Awesome day competing at CrossFit Pendle today with the guys and girls from @crossfit_boudicca gutted to just miss out on a finals place but can’t be too upset with a couple of PB’s even if technique took second fiddle to pure aggression
I did it. The #whole30 . Yesterday was the last day and I stayed 💯% committed, no cheats. 🙌🏻 Did it suck? On some days, yes it really did.
Do I feel better? Yes, I’d say overall that I do.
Am I going to stick with it? No, it’s not a sustainable lifestyle, but I will probably follow it 70-80% of the time.
Did I lose weight? Yes. 7lbs actually, even though I did it more for health reasons.
Will I do it again? Honestly, I don’t know. I’m not ruling it out but I did learn a lot about my body in the process.
These are just some simple answers, but if you want the whole down and dirty...the good, the bad & the ugly...about how it went week by week stay tuned because I documented every single day & meal and will be blogging about it soon.
If you wanna know what I ate, get some recipes, learn about staying compliant when dining out, and more I’ve got your back.
1st time masuk CCU..
Semoga Allah dipermudahkan dan berikan kesembuhan dengan izinNya...
So aqila dah kna decide apa yg terbaik sbb nya dah 5x kena Thyroid Storm...dan aqila bertarung dgn sakit ni hampir 2 tahun..TSH msih tggi dan msih xboleh nk decide.. hrp hrp lps ni boleh decide dgn keredhaan hati
Tq semua yg mendoakan aqila dan tq suami kerana terima aqila apa adanya...
Maaf akan ketidaksempurnaan isterimu ini..
Doakan supaya kita sama2 dpt bersama membesarkan Mohd Aqif Shazwi hingga ke akhir hayat kita dan ke jannah..
Apa kaitan thyroid dgn jantung.. pjg nk explain
hnya yg merasai sja yg tahu indah lg nikmat sihat.. syukur diuji dan merasai sakit ini.. semoga dia mnjdi penghapus dosa dosa aqila..
Terima kasih semua..
Aamiin ya Rabbal Al Aamiin..
Such a great weekend celebrating two amazing people💓 .
Sometimes it’s good to get away and put your energy towards others. This weekend I was completely focused on my friends and the next chapter of their lives. I barely had time to think about myself and how I was feeling which felt surprisingly good! The road trip is always brutal on my body though (16 hours round trip in the car) so I’m spending the rest of the night in bed with the heating pad. I have a busy upcoming week so I’m trying to prepare myself. Training your mind to stay focused on positives and what’s upcoming is hard. For me though it helps from becoming anxious on how I’m feeling every second of the day which has become sort of a pattern. Trying to break bad habits and staying focused on the now is my new goal!! 😊
I was a little worried how I’d be able to handle #cincodemayo on the #whole30 because #tacos give me LIIIIIFE!! But it actually wasn’t that bad. Willpower took over. I know if I cheat on this I have to start over and being over halfway through, ain’t nobody got time fo that!
For lunch I made seasoned ground beef tacos with @sietefoods #grainfree coconut flour & cassava #tortillas , topped with local made salsa, @daiyafoods vegan cheese and lots o #guac . Very messy, but pretty tasty!
Then came the real challenge...my awesome neighbor’s Cabi party where she was serving up Mexican eats & margs.
Knowing that corn tortilla chips are off the menu for me, I brought my own @jacksonshonest #sweetpotato chips made with #coconutoil & sea salt to eat with homemade #guacamole and had some fresh, sweet berries.
I was SUPER STRONG too and resisted the margs, and instead drank water all night. It was tough but doable. Go me! 🚫🍹😕 It just goes to show that it is all psychological. You can do anything if you try hard enough to convince yourself it is important.
And on an even more positive note, I feel fantastic!! And I’m down 7lbs in the past 2 weeks, even though I’m not really doing this for #weightloss , but more to reset my system. A nice, welcome side effect.
Do you fear trying something you know you should really do for your #health because of dealing with awkward social situations?
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This is the first in a series of posts related to my new #naturopathic#health journey. There is so much to cover that breaking it up into smaller posts seems like the best way to keep it digestible.
I want to be 100% transparent and keep it real about both the good and the bad, so in Part 1 I'm disclosing information about why I'm seeking help in the first place, how I found my new doctor, what happened at the first appointment, and what tests I've undergone.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments so please leave them below or on the actual blog post!
One year has passed since I got my thyroid surgery. 💉 This time last year was a really rough time for me. I was 92 pounds, had another miscarriage. The miscarriage procedure had to be repeated 3 times. 🤦🏽♀️ I was told I was allergic to my thyroid meds I had been taking for 6 years. (That was awesome... 💩) Finding out I had “abnormal” cells in my biopsy, being told it was cancer... then it wasn’t. Having no voice for 5 weeks. I HATED where I was. •• Fast forward to now. I have another miracle baby. I am 15lbs heavier 🙌🏽❤️ and I am starting to get back on track. •
If you are going through hell right now guys. Just keep pushing it gets better. I promise. #keeppushingforward
A year ago today, I woke up to myself being completely out of wack and the start of this long journey. 365 days ago I woke up feeling very abnormal after a night out with friends. I thought I had severe food poisoning but after talking with everyone, no one was experiencing what I was. What I thought was the stomach bug turned out to be my body trying to alert me that something else was happening. For MONTHS I went back and forth to the doctors and hospital for abnormal weight loss, daily headaches, severe insomnia and complete loss of appetite. I was misdiagnosed with anxiety and depression, having different doctors making me feel as if i was going insane. I went on different antidepressants that only made me feel worse. I was at my lowest of lows this past November until finally a new doctor listened. Being diagnosed with thyroid cancer was a blessing yet a curse. I was so happy that most of my symptoms finally had a reasoning behind them. I wanted to go back to every doctor who said “it’s all in your head” and shove my diagnosis in their faces (for some I did write angry letters haha) 🤬
This journey, this year, has been the hardest so far. I’ve accomplished so much and am still learning about myself daily. My advice is to never give up on yourself or what your body is telling you. I’ve said this time and time again but YOU KNOW YOUR BODY. You know when you don’t feel well and you know when you’re not normal. I’m still trying to find my normal. Still trying to figure out what my perfect Synthroid dose is and trying to adjust my diet. Positivity plays such a role in all of this. Remaining positive and trusting yourself is important. Never give up on you! Work everyday to make it a good one and fight for answers 💓
Беременность⬇How would humanity existed otherwise? Coming from a ex-soviet culture , I was always in fear of something going wrong with my pregnancies. We never announce pregnancy until belly shows up, we don't give name to a baby until he or she is born, we don't shop for clothes before baby is born...
But think about it, all nature, as Darvin's evolutionary theory described it and God's wishes are pro-creative, pro- baby😉. We need babies to continue our existence as humans.
Even if you have thyroid problems or other health issues, remember, you are programmed to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Just take needed actions to improve your health, pray, believe!
Your body is pro-creative, nurture it, because all odds are on your and your baby's side!
Do you choose fear or faith?
Нельзя говорить, что ты беременная до 3 месяцев, нельзя покупать одежду малышу до рождения и подобные "правила" исходят из наших тяжелых исторических советских времен, из страха.
Но надо помнить, что эволюция и Божьи законы построены на принципе продолжения жизни.
Человечество существует благодаря женщинам, которые рожают детей.
Даже если есть проблемы со здоровьем, помните, природа и Бог за здоровую беременность и здорового ребенка . За продолжение рода.
Заняться своим здоровьем и молитвой, верить - самые простые вещи для женщины.
Страх парализует. Вера дает крылья. Что ты выбираешь?
Today I was thinking about social media and the impact it has on myself and other people. I created this Instagram account separate from my personal one so anyone can follow me on my journey through my diagnosis and treatment. I wanted people to know the ups, downs and everything in between. I posted the above picture on my personal account and got several comments basically saying how I must be back to normal and I’m back to myself again. I also had people questioning me on “picking and choosing” things to show up to.
It’s interesting to me that people think because you post one photo of you having a good time or smiling, you’re cured. This made me realize that social media can be extremely deceiving sometimes. Yes when I took this picture, I was having a great day. Yes I felt better than I had in awhile but just because of that, doesn’t mean I don’t have bad days. People sometimes only see what they want to see which can be frustrating. They have no idea the journey I’ve been on and the struggles I face daily 😕
Sometimes it can be hard to explain to a friend or family why I missed an event yet showed up to another one. Good and bad days and/or weeks come and go for me. Also they are usually pretty unpredictable. All in all, I realized just what an impact a picture can have. The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” really resonates with me. In this picture I am seen and interpreted in so many different ways by different people..
It just makes me think twice to personally ask someone how they are feeling or reach out instead of assuming someone is doing well just because of a social media post. 🙃
I’m on Day 5 of #whole30 and so far, so good. Zero cheats and I’m definitely starting to feel the effects of the #detox . Like a dull headache for most of the day. Plus, I’m drinking almost a gallon of H2O errday so I’m peeing like every hour.
This morning for #breakfast I had Shrimp and Cauliflower Grits with Seasoned Kale from @snapkitchen and black @cuveecoffee.
I’m documenting everyday on this program and I plan to start writing about it on my blog, but this week has been crazy busy and I haven’t had time yet. But stay tuned, because it is coming! Along with a full post about the #supplements my #naturopathicdoctor has prescribed and my test findings.
It’s a slow journey, but I’m starting to take some very positive steps to healing my body & I’m feeling the results of it already. 👍🏻 #healthupdate#healthjourney#thisis40#timeforchange#thyroidfighter#autoimmune#eatrealfood#glutenfree
I’ve got a BIG #healthupdate to share. I saw my #naturopathicdoctor yesterday to go over a barrage of test results, and we definitely have some answers.
I’m not going to go into depth on this post, but there were some very surprising findings in my genetic tests, bloodwork & GI map. We’re still waiting on results from my hormone and adrenal panels, but I’ve already started on a protocol to get better and after just 1 night I can tell a difference.
This morning I did not wake up groggy after a restless night of sleep. I slept well and felt good enough to spring out of bed, get dressed & cook breakfast.
I’m so excited about the changes this new treatment is going to bring. I haven’t felt this optimistic in a long time.
If you’d like to know the details that were uncovered, and what I’m doing to heal, drop a comment or emoji. If I get enough interest then I’ll create a blog post or video about it.
I PROMISE this is not a ploy to sell you anything...I’m past that. This is about me being 100% transparent about my new #healthjourney in the chance it helps someone else dealing with #autoimmunedisease , #chronicillness , #fatigue , #insomnia , or #muscle and/or joint pain.
Feeling a tad bloated...sluggish..you know that you over ate during Easter or Passover celebrations???
My 4 day detox challenge kicks off..
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Today was an unbelievably long but productive day! It was the first day I met with my new functional medicine doctor who is absolutely amazing. Before the appointment I had to send in my lab tests, appointment summaries and test results from the past few months and a detailed health summary of my entire life which was a lot!! Since she reviewed all of this before the appointment, she was fully prepared when I walked in. It was incredible the information she gave me and how she validated almost every symptom. Sometimes validation is needed to know you’re not crazy! We went over all of my digestive issues along with my skin issues and headaches. There are a few things we are going to try out. Healing my gut was a big talk at this appointment. She wants to get me eating again and for my stomach to digest food properly. I weighed in at my lowest weight thus far and found out that my muscle mass is basically non existent which is discouraging since I feel I’ve been eating a little more. She did a full examination which was neat because she connected a lot of my symptoms with looking at simple things like my eyes, ears and stomach 😊
So next steps??????? To do a thorough stool sample test (I told you guys I’m going to be honest!!), a lot of blood work to test my vitamin, thyroid, hormone and cortisol levels and an elimination diet to start the healing process. Accepting that this will not be an overnight process and that it will take some time to figure out is going to be hard. I’m trying to stay positive and look forward to seeing what my test results say! I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime continue to be you’re own advocate & never give up on yourself 💓
Moved up nearly 4.5k places worldwide compared to last year.... I’ll take that considering focus has been on recovering from a dose of radiation to the thyroid and spending the last 12 months getting my levels sorted
Let’s see what 2018 brings now I can get some consistency back into my training.