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Showing posts from September, 2018

Endo Schmendo

Hey y'all! I saw my Endocrinologist this week. That's starting to be such a naughty word lol. While my levels are normal and I feel my new normal of "fine," I'm fat. Most people look at me and say you aren't fat, a little bit of weight looks good on you. I'm the heaviest I have ever been in MY life and I don't like it. Not one bit. My neck is slowly disappearing. I can't let it leave me! What does my Endo say? The next time I come back I need to be AT LEAST 10 pounds lighter. He also maintains that my weight gain is a direct result of my snacking and has nothing to do with my no longer having a thyroid. I call BULLSHIT (sorry mom)! I have NEVER had an issue with losing weight. Ever. Now though, it seems like the more I try, the more I gain. I'm eating 80% better than I normally do. I'm about to get some exercise in rotation. In my previous life, all I would have to do is change the way I eat and the weight would literally fall off. I

So Long Summer!

It's finally FALL! Well, in calendar days at least. It is still "Famously" Hot in Columbia. So to wish Summer farewell, I decided to eat up some summer vegetables, which are still plentiful. My family has a family dinner once a month. When I say family, I mean my mother and her children. Goodness it would be pure insanity to try and huddle our entire family together once a month! It's a lot of us! So, every 4th Sunday, we get together and have dinner. It gives us quality time together and that is something that is hard to come by with everyone living their own lives. It usually begins with me fussing about everyone being late when the dinner starts the same time every time OR someone not showing up with their required side dish. I think my fussing has come to be normal! Whomever is the host is responsible for the meat, drinks, and plates and cutlery. Everyone else is required to bring a side dish. So far, it hasn't always gone according to plan, but we rea