Monday, March 16, 2015

Mondays should be optional.

In no specific order I think it's safe to say a couple of things...
1.  I had a wonderful weekend.
2.  I look better without hair at this point.
3.  I really need to focus on eating better and getting more time at the gym...

Hope y'all have a fabulous Monday :)
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thyroid Shmyroid.

It was several weeks after I had Shelby back in circa 2006.
I remember being severely overweight and unhappy with myself.
I specifically remember a beautiful fall day.
I pulled up to a stop light and the next thing I know I had tapped the car in front of me.
I fell asleep at the wheel.
I literally just couldn’t keep my eyes open.
Talk about scary!
Finally after several doctors appointments later, and even a biopsy to check a lump on my throat, it was determined that I had hypothyroidism.
At a young 21 years old I didn’t really know what that was, or what exactly it entailed, but all I knew was I was extremely tired and had to take a pill every day for the rest of my life.
Your thyroid affects SO much.
Weight loss, fatigue, low sex drive, irritable…  that is just to name a few things that I deal with on a daily basis.
Remind you I was 152 a year ago today.
I now stand at 193.4… 
Yes, that is a HUGE difference.
I also received my blood work back from my doctor this morning.
Your normal levels can range anywhere from 0.270 - 4.200 mcIU/mL and mine was a 6.600 as of yesterday.
Something is obviously not right. 
I go back to my family doctor on the 23rd and I have an appointment with a thyroid specialist (endocrinologist) in April.
I just pray that hopefully soon I can get some answers and some help dealing with this.
It has definitely affected my weight which I so badly want to change.
If you have thyroid issues you are NOT alone.
All in all though I am a fighter and I refuse to give up.
I am still trying to eat as healthy as possible and go to the gym as much as I can.

The hardest part is keeping food out of my mouth right now.
 Hahaha surrrre... If you have pills that help... Stop making excuses for being fat. Try eating a carrot and going on a walk.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Everyday I'm Shovellin'

If you are looking for me I will most likely be under a blanket in my bed...

Husband calls and says, "Can you shovel a small spot at the end of the driveway for me?"  Sure, I grumbled, as I huffed and puffed to my room to change my clothes.  I literally was cursing the entire trek down to the beginning of the driveway.  I started and thought, "Hey, this isn't so bad!"  I guess I will be nice and shovel a little more than he told me to.  His back has been hurting him after all...  90 minutes later and the 13 inches of snow (three foot drifts and all) and the driveway was shovelled.  Who needs a gym today when you have a driveway like mine?!  I am already sore, can't wait for tomorrow!  Now if I can just refrain from eating all the foods today that would be great!

Moral of the story:  I am a bad ass.  I must REALLY love my Husband.  The end.
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Monday, March 2, 2015


I may get up in the mornings and think of every excuse in the book to not go to the gym.
This morning it would have been that the last hour I could have been sleeping I was being poked and prodded by a certain two year old.
I won’t mention any names but she is pretty damn cute, just not at 5 in the morning.
Even with all of that being said, there is one thing I know, I have NEVER left the gym regretting it.
I have never thought to myself, “Man, I wish I would have just slept in!”
Most of the times I am kicking myself in the butt for not having got up earlier…
I hope y’all had an AMAZING weekend, I know I did, and have an even better Monday J

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