WHO AM I? If you have been following my blog & my health journey, you know that I have recently taken up running as a way to deal with my anxiety & to try to be a more healthy individual. When I first began this journey in January, my goal was to only run a … Continue reading So, I ran a 10k…
One year ago today, I lost my mother. The woman who spent hours in labor & gave birth to me. The woman who migrated to the United States alone, without her family. The woman who worked tirelessly day in & day out to provide for her family. The woman who fought cancer with all her … Continue reading One Year…
It's been exactly about a year since I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism in 2016. But before that, I began to develop the symptoms long before my diagnosis. Refer to Hypothyroidism: My Personal Journey to a Diagnosis. To put it simply, I was exhausted all the time & I put on weight extremely fast. Since September 2015, I … Continue reading Losing Weight with Hypothyroidism
"How are you doing?" "Good. How about you?" "Good." COOL -__- Typical response to a typical question. I'm sure all of us find ourselves blindly saying "good" to this question without even having to really think about how we really are doing. I get asked this question probably like 10 times a day from … Continue reading How are you REALLY doing?
YO! I DID IT! About a week ago, I ran for exactly 30 minutes & 54 seconds and DID NOT STOP. I ran a 5k aka 3.1 miles!!!!! This is a huge accomplishment for me. As stated in previous blogs and instagram posts, I am not a runner. I have never liked running. My memories of … Continue reading Running my First 5k
If you have read my previous post, What the hell is Hypothyroidism?!, then you have already seen that symptoms of this disease could be so easily explained by other factors. This is my personal story of how I found out I had Hypothyroidism & how I finally got a doctor to correctly diagnose me. For … Continue reading Hypothyroidism: My Personal Journey to a Diagnosis.
This past week I began a 21-Day Purification Program by Standard Process recommended by my nutritionist (who is amazing by the way, check her out!). The goal of this purification program was to basically detox my body, heal my leaky gut, & eliminate foods that could be triggering my hypothyroidism, my fatigue, my acne breakouts, & … Continue reading Week One of Purification Program
Hypothyroidism. What the hell is that?! To be honest, I had never heard of Hypothyroidism, I barely even knew what the thyroid even was! Today, it is something that defines my every day life. Hypothyroidism is an invisible disease. Yes, I said disease. It can also be referred to as under-active thyroid disease. To put … Continue reading What the hell is Hypothyroidism?!
It's the first day of 2017 & I couldn't be happier. How do I even describe 2016? Awful? Horrific? Terrible? 2016 was devastating to say the least & I am thrilled for a new start. I have always heard this phrase, "new year, new me." I always found it to be kinda funny. People saying this … Continue reading New Year, New Me?