Up Early

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Well, we are up early. Got up at 6:15 or so. Wanted to workout and have breakfast before my bath for service. We have to leave in about an hour and it takes me that long to get ready. LOL I am drinking my after breakfast tea while I catch up on my logging and blog.

We went to a movie yesterday and took our own snacks. A bottle of tea and some pretzels and a skinny cow candy bar. 400 calories total. I counted it as a meal and didn't do any damage to my calorie count. Yeah!

I read an article about how coconut oil can help energize your thyroid so I am trying it. I started with my dinner last night. I am going to add one to my vitamans each meal and then wait a week, then start taking two with each meal. I hope it solves the problem I am having with my weight loss. I have been working out EVERY morning for a month and logging 99% of my food, but still not seeing the loss I would expect. I had a thyroid test about a year and 1/2 ago and the doc said it wasn't quite normal. I am glad I read the article so I could try the coconut oil. I'd rather not take meds if I dont have too. We are going to give it a little time to work before re-testing. Since your thyroid controls metabolism, it could be the reason I am having so much trouble seeing any good losses. It has taken me since September, 2011 just to lose 25 pounds. (Granted, I had a few setbacks with the fall last winter, and the flu in January and February) I hope I start seeing more progress.

Well, I have gotta go and get ready for service. I hope everyone has a productive day and a happy one. Love to all...Joyce
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    I have never even seen coconut oil anywhere here. Interesting to see if it will stimulate your thyroid. If it is all that, it will probably be an ingredient in the OTC medications. Take a peek next time you're in a pharmacy.
    2162 days ago
    I hope the coconut oil helps :) its so encouraging to me to see you trying so hard! you deserve to see wonderful results and I know you will. dont give up no matter what. i read before that even a person who is over weight can be healthy BEFORE they actually lose the weight by making the right changes. so dont ever feel like your waisting you time and effort on exercising and eating right, because you're not! Your body knows the difference even if the scale doesn't!

    2165 days ago
    The trainer at the gym suggested that I drink whey protein after a workout with weights. When I started drinking it (it is very nasty to me) I lost about 12 pounds in 3 weeks without changing my eating habits. I keep forgetting when I get home to drink it. I really don't like the taste of it, but the results were incredible.
    The trainer suggested not to mix it in milk. I have tried it in apple juice, water, yogurt, applesauce....Nothing can make it better. I will have to try a different flavor when I run out of this one.
    I would definitely ask your doctor to make sure it's ok with them before starting anything like that. (If you want to, you don't have to ! lol)

    I bought a "muscle milk" chocolate flavor from the gym today. It had the same nasty after taste, but it wasn't as hard to get it down.

    I hope you get the results you want soon.
    I enjoy reading about your successes!
    Many hugs to you and your family!
    2166 days ago
    I use coconut oil alot. I dont detect any kind of taste one way or the other. I just know it is good for me :)


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    2166 days ago
    I use coconut oil also. My daughter REALLY has gotten proficient and cooking and baking with it. My husband says he doesn't like it, but I notice he eats many things w/coconut oil without fussing. Some things really do need olive or vegetable oil. Sure hope you aren't having thyroid problems. That is one area to be very careful so I am told.

    Hope you two enjoyed the movie. Thinking of you both. emoticon
    2166 days ago
    I like to cook with the coconut oil, everything tastes slightly sweet. Yummy.
    2166 days ago
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