Things I like Thursday: support system

I must say that my incredible support system has been the thing I like the most lately.  Or LOVE.  From personal life, to work, to my extracurriculars, I am surrounded by a great group of people.

Without my strong support system, I am not sure i’d be able to tackle half of what life throws at me.  I am forever grateful for those people and I hope I never take any of them for granted.


New chapter

It’s scary, uncomfortable, and emotional.  I know I will be ok, but it’s going to take time to get there.

you-cant-start-a-newA new chapter in life starts now.  No dwelling on the past, just full force ahead into what’s best for me.



So I use the word “Awesome” alot.

Well apparently I am not the only one.  I have a running joke with a co-worker that “I am f’ing aaaaawesome.”

This week, coworkers I don’t even know have used it to describe me.  I found this to be hysterically funny.  I have at least 4-5 emails with references to my awesomeness.  I see a trend.

And then Caveman cooking creations posted this:

perfectAnd I laughed so hard I couldn’t control myself 🙂  Apparently I was born that way.

Happy Friday


Back from the Dr.

So the Dr. visit went ok yesterday.  My pelvic ultrasounds were both 100% normal.  My hashi’s anti-bodies were up.

I just about burst into tears when the nurse weighed me.  Really?  I’ve gained 7 lbs since my last visit 😦

Because of the weight issues, she thinks the progesterone is off.  So she lowered that.  And put me on low dose naltrexone.  I looked it up and they use it to treat all kinds of things from AIDS, to cancer, to MS, to autoimmune issues.   I take it at night and for the first week it’s supposed to wreck my sleep.  It did last night!  I am not tired today….yet.

She let me drop the iron, but I have a bunch of other supplements I still have to take.

So that’s it in a nut-shell.  Fingers crossed this brings me one step closer to normal. 🙂


The truth

I have a Dr appointment tomorrow, which I am optimistic about. I am hoping that she will have some ideas and hear my concerns. I am 5 lbs over WW goal right now with no changes to food or activity 😦 That makes me up over 13 lbs from where i’ve been for YEARS. Something isn’t right at all.  I’m embarrassed to say that I’m over. But I also know it’s nothing I did to cause it.

I don’t know what my tests mean really, hopefully she can share more on those. I do know my Hashi’s is still pretty bad and my hormones are all whacked out.   I also had 2 ultrasounds recently that I’m sure we’ll go over.

I am still hanging on to hope and optimism, because I DO feel better overall.  Not having any clothes that fits sucks, but I am hoping that changes soon.

Arkansas recap

I didn’t recap the trip, because I didn’t really have the greatest time overall.  If you follow me on Facebook you will notice the photos dropped off in early evening.  That’s when my enjoyment stopped.  One of those things where I should have just bowed out and stayed at home.

FYI, it’s not recommended to walk over a mile in a severe storm.  Alone.  In a strange city.

I pretty much spent all weekend in the car to lose sleep both nights and run 6 humid miles along the river on Sunday morning.  It was nice to have a change of scenery for a run.   There were spurts of fun, but overall, probably wasn’t wise of me to go 😦