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My Weight Gain Was NOT All Me!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

To all,

It has been awhile since I last posted. My apologies. I had every intention of keeping up with Sparkpeople - the food logs, the exercise logs, and the blogs. But, with every step forward I made towards my goals - my body made 2 steps backwards.

And, in all honesty - I just gave up.

I threw up my hands and told the sky - I am done.

That was until July 2013 when I finally met with a doctor who listened to me, ordered the right tests, and did not start my diagnosis with eating less and exercising more.

My "marching orders" are quite hilarious right now:

1. Eat what I want - just make sure to combine protein with carb. Don't track calories too much.
2. Limit exercise - if you are tired after exercising - just stop doing it.
3. Sleep as much as possible.
4. And, the list goes on.

If you look at this list, it runs counter to what I have ever been told. However, this doctor who is licensed in modern medicine is also trained in natural and wholistic medicine. I will give you another example of the difference:

1. My blood test came back with some interesting results: borderline blood sugar issues; thyroid hormone too high; etc.
2. My regular doctor began talking about surgery for the thyroid and sent me to a cardiologist to see if I had heart problems.

The wholistic doctor - re-tested and found several things that are COMMON to women my age and of my genetic predisposition AND figured out that most of my issues centered around:

1. Thyroid was asleep.
2. Sex hormones non-existent.
3. Adrenals were failing.

What does that look like...

1. Zombie-feeling
2. Sleep when you don't need to - can't sleep when you should.
3. Tremendous weight gain
4. Weight gain when exercising
5. Brain fog
6. Memory loss
7. Depression (mild - to - severe)
8. Etc.

So, I am now embarking on this journey of TRUE HEALTH. Taking a natural dessicated thyroid medicine - taking bio-identical sex hormones - and, cortisol stimulating drops.

How do I feel - MUCH BETTER!

Everyday, I wake up refreshed. Weight is slowly coming off. I can think again. I can work again. I can sleep again!

I am blessed.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TAMMYAND 8/1/2013 2:06PM

    Christ is in our midst!
Great that you are already seeing results and feeling better. You are indeed blessed. Hope to hear more about your progress. Will be thinking of you and praying for your continued success.

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KNYAGENYA 8/1/2013 11:47AM

    I'm so happy they were able to figure out what was going on with you.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/31/2013 10:59PM

    Glad they are making you feel better!!

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MELISSIMAUS 7/31/2013 6:35PM

    I'm so glad that you found a doctor who identified the real problem. So many of us suffer from adrenal fatigue without knowing it. (Me, too!) Hopefully one day traditional medicine will recognize that this is a common illness, especially for women of our age range.

Good luck on your journey!

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GR8TAWK-N-2-U 7/31/2013 6:10PM

    Thanks for sharing

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  I am so glad for you to have found out what was wrong and now it is all being corrected and you feel so much better. emoticon

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NELLIEC 7/31/2013 4:19PM

    It is great you feel better!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 7/31/2013 4:11PM

    Glad you are doing better! Welcome back!

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