A Weighty Matter

There are so many measures of wellness and improvement, such as the facts that my thyroid is nice and small, my headaches are gone or not amounting to much, and I’m waking up easier in the morning, with more energy for the day. Yet, I *still* fixate on weight. I’m just not satisfied unless I’m…

A Stud in the Stacks

The good:  For breakfast, I made nomulous goat’s milk grits with sauteed onions & peppers & diced jalepenos (and a smidgin of Pepper Jack), coconut flour-dusted potatoes with sauteed onions and turkey sausage. For lunch I made lettuce wraps with sauteed (in avocado and sesame oils) portobello mushrooms, onions, broccoli slaw, quinoa and cashews. I…

Howliday Weekend

I have a few minutes before we go check out Swansbrough Manor, so I’ll  summarize the weekend. Friday was Home School Friday at our church school. The boys had a great day, as usual. Isaac started building a standard Lego Mindstorms robot and Ian was trying to piece together a Mindstorm piston. We had a…

Miss Grumpy McGrumplepants

 I seriously need to get some perspective. It’s normal for me to occasionally get spun around by my to-do list and to feel overwhelmed and overstimulated. But THIS FOOD THING (well, really, it’s a subset of “this thyroid thing”) has taken me to a new level of crazy. Yesterday, I woke up realizing my “old…

Dee Talks Diet

This is the follow-up to my “Journey to Heal My Thyroid” intro post, elaborating on my detox diet. In short, I don’t want to kill my thyroid until I’ve tried a holistic approach first. Dr. Wellness (my made-up name for the holistic practitioner I’m seeing) did a bunch of blood work, and more results are trickling…

My Journey to Heal My Thyroid: The Beginning

Hello again. A number of people, including myself, have gently suggested I’m past due for a post. By a lot. Then, my nutritionist suggested I blog my experience with my new diet, and I thought that was a great idea. Maybe it can help someone else relate, who is also going though difficult dietary changes….

Vacay Shunning Junk: How My Thighs Survived the Trip

I think I’m still on Island Time. Two weeks ago I was packing for our trip to Ocracoke Island to attend my cousin’s wedding. Now (seemingly five minutes later) I’m packing us up to tag along with Brian on his business trip. But, first trips first. We took 2 days to get to the island…

Project Shrinkydink

I am Captain Willpower this week. I’m so crazy-eyed and Americanized that I decided to go see a nutritionist for guidance. It was a good meeting and I came away with some helpful guidance. The hard part is matching the formula: 50% carbs, 30% fat, 20% protein. The nutritionist suggested I document my eating for a…