Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Randomness and good link :)

Once again, time flew by and I haven't had a chance to update my blog!! I was gone for much of the summer first in Colorado and then in Alaska ,so that took away my blog time. I will be posting about these adventures in the near future.
 While I love traveling and had a blast, there are always consequences to not watching what you eat and not exercising the way we should. This is something that will always be a struggle for me and I am sure many others. 

I have a bunch of random thoughts today, so I guess I will go with random thought number one which is............ going to the Doctor. I think this is on my mind right now because I just came from the Dr. I am sure we all get frustrated with our Doctors, and don't get me wrong I am so grateful for them, but sometimes I just want for them to entertain my crazy theories or to spend hours going over my stuff until they have me figured out. The last appointment I went to in June/July I left with the: "what I spent 500 hundred hours waiting for you and you only saw me for 10 minutes attitude." I get that they don't have a lot of time, but if I want to talk about my concerns for 10 hours, let me talk about my concerns for ten hours lol! If i want to talk about my crazy theories, let me talk about my theories. Most of the time when I start talking to my Doctors they kind of blow me off. Sometimes they look at me like, wow how do you know this, or I don't have time to answer this right now. I guess I should also consider that they probably also get frustrated with their patients especially when they don't listen to what they tell their patients to do. I know I have been guilty of that.

 On the bright side not all visits are equal. I am feeling revived and ready to get things going in the right direction again. Today I went to a Doctor's office, where they believe in treating Holistically so after talking with the Physician Assistant I left feeling like I am ready to take on my challenges. I am understanding once again that I am a weird normal not an average normal ; whatever that is. It is so nice and I am so lucky to have access to this wonderful place. It is nice to talk with a medical professional who will listen and not make you feel like you are crazy. So on that note one topic of discussion is always weight loss and what should and shouldn't we eat. I was contacted during the summer by someone who wrote an article on losing weight with hypothyroidism.

I found the information to be helpful and a great summary of what we should be doing. Check it out!!!! I hope all is well with everyone!!! Happy reading!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I tried a Tri !

One of the things I have always done is give myself challenges.   These challenges are stepping stones in proving to myself that even without a Thyroid I can accomplish great things.  One challenge I have always wanted to do was complete a Triathlon  .  In October I did a Tri-relay with some friends.  I stuck to the part of the relay I knew I could handle , the running part.    After completing this relay , I was motivated to take a bigger step so I signed up for a indoor Triathlon.
I know for some this may seem silly , or that since it was indoors that it wasn't a real Triathlon .   For me , it was real and it was an accomplishment.   I swam , I rode a stationary bike and I jogged on the treadmill.    I am not a good swimmer so that part was tough!!!   I discovered I can back float pretty well :)   I was pleased with myself that I completed it and didn't stop.    I got tired but I pushed myself to continue on.   I refuse  to let this disease get the best of me.   Of course , now I have it in my head that I would like to try a beginner outdoor Triathlon,  but that is going to take some time and lots of training .  Not sure I have the stamina for all that but,  it may be worth trying.

I know this post is short , but I am hoping that it motivates you in some way ! It's a tough fight having thyroid issues.   People don't realize how much of a challenge it is living without a thyroid or living with thyroid issues .  They think it's not  a big deal , and that we are being cry babies .  Wrong, they are cry babies!!  We are the survivors!

 I consider thyroid disease a life long Triathlon.  We have to constantly push ourselves,   even sometimes to just get out of bed .  It is a daily struggle.   We have to constantly fight and rise to the challenges we have been given.  One that  note don't give up!!    Rise to the occasion and complete your challenge , take your time and do it day by day .   Take breaks when you need to and go full force when you can.    It's not easy but it can be done.  It's funny to me because everyone always asks how come I have so much energy.  I don't , I take my rest days and when I am active I do my best  to show others that if I can do this, then they can too. 

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