My name is Angela Pierce & I am a 26 year old biracial Filipina-American. I live in South Seattle, Washington & LOVE the Pacific Northwest. I am starting this blog as an outlet after the recent loss of my mother in May 2016 to Lung Cancer. Around the same time, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after seeing multiple doctors & never finding answers for the symptoms I was experiencing. The whole process was discouraging & difficult. I know I am not the only one who knows something is wrong with their body & never getting answers. I want to share my experience with finally figuring out I had Hypothyroidism & my current journey as I learn to live with a thyroid disease on top of the grief I am holding.
Like many other people, I have gone through a love/hate relationship with my body. Before I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, I had just lost a TON of weight & was feeling energetic & well, I looked skinny. I even had an instagram (@angelaisfierce) dedicated to my journey. Today, I am up almost 40 pounds because of my condition. I want to make it clear that I am no longer on a journey to get “skinny” or fit in a bikini anymore. I am on a journey to be HEALTHY. Looking back at those pictures I see a totally different person, but I refuse to let it discourage me. Skinny should never be the goal, HEALTH is my goal. HAPPINESS is my goal. I decided to still keep my name @angelaisfierce because I think it still represents my strength in whatever struggle I am facing.
I hope this blog helps someone, somewhere either going through health problems, weight issues, or the recent loss of a loved one. At the end of the day, this blog is mostly for me & I am excited to document my struggles, advice, & victories.