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Corinna T 10-12-2013 07:56 PM

25/30 Pound Goal - Let's Do It Together - Thread2
Hi Ladies,

Starting with a new thread here for our group. Looks like the previous one got closed by a site administrator due to the length. That means we have done a lot of sharing in the past year. :hug: Good job!! Let's keep it up.

If your looking to lose 25/30 lbs of weight, and want to share and support others with similar goals, this is the place for you. We welcome you to this thread.

Corinna T 10-12-2013 08:34 PM

Renee-I will be heading out this week to Vermont, Maine, and Kentucky to spend time with family. I am mentally preparing for the cooler weather. I will have to be careful with the food choices too, since I know there is so much to see and choose from. Families are loving and they always cook way to much good food. Hopefully I will be able to do some walking while there. Hope your going somewhere fun!

Renee3 10-12-2013 09:31 PM

We're not going too far from home...hard to get away for more than a few days, I have to get someone to take care of the horses. I've never see Lake Erie, so that's where we're headed. It's about 7 1/2 hours away. We're going to make a few stops along the way. You're coming at a great time. The foliage is beautiful this time of the year! Have a safe trip....

Renee3 10-13-2013 07:47 AM

Corinna, are you driving from Vermont to Kentucky? If you are, I would love to have you stop in Pennsylvania to visit and stretch your legs :)


Crimzon 10-13-2013 09:51 AM


I can't see Jillie's photos:( I wonder why? I just get tiny blue boxes.

Dee - sorry you ended up in the hospital. This thyroid thing is serious. I had horrible palps, HBP (on meds now), insomnia, anxiety etc. I hope you can find a way to level things off.

Hoping all the travelers have a safe trip!!

Jillie422 10-13-2013 01:12 PM

Found Y'all! You can run, but ya can't hide!!! haha

Chicks...I have had a terrible time with pictures. Every time I shrink them to the proper pixel size, they still get rejected as a failed upload on the attachment page. I tried using a link to an online picture album but the links were removed:(

Any suggestions? I think it's nice for us to be able to share pics so we are more than just a name to each other. I get frustrated because I can't get it to work.

Walked a mile+ today with a new app called RunKeeper. Nice app for both android and iPhone. Maps your route and progress, then syncs to MyFitnessPal.

Deelou 10-13-2013 09:19 PM

I am hanging in here...pretty good eating day.....hope it was a good day for all...Sunday is my favorite day.....gathering together with the church!

Corinna T 10-14-2013 07:36 PM

Hi Renee!

Thanks for the offer. That is so kind of you. It would be fun to meet. However, I will be flying on that part of the trip. So I will just have to wave at you from the plane as we fly by. :) Thanks for thinking of me though. Now back to packing. Hope you have a good trip too.


Renee3 10-14-2013 08:29 PM

Cynthia, have a wonderful, safe, fun trip. Maybe someday we will meet. (I thought your name was Corinna!) We leave tomorrow morning for a 4 day get-away.

Deelou, you are doing good this week! I also love Sundays and Church get-togethers. I am so blessed to be a member of a friendly country church.

Deelou 10-15-2013 08:44 AM

I am so frustrated, eating healthy and good...no weight lost , three weeks, I pray this thyroid issue I'd it, but have to realize this just may be where I am... 170 at 5'2" is too high....sigh....

Deelou 10-16-2013 02:07 PM

Doctor said I might need to go as low as 800-900 cal to lose weight with thyroid problem......exercise! Exercise when I barely can do minimum of what I need to! Well he did refer me to specialist, so praying for an opening at Mayo...

nray111 10-16-2013 02:31 PM

Hello Newbie here...I'm following the ITG Diet plan with my husband and we have both lost almost 70lbs...I have about 25lbs. to go...and it's brutal..like any other diet I've been on over the last 25 years..lol. We went off for a while and didn't do what we knew we should and the weight started to creep back on..now we are determined to get back to our goals. The new ITG foods are great and help keep the diet simple. The coaching is great to..keeps me compliant. Best of luck to all 50+ for success in getting healthy!

Jillie422 10-16-2013 02:48 PM

Gosh Girls.....I hope you can find out good news about your thyroids. I've heard that the thyroid is one of the hardest things to regulate with meds...and there's a lot of trial and error to get it functioning correctly. Try to be patient and make sure you have a dr who's LISTENING to you! Some docs don't even think about checking the thyroid, or going thru the steps to find the right dosage.

Well, we're busy closing up our place in NC...headed back to central FL, where we spend our winters with much of our family, on Friday or Saturday. Have been walking this week, trying to get in a mile a day. Today I might do two miles....we'll see :-D Weighed this morning and I finally cracked 180!!!! 179.2. I'll take it!

Have a good afternoon, Chickies! :hug:

Deelou 10-16-2013 03:08 PM

Good job, Jillie!

Jillie422 10-16-2013 04:34 PM

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Thanks, Dee! Welcome nray! Hi Lizzy, Renee and Cynthia!

Finally got the manage attachment thingy to work. The picture below is of the mini high school reunion we had last week. I'm 2nd from the right....and that's My Hubster next to me. We all met in grade school and graduated together in 1969. So.....that means we are all 62 :eek: Attachment manager will only allow me to post one pic at a time...so stand by for more. I'd like to see some of y'all too!

Jillie422 10-16-2013 04:37 PM

Cherohala Skyway, NC & TN
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We drove 70 miles to our mini reunion. The route took us over the beautiful Cherohala Skyway that connects southeastern TN with western NC, where we live. This lucky pic was taken at about 4500ft on my phone!

Not 2 old 4 skinny 10-18-2013 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by Jillie422 (Post 4864028)
We drove 70 miles to our mini reunion. The route took us over the beautiful Cherohala Skyway that connects southeastern TN with western NC, where we live. This lucky pic was taken at about 4500ft on my phone!

What fun for you. Love time with BFF from HS. Have been busy getting ready for our big trip. Arrived Korea yesterday. Hope to maintain weight. Not trying to lose here, but did bring my powdered drinks and bars. Staying with step son and his family on Pusong Joint Army base. Will start seeing signts today. I was on track before we left and hit the 140's. Very happy about that. Keep up the good work everyone.

Renee3 10-19-2013 01:26 PM

Back from vacation...stayed the same....have a wonderful week everyone!

Not 2 old 4 skinny 10-20-2013 04:33 AM

Just tried to set up my weight tracker, not sure if it worked. Excited if so, confused if not. Having a great time in Korea, so far weight is maintaining and that's my goal. Interesting to read the hints for travel, thanks all.


Jillie422 10-23-2013 05:46 PM

Hi Chickies!

Everyone must be busy! I know I have been....we left the peace, beauty and serenity of Western NC for our winter place in Central FL. It's a winter rat race for us with family, more people and the holidays while we are here. Always anxious for Spring and the Mountains!

Still counting calories and walking some, but haven't weighed since arriving back in FL. I think I'm ok though...been sticking to the plan :-)

Hope y'all are staying steady and having fun!

Deelou 10-24-2013 07:32 AM

Where is it again that I look to set up tracker? I have been here over 20 days and have the posts. I thought something would show up in the upper left side of my page but I can see nothing....though since I am going nowhere with watching my intake it probably would just frustrated me!

Jillie422 10-24-2013 11:32 AM

Hi Dee!

In the upper left part of this page, click on User CP. That will take you to your control panel. If you're able to add a tracker, you will see Edit Signature on the left side of the Control Panel page. Just follow the directions there. I use Ticker Factory for mine. Easy to use and also to edit to reflect weight changes :-)


Deelou 10-24-2013 06:31 PM

Just testing

Deelou 10-24-2013 06:33 PM

I made it but it does not show up. I copied the code and tried to paste...will try again.

Deelou 10-24-2013 06:33 PM

Yea, but do not expect to see this little guy move much....:-((

Crimzon 10-24-2013 07:50 PM

Hey there ladies,
I've moved and been on the road and packing, unpacking blah blah. I don't even know where my scale is. I haven't had a home cooked meal for a while. Who knows what means scale wise. It's good to be back on-line to say hey and see what you are all up to. I'll see you soon!
Have a great weekend!

Deelou 10-25-2013 10:33 AM

I must be stupid...I made the tracker, copied and pasted it into post as it did not show up automatically ....but unless when I post this it pops up again it does not make sense I would need to paste the code from the box again....just a silly thing, but I was looking forward to having this to keep me keeping on..

Deelou 10-25-2013 11:05 AM

Jillie422, I did all that... Got to the final page and it showed up but said something about copying and pasting the code, which I did, and when I pasted it showed up, but not again unless I pasted again...I know you should not have to go through all these steps each time or copy a code and repaste, so I must have missed something!

Wannabehealthy 10-25-2013 11:07 AM

Hi Lizzie - Just browsing through the posts and noticed that you said you had issues going from hypo thyroid to hyper, and back. I thought I was the only one and wondered what was causing it. My PCP is useless on this. A couple years ago I started losing weight quickly and got tested and I was hyper. PCP said to wait and see if it leveled itself out, which it did in a month or so. Levels have been normal until a few months ago. I woke up during the night having horrible palpitations. I have heart issues, so I got scared that I was having a heart attack, so I went to the ER. While there, the palpitations stopped, and they found nothing wrong with my heart, thank God, but said I was hypo and to see my doctor. When I called for an appointment and told them why, he just put me on meds without any further testing. After a couple weeks of meds, I started feeling really hyper, so I stopped the meds and then felt fine. When I told the doctor I quit taking the meds without consulting him, he got mad and ordered more bloodwork. It came back normal without the meds, and has been normal ever since. When you are swinging back and forth like this, what can you do? I think he should have done more extensive testing to see why this is happening. Now I know the signs and symptoms of both hyper and hypo and will know it's my thyroid instead of a heart issue.

Jillie422 10-25-2013 11:37 AM

Dee.....copy and paste it into your signature box after opening it in the control panel area. That will it will show up in every post. You'll also update your weight in the signature box by clicking on your tracker, entering your tracker password, and then saving. And no.....you're not silly for wanting your tracker...I couldn't wait to get mine either!

Hope all y'all are doing ok.....I lost another pound, but Hubster, as usual, is losing more doing the same thing. NOT FAIR!!

Deelou 10-25-2013 03:57 PM

Ok let's see if this works, if not I will try to update all over

Deelou 10-25-2013 04:01 PM

oK last try!! Thanks for all the help!

Deelou 10-25-2013 04:02 PM

Thank you, Jillie422!!

Jillie422 10-25-2013 04:16 PM

You're welcome Dee! Anytime!

Renee3 10-26-2013 07:02 AM

Stayed the same again :( I really need to get motivated.....

Crimzon 10-30-2013 09:40 AM

Hi folks,

I finally unpacked my scale. I couldn't remember which box it was in. It's been a while since I weighed myself so I jumped on early to see where I am. Exactly the same! I guess that's better than gaining considering I've been on the road or busy with this move and unable to cook regularly. I'm getting more settled now though. I'll still weight in on our official day.

How are you guys doing? :)

Deelou 10-31-2013 04:32 PM

I am good but hoping the change of medication to more natural thyroid will be the answer....weight....still the same...

Not 2 old 4 skinny 10-31-2013 04:55 PM

Good afternoon all. After 2 weeks in Korea I will weigh in tomorrow. I hope I have not gained, my goal was to stay the same, as I did not take IP food with me. I must admit it was difficult to stay on the plan ]unch at all. Just too many days of eating out and choices were not great. Anyway, I'm back on plan and trying to recover from jet lag.

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Crimzon 11-01-2013 10:53 AM

Welcome back Skinny. I bet you had some nice meals in Korea.

Dee - I hope the natural stuff works for you. I'm on natural T3 and a synthetic T4 - for now.

Can someone remind how to "Subscribe" to a thread. Jillie - maybe you would know.

Have a good day!

Jillie422 11-01-2013 12:30 PM

Hi Lizzie, Skinny, Renee, Wannabe and Dee!

Glad everyone is back where they belong safe n sound. I don't remember if I told y'all or not, but we've arrived back in our Florida home for the winter. Miss my mountains but not the cold!! Went to my Dr yesterday and got a clean bill of health! The red rice yeast, niacin and fish oil have nicely lowered my cholesterol to normal as has the cinnamon and chromium picolinate my sugar. Yay me!

Lizzie....when you post on a new thread you're automatically subscribed to it, I believe. Also, at the top right of the page you'll see "thread tools" where you can also subscribe and unsubscribe.

Later Chicks!! :hug:

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