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Im happily married to a wonderful man who loves me thick or thin. Me ...Im not loving the thick. I want to let go of the excess baggage! I have hypothyroidism which has been the main factor in my weight gain. Im finally starting to feel better and really want to look good again. I miss the old me and I want her back!!

Member Since: 10/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 135

My Goals:
Finally starting to understand that hating myself because of the extra weight is only making my stress level worse.

Letting my size be what determines my value is ridiculous and wrong. I am still the same person inside as I was when I was thin.

My goal is to love myself as I am and to celebrate the small victories instead of expecting it all at once.

My Program:
Im back on Atkins. I dont feel well when I eat carbs even though I absolutely love them and crave them. Ive been learning that people with hypothyroidism often do better with a lot less carbs.

Personal Information:
Im from Canada and lived most of my liife in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am married to an American ( the most wonderful husband). We recently moved to Yuma, Arizona from Ridgecrest, California. Was very hard to leave the fantastic friends we made there, although I know we will always be friends. Im hoping to make some new and wonderful friends here also. I miss my friends and family back home but I dont miss the cold winters or the mosquitoes.

Other Information:
I love animals. I spent a number of years running an animal shelter.

I also love books, gardening, movies, decorating and music.

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    3614 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comment I do really appreciate it. It is so helpful knowing that I m not the only one who is struggling with this. emoticon emoticon
    3635 days ago
    Hi! I read your blog post, and I can totally relate... I turned 40 this year, my thyroid finally got dx'd but balancing the meds is tough... man, that "fat girl" in the pics who looks like my 55 year old aunt freaked me out too! I also struggle with feeling sluggish and with pain, before they found the hashimoto's they thought I had fibromyalgia, so now I don't even know WHAT I'm supposed to have anymore... ARGH!
    3635 days ago
    I seen a recent post were you talked about how you have hypothyroidism and the specialst told you to eat low carb, I to am hypo and have been struggling with low carb and was wonding what some of the things you do to stay on LC. Congrats on your weight loss effors. And good luck.
    3641 days ago
    Welcome to Christian Living. May God guide you on your weight loss journey.
    3643 days ago
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