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    I wish the weather would clear up - we've had rain and SNOW of all things the last several days! I want to start walking again...but I'm too much of a weenie to do it in 40* weather and 25mph wind gusts.
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    Its always so much fun to open this thread and find new people joining in!

    So, where is Bonanza???? I'm in Keizer.......... *looking at map* WOW - you're sorta out in the middle of nowhere huh??? SNOW? crazy weather huh? We had an awesome thunder and lightening storm last night!
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    Just got back from the vet. Had to put our 15 year old schnauzer to sleep. She was in liver failure and diabetic, stopped eating, and lost the use of her back legs. Youngest son was with her when they gave her the injection. Tough day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedidoc View Post
    Just got back from the vet. Had to put our 15 year old schnauzer to sleep. She was in liver failure and diabetic, stopped eating, and lost the use of her back legs. Youngest son was with her when they gave her the injection. Tough day!
    Oh no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Its always so much fun to open this thread and find new people joining in!

    So, where is Bonanza???? I'm in Keizer.......... *looking at map* WOW - you're sorta out in the middle of nowhere huh??? SNOW? crazy weather huh? We had an awesome thunder and lightening storm last night!
    LOL yep, there's not a lot out here. We always have turbulent springs - we're pretty high elevation, and it's not uncommon to get snow in early June. It doesn't stick, but we'll get an inch or so that hangs out in the early mornings. But I'll deal with the rough springs, because summer and fall are BEAUTIFUL. Winter is...well...winter. But it could be worse. We could get freezing rain like Chicago or tons of snow like Minnesota. So I'll take my little bit of snow and ice and be happy!
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    Hi, ladies...I've been reading this website off and on for awhile, and just joined the forum last night. I sat here today and read this whole thread, and learned a lot of helpful things already.

    I used Herbalife back in the mid-90s when they had those green and yellow "energy tablets" as part of the weight loss program. I lost 50 pounds, but ended up hypothyroid. I don't know whether the dieting and/or the tablets had anything to do with it, but if they didn't, it sure was coincidence.

    I've been hypothyroid since 1997, and under-medicated until about a year and a half ago when I got a new doctor who was willing to prescribe Armour for me. The only problem is, she prescribes only to the lab results, and not to symptoms, so I'm still almost as bad off now as I was before because I'm not getting enough Armour to take care of my symptoms, even though my blood results come back within normal ranges.

    A combination of years of failed diet attempts, the thyroid problems, and emotional eating have left me well over a hundred pounds overweight.

    Primal seems to be a way of eating I could be comfortable with, so I'm going to ease into it. My daughter has had success with Primal. She looks great, and that's what got me really interested.

    I'm not a meat lover, but can deal with hamburg, and some other meats as long as they are cut up into tiny pieces. I can't eat a "slab of steak" though; grosses me out.

    Since I'm 55 years old, I'm not aiming to look "hot"--I just want to feel better, stave off any more illness than I already have, and improve my mobility.

    Over the years I've tried most everything else. If Primal doesn't help, I'll just have to resign myself to being fat for the rest of my life.

    I look forward to participating in this thread.

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    Mrs. B, I hope it works out well for you. What's your ease-into-it plan?
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. B View Post
    I've been hypothyroid since 1997, and under-medicated until about a year and a half ago when I got a new doctor who was willing to prescribe Armour for me. The only problem is, she prescribes only to the lab results, and not to symptoms, so I'm still almost as bad off now as I was before because I'm not getting enough Armour to take care of my symptoms, even though my blood results come back within normal ranges.

    A combination of years of failed diet attempts, the thyroid problems, and emotional eating have left me well over a hundred pounds overweight.
    I was diagnosed hypo in 2000. Kept under medicated until 2008 and am also 55. I lost 50+ pounds in 2009 and have been able to maintain that loss even with bumps in the thyroid road.

    Things that have helped me:
    1. Not going VLC. Eating at least 50 grams of carbs/day
    2. Getting at least 200 mcg selenium a day
    3. Making sure ferritin and Vitamin D levels were optimal
    4. Getting female hormones optimized

    Do you have test results you can share? If so, post them-with reference ranges- for feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Mrs. B, I hope it works out well for you. What's your ease-into-it plan?
    My ease into it plan is to start eating as primally as possible with what's already in the house, until grocery shopping day gets here and I can stock more Primal foods. With the price of groceries these days, I don't want to throw a bunch of food away that we've already paid for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcadav View Post
    I was diagnosed hypo in 2000. Kept under medicated until 2008 and am also 55. I lost 50+ pounds in 2009 and have been able to maintain that loss even with bumps in the thyroid road.

    Things that have helped me:
    1. Not going VLC. Eating at least 50 grams of carbs/day
    2. Getting at least 200 mcg selenium a day
    3. Making sure ferritin and Vitamin D levels were optimal
    4. Getting female hormones optimized

    Do you have test results you can share? If so, post them-with reference ranges- for feedback.
    Wow! That loss is really great!

    I can't tell you how many times I've tried to do straight low carb, such as Atkins, but could never stick with it because I felt so awful on it. Usually I could never even make it through the first day. There's a good thyroid section on a low carb board I read, which is where I first heard that we should never eat less than 30gr carbs a day if we're hypothyroid.

    The amount of carbs allowed is one of the reasons I think Primal might be a good way of eating for me.

    I keep seeing people mention taking selenium, so I'll get some of that. I already take Vitamin D3, and have noticed a reduction in body aches and pains that I attribute to that.

    Once again, I'm amazed at the amount you were able to lose. If I could lose even just one size, I'd be thrilled.

    At one point this spring, I was down 15lbs from my highest, but 10lbs of that came right back on.

    It sure does get frustrating, as we all know.

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