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12/28/10 7:35 A

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K_J: checked out the link. Great meta-site! A clearinghouse of weight-loss, nutrition, and exercise info. Thanks.

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12/27/10 2:33 P

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thanks a million. Will check it out.

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12/27/10 1:51 P

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Calorie calculator - Macro Nutrients
www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_c
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I did the calulations for 40-30-30 because I want to gain muscle mass

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12/27/10 1:47 P

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Ah, ok. I have a hunch that maybe if you experimented for two weeks calculating the foods you eat yourself may be help in cutting the wrong kind of calories.

I will come back with a link that suggests what your fat/carb/protein intake could be to lose weight for the hight and weight you currently are.

Good to know you're clothes are are fitting better, that's what people see, NOT the number on the scale.

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12/27/10 1:07 P

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Not sure how the calculations are done because it was on a points system. But cloths are feeling better.

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12/27/10 10:51 A

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I have a couple of questions to the OP:
How are your clothes fitting?
Are you counting the fat, carb and protein intake or just calories alone?

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12/27/10 9:15 A

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Cool support here, guys!!!

Steven G
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12/27/10 7:56 A

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that is a great way to look at it dude! thanks for sharing.

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12/27/10 2:32 A

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There are lots of ways to get it right. You are already doing one of them. I've had half the thyroid removed and thankfully the remainder serves well so far. Usually Hypothyroid will be meds (Thyroxin/Synthroid). All that aside, you're already doing well, even if you don't think so. Most of us only bemoan the fact that we're not losing fast enough without thinking about the other alternative. What if you were doing nothing and just continued in the direction you were headed before you took action? What if you had leveled out and were only gaining two pounds a year? In ten years you would weigh what you weighed to start plus twenty pounds. Since you've taken action, ten years from now you'll weigh 100 pounds less than when you started and be in much better condition regarding muscle tone and endurance as well. Looking at it that way, you're doing pretty darn good.

I'm a fan of slow loss, because this is a lifetime project and if you rush to "get done", sometimes it leads to getting too comfortable and heading back in the wrong direction. Better to stay on point and headed in the right direction. Welcome to the team and keep up the good work!
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12/26/10 9:08 P

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I have no experience of WW or thyroid, but I do have of successful weight loss.
If you do track your food and exercise we can see how (and what) you are doing, which it makes it more likely that specific and useful advice could be provided.
I know people talk about 'baby steps' but that wasn't the way I did it at all. I started off with lower calorie intake, less junk, more exercise, slimming tea, more sleep, diet pills, food diary and daily weigh-ins...all at the same time. Yeah, kind of obsessive but I knew that if I could get things rolling I would be encouraged to keep going. Sure enough I lost 2.8kg (6lbs) in the first two weeks and after that things seemed to be easier. Easier to work out because I was fitter, and easier to stay on program food wise because I was enjoying it.
I firmly believe that everyone 'can do it' to some degree. You may not end up looking like The Hulk but a healthy weight and lifestyle is within everyone's reach. The first step is to keep reaching, which is what you're doing. Hang in there.
all the best,
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12/26/10 6:41 P

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thank you for your support. I really appreciate it, and you are right. I have started to wonder if it is worth all the trouble. Thanks again.

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12/26/10 6:23 P

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I have no experience with this situation but want to show support. that has got to be tough and i know it can wear on your resolve. I stalled out for almost a year and didnt hardly lose anything inspite of training for a half marathon and lots of running, exercise etc... and a reasonable diet. its tough and can affect you mentally. you think that your hard work is pointless. i would work closely with your doctor and would consider seeing a dietician. there certainly could be a medical reason why things are not working out. a dietician can also look at what you are doing and see if there are any bugs that can be ironed out.

good luck my friend.

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Hello to all my fellow Sparkpeople menfolk.
I am restarting my program today after spending about a year on weight watchers. The question I have for all of you is this. After following the plan for 11 months, and going to the gym several times each week, I only lost 11 pounds. Doctor says meds I am taking will not effect my weight loss. He also says he will check thyroid. Does anyone out there have this problem, or possible thyroid condition? And what did you do to correct it? thanks

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