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Monday, January 30, 2012

I had it, I was this was all working.

First, we retired, and DH had cancer #'s 2 and 3. One just before and one just after. Bummer. He had some minor complications and the nurse in me had to kick in. Stress. He was in bed for longer than we thought but was finally up and about. But our house did not sell. More stress. For almost a year and a half we were paying on two houses, and leaving the empty one behind three hours away where anything could happen.

Then, I discovered I was hypothyroid, was put on medicine and I got some energy back, lost some weight. DD and I went to the Biggest Loser Resort. I found out I could exercise like a demon and lose more. I was at my lowest for a long time! The house sold, DH was cruising. Life was good, I was transformed.

Brick wall. The doctor said my dose was too high (I am now on even more), dropped it and I felt like a balloon deflating and I flat out went to bed. I joined a team on this challenge who were not very understanding of how I felt. Nuf said on that topic.

I changed doctors, we have been adjusting the meds and I have some energy back but the weight is coming off so very slowly. And if I slip off that wagon and put on a few, they become like cement.

BUT, I won't quit. I keep coming back, tracking, eating well, putting one foot in front of the other and some day, I'll get that transformation moment back.

Because a body in motion stays in motion, per the Celebrex commercial, I will keep moving.

Thanks for listening.
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    Keep it up - you're doing well. You've had a lot of challenges but you're strong and you'll get there.

    2329 days ago
    I think this quote of Martin Luther King is especially applicable to you:

    "Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary'."

    I love your humour (yes, this is how we spell it here in NZ ;-)

    Even brick walls can't withstand determined people. You WILL succeed!

    2332 days ago
    emoticon Linda! Just keep moving. It's constant work to stay healthy, especially when we have a thyroid condition. But for the work we put in it is forever rewarding!
    2332 days ago
    So sorry for the things you've struggled with for a while now. I also have low thyroid and I'm not completely sold that my meds are right, although my dr says they are. They seemed to help more when I was first put on them over 2 years ago than they have over the past year. But I'm glad some things have gotten better for you and hopefully this will be resolved soon too.
    2334 days ago
  • FITAT50
    That's what we have to do, keep putting one foot in front of another, keep going, never say quit. WE can do it my friend! emoticon
    2334 days ago
    So sorry for all you've been through. You are one strong lady and you will do this. Sending extra hugs your way.

    emoticon Mary Anne
    2334 days ago
  • LCDM83
    Oh the dreaded thyroid meds- you've got to hit that sweet spot. I hope you found a doc you trust now. I've been down that road!!

    You have been through a life roller coaster. I hope you can be on the exhilarating fun spot for awhile and enjoy the ride.

    2334 days ago
  • LUCYLU22
    emoticon It is so hard when those brick walls hit. I have had a few of those myself. Great job on picking yourself up and starting again. You have a great positive attitude about not quitting, and "you keep coming back". Keep up the great work!
    2334 days ago
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