I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July! We celebrated on the 3rd and 4th. Stopping in to see Colum and visit his new headstone yesterday on our way to the party. I teared up when we pulled up to the cemetery yesterday and saw his name with a photo of him on a beautiful stone. I'm still so proud of us for actually pushing ourselves to do it. "See you later, Colum" Finn says as he waves while we pulled away. Last night our friends put together an amazing show of fireworks but as you would look towards the mountains you could see a horrible fire in the mountains in Alpine, where Ryan grew up. His Mom's neighborhood had been evacuated and the fire was close to burning down several friends houses that we knew.
While waking up this morning my room seemed dark for a summer morning. And then I began to hear the rain fall. Rain in the Summer has got to be one of the most beautiful and refreshing things. The air smells crisp and prayers are being answered. The rain put me in an exceptionally swell mood and after a very lazy morning I told Finn that this rain made me want to go to Zupa's and get some soup. Finn said, "yeah, the rain makes me want some Dr Pepper and grilled cheese." He for some reason associates Dr. Pepper with Zupa's it's something he only wants when we go there. As we were driving I smiled. This was the first weather change that my body didn't severely ache (knock on wood). I try and take notice of all the good things. Being in a hospital bed for 2 months and having aches and pains all the time, I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to just pick up and run to Zupa's on a rainy summer day for a very long time. I'm so grateful that I was able to enjoy today. I'm so lucky to have the cutest little guy to hang out with me everyday. I'm excited that I continue to make progress on my running (10 minutes in a row last week, oh and I walked the entire 5k on Saturday!).
When I stopped taking my thyroid medicine a little over a month ago, I instantly gained 10 lbs. Since then I stopped eating sugar and am eating very low carbs. My weight fluctuates down a couple lbs but then it jumps back up when I blink. I hate feeling chubby and having very little hair at the same time. I recently found a new Dr that I love who can monitor my thyroid. I've struggled with thyroid problems for more than half of my life and am very in tune with my body. It's very difficult to find Dr's around here that primarily prescribe bio-identical hormones, which is what I prefer. She said that I shouldn't have just abruptly stopped taking all my thyroid medicine, they should have just lowered my dose. "They", don't specialize in thyroids so I place no blame on any one. I just wanted my hair to stop falling out, was so excited to have answers, and was doing what I was told. The moment I stopped taking it I didn't feel like myself. I would just be sitting there and feel a panic attack coming on, out of nowhere. I would get extreme social anxiety and was very irritable and fatigued. My new Dr put me back on a low dose and scheduled a follow-up for 2 weeks. I'm secretly hoping that the low dose, and eating no sugar/low carbs helps those 10 lbs to melt away....very quickly. Having Hashimoto's Disease (my type of hypothyroidism) + PCOS = a very crappy low metabolism. Usually staying away from sugar, even most fruits is the only thing that really helps me stay at a decent weight. When I run 5+ miles a day I can eat whatever I want and not gain a pound though. So here's to getting to a healthy weight, being able to run 5+ miles a day, and then getting knocked up. Hopefully in that order. Hopefully at lightning speed. I think I may go watch something good and walk/jog on my treadmill (for the 1st time since the accident) since we aren't doing much physical therapy this week due to the holiday.
Anybody have similar problems and tips that help them?
Have a good weekend.