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I am an artist . .I can make or fix anything . . well almost anything . .. but i cant seem to fix being fat . . I ended up this way from taking antipsychotics and mood stabilizers as a kid.
It wasnt until i was 22 that i was diagnosed with Autism.

I also have PTSD, Sensory Integration Disorder (SID) Hasimoto thyroiditis and Lupus. Which make it difficult for me to leave the comfort of my own home. And the ability to eat "normal" near impossible. I am verrrry sensitives to textures, tastes and temperatures. And when i like a certain food; I will eat it for days or weeks before i move on to another food.

In April 2005 i lost my son to sudden infant death syndrome.
In January 2009 I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.
I have also been married to the most amazing man for the past 3 years.

It is never to late to be what you might have been.

Member Since: 11/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 237

My Goals:
I hope someday to be 115 pounds. And to be able to remember to take my pills on a regular basis. And most of all . . TO BE HAPPY.

height - 5' 0"

SW - 230 - Nov 7th '07
CW - 196 - july '09

1st GW - 220 X
2nd GW - 210 X
3rd GW - 200 X
4th GW - 190
5th GW - 180
6th GW - 170
7th GW - 160
8th GW - 150
9th GW - 140
10th GW - 130
11th GW - 120
12th GW - 110
13th GW - 105 by April '10

My Program:
So far. Drinking alot of water. Trying to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day and remembering to take a break from the computer to eat.

Personal Information:
I live in portland oregon. . I am married.
And I have pretty much never left the house since the beginning of time.

Other Information:
I love my computer . . it keeps me sane. I am an artist, a crafter, an *I can do it all*er

START 230lbs
2007 -24 lbs (206)
2008 -11 lbs (195) Stopped tracking due to pregnancy
JAN -5 lbs (190)
FEB 0 lbs (190)
MAR - 5 lbs (185)
APR - 7 lbs (178)
MAY +2 lbs (180)
JUN + 10 lbs (190)
JUL + 6 lbs (196)

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    wow. i have a son named drake.
    4820 days ago
    hello! i love your page!!! thanks for the sweet compliment. i'm so sorry for your loss, hon, and your health issues... we're all here for you. lots of love from the east coast! please come join a team i co-lead called the Hen House... i think you'll find us fun and motivational and there are a ton of wicked cool chicks (hey, i'm a bostonian what can i say). we'd love to have you. glad you found my page!!! {{HUGS}}
    4820 days ago
    No matter what thyroid meds you take,
    if you take them sublingually, e.g. under
    the tongue or between the gum and cheek and
    let them dissolve, there are thousands of
    capillaries in your mouth to absorb the
    medication whereas, if you swallow them
    with water, your stomach acid will bind to
    some of the meds and you won't get the full
    benefits. I found this information while
    researching Armour dessicated thyroid meds
    at Almost all
    thyroid meds are bound together in a sugar base,
    so they taste sweet and not at all offensive.
    I'm currently working with a FORMERLY uncooperative
    primary care physician who, after my endo
    left town, was doing only TSH bloodwork and
    had lowered my synthroid to a 20 year low.....
    I am hypothyroid with Hashi's. When I got to
    the point I could hardly drag myself out of bed,
    my skin was virtually flaking off and my hair
    falling out she finally agreed to run TSH,
    free T3 and free T4, called me w/results to
    say she was increasing my synthroid & I should
    get tested again in 6 wks....DUH!!!
    4821 days ago
    welcome. much success.
    4821 days ago
  • v SKINNYKAT_55
    Welcome to the Thyroid Community team. I am so sorry for your loss. Drake was a beautiful baby.
    The team has lots of caring people and lots of support. Please take care of yourself. God bless you sweetie.

    4821 days ago
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