I guess this would be as good a time as any to kick-start this blog again. Past attempts did not work out, probably because what I was trying was not working. In fact I went totally out of control and ended up quitting everything, no more watching my food..no more exercise, nothing! I stopped taking my thyroid medication and my mental state went drastically downhill. I ended up gaining back everything I lost plus some! Currently at my highest weight ever it is time for a real change.
Anyway I am doing this blog because I need accountability and support and a place to journal my day-to-day ups and downs. Putting myself out there like this is difficult but I need to do it, for myself and if I help someone else along the way then that is fantastic.
Recent findings at the doctor’s office have made this more of a priority now then it was before. I have been down this road so many times and failed and at this point I cannot fail so I am asking all of you to please help me. I need the accountability so that in my mind I feel like I would not just be letting myself down but I would be letting you down too. I will be posting progress, struggles, sometimes accountability for water drinking as I am horrible getting my daily water intake. I will also occasionally post food I am eating or random images of things I find motivating. I also need a place to just get out my feelings and try to get to the route of my addictions and issues surrounding food and mental well-being.
With that said here is what is going on with me right now. I do have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. I have recently been diagnosed with dangerously low vitamin d which is being treated with high dosage vitamin prescribed by the doctor and I feel so much better already. I recently also found out I am pre-diabetic and insulin resistant as I have had abnormal glucose. It has been abnormal for years, since I was pregnant (I did have gestational diabetes with pregnancy apparently did not go away) but doctor did not bother to tell me that I was pre-diabetic and with diet changes I would be able to reverse it and prevent developing type 2 diabetes. It was getting worse and worse as the years have went by. Apparently just waiting until you have full-blown type 2 is more their style and then they treat it…sorry that is not working for me. I would like to treat it now before it gets that far. It could have also saved me sooooo much stress and failure knowing that what I was eating even when I thought I was eating well was working against me and everything I ate even a damn carrot would turn into sugar and store as fat, boy would that have been nice to know! Lots of years wasted.
Well that is the facts regardless so I am going on a low carb, high fat, moderate protein plan (ketogenic plan) to reverse the insulin resistance and stabilize my blood sugars and get this weight off once and for all. I have done this plan before doctor assisted and it did work when I worked it. I started over on April 5, 2016 with low carb eating and I have lost 17 pounds and my blood sugar levels are now in normal ranges. I feel less swollen and I can tell some of the inflammation has went down. Some of the pain and tingling in my leg has subsided as well, some days I have not felt it at all. I cannot be more happy about that, it is working! I plan to keep at it and continue to do what I am doing. That is enough for now..will keep you all posted on progress. I am going to be doing everything I can to stay positive and stay motivated! Sugar is my enemy it’s gotta go!
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