Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Post Cleanse

I was ready to go with the cleanse (after having to push it back twice), Scott was ready to give it a go with me and so we started it. Scott was done by the end of day one and truthfully I encouraged him to stop. I really didn't want him at work having light-headed dizzy spells. By the end of day two, I finished it. Massive migraine that would not be taken care of and being completely miserable. I ate some protein and immediately felt better. So the lesson learned, this cleanse is not for me. I have felt worse then before I started and am that much more frustrated.

The good news is I have found two support groups on Facebook that I can turn to. So now I am researching other diets that will work better for elimination/provocation. I am leaning towards AIP or Autoimmune Paleo. It is pretty strict with little as far as options go, but it is for 30 days and then I start adding foods back in. I think I will go Paleo after that for a bit, which doesn't allow much more. Then perhaps a more GAPS based diet. Still not totally sure, but Paleo seems to be what the majority of people feel better on with Hashimoto's. I am grateful to have found a support group that shares ideas, successful treatments and it helps me not feel so dang lazy understanding that my body is just not working right and it will take a while to get there. So the journey continues to begin, but it will be interesting and full of stories I'm sure.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year

The New year is already upon us and in full swing. I am currently talking up the Master Cleanse to myself, because Scott and I will begin it this Saturday. I keep telling myself a few days of starvation then a couple weeks of eating little will all be worth it in the end to feel better (some moments I'm ready, but most are filled with dread). I keep thinking of the weight loss that will come with it too, but it's hard to think of that when my thyroid pills are already making a huge difference there. I have started to re-do Harley's room and my goal is to have it finished by the end of the month. That is a total make-over and reorganization. It may be into February before it is done, but I want everything done the way we want it and I want to spread the cost out. I will slowly go room to room and get the house the way we have dreamed. I am also making myself spend more "ME" time crafting, and not for Etsy (that will be on it's own).  I am excited to see what the new year brings, with continued improvement of physical, mental and spiritual health.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decking the Halls

We pulled out the Christmas decorations on December 1st this year. The kids were so excited to get them out and up. Noah helped Scott put the lights up on the outside of the house while I started to put up the tree. (Harley wanted nothing to do with either of those). Once the tree was ready we left the kids to putting on all the ornaments. They love it and I really don't care about the picture perfect tree (besides the fact that I could never get it that way). I also love all the homemade items from the kids masterpieces to the hand-me downs of my Grandma Turner and Scott's Grandma Hatti.  By the end of the day it was mostly set up and now it feels like Christmas around here (I just need to find the other box of decorations). Please forgive the pictures, I have a long way t o go on my picture taking skills :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Update

A quick update of this month.

Things seemed to fly by once again. We were lucky enough to spend time with Andrew and Stephanie for a little bit. While they were on their trip to Ireland we were lucky enough to get to spend many dinners and lots of time with Mikael, Eva, Leighton and Dean. The time just flew by.

Mikael was sweet enough to let me help in giving her a baby shower (we can't wait to meet the little guy).

Before we knew it it was time to head up to Utah for Thanksgiving. We had a ton of fun with the family and Harley loved all the shopping she got done.  We are ready for Christmas.

While we were up there I was able to meet with a new doctor I have been working with to go over some more blood work and other tests. I have officially be diagnosed with Hashimoto's (an autoimmune disease). So now we are on our journey to figure out how to move forward and hopefully send this beast into remission. Basically it is giving me hypothyroidism by attacking my body. Diet will be the key factor and I am ready to learn all I can so I have the energy to keep up with my family. I am so happy to finally have answers and excited to move forward on a new journey in life, even if I have to give up some of my favorite foods (good-bye gluten).  I am excited to see what the next month will bring and what memories will be made. I just hope to be better at capturing it in pictures.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

October Update

Well maybe a once a month update is all I am going to get to do but here goes last month...

Once again we kept busy with the kids activities. Harley's UTI finally cleared up after three different antibiotics. The Dr decided to go ahead and have an ultrasound of Harley's kidney's and bladder. The good news is everything looks good. I had a moment of panic thinking of how I would manage her if she had to get kidney surgery like her dad. Thankfully we don't even have to go there.


I was able to go on a field trip with Harley, probably the most unnecessary and pointless field trip ever, but it is always nice to get to spend one-on-one time with the kids. We went to Chaco canyon and spent more time in the vehicle then we did there, the roads were awful. Unfortunately I didn't have any knowledge on the sites so we pretty much ran around and looked for 30 mins before the kids had to hop on the bus to head back to school. I luckily was able to take Harley home with me and the were able to get back MUCH faster.
We also went to a choir concert for the kids st their school. and before we knew it Halloween was here. The kids couldn't wait to carve their giant pumpkins.  Harley's was eating a little one.
And Noah's had four faces.
We then had our Ward's Halloween party, where I took no photo's because I forgot my phone and camera at home. (Harley was Batman this night).  Then on Halloween we went to 5th Ward's party to see all the cousins and I actually remembered to take a couple pictures. Noah was a Zombie riding an ostrich and the second night Harley was a Spanish Dancer with two of her good friends, Kaylee and Kecia.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

September update

I'm a bit behind, story of my life. Here is what has gone on this month....Hanging out with Family over Labor Day at Purgatory and enjoying all they have to offer. The kids had a blast and played hard. I was able to catch up with friends, Jason and Katie, and have fun with most of my family.

 Scott was off on a hunt the first 9 days of September, but it payed off. He shot and elk that will soon hang in the living room and our freezer is restocked with meat. Yum!
Harley officially became a teenager. With Dad gone we had a small party with dinner, cake and Shaley. Best part was getting her Kindle I believe. She also was able to party with the family in CO, because we have 6 birthdays in about a weeks time.
The rest of our time has been consumed with school, dance, football games (Harley loves to watch her friends play), sewing lessons, sickness, more sickness and I can't remember what else, oh yeah jury duty :p
A pretty good month minus the sickness

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School

It is that time of year again and I am a little late on getting this up. The kids started back to school over a week ago. It was a rude awakening with a hard adjustment from staying up all night and sleeping all day (one of the joys of having older kids).
Noah is in sixth grade this year and Harley is in seventh. They both are loving it so far and can hardly stand waiting to get their laptops. Noah enjoys having many teachers and getting to move a lot more often. He is making new friends and getting to know his second cousin Kody Farley a lot better (they hang out and eat lunch together). Let's hope the good year keeps going. He is currently going to ABQ once a month, but if he continues to do well he will start staggering that off to every couple of months. This year he also will be participating in Hip Hop class and two Hip Hop competition pieces. We are also looking in to gymnastics (or gnastics as he puts it). He is also in Scouts.  Harley is loving the fact of being back with all her friends and can only describe school as a love hate relationship (love the social, hate the work). She seems to be much happier and at peace this year. She will be participating in ballet, jazz, lyrical, private lessons and performance group. She also has mutual one night a week. We are busy and happy around here.