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SYB Boot Camp Results & Doctor Update

Monday, February 01, 2010

I successfully completed the 30 day SYB Boot Camp Challenge in January. My starting weight & measurements were:
Weight: 179.6 lbs.
Waist: 38"
Hips: 45"
Bicep: 12.5"
Neck: 14"
Thigh: 26"
Calf: 14.5"

As of January 31, my weight & measurements were:
Weight: 173.2 lbs.
Waist: 35.25"
Hips: 43"
Bicep: 12.5"
Neck: 13.5"
Thigh: 25"
Calf: 14.5"

Thanks to the jump start & structured workouts of the boot camp, I lost 6.4 lbs and 6 1/4". In order to keep myself motivated, I joined the Healthy Heart Challege SparkTeam run by Spark Coach Nancy in February.

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I went to see my family doctor today. I reviewed my January nutrition results with her. She was pleased that I was monitoring my iron and B-12 intake, even if I wasn't within my ranges on a daily basis. I told her that I was taking my iron 3-5 days/week & my multivitamin daily. I also let her know that I am using a soy protein supplement a few days/week. During my exam, she said that my thyroid gland felt normal. Then we talked about the myriad of reasons for thyroid problems, including heredity & autoimmunity. When she wrote up my lab slip, she included ferritin stores, iron studies, TSH, T3 & T4 free, and autoimmune. The phlebotomist had a heck of a time finding my veins, but was able to get 5 tubes of blood from me. The results should be in some time this week; the doctor is going to call me to let me now what they are and her suggested course of treatment.

So for now, I keep doing what I'm doing, until I need to do something else.
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  • BESSHAILE
    You go girl! Congratulations on the pounds and inches gone!!!

    Isn't it fun to have a monthly program to participate in. I hope I can find one for every month of the year - each one different to focus on different things.

    Happy news - glad you shared emoticon
    3837 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    It sounds like you've got a handle on it! Way to go!
    3837 days ago
  • WHYNOTROCKIT
    I thought about joining a boot camp. I may if I ever get kinda stuck. Glad to hear the thyroid is normal. Obviously your doing something right! :)
    3837 days ago
  • JUNETWO68
    Sounds like you are doing great! WTG!
    3837 days ago
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