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.