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Tomorrow will be two months that I have been on a low-carb diet.  In addition to trying to eat low-carb food, I have been walking for 30 minutes 3-5 times per week.  Sometimes if the weather does not permit outdoor walking, I pop in a Leslie Sansone four mile walking video that I love.  It takes about 60 minutes, but you truly move and get your heart rate up to  walk off the pounds in the comfort of your own home.  During my first month on this low-carb diet, I lost 7 lbs. and was very excited about it.  However, during the past three weeks, my weight loss came to a screeching halt.  Coincidentally, I went to a doctor appointment and was diagnosed with having an enlarged thyroid with nodules.  Yikes!  No wonder I was experiencing difficulties in losing more weight!  One of the problems with hypothyroidism is that individuals can NOT lose weight.  The good news is that today, as I was getting dressed to go to church, I was surprised to find my favorite black slacks to be way to big on me!  I am not talking just a little bit loose, but more like falling off!  Wow!  I can’t believe that I am actually trimming down from size 12-14 (depending on where I shop!) to size 8!!!  I went into my closet and pulled out a cute black pair of capri’s that have fancy beads across the pockets and outside seams.  These are my “skinny” capri’s that I have not fit into for over two years and woo hoo! Today I fit into them!



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      Yana Berlin wrote May 5, 2008
    • Congrats Dana,

      My hat is off to you, I can’t stick on any diet for this long.

      What are you going to do for your thyroid?



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      Skincaregirl wrote May 5, 2008
    • Dana,

      YOU GO GIRL!  I’m doing a Happy Dance for you!:)

      I got up to a 14 too and now I’m a 10.  Can’t wait until I can ask you if I can borrow your size 8 capri’s. lol

      I just sent you a PM with more info on the I Create My Body Program. I think this program will help us all to reprogram our minds.  Hey Yana, it might help you stick to a diet too.

      One thing I don’t do is say I’m on a diet. Think of it as changing your eating habits.  Eating healthier foods.  You can still eat pizza and chocolate cake.  I think moderation is also the key.:)

      Blessings,
      Leslie



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      Dana Arcuri wrote May 5, 2008
    • Hello, KMS MINERALS!

      From what I have read, it sounds to me that your weight condition is very much related to your thyroid condition.
      I have done much research on this and have discovered that not all individuals respond positively with the medication synthroid. The thyroid experts agree that the natural medication called Armour is usually very helpful for individuals who are not responding 100% with
      Synthroid. There are wonderful books and websites for learning more about thyroid diseases and disorders. Here are some of my favorites that have been so informative and helpful:
      www.thyroidpower.com (Dr. Richard Shames and wife Karilee Shames, RN, PHD, are very knowledgeable about traditional and natural methods of treatment for thyroid conditions.)

      www.thyroid-info.com (Thyroid advocate, Mary Shomon, is very helpful and knowledgeable about thyroid conditions and she has quizzes on her website relating to thyroid disorders.)

      www.endfatigue.com  (Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum is leading researcher in the field of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, but he provides very much helpful information about the thyroid and how it affects our health.)

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      www.drlowe.com

      Books:  THYROID POWER by Richard Shames, M.D. and Karilee Halo Shames, R.N., PH.D., FROM FATIGUED TO FANTASTIC by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

      [Link Removed]  (natural armour medication)

      It sounds like you need a change in medication from synthetic to natural.  Not all doctors agree with this because traditional doctors DO NOT like to step out of the “box“.  Mary Shomon’s website has a directory to provide lists of doctors who have been helpful in providing excellent thyroid care to their patients.  Check and see if there is a doctor listed in your area.  

      Also, what supplement are you taking to help with weight loss?  Let me know how you are doing!

      Take care!

      Blessings,
      Dana


      Godsglamourgirl, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Dana Arcuri wrote May 5, 2008
    • Yana, I am not taking anything as of yet for the thyroid condition because I am still having much testing done to get to the bottom of whatever is going on.  Hopefully, my results will come in regarding my last thyroid tests to make a better diagnosis and then I can start medication.

      Leslie, you are right that it is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE.  I try to stay away from eating desserts, junk food and high-carb foods and drinks because that has been my downfall in gaining weight.  However, as you said, moderation is the key to staying trim.  Keeping active is another great idea because that way we can burn calories and fat!  Keeping active not only helps with maintaining our weight, but it is
      a great way to reduce stress and lift our spirits!



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      Debra Roby wrote May 9, 2008
    • Congratulations on the newer body! Don’t you LOVE those pants-falling-down moments?  

      Sounds like all that exercise is reshaping your body even if you don’t see much change on the scale.

      Remember, weight is just one number is determining if you have a healthy body. Strength, flexibility and body fat composition are also important measurements.



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      Onceandagain wrote Aug 19, 2008
    • Congrats on the weight-loss it's hard I know.  Low carb is the only way I can lose also.  I love Leslie Sansone videos - I have several of those.  My weight is a constant struggle.  I have been diagnosed hypothyroid also.  Here is a book you all must read.  The Thyroid Diet By Mary J. Shomon  - a lot of great information is in this book.  Good luck and keep it up.



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      Sweetnsassy wrote Oct 31, 2008
    • Congrats on the weight loss!!! Good for you.  Can I ask how you did the low carb?   I tried Atkins and it didn’t agree with me.  I got the worst urinary tract infection of my life. A doctor informed me that the diet could have caused my body chemisty to get off balance which would effect my immune system, therefore more prone to infection.

      Also, have any of you tried any Isagenix products?  I’ve been researching and all seems to be positive but it’s somewhat pricy.  $175.00 for the 9-day prgram!  Anyone found the products at a better price???



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      Yvonne22 wrote Jan 19, 2009
    • I just found out i have nodules too and they are doing some testing. bloodwork comes out next week. I have been tired, all the symptoms of hypothyroid. i hope the synthroid is right for me; some medical doctors like my latest do not like armour thyroid as they say it is produced inconsistently, however, i read about people who really like it.   Gods glamour girl, le tme know what you find out from your testing.



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      Yvonne22 wrote Jan 19, 2009
    • kms mineral, is that triple action supplement working for you? i just bought AVAKAR from costco as i read in
      Eat this, not that book that Yerba mate really speeds up metabolism and helps cravings. i just started so lets compare notes.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 27, 2009
    • We have a support group, with a biggest loser challenge going on using all natural supplements patented and proven to cause fat loss. My program has a 6 month money back guarantee (but you don’t have to participate in the program to join the calls.) Check out the Lean for Life group in my signature line. Sassy, our products are way cheaper, and come with a 6 month 100% satisfaction guarantee.



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      Rose Nino wrote Mar 19, 2009
    • Congratulations on your weight loss! It’s nice too know there are so many options out there. We just have to be patient enough to find what works best for us. I too struggled with the inability to lose ANY weight and also had some health issues. I’m just glad I found something that works for me too. Again, congrats!  

      Cheers! estatic



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