Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Day #1

Let's get right to it, shall we? I approach everything in life with a positive attitude and humor, so please forgive me if I offend. I do not intend to, this is just the way I am. 

I will post the results for each day the following morning, when all of my food for the day has been logged and I can grab a screen shot of it so as to save on duplication of entry. Savvy? Good.

Here's the deal: I've been struggling with this disorder for most of my life, I just didn't know it. I went to doctors and begged for thyroid tests and they all told me that the reasons for my great fluctuations in weight, energy and hair (true!) were all because I was secretly changing my diet and exercise levels unbeknownst to myself. They told me to eat less and exercise more, even when I refused to consume more than 800 calories and worked out for a minimum of an hour a day. They told me that I must be doing more/eating less when I suddenly lost 60 pounds. I always knew they were wrong, but the medical community is never wrong (just ask the arrogant jerks I've seen even since my diagnosis).

Endocrinologists treat Hashimoto's patients like all we are is a thyroid level. We are given medication to correct that - and ONLY That - meanwhile weight is fluctuating wildly, bowels are hopeless bound up, hair falls out and grows back and falls out again -- and we are told that we are testing in the normal range. So, eat less and exercise more (you lazy piece of shit) and stop complaining about how you FEEL. 

Anybody? Can I get an Amen?

What I'm not going to do here is get all medical or argue about T-3, T-4, TSH levels - none of that. I'm not a doctor. I'm not a scientist. I am a humble patient tired of my present circumstances and trying to take matters into my own hands the only way I can: controlling what goes into my mouth.

Please note: I gave up gluten many moons ago (I think it was a good 5 years ago now) after reading the theories on Hashimoto's and gluten. I began to feel better after about 90 days BUT I never lost weight. I haven't found a way to lose weight since my diagnosis in 2008. At one point around 2011 I lost 10-ish pounds because I was running a lot (40+ miles/week). I was in training for my first half marathon. I have never returned to that level of running and don't intend to. It was temporary. I don't have the inclination to beat my body up like that any longer, and now only occasionally go for a relaxing run. 

I walk a lot. Got myself a Fitbit and made my minimum 6 miles per day. I stick to it or go over most of the time. 

Anyway - onward.

Today I mourn the loss of some dear friends. They are delicious, deceptive and in my case, possibly making me a fat ass. I have removed the following items from my diet:



Weight 167
Energy level: Very low
BM: Les runs. Probably due to the shite I are all weekend. Lots of popcorn...
Puffiness: Epic. Snausage fingers all around. Can't get my rings off.
Mental clarity: I just gave up coffee. I'm foggy as can be.

What I consumed:

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