Aug 212017
Chit Chat

Heeyyyyyy! I went a little MIA last week and that was unintentional.  I had some technology issues going on that were frustrating me and I needed a little break from the computer.

It was a mini-unplug of sorts.  It was nice but not as refreshing as a full unplug.

Over the weekend I had some bourbon.  This may not seem like a big deal but alcohol isn’t a friend to those of us with autoimmune issues and so I’ve been off the sauce since July (well, except for a few sips of beer that I have to drink for my job).  This past weekend Scott was galavanting around Denver and I decided to splurge and treat myself to a little single barrel action.  It was delicious.

It did not upset my digestion, did not keep me awake (because I only had one drink), but it did cause me to be hot in bed and my fingers to swell up a bit. So that’s something to keep in mind.

I’ve been having a frustrating time of wondering if all this is worth it?  By “all this”, I mean diet change and eliminating alcohol because by doing that so far nothing has changed.

Rationally, I know that change takes some time but I’m also impatient.  When I’m doing something for my health, yeah, I’d kind of like to see change happen in a timely fashion.  When you read stuff about Hashi’s and belong to groups and see all these women who go on and on about losing weight and feeling awesome because they are doing Paleo (which I’ve been doing for years at this point) and yet you still look like Grimace, after a while you just feel defeated.

And that’s where I’m at right now friends, a defeated Grimace.

I have set up an appointment with a new functional doctor and we’ll see how that goes.  I’m hoping to get some answers and leave with a plan of action so that I can work towards kicking Hashi’s to the curb.  (I feel like I’ve always had Hashi’s but that’s another post for another time.)

In happier fun news, I also have an appointment this week to plan out my next tattoo!  WHOO!  It’s going to be an arm tattoo and hopefully the start of my sleeve.  I’ve been wanting this for a while and I’m happy to get the process rolling. Some in the Hashi’s circle say you should wait or not get tattoos until everything is under control.  However, I’ve been wanting this for a long time and I need something fun to focus right now.

If you’re going to watch the Eclipse, be safe and be smart about it. Have a kick ass start to your week!

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Andie lives in Idaho with her husband and dog (a sweet pittie girl). She's training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus on womens' health and autoimmune conditions.  By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.

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