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 Improving Carbohydrate Sensitivity? Maybe. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x72989028 Since my Spark Page is private, I've decided to repost one of my blogs here because some of you may find it relevant. <BR> <BR> ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ <BR> <BR> It sure seems to be the case. Although, I know that I need to exercise extreme caution moving forward. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8db5dd60-38cd-4f55-b60b-616fd9ff7518.png"> <BR> <BR> At my worst, I likely had a moderate carbohydrate sensitivity. There are quizzes to assess such things. I didn't need any q... Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:45:56 EST January 2020 - Jot Down Your Exercise Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72876518 <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, 30 Dec 2019 07:42:52 EST January 2020: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72876438 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4def083-23c0-4fd9-910c-2460c131d4b6.jpg"> <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <BR> <BR> !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION... Mon, 30 Dec 2019 07:26:03 EST December 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72731723 <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 Dec 2019 13:12:00 EST December 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72731692 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <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> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out ... Sun, 1 Dec 2019 13:06:11 EST November 2019 - Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72559101 <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, 1 Nov 2019 01:39:29 EST November 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72538916 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <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> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out ... Mon, 28 Oct 2019 14:42:47 EST October 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72364958 <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, 29 Sep 2019 06:19:19 EST October 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72364910 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <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> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out ... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 05:47:13 EST September 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72209693 <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 Sep 2019 16:18:39 EST September 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72209642 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <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> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out ... Sun, 1 Sep 2019 16:09:57 EST Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x72045093 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just thought that I would check in, it has been a while...living with heart failure 7 thyroid disease is not fun, but trying to keep moving forward &amp; fight the good fight...I will forever be grateful that I read Dr Esselstyn's book &amp; started down this path...I have been in maintenence for the past several months weight wise, stay between 110 to 112 pounds, all my labs have improved. I still do not have the stamina that I would like, but working on building it...I co... Sun, 4 Aug 2019 09:24:18 EST August 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72023272 . <em>313</em> <em>324</em> <em>329</em> <em>294</em> <em>216</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <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 DATES BELOW ONTO A REPLY. ONE ENTRY PER INDIVIDUAL! PLEASE COME BACK TO EDIT AND POST YOUR MESSAGE. <BR> <BR> Exercises done: <BR> <BR> Aug 1 - <BR> Aug 2 - <BR> Aug 3 - <BR> <BR> T... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:24:54 EST August 2019: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x72023241 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. We do the Calories in (Eaten) and subtract the BMR and calories burned (exercise). Much easier!!! <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> If you have been struggling with weight loss, it may be time for you to try out ... Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:19:58 EST July 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Performed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71832705 <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 Jun 2019 14:36:43 EST July 2019: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71832668 PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE FORMAT. IT IS EASIER TO FIGURE OUT AND CALCULATE. <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> 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 shall be continuing with t... Sun, 30 Jun 2019 14:31:22 EST June 2019 - Jot Down Your Fitness Activities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71646570 <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 May 2019 08:13:02 EST June 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71642894 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Wed, 29 May 2019 15:46:00 EST diet program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x71504276 I am interested in those who have hashimotos as to what they eat and how many calories. I was recently diagnosed I am assuming I have had this for years. I have changed my diet over the years to foods I felt comfortable with, But I don't seem to be able to loose that well. I am not on any meds. I hear all kinds of stories as to what you should eat and what not to eat. confusing. <BR> <BR> Interestingly when I was on sparkpeople a few years ago I noticed that I only maintained my weight at 1... Mon, 6 May 2019 23:06:54 EST May 2019 - Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71442744 <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, 27 Apr 2019 13:47:16 EST May 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71442721 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:42:05 EST Ten Things: Leptin, Insulin, Estrogen, and ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430187 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Leptin, Insulin, Estrogen, and Progesterone: <BR> <BR> 10. Leptin, Insulin, Estrogen, and Progesterone <BR> <BR> Wellness Resources has a wealth of information on leptin, thyroid, insulin and other hormones. Imbalanced levels of leptin, ... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:06:29 EST Ten Things: Neurotra nsmitter Imbalances http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430170 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Neurotransmitter Imbalances: <BR> <BR> 9. Neurotransmitter Imbalances <BR> <BR> One area of health that affects thyroid hormone production is the balance and presence of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. Research in this arena is grow... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:04:58 EST Ten Things: Toxins and Detoxification Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430161 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Toxins and Detoxification Problems: <BR> <BR> 8. Toxins and Detoxification Problems <BR> <BR> Digestive problems lead to problems with toxins affecting the liver’s detoxification ability. Simultaneously, we live on a polluted planet with... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:03:55 EST Ten Things: Gut Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430148 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Gut Problems: <BR> <BR> 7. Gut Problems <BR> <BR> This is another complex source of irritation and dysfunction in the how thyroid hormone works. The beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract activates 20 percent of thyroid hormone. Imba... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:02:41 EST Ten Things: Infections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430139 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Infections: <BR> <BR> 6. Infections <BR> <BR> There are many different chronic infections linked with autoimmune thyroid problems. These include H pylori, Epstein Barr Virus, Hepatitis C, and others. Treating the underlying infection is ... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:01:39 EST Ten Things: Prescriptions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430127 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Prescriptions: <BR> <BR> 5. Prescriptions <BR> <BR> There are many different types of prescription medications that interfere with thyroid. Some meds may cause a dampening of the signal from the brain to the thyroid, i.e. TSH score are l... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:00:31 EST Ten Things: Nutrient Deficits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430111 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Nutrient Deficits: <BR> <BR> 4. Nutrient Deficits <BR> <BR> The thyroid must have adequate nourishment in order to function. Protein, good fats (saturated and unsaturated), DHA, selenium, iodine, manganese, vitamin A, zinc, copper, iron,... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:59:12 EST Ten Things: Food Intolerance and Goitrogens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430098 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Food Intolerance and Goitrogens: <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 destr... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:57:46 EST Ten Things: Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Autoimmune http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430081 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Autoimmune Inflammation: <BR> <BR> 2. Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Autoimmune Inflammation <BR> <BR> This is a massive topic with many different facets from acute and chronic inflammation and pain, and autoimmu... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:55:40 EST Ten Things: Stress, Cortisol Imbalances http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430059 Here's a link to the full article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> This thread has been established to discuss Stress, Cortisol Imbalances: <BR> <BR> 1. Stress, Cortisol Imbalances <BR> <BR> Too much stress and excess cortisol dampen thyroid function. The more stress you are under, the worse the thyroid function. Overstimulation, wind-up, and bur... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:53:17 EST Ten Things that Interfere with Thyroid Function http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71430016 Here's a link to the article: Ten Things That Interfere with Thyroid Function: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/ten-common-things-that-interfere-wit<BR>h-thyroid </link> <BR> <BR> My thyroid function began to falter when I was in my late 20s/early 30s. It did not become a clinically diagnosable condition until my mid 30s. At that time I knew very little about thyroid function and what my body needed to support it. <BR> <BR> With decreased thyroid function and... Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:49:13 EST Need ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x71334310 In 2014 I lost 20 lbs. I was taking HRT and thyroid meds. and losing weight was difficult however I did lose. I have gained the 20 lbs.back. I stopped HRT, I am now taking levothyroxine. My new doctor checks the overall thyroid levels. I have exercised all of my adult life. Last week I started counting calories on the SparkPeople site. I stay on the low end of my calorie range. I don’t feel like I’m losing. Since menopause keeping my weight under control is a huge challenge. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:24:19 EST April 2019 - Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71269497 <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, 31 Mar 2019 08:23:09 EST April 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71263043 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sat, 30 Mar 2019 08:15:54 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x71225965 Hi all! <BR> I am still alive &amp; getting back to Spark people once again...My life took quite a downward turn this past year...I had three heart attacks in one year and am now in heart failure! U am still fighting on, it has been along &amp; slow recovery, but doing better now, currently in rehab three times a week. I hate it, not being able to do the things I want to do, but I am still breathing, so there is hope...As for diet, I read a book (one of many) on reversing heart disease by Dr ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:07:02 EST March 2019 - Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71077555 <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, 28 Feb 2019 11:10:43 EST March 2019 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x71077507 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Thu, 28 Feb 2019 10:59:55 EST How to deal with an up and down thyroid level http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70901037 I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for many years and been on levothyroixine for a long time. It wasn't until 2016 that I got tired of being overweight and decided to get active and lose weight. I had lost 75 pounds but between March and September of last year when I saw my doctor last my thyroid went all wacky and was basically no where on the chart the level was so low. My doctor thought I might be taking too much levothyroxine so he lowered my dosage and I had to see him again in De... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:52:12 EST February 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70886855 <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 Jan 2019 10:17:51 EST February 2019: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70886841 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Tue, 29 Jan 2019 10:12:16 EST January 2019: Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70693810 <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, 31 Dec 2018 13:48:31 EST January 2019: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70693804 First and foremost, HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. May 2019 be YOUR year for success and that your health be excellent. My very best wishes! <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> 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 sti... Mon, 31 Dec 2018 13:47:45 EST December 2018: Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70520421 As from December 1st. Sat, 1 Dec 2018 04:10:05 EST December 2018: Emoticons or Christmas Cheers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70520414 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76d26938-d474-497c-8c90-c2dbdeff998c.jpg"> Sat, 1 Dec 2018 04:08:49 EST December 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70516691 <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 Nov 2018 11:24:57 EST December 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70516657 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:19:10 EST November 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70353626 <em>381</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:28:55 EST November 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70353622 1 point for the team on this first day of November Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:28:14 EST November 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70351265 <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 Nov 2018 04:58:42 EST November 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70338367 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:16:12 EST New to this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x70231321 Hi all, I'm Pam, been with Sparks for a very long time. (*Check out my Spark Page) <BR> Diagnosed with Hypothyroidism this past May as well as other autoimmune disorders. <BR> I had lost 200 pounds then all of a sudden I stopped losing and started gaining when my exercise and diet hadn't changed. So then I started exercising more, harder and cut down calories even more and still gained. As well as I had so many other symptoms. I talked to my Neurologist about it (had a Mini Stroke Dec 31st, ... Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:55:55 EST October 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70161886 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/661934e6-0557-4daa-9f5f-e5dfc3a9b2f2.png"> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 20:54:22 EST October 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70161878 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cfb4a485-4daa-4347-a7d6-e93e02128a5a.jpg"> Sat, 29 Sep 2018 20:53:20 EST October 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70137746 <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, 25 Sep 2018 07:50:09 EST October 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x70137723 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:45:11 EST Question about medication and weigt loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x70007403 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Before being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I was constantly gaining weight for years. Even when I tried to lose weight, I would still gain. It was so frustrating. After I started taking my thyroid meds, I would try to lose weight and would still gain for a long time. My doctor started increasing my doses, and I have finally started losing weight! I have just been given another dose increase, as my levels are still out of wack. But I am just wondering- is this ... Sun, 2 Sep 2018 13:25:58 EST September 2018 - Daily Emotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70001132 <em>574</em> I am so looking forward to fall! My favorite time of the year. <em>41</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2018 12:01:17 EST September 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x70001128 2 points for the team Sat, 1 Sep 2018 12:00:05 EST September 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69993542 <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, 31 Aug 2018 05:53:51 EST September 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69993508 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Fri, 31 Aug 2018 05:37:39 EST Thyroid Medication Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69890221 Just saw an article indicating that some thyroid medications have been recalled. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medi<BR>cal/thyroid-medications-recalled-due-t<BR>o-risk-of-impurities/ar-BBLYS33?ocid=s<BR>partandhp </link> <BR> <BR> I am not on a synthesized thyroid medication; so, this recall does not impact me. However, I realize that it may impact some of you. So, I am sharing the information. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 21:24:56 EST August 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69765554 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cb2252d-ba82-4ca2-8cc9-2a2b0281798c.jpg"> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:52:43 EST August 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69765548 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1be59ec3-96eb-4879-b108-e1b193a39680.jpg"> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:50:28 EST August 2018: Jot Down Your Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69765500 <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 Jul 2018 16:32:44 EST August 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69764594 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Tue, 31 Jul 2018 12:33:41 EST July 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69338419 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/add242e0-58f7-4fd6-8275-98378bb5a850.jpg"> Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:10:42 EST July 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69338409 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb727a7c-69a1-4171-8945-f82430184219.jpg"> Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:08:44 EST July 2018: Jot Down Your Exercises(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69336433 <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 Jun 2018 09:53:16 EST July 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69336425 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sat, 30 Jun 2018 09:52:40 EST How did you choose your doctor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13402x315x69214773 I recently learned that the doctor who has been my doctor for 10 years and was managing my thyroid stuff (since October) is leaving. I am taking this opportunity to "shop" for a new one. I am wondering what everyone's criteria is for choosing who you have help with your thyroid issues (as in family doctor, endocrinologist, internal medicine, holistic provider)? <BR> <BR> Also I think I need a little T3 in my regimen. I am wondering for those that have T3 in their treatment, how you convi... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:41:28 EST SIBO Linked with Thyroid Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69195078 I recently read an article that I thought may interest some. So, I am sharing the link. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.wellnessresources.com/new<BR>s/sibo-linked-with-thyroid-medication-<BR>and-much-more </link> <BR> <BR> SIBO is the acronym for small intestinal bowel overgrowth. Not only is it linked with antibiotic usage, but other medications like the thyroid hormone medication levothyroxine and several disorders are associated with SIBO. <BR> <BR> To the best of my knowledge SIBO has ... Thu, 7 Jun 2018 22:19:49 EST June 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69157140 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f68a614-29e2-4ca8-8a89-f8b6af598bb4.jpg"> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 14:00:15 EST June 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69157131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/320d20f0-a9db-4f41-8659-2b1a07aa4409.png"> Fri, 1 Jun 2018 13:58:38 EST June 2018 - Jot Down Your Exercise(s) Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69125599 <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, 27 May 2018 07:32:16 EST June 2018 - Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x69125591 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sun, 27 May 2018 07:30:23 EST THYROIDECTOMY IN 4 DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x69121165 Hello, I am 64 years old and will be having my thyroid removed in 4 days. Not so worried about the surgery, but am worried about the medications, getting stabilized and the weight gain. My metabolism is slow to begin with. For the last month on Spark I was making slow but good progress with losing and exercising, but now I'm terrified of all the side effects. I've heard so many awful stories. Anybody have any advice! Sat, 26 May 2018 09:39:59 EST Frustrated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x69020189 So for almost 3 years I was at a good weight and fitness level. Between June and October of 2017 I packed on over 15 pounds due to some life stressors, bad eating habits and lack of exercise. Then between December and now I put another 15 pounds on! I have been incorporating regular cardio and weight training about 4 to 5 times a week and try to get a minimum of 1 hour of some type of exercise on other days such as biking and walking. I keep my portions small though I do tend to have a sw... Tue, 8 May 2018 18:18:58 EST May 2018: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68973815 <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 May 2018 06:09:13 EST May 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68971053 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78c811b7-1f9b-425a-937b-788ce7bbc699.jpg"> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:44:04 EST May 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68971044 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de259aca-e1a6-4d47-add2-b3ca745395b1.jpg"> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:41:35 EST May 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68966231 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sun, 29 Apr 2018 23:10:27 EST April 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68789100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5339a70b-2f0e-4d19-aa3d-b1d860891814.jpg"> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 13:41:54 EST April 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68789086 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/abafcefc-c711-4e78-9b26-8f9292c4dae0.gif"> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 13:40:05 EST April 2018: Jot Down Your Exercises Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68787212 <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, 31 Mar 2018 07:58:09 EST April 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68787164 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:50:08 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68616176 Hey ladies I was wondering if any of you have a Fitbit and has it helped with your exercise and weight loss? I was thinking of getting one and would like to know how it fares with real people not the actors or fake testimonials they have on their website. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 17:37:32 EST March 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68582809 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f6303ce-16ec-47e3-b6f3-14ac462210c7.jpg"> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:31:59 EST March 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68582801 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88a539ea-9f5d-452b-9481-2dd88fd3e47d.png"> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:30:31 EST March 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68579332 <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, 26 Feb 2018 05:25:57 EST March 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68579322 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 05:21:10 EST Newly diagnosed and have questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x315x68437764 I was just diagnosed 4 days ago with hypothyroidism. Started taking Levo and Immediately changed the foods I eat. But exercise?? I am exhausted and barely functioning. Walking from one room to the other wears me out. Any advice on maybe something I could do to get a little more activity in right now? I'm hoping my energy level will improve in a few weeks. Sun, 4 Feb 2018 11:11:52 EST February 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68418950 <em>67</em> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:30:42 EST February 2018 - Team Bonus Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68418938 Thursday - 3 points Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:28:51 EST February 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68409038 <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 Jan 2018 05:33:55 EST February 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68409024 !!! <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 shall be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD) which is calculated this way: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) PLUS y... Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:28:14 EST 12 Things You Should Know About Your Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68408873 Just came across this article. It's worth reading: <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.msn.com/en-ca/health/med<BR>ical/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-th<BR>yroids/ss-BBItvVE?ocid=spartandhp </link> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:51:16 EST How much more can I eat ... ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68406067 How Much More Can I Eat and Still Get Away With It? <BR> <BR> This is the title of a blog written by KRISZTA11 that I think many may appreciate. Consider giving it a read. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=64<BR>57494 </link> <BR> <BR> And, a couple of Spark Members were Sparked by this blog of Kriszta's. <BR> <BR> WATERMELLEN <BR> <BR> How Much More? Shout Out to Kriszta11 <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:00:08 EST Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68398263 Does anyone eat chocolate? I mean the no sugar kind &amp; dark..if so, have you found one that taste good? I have not as of yet. I only eat it when I go to the movies &amp; have been cheating by having Dove dark chocolate Cinnamon almonds...I would rather be complaint... thanks for any suggestions... <BR> <BR> Eve Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:31:55 EST Update on me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68359377 Ugh, will this ever get better? Does being old carry with it a sentence of being sick &amp; tired for the rest of my days? I am still having more bad days than good. I am gaining weight, instead of losing, still can't exercise. I am still sad &amp; frustrated &amp; not seeing even a dim light at then end of my tunnel...however, I know that there are others worse off than me, so don't know anything else to do, but keep on fighting...oh &amp; I have a dilemma...my cholesterol is once again out... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:20:00 EST Favorite Mantras...join me by sharing yours! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68228788 Please share a favorite mantra and maybe even WHY it means so much to you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some I found in an article. <BR> <BR> <BR> Slipping backwards? You may be backing up to get a running start. - Dan Millman <BR> <BR> (Good, POSITIVE, way to think about this!) <BR> <BR> "You aren't fat—you HAVE fat." <BR> <BR> To which I add, <BR> "If you HAVE fat, then you have plenty of stored energy to accomplish something!" <BR> <BR> Be stronger than your strongest excuse. <BR> (It ... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:24:25 EST Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68210192 50 points today! Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:21:50 EST January 2018: Jot Down Your Exercise Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68202632 <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 Jan 2018 00:49:05 EST January 2018: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68202607 First and foremost! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33190b43-9e08-42b5-a1d4-84492fa5862e.png"> <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> 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> ... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 00:41:10 EST Choose one word to describe your goal for 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68201274 Mine is <BR> <BR> INTENTIONAL. <BR> <BR> (I've already got the Consistency thing down. woo hoo! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:14:45 EST January 2018 - Give this team your BONUS points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68200112 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92e8eb6-2651-4637-acd1-7d733e272d0b.jpg"> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:19:51 EST January 2018 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68200105 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf7437ad-01cf-42f3-ba2a-6e65f00b9ae5.jpg"> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 16:18:18 EST Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68145707 50 points today! Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:09:32 EST Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68140569 Giving our team my 2 points today! Thu, 21 Dec 2017 02:19:55 EST December 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68017751 <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 Nov 2017 00:19:58 EST December 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x68017733 !!! <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, 30 Nov 2017 00:14:27 EST December 2017 - Give this team your BONUS Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68004410 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71962c03-d369-4a3f-8667-073ef0849a59.jpg"> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:50:41 EST December 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x68004372 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3ce4552-b3cb-4412-9260-dbc8bdf3d2f5.jpg"> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 19:41:22 EST November 2017 - Daily Emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67870916 <em>198</em> Mon, 6 Nov 2017 22:22:11 EST November 2017 - Give this Team Your BONUS Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x315x67870908 3 Mon, 6 Nov 2017 22:21:32 EST November 2017: Jot Down Your Exercise Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67842587 <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, 2 Nov 2017 20:28:48 EST November 2017: Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13405x315x67842370 !!! <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, 2 Nov 2017 20:12:15 EST 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