Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Yes, yes I am.
I think I am finally on the road to getting the hormones fixed. It has been a full month since I have been on a lower dose of Armour and added Cytomel and progesterone and I have to say, I am finally starting to feel better. The brain fog had dramatically improved and energy is starting to come back. The weight gain appears to have finally stopped and may even be starting to head back down. I WILL NOT get on the scale since it does not matter anymore.
When I saw the doc yesterday I did let him know that I had more HCG at home and for the first time in as long as I can remember, I no longer have the overwhelming feeling of needing to lose weight. I donít know how much weight I have gained in the past 3 months but letís just say that some of my size 10 pants are in the back of the closet. Thatís when he said that I was at peace in my body and it described how I feel perfectly. I am not thrilled that I gained but I am no longer beating myself up about it since there was nothing that I could have done about it with the hormones being off, NOTHING.
I am no longer doing detrimental things to my body to control the weight or negative self talk. What I am doing is eating a BAB with enough fats (4 pieces of uncured all natural bacon every morning and coconut oil in the coffee) and protein right away in the morning to leave me satisfied and I have no clue what the calories are. I eat a good lunch when I am truly hungry and stop when I am satisfied and the same with supper. Sometimes on the weekend I only eat 2X a day and thatís OK. No snacking!!!! Just 3 meals a day. I am taking nice cold 50 degree baths 4 times a week (google Cold Thermogenesis if want to find out more). I am taking a number of supplements to support my thyroid and overall health.
So no more starving myself or tracking everything I eat to make sure that I am eating within someone elseís guidelines for my body. No more exercising to the point of injury or exhaustion. No more exercising to burn X amount of calories or to reach X amount of hours. What I will be doing is to start strength training again cause I really miss it. I will try to do a little HIIT but if it does not feel right, then itís out.
I am doing a little more other stuff but it is somewhat outside of mainstream (like my CT) so I am not going to mention specifics here.
So thatís my update. I had a blood draw yesterday to recheck the thyroid so I will see how that looks next week.