Led by my tastebuds

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The first snow in Ashland, OR, is beautiful to look at, but not easy to walk in. Brrrr!

I’ve decided for the umpteenth time to stop eating sugar. It’s not easy for me.

I’ve written before about my food addiction. I know what is healthy, but don’t seem to have a lot of control about what I actually put into my mouth.

I had lost about 15 pounds, when I was ill with SIBO, and I’ve put all of that weight back, with possibly more on top of it.

I did discover that my thyroid is underproducing the necessary hormones. I also found out that my ferritin(iron) is low, as are my sex hormones. My cortisol levels, which have to do with energy, are extremely low.

I was directed by the NP that I saw about this, to buy several specific supplements, to begin taking Armour thyroid, which is a natural form of the hormone, and to use a creme that is being made specifically for me, with testosterone, and progesterone in it.

I’m hoping that I will be feeling at the least, a bit better after all of these interventions.

It’s not easy to lose weight, when your hormones are all over the place. Ideally, I’d like to lose 30 pounds, but I know that 5 would be great at this point.

It’s not just my appearance that I’m concerned about. I’m also worried about my general health, and having an increased risk for diabetes, and heart disease.

I ordered an Omega juicer, several days ago, on eBay, which was pricey. I am planning on juicing veggies and fruit for lunch, once I receive it, and I’ll eat normal meals for breakfast and dinner.

It’s very frustrating to know how important it is to eat healthy, and to be led by my taste buds!

I feel like emotional eating is a real epidemic in the US. Many people who are heavy, are just attempting to alleviate feelings of loneliness, and emptiness.

The problem is that the food doesn’t really help. At least not long term.

I know that if I try to cut out everything in my diet that isn’t good for me, I will fail miserably. One unhealthy food at a time seems to work best for me, and even that is a struggle.

It just snowed last night! It’s beautiful to see, but makes it harder to go daily, for my walks around the block.

I need to buy the appropriate clothing to wear for this freezing weather, but clothes shopping is another addiction of mine, so I’ve got to be mindful of buying what is needed and necessary, and not just pretty to look at…

 

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1 Comment

  1. I hope the juicer is good, sounds like a decent way of getting more nutrients and natural sugars, which your body will crave if cutting out refined sugar. I can empathise with comfort eating, having struggled with it and other eating disorders over the years. It’s hard, so don’t be too tough on yourself. I agree though that cutting too many things out and being too strict is setting yourself up for a fall, as it’s just not that black and white. There are so many things underneath it (control, being one of them, then things like you mentioned with loneliness, filling a gap, not having other ways to manage how we feel). You can do this, one step at a time. Buying snuggly clothing is a good idea, definitely necessary to stay warm & as well as possible. Sending hugs, hang in there xxxx

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