Weight Loss

26 pounds down since March 27th ..  The right Thyroid medication and eating right and exercising and good sleep!!

Anyone struggle with Hormones and Thyroid issues?? Age 51 was when I started not feeling like myself. My Dr. Just kept treating my symptoms and not listening to me. I finally had enough of that and found a awesome nurse practitioner who specialized in hormones And thyroid. it was so comforting explaining that I knew I was not gaining weight because of poor eating weight was just coming on. This practitioner tested me for everything! For that I was grateful come to find out I have low thyroid and basically non-functional adrenal glands.

I was started on medication for my thyroid and she put me on some great supplements to help my adrenals. Now six months later the weight is coming off but that’s along with doing low carbohydrates lots of vegetables, and getting proper sleep. Those are the most important things to do when you have thyroid issues. it’s also important to do weight lifting. For woman over 50 your body really starts to change and cardio does not do what it did when you were in your 20s and 30s and even when you were in your 40s. Weightlifting however builds muscle and burns fat. So although it’s important to do some cardio for good heart health you also raise your heart rate when you are weight lifting. amazingly enough send March 27th I have lost 26 pounds. I have more energy than I used to but come to find out just from recent blood work my thyroid is still slightly low. So again we’ve adjusted my medication adjusted some supplements and I’m sure I’ll feel even better than I do now a month from now.

Always remember your best health advocate. Never settle for a doctor that is not listening. Shop around there’s lots of great doctors out there.
Here is a face by face pic. I will post when I have a body by body pic. #diabetesadvocate #healthactivis #patientadvocate #keto #lowcarb #lowthyroid #hashimotos #over50

Loved when this memory popped up!!

After a year of dealing with thyroid issues, I am finally on the right medication and have been able to get some weight off. I have my energy back and I feel so much better. When this memory popped up on my Facebook page I was able to look at it and remember how good it feels to not have that extra weight on my body. Thyroid is a serious issue for a lot of people out there. The weight gains that comes from low thyroid sucks! It takes so long to get the Dosage just right so you can start feeling better. For some I hear never it never gets better and medication does not help. I feel for those people.
As a patient advocate I will always say if you don’t feel like your doctor is doing what they should FIND the new doctor. Never settle for poor health. There are doctors out there that can help. My first doctor just kept on giving me medicines for symptoms not finding out what the problem was. He’s no longer my doctor. I now see somebody that addresses the core of the issue and that is why I am feeling better.

Be your own advocate

Do you know what’s going on with your body??  Are you tired, can’t lose weight having brain fog.  Well those were only of the few symptoms I was having at the beginning of the new year.  I have low thyroid but came to find out it was more then just my thyroid acting up.    I have been on thyroid medication for awhile but my blood test in Feb showed such low numbers that it was like I was not even taking medication.  So now I am doing medication and supplements.  Since I started the new regimen and I am feeling better.   I have gone back to NO SUGAR very low carbs but am eating healthy fat’s.  I am also doing some intermittent fasting which is amazing.  So many great benefits.  Just being committed to this lifestyle I know my body will react in a positive way as it continues to show me.

We are our best advocate for our own health. Most of the time we can figure out what works and what doesn’t for our selves.  Sure Dr’s are great but I have found through the years that there are some better then others.  I take as minimal as medication as possible and that was not happening with my old Dr.  I went Dr shopping and have found one that is not pro medication for every little symptom.  Quit the opposite.  She is all about finding out what is causing the symptom and getting the entire picture before even thinking of medication.

Our health is so important and taking care of ourselves is so very important.  Don’t let symptoms go unchecked.  More problems can develop from putting off figuring out what your body is doing or not doing.

Fresh Starts in the New Year

Fresh starts are great and with 2015 here  it’s time to think about what you want for the coming year.

Did you know!!  Jan, 2019, millions  will arise ready to go and be so excited about there goal of getting fit.   Sad but true by the end of January, a whopping 95% of those people will  have failed at those New Year’s resolutions for one reason or another.  We are not going to let you be one of those 95% not this year!!  THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!!

if it’s 10, 30, 60 pounds or even more you want to take off how are you going to do it??
Here are some simple tips to get you started in the right direction.

1. Write it down!! Write it down!!  I can’t stress this enough!!

Map out how you are going to reach your goal. Set goals you can reach. I really do believe if your goals are not written down they are just dreams. When you write them down and put them somewhere you can see them it will set off events that will change your life.

2. Join a support group.

Weight does not just come off. You have to work hard and will need to be accountable. Join a support group where others are striving to reach weight loss goals. Take off pounds sensibly has worked for me. I also have many friends that have been to Overeaters Anonymous. You can find help in face to face meetings or on-line.

3. MAKE A VISION BOARD!

You need to have a clear vision of your goals!  You can feel free to let your imagination wonder as you create your future on this board.  This will help you create what you want from the inside and you can see it daily.

You will need a poster board. You can add sayings and pictures cut out from magazines. Healthy foods, Pictures of people near your ideal weight or even a picture of yourself at your ideal weight. Don’t hold back. You can put pictures that represent you and your dreams. Envision yourself and your new life and make this vision board all about your future.
Now place your board you will see it every day. If you look at it daily it will leave a imprint in your subconscious mind and you will make your board into reality.

4. IT’S BACK TO TO THE BASICS WITH EATING. EATING HEALTHY AND OFTEN IS THE KEY.

During the holidays it is easy to get out of the habit of eating right. Get rid of the junk food.   6 small meals a day!!  Click here to see a sample of what I eat and how I lost the 100 pounds!

5.  Get involved in a weight loss challenge!!

Taking on a new year challenge can help you kick start your goals. Weight Loss Wars is a good one. I have a few friends that did this last year and had great results.

6. You will need to exercise.

Get a workout DVD. There are so many good ones your selection is endless.  If you live locally and you love group fitness give  Elevate Studio a try!!   Great prices and you will love gaining support from other members. It’s nice for accountability. If your gone you may just get a call from a co- fitness partner and that is a great way for others to show they care.

Most important thing to remember is consistency is everything. Working out as often as possible will bring great results.

7.  Most of all believe in yourself.

You can do anything you set your mind to if you believe in yourself.  Join me on Facebook to get motivated and stay motivated and to share what is working for you!  We are in this together!!  Click here “Get up and Get Moving” on Facebook

 Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook 

The Woman’s World Diabetes Cookbook has hit newsstands  and features 108 recipes to help you stay healthy and feel satisfied. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are approximately 1.5 million new diabetes diagnosis made each year and I am one of them!! Thank you for sending me these cookbooks!! I just have to say they are all amazing!! So many wonderful recipes!! YOU DON”T have to have diabetes to use these. They are for anyone who wan’ts to live a healthier life or want to lose weight. You will still enjoy what your eating but it will be lower in carbohydrates . If you or your loved ones has diabetes, the good news is that there is a lot you can do to manage it and reduce the risk of long-term complications. Consuming low-GI meals is one of those things.  Of course, it is essential to work with your health care team to ensure optimal management, but it’s empowering to do as much as you for your own health and well-being.  This book is designed to do just that, with plenty of wholesome, delicious recipes to make your dietary changes easy to follow as a permanent healthy way of eating.

Contents of this fantastic cookbook includes:

The Glycemic Index– The glycemic index is a fantastic tool to help you choose the best carbohydrate-containing foods.

Breakfast– Mom wasn’t kidding when she said this is the most important meal of the day. Start out right!

  • Pearl, Barley & Cherry Breakfast Bowl
  • Breakfast Egg Wraps
  • Buckwheat Pancakes with Toasted Maple Walnuts

OH wow I love love the Breakfast wraps and they are amazing!!

Lunches– These portable recipes mean you get to brown-bag it in style. Make your midday fuel-up delicious!

  • Thai Shrimp Burgers
  • Chickpea Pancakes with Grilled Chicken
  • Lime & Cilantro Beef Salad

Hearty burger that my Son actually loved!!  He is picky!!

Dinners– Finally!  Featuring an arsenal of delicious, healthy and substantial meals that will keep you full.

  • Chicken & Ricotta Meatballs
  • Grilled Zucchini & Lentil Lasagna
  • Miso Broth with Salmon & Soba Noodles

Desserts– Low-sugar treats prove you don’t have to say goodbye to sweets forever.  Live a little!

·       Honey Semifreddo with Warm Figs

·       Ice Cream Sandwiches (4 ways!)

·       Chocolate Cake with Raspberries

I felt so proud when I took a Chocolate cake with Raspberries  that was the hit of the party and when I told everyone how low in sugar they could not believe it.

Eat Good Food for Life!

While we can’t control our genetics, we can reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly by following a healthy diet and staying physically active.

Push diabetes off the menu and treat yourself with recipes made from wholesome, good-for-you ingredients.  These dishes are simply amazing and I love this magazine.  Grab your copy soon!!

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