Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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 warranty was quite expired, they worked an amazing deal for me.   I'm now getting the Fitbit Flex 2 for an extremely discounted price and free expedited shipping.   I'm really excited about this choice because this particular model allows you to track your swims.  It looks like we're going to become members of the YMCA again and I'm really looking forward to lap swimming again!   

Monday, April 23, 2018

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If this doesn't illustrate autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto's and PCOS... I don't know what else does!

If you are interested in following me on my journey, I have an Instagram page made specifically for this.     The more encouragement, the better I'll do... I think!  .... I hope!

Still going...

I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on my health journey.    This was my first year on weight watchers... in fact, my anniversary is May 2nd.    At one point I was down 41 pounds and I'm kicking myself because I've gained half of that back.

Does this mean the program does not work?    No.   Absolutely not.

In some regards, the problem is/was me.    I let stress at work lead me into unhealthy habits (like not tracking, or skipping a meeting.)

And in other regards, this is the hell that is PCOS and is Hashimoto's.  

1.) I'm posting this and this is hard for me, so I've become more confident in my journey, I guess?
2.) Saturday's aren't for sleeping anymore. I'm up and at em and doing the best I can.
3.) My labs are looking really good. My A1C is 5.4
4.) I'm actually spending time researching root causes, the science behind my illnesses and how to incorporate things into weight watchers
5.) I'm starting to blog with a gal pal of mine with the same goals and same issues
6.) Shaving my legs is no longer considered an Olympic event
7.) I've discovered new foods to help me when I'm feeling stressed or anxious.
8.) I haven't eaten bad food for so long that when I do my ass has a hissy fit and I'm chilling in the bathroom all night.
9.) I'm biting the bullet and going gluten-free as free as I can.
So I think I need to consider my first year on weight watchers "orientation" and a learning curve. I'm preparing for my second year and I'm in it to freaking win it.
Please check in on me, encourage me, love me for where I am in the journey. This shit isn't going to be easy. My goal is to need all new clothes for school/teaching in September.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Jesus calls us to be good stewards of the leadership opportunities and responsibilities He gives us. He places us where we are for His purposes. He places people in our spheres of influence so that they can experience His touch. He provides resources—spiritual, intellectual, emotional, material, including our time and relationships—to equip us in His work. When the way is hard, He reminds us to seek His perspective and draw on the helping presence of His Spirit and all He has given to empower us. How are you stewarding what God has given you?
My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. —Galatians 2:20

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...