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.