Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Power of googling...

Since I have been seeing an endocrinologist I have had to learn about low functioning thyroid (hypothyroid) and yesterday I learned that my abdominal fluid retention may be due to my low functioning thyroid...well, what do you know...doesn't make it go away but it makes me understand what the problem may stem from...onward and upward...googling for greater understanding.

Oh yeah, and my endocrinologist was fascinated that I am not ingesting gluten. She said I was the second patient that day that told her it makes he feel better to not have gluten. Neither of us are celiac. She acted like she wondered if that made a difference for those with low thyroid function. I don't know this for a fact but she seemed intense about it when she brought up that another patient told her that too. Well...interesting...the evil gluten...for some of us any way.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bloated and discouraged

Seems whenever I eat or drink I get so is discouraging...I thought with all the eliminating I am doing I would eliminate the bloating...but nope! Oh well...I still feel so much better than I used to when I ate whatever I wanted and didn't realize I really can't do that.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ugh...glutenized reluctantly

Ordered a bowl of french onion soup, forgetting about the toast that floats to hold the cheese up...I try hard to avoid dairy too but I wanted the soup any I dipped in my spoon and dug into the pot of deliciousness...but when I realized I had soggy bread on the spoon too I had to make a decision to just keep eating or push it away from me...I did eat it, but honestly I could not enjoy it and I didn't enjoy it. I kept wondering how it might effect me later and I did get a pounding headache later...not worth it...I have been so careful, so smart, but I was dumb about the soup and I will not do that again any time soon. THE END~

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Still pluggin' along

I don't pay much attention to this blog, but would like to report that I am faithful to my food issues and avoid the foods that unfriendly to my insides...I hope all who do stumble upon this blog will be feeling the same is too short to live it with unpleasantness and indigestion and other non-pleasant side effects of eating what we shouldn't eat. PEACE!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Weight loss

I seem to have the avoiding foods that bother me down fairly well these it is time to kick in to gear...WEIGHT LOSS...oh no!!! But I have gotten used to the extra 50 pounds I lug, what to more salads, fewer corn chips...and move around a lot more than I do at present...yup, get my fat @$$ out of the computer chair and on to that bike I profess to love so much...and get pedaling!