Re: to Tree Frog /Thanks
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Posted by Gails
on October 20, 2000 at 11:38:09:
In Reply to: Re: to Tree Frog posted by Tree Frog on October 20, 2000 at 08:14:29:
: The Thyroid Solution. It has a LOT of explanation about what goes on with our bodies and how to help ourselves in diet and weight loss, and dealing with depressiona and other effects.
: Also, go to about.com/thyroid and search phrases and words to get free articles that are archived there.
: I only lose weight when I cut way back on sugar and simple carbs (potatoes, refined flour, white rice, cereals, corn, etc), which also make me bloat. It is not exactly the Atkins Diet, as I eat normal protein, and lots and lots of vegetables. Tonight I ate Pizza with the family, but scraped the toppings off the bread. I drank a diet Rite soda, as it doesn't have sugar, or the other sweeteners. It is made with Splenda. I use half and half with my coffee instead of a lot of sugar (am not a black coffee drinker). I eat a sugarless chocolate occasionally and gave up ice cream, and pastries, etc. After the first 10 days when I did crave the carbs, I am feeling much better. If my blood sugar is too low, I eat carrots, which have some sugar. I now ahve to mke myself eat constantly, to avoid low-blood sugar.
: The ahrdest part is I like to eat on the run, so have to eat differently and have some food prepared so I can. No more quick sandwiches or snack foods for me.
: I have always been casual about my weight, allowing myself to get to 80 pounds over.
: I just saw myself in a video, and now am motivated beyond my denial.
: I am trying to change my eating habits so it is lasting, and have lost 4 pounds in two weeks. Was not losing before this. My plan is to not weigh ecept every two weeks and focus on healthy eating and not weight.
: First thing is to be sure you get optimal meds.
: Get well.
: Dieting is stressful! But if you are well, then you can deal with the losing.
: Please keep us updated. TF
Thanks a lot! I will go get the book today. I really need to learn more about what is going on with me.
The weight issue is going to be a really big problem for me. I also suffer from eating disorders . . . right now bulimia. I can not stand to be overweight so it is bothering me terribly.
I am on Synthroid at this time and I guess everything is okay. I have been depressed but that is not unusual for me. I am on an antidepressant too. I am going to ask my psych about increasing it to get rid of the carb cravings. I heard it will help. I'll let you know.
- Hi Tree Frog 09:13:18 10/27/00