I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in Jan 2008. I just found out I was pregnant (surprise!) and my thyroid levels were a bit off. So further trips to the endocrinologist confirmed Hashimoto’s. At the time, the impression I got from the doctor was “it’s common at your age. Many people get it. Just take a pill and all will be well.” Naive me said “ok.” At one of my next appointments I inquired about “what foods to avoid/eat” and I was basically met with “food has nothing to do with an autoimmune disease”. Even Naive me said “That can’t be right.” Our bodies are fantastically designed. Surely food plays a part in how it reacts. So we broke up. That Endocrinologist and I. But I did’t really do much then as far as research or changing what I ate. Fast forward 6 1/2 yrs when I gained 15 lbs in 1 year (that was this past year in April). Hmmmm. I think I need to really do something. But dragged my feet until now (7 yrs in) and I am now actually reading more about others who have Hashimoto’s and are freaking out about it.
So now I will begin the research. And making changes.. baby steps…because it is a bit overwhelming. Part of me doubts my self that I will actually be able to make changes because myself talk pattern has been “your not going to have time…you’ll get lazy and grab a candy bar.” The first step actually is to work on Me — from the mind down. Changing the way I talk to myself, the way I listen to my body, and the way I believe it.
So here’s to getting healthy! Cheers (add glass of lemon water).