8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 9,974

The results are in

Friday, February 22, 2013

Valentine's week was not a great week for me nutritionally. But, I learned a lot. I had pizza (heart-shaped, of course), cookie (heart-shaped) to celebrate with my stepdaughter. Cheese, crackers and wine that my friend Val brought from Trader Joe's for a fun girly treat. Then, I made surf and turf for my husband and I on Valentine's Day. I gained two pounds. But, after getting back on track Saturday, I lost the two I gained by Wednesday. My body is starting to be able to recover on its own. Victory! :)

The big news is that the results came in for my hormone test. I met with Doc Sage yesterday. I couldn't have asked for better outcomes. My adrenals are healthy -- not optimal, but healthy. I will take it. My E2 (estrogen) was low and so was my progesterone creating the perfect storm for the estrogen dominance I had been told existed based on symptoms, but never specifically identified based on science. This is great news! It means I can get help! I came home with more creams to slather over my body. But, in two months I should start to see positive results, including easier weight loss and (crossing fingers) fertility.

After talking with Doc Sage, I realize that much of my estrogen issue comes from Xenoestrogens (pseudo-estrogens) that come from toxins, plastics, environmental stuff. This was a hard conversation for me. I live fast-paced. I like convenience. While I have dramatically changed my diet, I still expose myself to the xenoestrogens that wreak havoc on my body. The slow down required to continue to eliminate those toxins is not part of my lifestyle. I am doing well, but I need a better plan.

For now, on my own, I am going back to the cleanse drink. I am not doing the cleanse, just taking the cleanse drink once a day. It has so many anti-inflammatories that really help my skin and hopefully help my body continue to rid itself of the gunk.

In the meantime, my workouts are improving. I have a lot more energy. My coaches are constantly acknowledging the improvement in my performance which feels great.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post

    Be the First to Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.