Friday, March 21, 2008

catch up

So long time no post, I have been plodding on. Have had a few assignments to do for CIT and uni, some are completed more to go. The appointment with the Alternative Chinese medical practitioner went well, and was very interesting, no promises that it will cure it though, but it may greatly assist, time will tell. Actually yesterday was the first day in a long time I didn’t feel totally stuffed by 1-2 pm. I good sign I think, I’m wondering what will happen today. For those who know anything about Alternative Chinese medicine, I had no kidney pulse at all. Not good!! I go back on Wednesday.

Training has been quite challenging at times, I have decided to back off a little, the therapist said that it was obvious I was pushing through sickness and tiredness and that this was detrimental to my recovery. It is her opinion pushing myself to much is what triggered the condition in the first place, and I am just self perpetuating the condition by doing so now. So I have not pushed (as much), if I have been feeling horrid I haven’t gone to the gym and I have cut back on my cardio for the time being, we will see how this goes, I will train tomorrow and Sunday, and will continue Boot Camp at this stage, just not push as hard through it if it's too much.

I have lots of domestic stuff to catch up with today; I have been looking forward to the extra days off. I have had plenty of work. When uni gets more full on I may have to cut back a little, we will see.

Anyway have a wonderful Easter everyone

Monday, March 10, 2008

HURRAY!! I had a mind shift today, not sure what caused it, but I’m more than ever determined to fight this condition I have. As I mentioned in my last post I haven’t been eating that well the last couple of weeks, and training this week was crappy as well. So I thought to myself yesterday, that would be contributing to me feeling so shithouse. DEEEERRRR!! I know from my own experience that when I eat processed carbs and foods with added sugars I tend to feel lethargic and have highs and lows in energy. So although Hashimotos causes this as well, I don’t want to be exacerbating the condition, which I have been. So, as off tomorrow I am back on track, and I see the Dr on Wednesday, so it’s onwards and upwards from now on.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Thank you so much for all your supportive comments, they are much appreciated.

I am very much looking forward to Wednesday as I see the Alternative Chinese Medicine Practitioner then. I so hope that it is going to be helpful for the hashimotos. My weight has consistently kept going up. I am running out of clothes that I can wear to work LOL not good!! I haven’t helped this the last 10 days or so, as I must admit to thinking what’s the point, and been seeking out foods I know aren’t the best choices once I’ve finished work! However, even when my diet is clean I have put on weight. My energy levels are not at all good either, when I feel very flat and tired it contributes to me making food choices that aren’t productive as well.

I have not trained nearly as much as I normally do this week. However I have decided to just let this slide and make the most of the break. I will start afresh next week.

Funnily enough I have met a few people of the last week two who have hashimotos and one who have an under active thyroid, but no due to hashimotos. I am thankful that my Dr picked it up as one person had to deal with the symptoms for over a year as her Dr had missed the signs; by this time he thought she was going mad.

We have a long weekend her in ACT, I would have liked to have gone away however, I had to attend uni yesterday and today I had arranged to do a CIT assignment with two girls from my class. So it will be good to get them out of the way.

Uni is going to be very interesting and very informative; I had to change subjects due to a conflict with my CIT course. So this particular unit will focus on teaching us about and how to implement a teaching strategy called TeacCH with people on an Autism Spectrum. It includes a full on 4 day workshop in about a month, I am very much looking forward to this and am hoping I feel a lot better energy wise by then.

I ill let you know how my appointment goes later in the week; I have a god feeling about though so we will see!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Well I saw my own Doctor this week he diagnosed that I have Hashimotos, which is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid. Where antibodies attack the thyroid until eventually it’s stuffed. It’s one of the causes of hypothyroidism, He said it can be hell and don’t expect it to be easy to treat; the tyroid hormones may swing from high to low. I have been referred to one of Australia’s leading endocrinologists in April. I am also going to see a Chinese Herbal Medical practitioner as well in two weeks time. Depending on the outcome, I may or may not go up to Sydney as well.

So I’ve been keeping up my training, some days this has been challenging because I feel so tired at times Not normal tiredness, I get this overwhelming flat lethargic feeling come over me, like you hit a brick wall, I not only get tired, but foggy, forgetful and irritable, and it is not pleasant.

A positive here is that I managed to break all my records in my Boot Camp Fitness Testing on Friday morning; I paid for it though ;) I felt like crap for a lot of the day after. However this is affecting enough of my life I do not want to give up training as well.

This week my food has been good, but not great, so will address this, I can not believe how shit house I feel at times, the doctor said this may get worse as the condition progresses. Overall I have a very healthy diet though, The Thyroid book Sandra Cabot wrote was very informative and there are diet suggestions in it, although she does suggest cutting out certain foods altogether which I am quite fond of such veggies from the cruciferous family so cabbage, brussel sprouts, ect. I will read it again and may put, these suggestions into place, a least until I see the other practitioners.

I worked four days, sometimes it was challenging with feeling so bloody lousy, I had a great week with the classes I taught though. I’ve been dong a lot of work at the same school, helps to build up a relationship with the kids I think.

Well I am off to my aqua assessment, have a great weekend.

Well never got to post this before my practical assessment, I did great so all is good here.