Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Year, A New Resolution

It's been a long time since my last blog. I was in a real frump and was very discouraged for quite a while.  The pounds quit dropping off and I actually started to see them come back on even though I was eating healthier.  I admit that I wasn't exercising as much as I should have, but I felt blah all the time.  To everyone else, I'm sure it looked like laziness.  But for me, I just felt drained...  ALL THE TIME.  I lost motivation due to lack of energy and I really didn't know why. A few months ago I had my regular check up and my doctor referred me to an endocrinologist who diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism with a multi-nodular goitre. This isn't good news, but at least now I KNOW why I've been so blah.  There is a reason, and it's not because I'm lazy. I've been on hypothyroid medication for about 5 weeks now and so far my energy levels have not improved. I have another appointment on the 5th to see my doctor and have more lab work done to see if my thyroid medicine needs to be adjusted. In the mean time, I've been looking for natural ways to help my thyroid function through diet and supplements.

I usually don't like setting myself up for failure, so I don't normally talk about my resolutions. However, this year I do have a few I want to share.  First, I want to get my health in control. Not the doctor's control,  I'm putting this in God's hands. I want my energy back so that I can do the things I need to do to get my weight back to normal and be able to enjoy time with my kids while they are still young enough to want to spend time with me.  Second, I want to develop a meeker spirit.  I let little things annoy me and I really want to have more patience and be able to speak more quietly.  I guess that means my kids will have to listen to me much closer since I won't be raising my voice to repeat things. And third, I want to learn how to play the new guitar my husband gave me for Christmas.  I'm dedicated to learn and plan to spend about an hour a day practicing along with my children.  What are your resolutions this year?


  1. I think it all sounds like a great game plan for the rest of the year! Sometimes we have to step back and remember there are only so many things we can be in "control" of and the rest we have to leave to our Higher Power!
    But don't forget that no matter how "lazy" you may feel, you do a great deal during your day! Even the "little" things should be counted as good-doings!
    Looking forward to following your progress!

  2. Wow... now there's a lesson in listening to your own body! I'm so glad you were able to finally get a diagnosis. I have a good friend who had that same condition. She ended up having surgery and is doing great now.

    I totally suck at resolutions - well actually that's not true, I'm really good at making them, I'm just terrible at sticking to them!

    But I'm really with you on the whole idea of surrender. Some part of me always seems to be convinced that if I could just control everything life would be soooo much better. But then I have to remind myself that it's all just a fantasy anyhow... we're not really in control of anything. So here's to Letting Go and Letting God.

    Wishing you and yours the best for a healthy and happy New Year.


  3. I have Hashimoto's too, so I know just what you are talking about :( With this disease, for the most part, my thyroid does not produce any hormone. But....sometimes, it decides to spurt back to life a little, which totally messes with my medication dosage. It is very frustrating. I often feel tired, and like you described...blah. Praying you start to feel better soon!