It’s the Health Equivalent of Learning Geography by Having War Declared On You
Thanks for scaring the living shit out of me when I learned about you and your acting out. I’m sure you’d heard about Uncle Donnie and what a loonie he is, with being hypothyroid and all. I was terrified that you were going to turn me into him! It took Mom and Dad to talk me down off of that branch and assure me that I was far more sane than he. I really don’t need, any more stress. I was planning my wedding for God’s sake!
Speaking of my wedding . . . couldn’t you have normalized a little sooner, so I didn’t have to be FAT on my wedding day and feeling fat and insecure on my honeymoon? We were at St. Maarten! A beautiful, friendly island and half the time all I could think about was how to dress so I didn’t look monstrously huge compared to the other recent brides honeymooning on the island.
Thanks for messing with my already insecure body image! *sigh* Ya know something? You suck!
But you know what else? We’re lucky. We married a man who is the picture of sainthood and patience. He doesn’t understand why I wear out easily or why my libido disappeared after he proposed (by the way, that was NOT COOL!!). I didn’t understand that one either until I started doing research. Stupid thyroid!
Why did you have to start acting out anyway? You know I don’t like needles. ICK! And having to have my blood drawn every few months sucks. Speaking of which, why are you messing with my cholesterol? Seriously? I’m 29 years old, I shouldn’t have high cholesterol! Although last test, you were normal and my cholesterol was slightly elevated, but I’m still blaming you, thyroid.
I had started eating better at that point, too!! You seemed happy with, it. Primarily fruits and veggies and plant-based proteins with free-range chicken and wild-caught fish. Except soy. I know, we’ve been over this. No soy. Soy is bad. Fine with me! I can’t stand tofu anyway. But you do know that, soy is in everything, right? Oh and we’re cutting out sugar too. Maybe keeping raw honey. No, no agave nectar. Weren’t you there when I read about how highly processed that was? What? You’d taken a nap? Fucker! You cant take naps on me! But still you sent my cholesterol up some. Totally not cool!
The hubby isn’t going to like what that does to the grocery bill, but it will be better for you and me, and him if I can convince him to jump on board. He’s a meat and potatoes and highly processed kind of guy. But you knew that.
Okay here’s the deal: if I stick to pretty strict diet of unprocessed and natural foods, will you start behaving the way you should? Maybe then I won’t have to take the Synthroid? And you can quit messing with my cholesterol levels? You’ll give me back my libido, my energy levels and I’ll start exercising and taking care of myself the way I should have a long time ago.
I will say, that through this you’ve made me more aware of how things work and what works better for us, but it’s a really shitty way of teaching it!
BEHAVE! NOW! (Thank you for being mildly hypothyroid though! I’d rather you not be, but if you have to be, mild is better than nothing!)
(Bio) I’m 29 years old and have been married for just over a year and half. I work full time as a receptionist while I’m trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. I was diagnosed as hypothyroid 2 years ago, right before my wedding. I am mildly hypothyroid and it is completely under control with my medication. I do have a blog that primarily showcases my weight loss journey and occasionally touches on my thyroid battle.