Hey Vicki, Hey Tator, Hey Jocie...
Thanks for your concern regarding my thyroid health, Jocie. Yeah, Im okay there...I have a full blood panel every six months (Dad insisted, due to his
Diabetes), and so far, Im healthy.
No, my deal, the reason for my weight gain, is this
: Back in '03, I was involved in a housefire and suffered from smoke inhalation. I had an intubation injury that left my vocal chords in a fixed position and a 13% airway. Prior to this injury, I was an avid cyclist (at least 200 mi. per week, no kidding), ate fairly healthy, and had little or no issues at all with weight. After the injury, I could barely breathe, seriously couldn't even walk across a room without discomfort. So, exersize was immediately halted. For awhile, I was just happy to be alive and to have survived the fire, but as time went on, I became incredibly depressed, missing my bike, my walks, good sex (blush), anything that required increased respiration. Food became something that made me happy. I had surgery in '06 to repair my chords as best they could,( a 50% airway, which is sooooooooo much better), and I was able to walk my dog (slowly), ride my bike (short,flat rides-no hills), but I just couldn't get into it...I was a big baby about not being able to do what I could before. BIG MISTAKE!!! No exersize and really bad food choices are the reason for my "Buddah Belly" <----gotta love that
I am beginning to embrace who I am now. I don't know what it is about this "diet", but my mental outlook has improved beyond explination
! I simply cannot wait
to get back to my morning strolls with "Delicious" (my dog), and the occasional laid back bike ride around the Marina. (Im waiting to exersize until I begin phase 2 on Tuesday). And you know, Im very aware of the fact that I won't be zipping along the coast on my bike for hours at a time anymore, but there is much more to life than that. I am a survivor, I was spared from that horrible, devestating fire for some reason, and it certainly wasn't to sit around depressed and miserable, gaining weight and feeling like s**t!! Okay, Im done preaching!!
But yeah, the thyroid is fine, Teach....thanks again for asking!