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8/9/12 2:58 P

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Thanks for the good advice and best to you also...:)

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8/9/12 4:36 A

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Excellent advice from Pumpkinphd. I am just on 5" and all I can add is that exercise really works for me too emoticon

Smile .... it makes people wonder what you're up to ;-)

The fourth glass of wine is always a good idea before you do it and a really bad idea afterward! ;-)

It is far easier to MAKE time to exercise than it is to FIND time to exercise. You want results???? MAKE it happen.


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8/8/12 7:20 P

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From my experience as an under 5' person with hypothyroidism, it mostly comes down to a healthy diet and exercise. Proper dosage of thyroid meds helps, so make sure you're current on all your TSH, T3, T4, etc tests and are in normal ranges. As for diet, just follow a healthy diet with lots of lean protein, veggies, fruit, and complex carbs. Although they say that hypothyroid people don't process carbs as well as normal, I wouldn't do a low-carb diet. Rather make sure the carbs you eat are whole grains and not too processed. This is more healthy for everyone, not just those with hypothyroidism. Stay away from soy, as it's supposedly effects absorption of thyroid hormone (or something like that). Fermented soy is generally OK, though. There's lots of info on diet at thyroid.about.com.

Don't know much about fatty liver. Exercise and weight training should help with bone loss. Calcium supplements might help, too(?)

Exercise is a must! When I was actually exercising as much as I should, I got into great shape. I've since slacked off thanks to starting a sit down job with a long commute and going through many fertility treatments. I've kept up the diet, though, so haven't gained too much. Even now that I'm pregnant, I've managed to keep my weight gain within the recommended range so far by eating healthy and exercising (though at lower levels).

Good luck to you in your journey to weight loss & better health. There's lots of good info on the SparkPeople site -- health articles, blogs, teams that deal with specific problems, etc. There are all kinds of exercise tips and videos to help you find an exercise regimen that you like & can stick with. Check it all out -- it's free!

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4LILDEBI Posts: 2
8/8/12 5:48 P

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Does anyone know how to lose weight if you are very short, have hypothyroidism, a fatty liver and significant bone loss. I am 56 and I started gaining weight after age 50. This has been a daily struggle and I am frustrated to say the least! I tried a very low carb expensive program and lost 24 pounds only to have gained it all back. That was a waste of money and I believe contributed to the fatty liver problem. Any advice or ideas would be appreciated. I need to lose 25/30 pounds. Thanking you in advance... :)

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