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New Year, New Resolution

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I lost over 30 pounds with SparkPeople and WeightWatchers, but then, a year or more ago, I stopped losing, and could only maintain my weight with the same effort that I'd been putting in to lose. I blamed it on work, blamed it on stress. I maintained for awhile. Then I gave up my healthy habits and indulged myself. It just seemed to be too much effort. I gained about 40 pounds. I now weigh more than I've ever weighed in my life.

But I found out what the problem is--my thyroid.

I hadn't just gotten lazy about my weight loss efforts (although that was part of it). I was so tired all the time, it got harder and harder to exercise. The less I exercised, the slower my already slow metabolism became. The whole thyroid thing caused tiredness, depression, brain fog, and made me generally feel lousy.

I've been here before, promising a renewed commitment to health and fitness. This time, though, I think it will stick. Thyroid meds seem to have given me energy to fuel sticking to this resolution. It's not just in my head; I've already been walking and working out more than I have in months. I have a streak started, a walking partner at work, and plans for the future. I even have set up an external motivator.

I've written more about this resolution here:
. Follow my progress there and help keep me accountable to these promises I've made to myself.
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    Lord have mercy. Like this isn't hard enough-- I'm glad you found the cause and hope you are on your way to becoming a lean, mean, calorie-burning machine!
    2951 days ago
    Oh, Marie! Bless your heart! Trying so hard to lose and fighting your own body. I'm glad you got a diagnosis and some meds to help. You can so do this! :)
    3002 days ago
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