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As my doc said "Finally at peace in your body"


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.
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THOMS1 11/17/2013 5:24PM

    It is wonderful to be at peace with ones body. Some days I think I am and then some I'm not. I lead a very healthy lifestyle and exercise five mornings a week but not to excess. I watch my diet and stay within my calorie range most of the time. Still I would like to lost a couple more pounds but don't worry too much about it. I wish you success and am happy that you are at peace. emoticon

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-LINDA_S 11/5/2013 4:23PM

    Sounds like you really have a healthy attitude now! I'm so happy for you!

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FREEME1980 10/29/2013 12:48PM

    Your words sound very freeing! emoticon

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KABOOPER 10/15/2013 10:02AM

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Good for you, finding peace in your life is a HUGE accomplishment!
I have it about my body on SOME days, but other days...ugh!
Now if I could just find it in all other aspects of my life...heaven!
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MRS.CARLY 10/13/2013 12:27AM

    starving one's self is for the birds..and even the birds won't starve themselves!

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XRSIZE18 10/11/2013 4:33PM

    Sounds like you are making some great decisions for your overall health. I'm glad for you!

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LORI-K 10/2/2013 7:56AM

    emoticon I am so happy for you that you're feeling better physically and mentally! Yay!
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STRONGMOMMA2014 10/2/2013 7:21AM

    So happy for you!!!

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WOUBBIE 10/1/2013 10:56PM

    One of your very best blogs! I'm thrilled for you!

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DDOORN 10/1/2013 9:36PM

    "At peace with my body"...it doesn't get much better than that! Wow, now it's MY turn to be jealous...! :-)

There have been some articles about "intuitive eating" recently at Huffington Post. They make boatloads of sense and it is ultimately what I would like to accomplish. To some extent I already have: when I ditch the tracking and just eat what I eat my weight levels of pretty steadily with little fluctuation. The only problem is: it's what I feel is 40 pounds too much and acceptance of my body at this weight has so far not been possible. Grr...!

http://www.huffingto
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http://www.huffingtonpos
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Don

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LISAINMS 10/1/2013 4:53PM

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BOLLIEPOS 10/1/2013 2:06PM

    Good for you for accepting yourself just as you are! emoticon

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