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Forum: Thyroid 11-23-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
Yes, I am definitely looking for a thyroid...

Yes, I am definitely looking for a thyroid specialist now. Aside from exhaustion, I have the excessive dry skin, loss of hair (outer edge of eyebrows are barely there anymore) and a number of other...
Forum: Thyroid 11-23-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
New labs since my doctor agreed to let me do more...

New labs since my doctor agreed to let me do more thorough Thyroid testing.

Free Thyroxine Index 8.0 [4.6-15.4]
FTI % 2.8 [1.4-4.8]
T3 Uptake % 36 [24-39]
T Uptake 0.98 [0.80-1.30]
T4 7.8...
Forum: Thyroid 11-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
All these years of doctors telling me that some...

All these years of doctors telling me that some people just feel more tired than others...sigh.
Forum: Thyroid 11-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
I don't have a car, so I would have to find...

I don't have a car, so I would have to find someone to take me, but yeah, I don't think I want to wait that long so I'll try and see if I can find someone closer. Thanks though.
Forum: Thyroid 10-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
Does anyone have any recommended specialists in...

Does anyone have any recommended specialists in NYC...?
Forum: Thyroid 10-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
I have a copy of the labs and double checked them...

I have a copy of the labs and double checked them again, and that's what it says on there so as far as I know there's no error..? For the past year I do feel like it's hard to get out of bed every...
Forum: Thyroid 10-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By vilanteira
Labs + Tests to Request?

Hi all. These are recent lab results from a month ago. My primary doctor said it does look like there might be an issue but he wants to wait for a couple months and re-test again just in case.

TSH...
Forum: JUDDD 07-21-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By vilanteira
One Year of Maintenance

Hi there! I've missed you all! It's actually a few weeks beyond my one year anniversary of maintaining since I reached goal July 2 last year, and I kept meaning to come update here but life is crazy...
Forum: JUDDD 01-09-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 127,182
Posted By vilanteira
Sunday, I was having good results and feeling...

Sunday, I was having good results and feeling great by doing my version of PHD last month after you brought it up (a bit less carbs and a bit more protein to balance out my BG). I'm usually somewhere...
Forum: JUDDD 01-09-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,296
Posted By vilanteira
Despite my completely failed DD turned UD...

Despite my completely failed DD turned UD yesterday which included 750 cals of potato chips (which is not nearly as many chips as you'd think :shock:), I'm doing alright. I think I've watched enough...
Forum: JUDDD 01-05-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,296
Posted By vilanteira
Thank you ladies so much for your kindness, and...

Thank you ladies so much for your kindness, and thinking of me and checking in.:love: I'm better, still recovering and not able to walk yet (relying heavily on friends since family lives on the other...
Forum: JUDDD 01-02-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,296
Posted By vilanteira
I come back here every day to read this thread...

I come back here every day to read this thread and you wonderful JBs have given me so much help, advice and emotional support. Thank you for taking time out of your day to give me some hope. It helps...
Forum: JUDDD 12-31-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,296
Posted By vilanteira
You are all such wonderful people here...I'm like...

You are all such wonderful people here...I'm like a faucet springing a huge leak right now and wiping away tears as I write this. You don't know how much your advice and hugs and prayers and...
Forum: JUDDD 12-31-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,296
Posted By vilanteira
Crushed...and not eating

Hi all...I haven't been around much lately because I'd been going through a really rough time with my bf and he broke up with me a few days ago. He met someone a few weeks ago and wanted to start...
Forum: JUDDD 12-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,943
Posted By vilanteira
Congrats Dawn!!! You are such a great example to...

Congrats Dawn!!! You are such a great example to all of us JBs!!! :jumpjoy::notwrthy::notwrthy::jumpjoy:
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By vilanteira
:goodpost: This is how I feel about it as...

:goodpost:
This is how I feel about it as well. I used to be one of those nonstop eating and snacking people who had to have loads of "emergency food" in my giant purse everywhere I went. This...
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 179,469
Posted By vilanteira
Quick threadjack: OMG I have never met a single...

Quick threadjack: OMG I have never met a single person in my entire life that didn't like peanut butter other than myself. :laugh:
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 70,602
Posted By vilanteira
:rofl: LOL! You win, Adi!

:rofl: LOL! You win, Adi!
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,325
Posted By vilanteira
I'm completely clueless about all of this so...

I'm completely clueless about all of this so don't have anything constructive to add, but I really hope you get this all figured out soon and feeling better! Sending positive thoughts to you, Dawn....
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 70,602
Posted By vilanteira
:rofl::hyst: Love that image, LG. Also glad...

:rofl::hyst: Love that image, LG. Also glad you're having a good DD. It's a HHDD for me as well!

Changed my usual set rotation for this week because this Saturday needs to be an UD, and having a...
Forum: JUDDD 12-10-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By vilanteira
Definitely have had that DD "buzz" sort of...

Definitely have had that DD "buzz" sort of feeling, so to speak. Many, many, many times. I can only describe it as a flat empty belly, quiet GI system, calm, extremely clear-headed, alert, generally...
Forum: JUDDD 12-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By vilanteira
Happy Chanukah JBs!!! :heart: ...

Happy Chanukah JBs!!! :heart:

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Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-08-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By vilanteira
Are you actually hungry in the morning though? If...

Are you actually hungry in the morning though? If your stomach is feeling yuk and you're not hungry, I would think it's better not to eat until that feeling passes? Maybe have some warm broth or some...
Forum: JUDDD 12-08-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By vilanteira
Your menu looks good to me, and if you're...

Your menu looks good to me, and if you're anywhere even within the realm of 500 cals for your first DD, you've done better than many of us who had to work our way down from higher cal DDs. I think...
Forum: JUDDD 12-08-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,216
Posted By vilanteira
Sicchi, wonderful news to hear! Congratulations...

Sicchi, wonderful news to hear! Congratulations and best wishes to the two of you!!! :hugs::clap:
Forum: JUDDD 12-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 127,182
Posted By vilanteira
I've never heard of the Perfect Health diet, but...

I've never heard of the Perfect Health diet, but it's interesting to me because it looks remarkably like the way I ate naturally when I was in JUDDD wlm (since those in that "safe starches" list are...
Forum: JUDDD 12-07-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,846
Posted By vilanteira
Hope you're enjoying your trip, Yam! :hiya:...

Hope you're enjoying your trip, Yam! :hiya: Thanks for checking in and the beautiful photos.
Forum: JUDDD 12-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By vilanteira
Love hearing this Jem! I'm so glad it's working...

Love hearing this Jem! I'm so glad it's working out so well for her.
Forum: JUDDD 12-07-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,323
Posted By vilanteira
It's been said here and elsewhere that losing...

It's been said here and elsewhere that losing weight/fat is like unraveling a roll of toilet paper. :laugh: At the beginning, the roll of toilet paper doesn't look like it's gone down in size much,...
Forum: JUDDD 12-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,178
Views: 70,602
Posted By vilanteira
LG, don't ever feel like you can't talk about...

LG, don't ever feel like you can't talk about your feelings and air your troubles here. That's what this forum is for. How else would we all learn how to customize and make this work. I know it...
Forum: JUDDD 12-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By vilanteira
Yep, at one point I also went years (at least 3...

Yep, at one point I also went years (at least 3 years) without weighing and avoiding mirrors. That was also when I gained the most weight in my entire life. I've also noticed the moment I stop...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 12-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,527
Posted By vilanteira
I'd really like to hear his answer as well, since...

I'd really like to hear his answer as well, since I'd like to know what he considers the ideal protein range for me because the two sets of ranges are significantly different. Thanks for asking,...
Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By vilanteira
Ack, sorry to confuse you, LG! :o I didn't mean...

Ack, sorry to confuse you, LG! :o I didn't mean for you to change up your plan. If we can, it's always good to stick to the original plan as written and then if it doesn't work, we could start...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-06-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,052
Posted By vilanteira
What a remarkable transformation! You look...

What a remarkable transformation! You look wonderful! :clap:
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-06-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By vilanteira
:laugh::hyst: I love this image! I, too, find...

:laugh::hyst: I love this image! I, too, find that I have to shun those flamboyant Mardi Gras parade sugars. :hyst:
Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By vilanteira
This isn't directed at anyone in particular here,...

This isn't directed at anyone in particular here, but this thread made me think of tweaks on this woe and I remembered a good thread from way back, and still a great read with some good advice:
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Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By vilanteira
LG, I know there are a number of us here who do...

LG, I know there are a number of us here who do the same type of a fixed day rotation with one MD who are able to lose just fine (actually, some even do two UDs in a row and can lose fine). For...
Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,207
Posted By vilanteira
I'm not really sure that's the whole picture,...

I'm not really sure that's the whole picture, because I'm eating way more calories (several hundred more on a daily basis, actually) now and even while in wlm on a weekly average doing JUDDD than I...
Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,677
Posted By vilanteira
Kimberly, that is so positive and also very true....

Kimberly, that is so positive and also very true. Thanks for the reminder about what's really important. :up: I'm working hard to come to terms with that as well, because I'm too scared to ever...
Forum: JUDDD 12-06-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,193
Posted By vilanteira
Ooh, I've never tried an all bacon DD but do have...

Ooh, I've never tried an all bacon DD but do have bacon often on DDs. That combo of fat, protein and salt are really satiating especially on DDs. :yummy:
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