Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bento Loving!

At work, we do this thing called "Secret Sisters."   Basically, you fill out a survey at the beginning of the year and turn it in.   The ladies participating draw a name from the basket and then you buy little trinkets and treats for your gal for the year.    My secret sister this year is amazing and I can't wait to ask her where on earth she found this Bento Box.    I use it often and just LOVE it.    Packing my lunch is actually fun!    I confess it is not uncommon for me to skip lunch/work through lunch.   However, if it's a Bento day - I'm eating!   Here is tomorrow's Bento.   :-)

Weight loss with hypothyroidism

An excellent article from this weeks online thyroid course.

Product Review

I have been gluten free now for almost 8 months.

Something I have to clarify about being gluten free - it's a lifestyle change.   It's NOT a diet.     Many gluten free products are loaded in carbs or are high in weight watchers points.   For the most part, I don't really eat products that say "gluten free" as part of their branding.   I eat more clean.   Meats.   Proteins.   Veggies.  Fruits.   Etc..... every once in a while we will have some gluten free pasta.

One thing I truly miss though is having a good sandwich.    A comfort food of mine is toast with a few spritz's of spray butter and jelly.   Recently, I discovered Schar gluten free classic white bread.   I would have never ever even tried the stuff had it not been for a random stranger suggesting it to me when we were grocery shopping at a different Giant grocery store (our Giant doesn't have this....yet).     Anywhoo - we bought it and we LOVE it.    First of all, it does NOT taste like cardboard.  Secondly, there's no weird flour like aftertaste that I have discovered with some gluten free products.    It's amazing.   Whether to have solo, or to make a sandwich with.... or even toast.

I give this product an A+

In fact, I like it so much that I just bought it online in bulk to freeze.    
Easter is coming and now I'll be able to have an actual egg salad sandwich for a treat!  

300! YIKES!

The list below is 300 thyroid problem symptoms from this website.      It's a bit creepy.   I recommend printing the list and highlighting any issues you may have and show it to your doctor.   That's what I'll be doing!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Mary Shomon's free online thyroid class

I've decided to take Mary Shomon's free online class to help me better understand my thyroid.  

For starters, you can take a thyroid function quiz here.

Interesting article!

What I liked most about this article was the section about building muscle.
Also, I never knew that metabolism shouldn't be classified as fast or slow.
Instead, metabolism should be described as efficient/functional vs. inefficient or dysfunctional.

In addition to taking this course, I'm also reading the book below.   I'm especially pleased thus far because it specifically focuses on my "disease" --- Hashimoto's.

Thank you, Fitbit!

My Fitbit Charge HR broke.   I took it off and it just ... broke.    I got in contact with FitBit customer service and even though my...