“The only constant in life is change.”- Heraclitus, Greek philosopher
Today is my 44th birthday. I’ll be spending the day packing, and tomorrow we’re moving again…to Wisconsin this time.
My health isn’t great. My weight is the highest it’s ever been – 204.
I’ve got cortisol testing in the works, and I predict it’ll tell me my adrenal fatigue has advanced since the last time I tested it. I’m tired all the time. I thought things were getting better since I quit that ridiculous job in California, and they probably have. Back in February I was having trouble getting out of bed. Now I’m just generally lethargic most of the day.
I have a 3 year old and can’t afford to be lethargic. I grew up with depressed parents. I don’t want to do that to my daughter. I don’t want her to feel like she’s not worth playing with. I also don’t want her to lose out on experiences to grow and learn because I didn’t have the energy to leave the house.
I’ve tried multiple times to get back to eating Paleo and to follow the Leptin Rx again. It just doesn’t feel good to me anymore. I feel better now – more energy – when I eat some carbs. I suspect this has something to do with thyroid function. Maybe ketogenic is just not for me. Or maybe it is for me, in conjunction with thyroid medication or iodine supplementation. I plan on trying one or both of those, depending on my Adrenal function tests. My T3 was on the low end of normal, and Stop The Thyroid Madness recommends keeping it in the upper quartile of the range. Apparently some people use T3 to treat low adrenal function too. So maybe that’s the direction I’ll go at some point.
My husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told him “A 23 and Me test!” So that’s on the way too.
I know this post sounds a little negative. I’m tired. But still optimistic.