Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Why didnt I find this book earlier

I have no idea why I didnt get this book earlier - I quit sugar.

I had the granola for breakfast - OMG soooo delicious.

Today I am making the crunchy nut cheesecake.  Will post a photo later tonight.

And tomorrow for my darling hub bub we are having paleo meat loaf!

So excited.

Happy holidays


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Bloods, Doctors and Tests

Okay I am back from my Doctors and the results are in:
Low Iron
Low Calcium

Quality Mutli Vitamin and back for blood test in 4 weeks

As for my heart palpitations - it is more than likely work stress related as since I have been on leave I have not had them!  So when I go back to work I have to wear a heart holster that will track my heart for 24 hours and see what the cause might be. 

Hashimotos - well it hasnt killed my thyroid yet - it is still functioning okay!  So onward and upward on diet transformation to hashi's friendly!

Happy holidays to me!


Damn Acceptance

Well most of you will not know that around 6 months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos which is an auto immune disease. 
My Doctor said I do not need medications as yet so I put my head in the sand and said well if I dont need medication there is nothing wrong with me.
However, over that 6 months I have watched a change, my digestion is gone to crap (pardon the pun), the bloating, heart palpitations, temperature being cold now when I never use and the swings of deep tiredness.
So over this weekend I did some research and realised hello it is all a sign of hashimotos.  So finally I have had to accept there is something wrong with me.
Realising and accepting this lead me to research of the disease and what people have done to ease the symptoms.  I dont want to give into medications and would rather do it naturally as long as possible (Fingers crossed 8am tomorrow I get my blood test results to see if I need medications or not).
The major thing I have seen in my research was controlling it  by diet. 
The most common link is sugar and gluten and cutting that out makes you feel so much better.
So alas I have downloaded the I Quit Sugar book and tomorrow I am buying a book on Paleo lifestyle.
Over the next few weeks, I will be starting to make these changes gradually into my life. 
Thankfully I am on leave for the next 2 weeks so when I go through withdrawals of sugar I will be by myself at the day time and my darling husband will have to put up with the initial effects but I wont endure my poor work mates through the pain.
So wish me luck - and here is to coming out on the other side feeling better!
Happy Hashimotos!

Friday, 27 July 2012

The new motivation

So as to not bore you with my lack of motivation and sooking and making excuses, I had a long hard think and come up with what is going to motivate me.

And what is it - well I am motivated to whilst help myself and my health - I will help others.

So along came the idea Kilos for a Cause - the idea is still in infant stages, I have a short list of charities and have made contact with them to see which is the best one to go with, and some ideas in my head of how it will all work but tonight I will come up with a plan, there will be challenges along the way, tasks, and a weigh in at the end. 

I also have to come up with how the donations could work so there is much to be done but I am motivated again and excited.

So stay tuned, more to come and in the mean time head over to my facebook page and please spread the news, the more followers the better, the more awareness and recognition for the chosen charity.



Thursday, 19 July 2012

Some days.................

Well days like today I feel like blah and hard to get yourself back up for another kick in the guts.
Some days I think is it worth it, just over 2 years ago I was so passionate about it, now I am not so, and it is not the industry, and those of you who know me, know exactly what the problem is and how it happened.
Anyway off to make dinner and pick myself up for that kick in the guts tomorrow!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Timing is Impeccable

Well as you know and can probably tell by my absence of posts my motivation has been through the floor.

Update - have not put on any weight but have not lost any. 

I was feeling quite blah today and walking the dog with my hub bub and I said I know why I feel crap cos I have been eating crap.  Yet when I got home I proceeded to eat Whittakers Dark Chocolate.  Self Sabotage - sound familiar?

Well timing is everything - in 2 weeks my favourite and the most inspirational woman I know, Emazon is coming to Brisbane.  As soon as she emailled to say she was coming I knew what I needed to do.  Spill my guts to her and then book in!

So the week commencing 30 July I am booked in for Mind Fitness, Mind Zen, Fight Training and a One on One Session with Emazon.  For those of you who do not know her, Emazon is all about listening to your body, working out the route of the problem and solving that.  It is not about weight loss, it is about feeling good and being the best you.  That best you might be as you are but healthier, stronger and empowered.

All I can say is, this could not come at a better time for me. 

So look out world, the red woman in me is coming out.

Night all