Shifting Priorities…and Pounds

Since going off of birth control a year ago, I’ve gained 25 lbs. Add that to the original 20 lbs. that I needed to lose to be at my optimum weight, and you can see that I’m kind of in a bind. (Literally – my jeans are cutting off my circulation.) So as of yesterday,…

Green Beauty Review: Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant (Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free, Aluminum-Free & Cruelty-Free Goodness!)

The following is an unpaid and unsolicited review of a product that I love. Drugstore brand deodorants and antiperspirants typically include aluminum, parabens, talc, propylene glycol, triclosan, TEA, FD&C colors, and DEA, chemicals that have been linked to dermatitis, Alzheimer’s, cancer*, liver disease, kidney disease, antibiotic resistance, and disrupted thyroid function.┬áIt’s no wonder that many…

Day 42: Test Results & More Confusion

So I went and had my blood drawn again yesterday, this time to test TSH, T-3, T-4 and antibodies. This morning, the test results came in. They’re ALL within normal range.   WTF? I even made sure to fast and get my blood drawn first thing in the morning, since eating/time of day has been…

Day 40: More Tests

I’m getting more blood drawn tomorrow, in order to get my TSH tested once again, as well as my T-3, T-4 and antibodies. After the results are in, I’ll be hitting up the low-income health clinic to see if I can get a doctor to take a look and prescribe the correct medication. Other than…

Going Free

Today’s Daily Post prompt asks us if we have “junk” in our lives, and if so, how we’ll be getting rid of it. Since it might be awhile before I can afford to go to a doctor to do more comprehensive testing of my thyroid, in the meantime I’ve decided to do everything I can…

Day 36: So You’ve Got Thyroid Problems, Eh?

Yesterday morning, I went and got my TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) levels checked. It wasn’t so much “getting checked” as it was just me getting my blood drawn. I thought that it would take a couple of weeks to get results back. However, this morning I woke up to find a new email in my…

Day 34: Getting Tested

Something’s wrong. Well, there are multiple things wrong, but the biggest is that I haven’t just not lost weight over the past month – I’ve gained it. Today I weighed in at 164.6 lbs. Sure, I haven’t been restricting calories heavily, and there have been some foods eaten that I’d call “junk,” like pizza one…