Thyroid Frustration

Last year around this time, I was able to lose 13 Ibs in about 40 days during a work challenge. I was incredibly happy with the progress, but I soon let that slip. I experienced an odd allergic reaction to something and after, let myself slip a little. 

Then, I noticed my hypothyroid symptoms more. In April, I had a checkup and my numbers looked “fine” but I knew I didn’t feel fine. I was exhausted all the time, my hair was falling out and my weight was creeping up more and more, despite continuing what I had been doing. It makes you start to wonder if you’re going to be stuck forever overweight. 

I started doing some research and found the site “Stop the thyroid madness.” So that’s where I am today. My doctor wasn’t willing to let me try different medication so I was finally able to get in to see a new doctor in December. I have starting adding in T3 but so far, I still feel exhausted by the afternoon and weight is still going up. Ugh!! 

My new doctor wanted me to do the 21 Day Vegan kickstart, which I am all for. But I need to get better at meal planning. 

So, now I still start documenting this part of my journey! Follow up with my doctor this month, so praying I can get on a slightly altered plan to get me optimal! 


2016 and on to 2o17!

Last time I posted, WordPress was giving me a hard time posting, so hoping that isn’t the case today.

I’m not sure what happened to 2016. I feel like in the blink of an eye, we were in January 2016, and now its January 2017.

I had high hopes for Colleen’s health since the last post. As I had mentioned, we came home from Boston with a different child. She had begun to stand on her own and made some progress. While that is still the case, it seems almost daily where she wakes and has a lot of small jerking. And every morning I pray it doesn’t turn in to a full blown seizure. This monster is relentless.

Getting back to school after a week off was a slight challenge. Her first day back, her teachers said she was so tired the whole day. At one point, she just laid her head down on the table and took a nap. Eating was a struggle, but she’s since started to eat better.

I’m going to make it a point to blog more. It’s a struggle to try to draw a line on what I share. In some ways, I know this blog is generally for me to go back and read. I want to share Colleen’s journey and my own journey but I hate writing about myself! Like, who really cares?! 🙂 But at least I can know I can look back and watch this crazy little journey called life.