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Old 09-09-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
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Talking hypo.... and just starting to lose weight

Hey you all!

I have been struggleing with losing weight for sometime now. I am not severly over my BMI..but close. Well, as of today I have lost 2 lbs in 1wk and 2days. I am also starting to feel better. (not getting my hopes up though) I think the synthroid is working. I have taken soy almost completely out of my diet. I am taking Oscalw/D, Multi vitamin, b-complex, vitamin c, and eating a lot of non fat yogurt. Aside from that I am taking chromium picolinate, and CLA. I have been exercising everyday just about. I feel so much better. I really hope this lasts. I have lost 2lbs and in hypo world that is a lot. -Roni

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Old 09-09-2003, 08:41 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I'm going to try the Adkins diet as soon as I get the book. I don't know about you but I could use all the encouragement I can get. Losing weight before becoming hypo was really super hard for me. And I have to lose about 110-120 lbs. I'm not going to say I need to anymore. I don't need to. I HAVE to. Keep me posted on how you're doing and I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing if you want to. It's just so great to hear a success story. And I know that will give me more motivation to do what I have to do. Again, That's great that you're feeling so much better and 2 lbs is FANTASTIC! Hey, I'm doing jumping jacks for ya Ouch! My boobs just hit me in the face! LOL

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Old 09-10-2003, 01:33 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing this! It's really encouraging - I have gained 50+ lbs in the last year (5'3") and I'm on my 7th day of synthroid - You're success gives me SO much hope!!

Thanks again,

PS How long have you been taking the synthroid?

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Old 09-10-2003, 07:29 AM   #4
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Everyone over on the weight loss board have given me so much support. I have tried everything and nothing worked until now. You all should visit this forum. I am so glad I found them.-Roni

Old 09-10-2003, 07:58 AM   #5
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Very uplifting to read your story. I have recently been switched to Synthroid. When I was diagnosed w/Hashi's (hypo/hyper T) I had gained 80 lbs in 2 1/2 years despite diet/biking/weight training. It has been 2 1/2 yrs since then and although I have not gained any more, I have a terrible time losing. I started walking 40 min per day 5 days ago and logging everything I eat and drink on a Diet software. It's really keeping me aware of what I put in my mouth and prompts me to drink the water I need every day. For the first time in about 5 years (I am also a post menopausal 54 yr old woman) I feel excited about getting back in shape! Hang in there! We can do it and feel healthier!

Old 09-10-2003, 08:34 AM   #6
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3 years ago I lost about 30 lbs. I was on Armour at the time. I cut out all red meet and finally all chicken too. I ate a little soy and combined grains and a little fish. For me I needed to eat normal portions of veggies, and pasta and rice. My body needed fuel to burn the fat. I race walked 3 miles about 5 days a week until started to jog again. I joined a gym and I go to it or do something , jog, hike almost every day. The exercise really helps hypo I think.
However, now I do not eat any soy, but added a bit of chicken back to my diet. I really needed protein when I went hypo again(T3 .8).I think exercise, what every you can do, and eating enough food, do not starve your body, but eat good food.

Old 09-10-2003, 01:13 PM   #7
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You all have to eat in order to lose weight correctly.

I weigh 154lbs right now and I am taking in 1200-1300 calories a day. I want to get to 127lbs some day.

I am also taking the CLA which is very safe.(DO NOT USE THE LIQUID FORM--IT CONTAINS SOY) Both my drs said it was very safe. This is NOT a diet pill. You do have to do some kind of exercise and eat well. If you don't won't work as well. I also want to add I drink 3liters of water a day.

I changed my w/o routine to first thing in the morning after my medication and before breakfast. If I have time I do another w/o session in the evening or sometimes later at night. All I do is jog for 30min and do either 3 sets of 10 on squats, push-ups, cruches, a little pilates, or taebo...and when I say a little I mean maybe just one exercise of taebo or pilates.

I was really down about my weight gain and I couldn't get out of the dark cloud over my head. I just got fed up and got determined to try someting even if it meant trying 100x. I will not let my thyroid get the best of me. I know I will probably have more low days but I have to keep my mind clear and not let myself give up.

I hope some of you will consider visiting the weight loss forum of these boards. I am on the Thanksgiving Challenge and everyone knows about my thyroid and they have all been so supportive. You will love these posters.-Roni

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