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Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching and NEVER fry bacon naked!
You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Welcome! As you can see, lots of people here willing to share information and advice. The other thing we are good at is encouragement! Read and study all you can from these folks and keep track of your food and you will, hopefully, start to see some progress toward being healthier and feeling better. I spent 25 months losing 50 lbs... but I have been able to keep it off now for nearly two years. there are still the occasional ups and downs but that is what bodies do! It is all about learning what your body needs and responds to for you to gain a greater quality of life.
Again, Welcome! ... AND best wishes! ...Linda
Welcome! Sue. You came to the right place.
MZZCHIEF is a wonderful educator. Her blogs and comments help us with strategies in making the choices that support better health. The team leaders are very helpful and informed. Team members have specialities based on their experiences. You have come to a very helpful site.
Living with hypothyroidism is a life long learning experience. The thyroid affects the function of all the cells. Just when you think you have it figured out, something changes and an adaptation is needed. You mentioned weight, it is one of the challenges many/most of us face.
If you haven't already, I'd suggest gathering and keeping everything health related in one place. Lab reports and the Synthroid dose will become very helpful.
You might consider tracking your food on the Nutrition site to establish a baseline for what you are doing.
Edited by: HPSANDDOLLAR at: 3/8/2013 (13:11)
Being on synthroid doesn't guarantee weight loss, but making sure your thyroid levels are correct is definitely a first step.
Make sure to check out MZZCHIEF's blogs - they are very informative! And ask lots of questions - everyone's experience is a bit different, but I'm sure there's someone out there who's experienced something similar and can give you a few hints.
If I choose to not do anything differently today, tomorrow is going to be exactly the same as yesterday.
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars!" ~ Les Brown
When you get a moment, why not fill out your Sparkpage?
That way we can learn more about you and leave comments, give goodies, etc.
As Jane has said, we the Hypothyroid, have a much more difficult time losing and maintaining a healthy weight than the general public. Multiple reasons for this, the biggest one being that thyroid is largely responsible for controlling the rate at which you burn calories... your metabolism.
Feel free to post when you can't find an answer to your questions.
That's what this team is about... learning, support, honoring each of our individual journeys to wellness.
Never underestimate the value of getting out of your own way.
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New Thyroid Community Team Members, please read:
INVISIBLE, being hypo does make it hard to loose and keep the weight down but it is possible. This team is excellent to get ideas that will help. Do not look to your friends who loose at the drop of the hat because it will take a lot of work. Check out team leader's MZZCHIEF's blogs for some good information.
The main objective is getting healthy and staying that way for the rest of our lives.
I wish you well.
Jane on Guam, Where America's Day Begins
The Grandmother's Fitness Club www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Conservative Christian Women www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Well i am a new member here and so excited to get start my weight loss prog but i am lil confused coz i am thyroid patient and am on Synthyroid so does these programs help thyroid patient to loss weight?