Monday, November 30, 2015

200+ Days: My Final Post?

Monday November 30th, 2015

Howdy all, welcome back! I am shocked to say that I completely forgot to post on day #200 (on Thanksgiving day, coincidentally) and I do apologize whole heartedly for that oversight. In my defense I was quite busy cooking a traditional feast (paleo AIP style, of course!) and shuttling dogs outside for potty time in some very crummy weather BUT that's not a good excuse.

What I don't want to do is try to reinvent what other bloggers have done by posting recipes and medical shenanigans - that's not me, and I'm not up for it. I have plenty to keep my busy in life and most of the time I just wing what's-for-dinner unless it's a big deal type of meal (like Thanksgiving, for example!). I dig for AIP recipes or just paleo recipes that I can modify to be AIP friendly and take it from there. A good example: I searched for an AIP pumpkin pie recipe but had no luck, so I settled for pumpkin pie cupcakes. They turned out to be pudding, never did set (with no eggs or binders it was no small wonder). I'm not a creator of recipes, I'm a follower of recipes. What I'm saying is that I don't want to step out of my role as a casual blogger and try to step into someone else's! 

So, this is going to be my final post. 

The reason is simple: I've told my story, and there is no need for me to go on and on about it. I have adopted a new lifestyle that is keeping the weight off of my Hashimoto's riddled body, and I still swear by it and feel great. I have no new insights for you all, I'm just as happy as a kitten with a saucer of cream, and therefore I will continue to live my life in this way.

If you found any inspiration in my blog then it has served it's secondary purpose; the primary was to help me figure out what I was doing and getting down my feelings and the results of the actions I took as part of this journey.

Thank you for joining me!

From the bottom of my heart, after 200 plus days - here's to 20 years of the same! Good health, good habits and happy life to you all.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

178 Days: An Update Of Sorts

November 4, 2015

Hola everyone! I'm getting ready to take this blog to the next level of distinction: posting milestone anniversaries only. I don't want to bore anyone and at this time I'm on auto-pilot, having not changed the diet and having no wild fluctuations in health or weight to report. I've reached cruising altitude with the supplements and eating habits, I have some vices still that I know I will revisit any time I happen to be in Disneyland, and I am doing my best to remain stable. My next big goal is remission, which may be impossible given the length of time I went with my immune system beating the shit out of my thyroid - but if it's worth doing, it's worth doing big! I am aware that a goal of this nature will take years, and that there may not be any change no matter how focused I stay - and I'm okay with that.

I have had success with grape based vodka since my last post. It's the only AIP friendly vodka that is tolerable (that sweet potato stuff ruined me for a minute, I can still taste it!), and  the stinging bite is easily tamped down with a splash of dry vermouth. Shaken like crazy with lots of ice and fresh lemon twist it's fabulous! So yeah, another problem solved.

I have no intention of adding non traditional AIP food items into my diet, such as rice and white potatoes, at this time. That my change but I have never done well with starch, and those fuggers are so addicting. A lot like sugar. It's a good thing that the sugar gives me a tummy ache or I would be all up in that to this day!

The other thing that's happening is in the world, and it's a great development. More and more people are adopting the Paleo lifestyle, which means that the necessary foods are becoming more and more available. Lots of Paleo friendly snacks are appearing on the shelves of high end markets and health food stores. I do have to read carefully what is in them because they aren't all AIP friendly, but many of them are. This makes my little heart so happy!

I'll be back on day #200, and will post sporadically after that. I hope that you are all doing well on your journey and thank you for following along with me on mine.

Until we meet again, I bid you fondly adieu! Take care, reach out if you need to and always remember to take care of YOU!