & other stuff to avoid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63336717 i discovered last month that people with autoimmune disorders shouldn't take melatonin. since i don't sleep, i'd been taking it. within 2 days of discontinuing it, i felt like a human being again. i was soooo fatigued, feeling like i had a lead blanket on all of me. it was hard to even lift my arms sometimes. it's been a couple of weeks, and life is returning. i've actually taken a couple of walks, and i'm doing more than i've done in months. WIN!!! <BR> <BR> i've heard that soy is al... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:52:23 EST new to hypo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63333519 hi . I am new to hypo but not new to being overweight. my dr has been trying to get me to lose weight for ever. I am a single mom of a 14 yr old girl. I want her to see that her mom can make changes and get healthy. I have a lot of weight to loose, but the first goal is to make 1 or two changes this week. I want to drink 8 glasses of water a day this week. I also want to exercise 3 times this week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:34:09 EST January 2016 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63301074 Preparing our thread for next month and the new year. Will update with emoticon tomorrow.  <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d128110-9316-4d90-8381-00a6d542bcff.jpeg"> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:12:41 EST January 2016 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63301047 Preparing our thread for next month and the new year. Will update with team bonus points tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e720dc57-fcbd-449b-921e-5131b641e1b3.jpeg"> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:09:16 EST January 2016: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63300692 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> You may be surprised as to how much exercise you are doing. It may be that you are doing too much or the opposite, not enough. Keeping a record of just how much exercise you are doing will keep you on track. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE D... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:51:43 EST January 2016: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63300545 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL!!! May this new year bring you blessings, joy and of course good health. <BR> <BR> We are in 2016 already! Are you ready to undertake new goals for this new year? Since this challenge continues to work for so many of us, we will be continuing with... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 06:18:30 EST New to the group, not new to Hypothyroid... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63280960 Hi there, <BR> Joined Spark about a week ago. Finally getting a chance to look around. :) <BR> I found out about my hypothyroid back in 2009. Just shortly after finding out about that, had my gallbladder removed. My weight yo-yo's quite a bit. I do better when my job is physically active, if it's not...I have to really watch what I eat, and do a lot of exercising...or I gain weight very easy. <BR> Now that I am going to school and working in an office...need to get a handle on this. :) <BR... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:21:56 EST Depression? Mood swings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63234938 Good morning everyone, I was diagnosed with hypothyrodism 3 weeks ago and started medication. I have been watching my mood closely and i've noticed i've been pretty emotional and depressed recently. I'm not sure if its the meds or something else, but has anyone experienced any depression or moodiness since they have been on thyroid medication? <BR> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:28:46 EST Autoimmune Paleo??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63233984 Has anyone tried an AIP diet? It's supposed to be good for Hashimoto's/Autoimmune disorders. <BR> <BR> There is a connection to leaky gut syndrome, which AIP is suppose to be good for it. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone has heard of it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:04:00 EST Endocrinologist Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63230727 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am in need of serious advice please. I went to my primary doctor for two years. I was taking Levothyroxine. 75 mcg . I tried to ask my primary doctor to order a pituitary gland test because my last two doctors found an issue with high prolactin levels and told me after I had my little one. I had both pituitary and hypothyroidism. I can't understand why she won't order a pituitary hormone or test to rule out a tumor or disease such as cushings,I know this sounds ... Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:31:01 EST does vitamin D improve thyroid numbers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x63225716 I read online that vitamin D deficiency and hopothyroidism are related. do you find taking vitamin D would improve thyroid condition? <BR> <BR> I just found out from my annual physical about a month ago that my TSH is 3.1, my general doctor asked me to go back and check it again in 3 months. I'm researching how I can improve my thyroid condition by then... <BR> <BR> Thank you! Sat, 19 Dec 2015 18:59:35 EST Hi, I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63217868 <em>524</em> Team, <BR> My name is Mary Ann, and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about two years ago. I have other health issues, and I do not know how many of my issues are related to hypothyroidism or my other health issues that occurred around the same time. I look forward to getting to know you. <BR> Have a great weekend. <BR> Mary Ann <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:56:16 EST Starting to become aware of this Thyroid thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63141749 Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I stumbled across this page because my doctor called me recently saying my thyroid levels are high and it is very serious... my levels are at 150 when they should be between 1-4. Not really sure where to go from here, but i'm getting another blood test to see whats going on. Trying to educate myself on what all this means, i'm glad there is a group specifically for this! Looking forward to reading others experiences! Mon, 7 Dec 2015 11:45:35 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63113305 Hi all! I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for about a year, among several other medical issues, and boy is it a bear. I have gone up six pants sizes in the last year and I'm really struggling to get this under control, even with being on medication now. I am so relieved to see this community and I look forward to reading all of the discussions and getting to know you all, and getting your advice on how to handle the lifestyle change I know I need to make. It's nice to feel like I'm ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 10:05:09 EST December 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63094080 <em>460</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:59:33 EST December 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63094068 20 <em>446</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:57:35 EST December 2015 - December Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63094027 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:48:50 EST December 2015: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63092633 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. This will help you stay accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Dec 1 -... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:46:42 EST Are you an exercise "non responder?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63092562 <link>www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-<BR>and-fitness/fitness/non-responders-nee<BR>d-to-try-harder-when-exercising-study-<BR>suggests/article27513859/ </link> <BR> <BR> Found the article above to be intersting. Learned of it reading the following blog by WATERMELLEN <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6039889 </link> <BR> <BR> After reading the article, my experience seems to indicate that I am an exercise "non-responder" amongst group 2 (... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:33:16 EST December 2015: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x63092492 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it? We are in December already. Are you ready to end this year with a BANG! Of course, we will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Know... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:19:24 EST Announcing Winter 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x63064668 Below is a copy of a SparkMail regarding a private SparkMember organized challenge. They run seasonally and are a lot of fun. I had no idea they even existed until recently. They can be incredibly supportive and a number of us from Team Hypothyroids ... Join Together are participants. If you are interested, read on ... <BR> <BR> CERIUSLY (SparkMember) <BR> <BR> 2015 Fall 5% Challenge Community <BR> 5:37 AM 11/22/2015 <BR> <BR> Hello Challengers! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving week to... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:32:41 EST Hello! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x63003086 Hi everyone. My name is Melissa. I'm 26 years old from Minnesota. I have not been diagnosed with hypothyroidism but am mainly here for advice on diets that people with this disease follow so I can give it a try. I have another auto-immune disease (MS) and have read that sometimes it can cause thyroid issues. I really want/need to lose some weight but it seems to be extremely difficult for me. Back in October, I started committing myself to working out 5-6 days a week. I faithfully kept up wit... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:55:16 EST Hello Everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62986146 Not new to Sparks people.. But have been gone for a few years, before that I was on here for about 6 years. Back again. <BR> My name is Kristine, I live in Windsor Ontario with my son, daughter and my husband of 25 years and two spoiled pups. <BR> I was diagnosed after the birth of my now 19 year old son. I had everything under control up until 4 years ago. So now I'm back with unfortunately new health issues, but I will get my health back, my life back. <BR> I have read up on gluten free ... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:58:29 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/13/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62968280 Good day to ya'll! <em>469</em> <BR> Sorry, I guess I missed the 12th. I thought I had set it up! <BR> This was kind of a lazy feeling day. But a nice one. I'm so far ahead on my exercises that I could have taken the day off. But I committed to 10 minutes on the trampoline, even jogging..which is a great cardiovascular improvement for me. My youngest daughter and I made butterscotch brownies today. With twelve people in my home, it was easy to limit myself to only one. lol. Tomorrow I'm ... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:12:21 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/13/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62968261 Figured I'd get the coffee pot set to brew so a hot cup is ready in the morning for those early risers. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:08:03 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62968249 Looks like Susan's kitchen was quiet today. <BR> <BR> Just checking in to see how everyone's day went before I turn in for the night. Hope all of you are well. It's been a pretty hectic week for me. I've been dogging computer issues most of the week. DH found a workaround for me this evening so I could get caught up with some of my work. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>102</em> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:05:04 EST hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62963529 Hello All! <BR> I am 47 and have been dealing with thyroid issues since I was 30. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, multi-nodular goiter, and run hypothyroid. Things have been relatively maintained for me for several years. Suddenly, I am again freezing, gaining weight and my skin is pretty crappy. <BR> I have gained approximately 15 lbs in the last year and all my normal tricks to eliminate it are no longer working. That darn scale won't budge!! I am heading to the lab today to check ... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:50:45 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62953325 <em>236</em> <em>495</em> <em>466</em> <BR> It's the ELEVENTH day of the ELEVENTH month. At OUR house that means we gotta have a PARTY. <BR> Back in 2012, my mom had been in the hospital on 12/12/12. So we tried to think of what we could do to celebrate at 12:00pm. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Guess what I did..... <BR> I went and visited a lonely old lady in room 12 and made a card for her. <BR> laugh out loud. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:27:41 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62945365 Come on in! There's plenty of room. In my new, old home (1840's) we have a nice spacious kitchen, as in 15' by 19'. Ahhhhh. (this is awesome after having only a galley kitchen for 13 years and many people) I painted the kitchen brown (as in hot cocoa), the bottom wainscoting is cream, and we have red checked curtains and such. The kitchen has a billion doors. (okay, five.) When you first walk in through my back door, looking straight ahead, you will see the first door leading to the Librar... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 21:50:04 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62935795 Here's a note on my door: <BR> Come on in, I'm not up yet, but just pour yourself a cup and I'll come down soon....~Susan <BR> <em>469</em> <BR> Top O' the Week to ye! Sun, 8 Nov 2015 18:22:18 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?....Let's Talk 11/8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62929708 Ahhh, Sunday. (I'm writing this Saturday night) <BR> We all go to church. My oldest son is a member of another church, but the rest of us, 8 children and my hubby and I are regular attendees at another. <BR> Since my mom is living with us and does not attend church, my sisters and I have to take turns staying with her during church hours. <BR> Two of my sisters work throughout the week and can't help with Mom, so they are often the ones that we count on for Sunday. <BR> I was just informed by... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 22:18:36 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?....Let's Talk 11/7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62923185 <em>271</em> <BR> So....what do YOU do on the weekend? <BR> I've taken up swimming, so this week will be my fourth Saturday to go. I usually swim 1 hour with the girls, playing ball and goofing off, then I use about 45 min with actual swim strokes and the last 15 with lifting the water weights. Then I'm DONE for the whole day. <BR> On Sundays I require NOTHING of myself except to log in and track my food. <BR> What's YOURS like? Sat, 7 Nov 2015 00:41:56 EST Can I Pour You a Cup?...Let's Talk! 11/6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62915154 Well, Hi! Come on in! :) <BR> How is your day going? Can we talk over a cup? I'm having cocoa. You? <BR> <em>469</em> <BR> We decided that this would be a great place to share our thoughts of the day. How's it going? Is your day a busy one? Hard one? CRAZZZZZY? Successful? EXHAUSTING? Blessed? <BR> Do you need a chance to vent? Brag? Show concern for one another? <BR> Well, here's our very first Cup O' Cheer. <BR> Being November, let's show our thankfulness for one another and celebrate... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 22:37:53 EST November 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62875491 <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:09:34 EST November 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62875451 2 points Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:06:39 EST November 2015 - November Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62871205 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:14:47 EST November 2015: Jot Down Your Exercises Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62865140 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. This will help you stay accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Nov 1 -... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:07:03 EST November 2015: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62865137 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 18:05:35 EST What exercises or moves do you HATE to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62836024 Me first! <BR> I hate forward lunges. They hurt. <BR> I hate push-ups. I am making a goal of committing to NOT doing any until I am down to 175. Then I'll try them again. Maybe when I'm down to 200 I'll try to do them on the wall, but we'll see. <BR> I hate JUMPING or RUNNING. Way too hard on my bones. <BR> It will be exciting if this changes; then I'll REALLY know I've improved. <BR> How about you all? <BR> ~Susan...ski Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:12:27 EST Cardio Through the Country by Susan...ski http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21636x315x62798812 Please visit my blog of 10/19/15 to see the rules and helpful info. The goal is to travel through the U.S. by working out 10 minutes per letter in the spelling of each state. <BR> Please check out the blog, it will help so much! And this is so much fun. Here's what I did today. <BR> Wednesday's 20 minutes of 'weight lifting' in the pool is dedicated to the great state of Ohio! So now I have completed 10 minutes for each letter O H I O . That's 40 minutes! I'm coloring Ohio in yellow, bright... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 23:38:31 EST Question about medications. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62786402 I read an article the other night about Levothyroxine only being for T3 or something like that and if your struggling to lose weight, still tired, and just not getting any improvement on your symptoms that you need a medication for both T3 and T4. Have any of you heard of this or are you on a medication for both already and does it help? Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:19:29 EST Hypothyroidism & Metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62778618 On Friday I read a blog written by WATERMELLEN that sent my mind into overdrive. During this flurry of reading, I found some information that appears to be useful to those of us managing and living with hypothyroid conditions. <BR> <BR> What is the Leptin Diet? <BR> <link>www.wellnessresources.com/weight/art<BR>icles/what_is_the_leptin_diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thyroid &amp; Metabolism <BR> <link>www.wellnessresources.com/health_top<BR>ics/thyroid_metabolism.php </link> <BR> <BR> F... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:32:41 EST Peak of the Week Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62772446 Peak of the Week challenge starts this Wednesday, October 21st, 2015. <BR> Let's beat the winter blahs by staying sparked with new ideas! <BR> Good Blessings! <BR> ~Susan...ski <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the game plan again: <BR> Peak of the Week is the day when you reach your highest, try your hardest, be your most creative, and most enthusiastic. <BR> Choose this day to either work HARDER, work LONGER or TRY SOMETHING NEW and EXCITING. <BR> Report back to the team what yo... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 19:58:35 EST New Game/Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62759424 Game: Cardio through each state. How? Start with a state with the least amount of letters. Like Ohio and Utah. Workout 10 minutes for each letter of that state. (Get a map and color that state in on the day you completed it.) While working out for that particular state, you can study it, 'vacation' through it via online photos, or even pray for leadership there.Begin with the lowest number of letters to the greatest number. Game is over when All 50 states have been completed! Report to team w... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:01:35 EST Brilliant Idea coming your way: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62743668 I just saw someone posting about Hump Day, being the middle of the week. And I thought it sounded kinda depressing and was wondering what else I would rather call it. That inspired me onward. <BR> So how about this. <BR> We should have a challenge where every Wednesday we go for the gold. We choose THAT day to work extra hard or get more minutes of cardio than any other day of the week. Maybe do something we don't NORMALLY do. Try a new w/o or something. <BR> I would call Wednesdays "Peak Day... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:25:12 EST Something to think about ... Is there interest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62708756 Good day to all of you! <BR> <BR> I have something for you to think about and am seeking your feedback. Don't know if there is interest or not. <BR> <BR> In recent months, I have stepped up to organize/manage the weight maintenance challenges with another SparkFriend for the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team. <BR> <BR> I keep wondering if it would be possible to run similar challenges; but, for weight loss instead of weight maintenance. Exactly what these challenges ... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 12:31:13 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62705067 Hi *waves* my name is Kristi and I'm not new to SP (going on 6 years, maybe 7?) But I was diagnosed as hypothyroid last January. It actually took two doctor visits, as my first doctor diagnosed me with "being 30 is hard" disease when I went in complaining of weight gain that was above normal and extreme exhaustion (and I have a child who did not sleep until she was 3 so I know exhaustion lol). Went to a second doctor who found that my thyroid and Vitamin D levels were practically non-existen... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 22:31:25 EST Borderline TSH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62682335 I've been lurking on this team for a while. My TSH is sometimes within the acceptable range, sometimes a little over. I have declined meds offered by my doctor and after having my TSH tested every 3 months for a year, I see that it fluctuates, up and down, on an almost predictable, regular basis. <BR> <BR> I have no symptoms relating to hypothyroidism except, perhaps, thinning hair. I'm 67 yrs old and my mother also had thinning hair in her senior years, even though her TSH was always in ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:30:13 EST So I just jumped in and didn't introduce myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62681499 I am 43 yrs old, I live in Topeka Ks with my son and two cats. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism around the time I had my hysterectomy. Actually I was nailed with a triple whammy. I had my hysterectomy, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on cholesterol meds about the same year not all together but within the space of that time frame. <BR> <BR> My thyroid count was way off kilter. It was like 10.8 I was surprised I was even functioning it was so out of whack. I knew something was off... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 02:35:35 EST Need help calculating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62679042 Can you help me? Today I chose to WALK to the library. It was about 4 blocks and equaled 400 steps. 800 there and back. I walked at a good steady pace,enough to feel it, but not out of breath. Can anybody guesstimate how many calories that would have burned. I guess it could be 1/4 a mile in 4 minutes? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance, <BR> Susan...ski Tue, 6 Oct 2015 19:28:43 EST Day 3 still going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62678331 It's day 3 of my new eating regimen and I am happy to say I am actually finding it easy to stick to this plan. I don't feel like I am on a diet. Most of what is suggested is foods I already have been eating or enjoy. The only difference is that I am learning to re-structure how I eat them. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:29:09 EST Day one of adjusting my diet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62664202 Today I tried to adjust my diet according to one of the threads in the team forum. It's going to be a bit of a challenge to make the adjustments but I am willing to try them. Today I did pretty good. The hard part is going to be not having my potatoes with beef as that is how I was raised in a meat and potato household. However, as long as I can still have both but not together I will still be okay with that. I am willing to do whatever I can tolerate to keep from gaining weight and rebooting... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 01:23:38 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62645910 . Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:50:38 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62640109 Hi everyone. I'm new to the group here. I'm not very good at keeping up in forums due to a crazy-busy retail-working mom lifestyle, but I'll do my best! <BR> I can't remember the exact year I started Synthroid but it had to be around 2000. Just recently I met someone who also has been on Synthroid for a number of years and decided one day to start taking care of this naturally. I wished her luck because I didn't think it was possible but a few months later, she's doing great, astonishin... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 23:24:10 EST October 2015 - October Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62633819 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> October is Family Health Month--a time to take a look at the health and lifestyle habits of everyone in your household. Use these 31 daily tips to help your kids develop healthy nutrition and fitness habits for years to come! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-10.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:35:12 EST October 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62633612 <em>431</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:13:15 EST October 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62633604 3 <em>321</em> for team Hypothyroids! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:12:16 EST October 2015: Jot down your exercises done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62629280 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. This will help you stay accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Oct 1 -... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:14:24 EST October 2015: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62629226 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:05:03 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62608750 Hi everyone, I have had an under active thyroid for 22 years, I think the worst thing is the way I feel when its out of sync, I always know as I get pains in my arms. My weight was okay, I put on a few lbs but managed to lose them and I was a normal weight and size,then around 9 years ago my medication was drastically reduced and consequently put on loads of weight, which I have not really been able to shift. I joined Spark 3 weeks ago and I am glad that I did.The information and trackers ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:28:01 EST Hi, I too am hypothyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62564129 This may be where I need to be. Going to try it for a while anyway. <em>40</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:52:30 EST Med change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21636x315x62533116 My doctor changed my meds......lowered the dose. I feel terrible and he just says give it time. I know my body how do I convince him that I need a higher dose. Help Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:43:03 EST Challenge Discussion and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62497570 <em>235</em> to the monthly challenges! <BR> <BR> This board is to be used for all discussions, questions, comments regarding our team’s monthly challenges - Calories In and Out and Jot down exercises done! <BR> <BR> In order to help maintain order, please continue to post your challenge results in their respective threads. <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you success in achieving your goals! <BR> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:20:55 EST Please ignore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62395256 Please ignore. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:54:15 EST September 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62393487 <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:43:24 EST September2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62393472 1 point today Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:41:57 EST September 2015 - September Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62390160 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each help you do just that! Click below to download and print your September calendar. (You may need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:58:10 EST September 2015: Jot down the exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62388454 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. This will help you stay accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Sep 1 -... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:27:30 EST September 2015: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62388331 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just ... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:11:18 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62329402 Good morning! <BR> <BR> I wanted to finally introduce myself! My name is Sheri, I am new to hypothyroidism, but not to Spark. I lost over 25 pounds about five years ago with Spark People. I regained about 10 pounds after foot surgery, a bit more after hand and arm surgery, and the rest when my pregnant adult daughter moved home! <BR> <BR> When I got my diagnosis in June I hoped taking my little orange pill would help me just melt off pounds and allow me to eat what I wanted...alas...no ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:26:21 EST Hypothyroidism and losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62292968 I was diagnosed 2 years ago with hypothyroidism (and I turned 50 this year). I went from a size 2/4 to an 8/10 over 2 years even with thyroid medication.I have tried all these periomenopausal/thyroid diets, etc. and the weight just never budged. <BR> <BR> I started the DASH diet for hypertension a couple of months ago and gained even more weight when adding back in dairy, yogurt, fruit, and whole grains. <BR> <BR> I got fed up. I started Atkins induction 1.5 weeks ago (Aug 10). I have lost... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:46:17 EST New to team but not to hypothroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62202610 Hi all just joined your team tonight. My name is Lori I live in Las Vegas with my hubby and 2 girls (furrbabies) Zoey a Rottweiler mix and Gemma a German Shepherd. I have had thyroid issues for as long as I can remember. In 2000 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but all is well now. <BR> <BR> Happy to have found this team as people without a thyroid problem think it is an excuse as to why we are not loosing weight. Like it's not hard enough to lose without underlying health issues and ... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 00:02:20 EST Words of Wisdom Decades Ago from Wise Pharmacist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62174491 I find it interesting that in recent months I began experiencing symptoms indicating that my thyroid was not functioning optimally. What is particularly interesting about this to me is twofold. One, decades ago when first diagnosed a pharmacist stressed to me how important it was for me to not only check dosage and expiration date information when picking up my thyroid prescriptions but to also check the manufacturer. He said if there is a manufacturing you change it would be wise to be re... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 12:16:37 EST August 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62146401 <em>381</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 03:03:48 EST August 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x62146398 20 <em>104</em> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 03:02:56 EST August 2015 - August Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62146229 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. Sleeping is just as important to survival as eating, drinking, and breathing. But for lots of people, getting enough sleep can range from challenging to impossible. <BR> <BR> This August, you’ll learn to sleep more soundly and improve your energy levels by using these 31 daily tips. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <lin... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 01:57:04 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62145577 Hi I'm new to the team. I'm a 29 yo SAHM of 2 kids. I was diagnosed hypo in Jan. of this year. it took until June to get my level right, I'm now on 100 mg of Levothyroxine. The Levo helps some days but others I'm just so tired I wished I didnt have to get up with the kids. I try to be active but it's tough when you're so tired. I need help staying motivated and active so I can lose my extra weight before I end up diabetic. Please feel free to add me as a friend :) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:17:57 EST August 2015 - Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62142431 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. This will help you stay accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Aug 1 -... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:45:11 EST August 2015 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x62142330 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE IN AN EMAIL OR ON THE "QUESTIONS ANYONE???" THREAD! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:27:22 EST Wake Up Your Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x62048961 My oldest daughter who is also Hypothyroid, shared this link with me. I will be looking into this: <BR> <BR> <link>positivemed.com/2013/06/10/natural-h<BR>ypothyroid-treatment/ </link> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 18:59:28 EST Spark Article - The Science Behind Soy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x62034284 I read a SparkArticle that taught me something new about food interactions and meds for hypothyroidism today and thought it may interest others. So, I am posting the link <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=732 </link> <BR> <BR> The discussion regarding thyroid health and soy is on page 3. <BR> <BR> Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend! Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:03:47 EST PCOS + Hypothyroidism Fun Pack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x62016933 Hi there! <BR> <BR> It's been a crazy year for me. Hypothyroidism hit me - hard. I had already been diagnosed with PCOS about three years ago which mudded the waters when a year ago I started noticing the symptoms of hypothyroidism - in my case fatigue, depression, mood swings, severe weight gain among others. The two diseases together make for quite the punch in the stomach, it's a double dose of hormonal imbalance with daunting results. Unfortunately due to the fact that I lived in four di... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:57:13 EST July 2015 - July Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61954259 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:45:23 EST July 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61909667 <em>41</em> Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:07:02 EST July 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61909653 1 Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:05:46 EST July 2015 - Jot down the exercises done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61899722 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises do... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:26:25 EST July 2015 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61899682 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just put down your numbers on a daily basis. I personal... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:20:10 EST Questions anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61674224 Ask your questions about the site, meds, whatever! We'll come and reply to the best of our ability. Thu, 4 Jun 2015 15:09:03 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x61664520 Hello, <BR> I'm new to the team. I found out I have Hypothyroidism in '04 after I gave birth to our oldest. But I'm pretty sure I've probably had it for way longer. It's always a struggle. I have always had a hard time remembering to take my meds, even with a pill keeper. I lost weight in 2008-2010, got down past my pre-pg weight. Then in June 2010 I found out I was pg again, with our youngest, he was born in Feb 2011 and since then I've had a hard time focusing and staying on track. So I'm b... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 13:00:21 EST A - Z : Make up words ending with ING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21636x315x61648164 I will start with: <BR> <BR> A - acknowledgING Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:42:38 EST Congaline a new word using the last 2 letters only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21636x315x61648153 Please ensure that the next person can indeed create a new word with the word you have found. <BR> <BR> I will start with: <BR> <BR> adrenaliNE Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:41:24 EST June 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61648129 <em>224</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:38:47 EST June 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61648122 Today I got 3. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:38:03 EST June 2015 - STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND DO... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61643915 Do 12 wall pushups. <BR> <BR> Now, it's your turn to challenge the next person. Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:13:01 EST Insights on Amount of Food and Satisfaction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61637944 Fellow SparkMember KRISZTA11 has written a gem of a blog ... "My insights on amount of food and satisfaction." <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936602 </link> <BR> <BR> Her blog has given me food for thought (no pun intended) and I plan on using it to focus my attention on how satisfied or not, I am with my eating. <BR> <BR> My plan is to use the stages she's outlined given her experience and apply them to my own and see how they mig... Sun, 31 May 2015 20:37:23 EST June 2015 - Jot down your exercises done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61637431 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is ... <BR> <BR> Exercises do... Sun, 31 May 2015 19:25:29 EST June 2015 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61637395 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just put down your numbers on a daily basis. I have an ... Sun, 31 May 2015 19:19:37 EST emotional impact of living with hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61601106 hi, team members.....i'd really appreciate hearing how your emotional life has been impacted by hypothyroidism. and anything you've found that's helped. <BR> since ht has invaded my life, at times, my emotional outbursts have been too frequent, and out of control. for this moment, i'm doing ok, but things that used to just roll off my back sometimes send me into orbit, and i find myself yelling...but there's another part of me, thinking (usually in hindsight), "who are you and what have you... Wed, 27 May 2015 14:17:16 EST spark activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61541595 Does anyone have the spark activity tracker? <BR> <BR> I have been wanting a fit bit for a while, but $99 is a lot. <BR> <BR> wondering if the spark tracker is a good alternative? Wed, 20 May 2015 14:08:43 EST 16 of the Best Herbs and Plants to help you out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x61537870 My daughter, who is also Hypothyroid, just sent me this article. I hope it helps some of you out. <BR> <BR> <link>organichealth.co/16-of-the-best-herb<BR>s-and-plants-to-stabilize-and-boost-th<BR>yroid-function/ </link> Wed, 20 May 2015 07:34:29 EST What are your words of encouragement? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61419283 Hello everyone! I'm very proud of myself! I've been working out really hard and I feel much better. The word of encouragement I have for myself as well as others is to take things one day at a time. Your start is your start. If you walk 10 min a day or 60 min a day as long as we're consistent.....we will get stronger and have a solid foundation to build upon. We must take into consideration that any physical activity we do it will take time and patience to see results. If we're carrying emoti... Wed, 6 May 2015 16:51:36 EST Under Control and Med Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x61416283 Hey all! About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. After about a year of medication dosage changes, and frustration with weight gain, I decided enough was enough. I made some drastic changes in my life that include getting rid of stressful people, leaving a job, and changing cities (I don't of course suggest this, but it's what was happening at the time haha). <BR> <BR> I went back to my doctor this year and of course my levels were still higher than she would like, bu... Wed, 6 May 2015 10:19:01 EST Finally loosing weight with Hypothyroidism : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61400921 Hello Everyone! I wanted to share my blog with everyone on how after a long three year struggle I'm finally loosing weight with Hypothyroidism. Below is some basic tips that have helped me in my struggle. Any questions please feel free to ask. I would love to know what helped you guys as well <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Finally loosing weight with Hypothyroidism : ) <BR> <BR> Tuesday, April 28, 2015 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted to create a post where people can share how the... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:18:06 EST May 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61370088 <em>213</em> New month, new goals! Fri, 1 May 2015 08:08:58 EST May 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61370079 Whoopie doo! I got a big 1 today! <em>40</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 08:07:33 EST May 2015 - Jot down your exercises done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61366074 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is to do a minimum of 3000 fitne... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:11:26 EST May 2015 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61366037 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just put down your numbers on a daily basis. I have an ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:05:48 EST Hypothyroidism and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x61283889 I found the article posted by one of the group members on exercise so informative. I started to read this and I could relate to all of it! I started in January after my hypo diagnosis to work out like a crazy person. I was killing myself going to Zumba three days a week and feeling like I got hit by a semi the next day. Now I understand why. I will no longer beat myself up for not pushing myself and killing myself as I wasn't doing myself any favors only causing fatigue and putting further st... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:36:40 EST Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x61274776 I have been reading is good to limit your carbs widen you have hypothyroidism how many carbs is a good balance for a daily intake? Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:38:32 EST interesting article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x61252878 i read this article <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=732 </link> <BR> this is what it said about thyroid: <BR> The results of over 10 clinical trials demonstrate that soy foods and soy isoflavones have little or no effect on thryoid function in healthy adults. However, it has been discovered that individuals taking synthetic thyroid hormone medication may require about a 25% higher dosage of medication if they consume soy foods. Researchers have suggested th... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:26:21 EST change in numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x61252777 i got the results from my latest blood work. t4 fine, t3 high, tsh low. i'm guessing that means they'll be dropping my levothyroxine levels, but i'll find out on monday. i was just starting to feel like i had some energy to actually do things. <BR> this roller coaster is a wild ride, i'm tellin' ya. <em>234</em> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:14:23 EST April 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61092758 Give the team as many emoticons as possible this month and in May you shall receive a team goodie! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:31:25 EST April 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x61092751 I got 2 points for the team today! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:30:31 EST April 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61092255 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Exercises done:... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:12:22 EST April 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x61092170 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS your Exercises Done MINUS Food Intake. Knowing your Daily Calorie Differential can make all the difference in your weight loss. On this thread, just put down your numbers on a daily basis. I ha... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 05:58:40 EST Hypo + http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x61068359 HI Im Lena a determined woman who wont fail at weigh tloss. a pound down is success if your hypo. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:17:14 EST Could fluoridated water be partially responsible? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60976487 Could fluoridated water be partially responsible for our condition? I came across this article today from Green Med Info which I am sharing with you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/fluoridate<BR>d-water-linked-30-more-hypothyroidism </link> <BR> <BR> Pass your comments on it if you so wish. I would love to hear your comments. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:38:04 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60947119 <em>198</em> <BR> Just recently diagnosed & really wish I had known years ago. Too easy to excuse many of the symptoms. It was stress, dry weather, other medications, depression, etc. I have been treating each symptom as its own problem & losing the battle. Feeling hopeful that with treating the hypothyroid, the other symptoms will lessen & be easier to manage. Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:16:52 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60946738 hi, <BR> thank you for welcoming me to this team. <BR> i started suffering from hashimoto's in my early teens, but was not diagnosed until my 30s. (i spent years telling doctors "i excersize, i eat right, why can't i lose weight? why am i always tired?" etc, etc.... i had doctors LITERALLY roll their eyes at me as if to say, sure you do.) <BR> i gave up talking to doctors about my problems. <BR> when i was finally diagnosed, it was because i was doing laundry and could not lift my arms to fol... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:42:14 EST Anyone take supplements to support their meds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60938798 Don't be hating, I'm still on the Levo and have not gone to NDT at this point. Having said that, with Dr blessing I have been taking normal multivitamin along with the Levo. The bottle just ran out so I have been looking at supplements, and found a number that claim to help and boost the thyroid. I just wondered if anyone takes a "multi-vitamin, multi-mineral" supplement? What do you take and what all is in it? Thanks, <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 16:08:49 EST Started Levothyroxine, symptoms are now worse. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60927970 Diagnosed 2 weeks ago with Hypothyroidism, low Vit D and low Vit B12. GP started me on 12.5 mcg of Levothyroxine daily, 50,000 units of Vit D2 weekly, along with Vit B12 drops. Since starting these medications my symptoms have been much worse. Last week I could barely move from my Fibromyalgia (which had been fine for yrs), I cried constantly and was very moody, could not sleep well and was extremely tired to the point that I sat like a zombie. This week I am feeling a tiny bit better but ... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:49:51 EST New to this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60802748 Hi my name is Inez and I am new to this team. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a little over 2 years now. Looking back I can see where my thyroid might have been failing. But I am positively looking forward and taking control (as much as I can) of my health. <BR> Glad to be here. <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 13:00:12 EST March 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60793825 Give as many <em>20</em> <em>244</em> <em>137</em> <em>363</em> as you can this month and you shall receive a goodie in April! <em>244</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:02:04 EST March 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60793752 From your START page, scroll down to the red flags. Beside the Hypothyroids...Join Together Team you will see a red flag. Click on the flag and let us know how many points you got for the team. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:53:28 EST March 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60793101 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Exercises done:... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:27:50 EST March 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60792964 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in February? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I succeeded in keeping my numbers down and also increase my activity level. Again in March, I will work towards having more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! March 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>38... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:11:00 EST New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60692297 Hello! <BR> <BR> In the beginning of December I accepted an activity challenge from my in laws to do any activity 5 days a week for 20 min. December and the beginning of January were rough to start but I finally found my grove! I have started to outgrow the initial challenge and decided it was time to find support and accountability in a new place (hopefully :) ) I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 21 years ago and the journey has been fully of weight gain with no successful weight ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:51:50 EST Let's chat or if you have questions??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60672822 On this thread, pass your comments or if you have questions, someone will come along and answer. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:15:02 EST Dos and Don'ts of a Successful Fitness Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60555730 From time to time, we all need little reminders: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=268 </link> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 04:35:06 EST Hypothyroidism and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60514507 I just read this article and felt a lot of you would be interested in reading it also: <BR> <BR> <link>hypothyroidmom.com/weight-loss-and-h<BR>ypothyroidism-quite-the-odd-couple/ </link> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:42:21 EST February 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60514421 From your START page, scroll down to the red flag beside the Hypothyroids... Join Together Team and click on it. Let us know how many points you got for this superb team. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:39:05 EST February 2015 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60514389 As often as possible put down a <em>224</em> <em>550</em> <em>363</em> so that next month you will a team goodie. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:37:53 EST How much exercise do you really need? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60512062 Are you exercising enough or too much? Here's an article that can clarify things for you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=how_much_exercise_you_really_need_t<BR>o_lose_weight </link> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:34:29 EST February 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60512024 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Exercises done:... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:10:17 EST February 2015 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60512020 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in January? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I succeeded in keeping my numbers down and also increase my activity level. Again in February, I will work towards having more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! February 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 05:09:10 EST stomach pains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60507462 i was taking levothyroxine for about 7 weeks, and got horrible eczema. the last few days i took, i could barely eat, because of stomach pain. i switched to tirosint, and i'm on day 2. it's not as bad, but it's not great, either. i eat only because i force myself to, but it's hard when my stomach is hurting so bad. <BR> have any of you experienced stomach issues w/your thyroid meds? does it eventually get better? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:58:56 EST 7 Times the Scale is Lying to You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60408166 Just now, I read this article and felt I should share it with you all: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1951 </link> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:07:41 EST Hypothyroidism and ADD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60401723 Is it possible to have both? According to my mom. It's not possible because the rate of your metabolism somehow effects your attention span...If so will there be any interaction between any ADD and Hypothyroidism? Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:26:35 EST help, please! i have a question about energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x60320325 hi, folks.... i've been on synthroid for 5 weeks. i have more energy than i have had in a while, but not nearly as much as i would like to have. i've been dealing with fibromyalgia for 17 years, and the way i cope is to listen to what my body is saying, except for pain, which i ignore. i choose to deal with it with lifestyle choices and nutritionally, so i'm not on any meds for that. <BR> as i understand it, i'm stuck taking synthroid (or something) until i die, but i still need to learn ho... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:52:16 EST Hi everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60318913 Well to start off I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year and a half ago. At that time I was heavy and sluggish, but still had some energy to go for a daily walk. Since I've been on the medication Levothyroxine I've become exhausted (not a spark of excitement in my muscles), gained 25 more pounds, greasy hair (I shower everyday), and constantly hungry. The positive is my TSH levels were good (I haven't had any other testing done, just the TSH?). I quit taking the pills last week to s... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:24:42 EST newly diagnosed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60186772 i was diagnosed with hashimoto's hypothyroidism 3 days ago. i've been on synthroid for 3 weeks. it's been a crazy ride. my hubby said, "you're recovering from a serious illness." at this point, i'm learning what i can, and doing my best to cope with stuff. <BR> i do have some energy again...not as much as i'd like, but i am able to get out and walk again after months of being a slug on the couch. <BR> life is different, and i will adapt, but it's kinda scary. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:51:20 EST Unexplained Change in BMR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60171232 Today a sudden change appeared in my BMR for the Calorie Differential reports. My BMR has inexplicably been increased by 110. I'm concerned that there may be a program glitch. Is anyone else seeing this? Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:50:06 EST January 2015 - Daily emoticon for a goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60169605 As often as you can, give the team an emoticon. At the beginning of next month, you will receive a goodie from the team! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:52:28 EST January 2015 - Give this team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x60169583 From the START page, you will see some red flags on the left hand side when you scroll down. Click on the flag for the Hypothyroids... Join Together Team and let us know how many points you got. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:50:03 EST January 2015 - Jot down your fitness minutes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60169488 <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> My aim for this month is - <BR> <BR> Jan 1 - <BR> Ja... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:37:36 EST January 2015 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x60167125 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in December? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. I really want to reach my ultimate goal during 2015. In January, I want to see more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! January 2015, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continu... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:47:50 EST New account and new attitude (hopefully!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x60160729 I've been on this team before, but for all thoughts and purposes I'm new here. New account, new goals.... Proooobably new meds. <BR> <BR> Depression hasn't been kind to me these last four years, and has turned weight gain into a vicious cycle. It made me drop my meds, made me stop moving... And now I'm 250 pounds and can't get through more than 6 minutes of a workout video. <BR> <BR> I joined this team to motivate myself to get back on my medication and to draw strength against my depre... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21:46:20 EST Restaurants and Weight Loss Efforts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x59979511 Hi! Does anyone else here want to share what restaurant you frequently use and why? Are there ones you avoid? Have you had an experience where you went to one, thought you were getting something "healthy" and when you tracked it later you thought, "oops, I won't do that again."? I had that experience last week when I went to Panera Breads. It wouldn't have been all bad if I'd had half a sandwich instead of the full one (2 flatbreads). I bought a bagel for the next morning's breakfast. ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:22:41 EST Semi newbie still getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x59956272 Hello all!!! I joined SP a few months ago but haven't really done anything with it yet. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid in April and I'm still trying to figure things out. (My levels are back to normal now that my medication is all worked out.) I've been trying to shed some extra weight for a couple years now, but haven't had any success yet. My biggest problems are finding the time and motivation to exercise and get serious about it. I've NEVER had weight issues before and I'm not sure what... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:50:06 EST Thyroid Health Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x59945216 I came across an article "Halving Your Risk Of Thyroid Troubles By Going Smoke Free" <BR> <BR> My question is how many of us here smoked or are still smoking? I was a pack and half smoker for about 22 years, off and on before being diagnosed Hypothyroid and quit this January 2014 cold turkey after a roller coaster ride on getting meds and TSH levels to even out and get within normal ranges, but only after 3 months of being smoke free ( and yes I had bad headaches and the nicotine withdrawals... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 15:56:24 EST 3rd time is a charm ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x59931847 Hi: I have again rejoined SP. Maybe this time things will go my way. I continue to work the night shift which unfortunately for me has left me overweight and continuing to struggle with my weight. With the support and suggestions of others, i hope that this time i will succeed. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 05:28:35 EST Newbie saying hello... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x59931718 Hi I'm Mae & I just joined SP. I recently turned 35 & I'm tired of being & feeling unhealthy. I want to lose weight, but more importantly I want better health. So this will hopefully become a lifestyle change for me. I welcome any advice, tips and friendships that come my way. I'm also a positive person in general so would love to return the support & encouragement to others. Together we can do this! Have a fabulous day! Thu, 4 Dec 2014 04:39:41 EST December 2014 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x59902727 <em>244</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:53:27 EST December 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x59902136 Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> Dec 1 - <BR> Dec 2 - <BR> Dec 3 - <BR> Dec 4 - <BR> Dec 5 - <BR> Dec 6 - <BR> <BR> Total for this week: <BR> <BR> Dec 7 - <BR> Dec 8 - <BR> Dec 9 - <BR> Dec 10 - <BR> Dec 11 -... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:33:05 EST December 2014 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x59902035 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in November? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. This month, I want to continue seeing more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! December 2014, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 06:17:16 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x59858497 Hello team members, <BR> <BR> I am a busy mom with 4 kids. I lost weight and met my goals in 2010 but have had a hard time maintaining my weight. I have been searching for a solution to this difficulty! I exercise and track calories (1200-1500), I recently cut out sugar and gluten and now I am investigating a low carb diet. <BR> <BR> I came across this team yesterday. I had thyroid cancer is 2006 and had a complete thyroidectomy. It was quite an ordeal but everything went well (thank you Je... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:40:57 EST Hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x59852932 My name is Corliss, I am a Christian and child of the Most High God. I am a divorced mom of 11 children, all 11 are from my ex husband. Seven of them are grown and on their own. I am also a grand mother of 4 with a 5th on the way. I am engaged to a wonderful man who loves me and my children. We home school the four children that are still at home. I am from Killeen Texas but currently the six of us live in La Marque, Texas where my fiance' was born and grew up. I started with Spark Peopl... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:52:50 EST November 2014 - Daily Emoticon for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x59633469 <em>213</em> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:04:50 EST November 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x59633465 Today I got 2 points for the team. Sat, 1 Nov 2014 19:04:21 EST November 2015 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x59630593 Do you keep a record of the exercises you are doing? Right here, you can keep track of your exercises done. I've changed the format a bit so your information can be in one reply. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE REPLY PER INDIVIDUAL! Come back to edit and post your message. <BR> <BR> Nov 1 - <BR> Nov 2 - <BR> Nov 3 - <BR> Nov 4 - <BR> Nov 5 - <BR> Nov 6 - <BR> Nov 7 - <BR> Nov 8 - <BR> <BR> This week the total exercises done: <BR> <BR> Nov 9 -... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 13:11:13 EST November 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x59624210 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in October? I surely hope that this challenge helps you as much as it helps me stay accountable to myself. This month, I want to see more MINUSES beside my numbers!!! November 2014, here we come! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:08:53 EST October 2014 - Give your bonus points to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x59319291 From your START page, you will see red flags. Beside our team Hypothyroids... Join Together, you will see one too. Click on the flag and let us know how many points you got for the day. <BR> <BR> Today, I got 10 points for the team <em>244</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 04:21:51 EST