Apr 17, 2013
I ditched “steady-state cardio” — those endless slogs of running for hours at the same pace — a long time ago… partially because I hated it (so boring!) but mostly because smart people told me that intervals and strength training were much better options for fat loss.
But before I got smarter about my training, I did a lot of steady-state cardio. I used to participate in triathlons,...
Mar 25, 2013
I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T3 and TSH, skip this one. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome!
To get up to speed, you might want to read these posts:
My status in April, 2012, a.k.a., the one where I decide to see Dr. Sebring
My update from July, 2012, a.k.a., the one where I get a little better but have more work to...
Aug 10, 2012
I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T4 and TSH, skip this one. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome! To get up to speed, you might want to read this post about my previous status in April and this Thyroid Update from July 29 before continuing on to today’s installment. (Need more context? You can read all of my previous...
Aug 1, 2012
Thanks to lots of helpful readers, I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the site Stop The Thyroid Madness. It’s a helpful site, but the tone — a little ranty and frustrated to my eyes — always wears me out a little bit. My thyroid situation makes me angry sometimes, too, but when I’m looking for advice, I’m also looking for a balanced point of view that comes from a place of...
Jul 29, 2012
I know everyone isn’t interested in my hormone experiments, so if you’re less than enthralled by tales of T4 and TSH, skip this one. There’s good stuff coming later for you. For my #FUThyroid friends, welcome! To get up to speed, you might want to read this post about my previous status in April before continuing on to today’s installment. (Need more context? You can read all of my...
Apr 12, 2012
Let me start by saying that whatever might be implied by the title of this post, Dr. Sebring is neither a zombie nor zombie-like. He is a lovely human: vibrant, smart, kind, and very much alive. I cannot comment on his desire to eat brains, but I suspect that if he does, they are only of the lamb or calf variety. (That’s him, fourth from the left in the photo above, looking somewhat (to my delight)...
May 23, 2011
Long-time readers know: I’ve got a Frankenneck… which is how I think of my no-longer-there thyroid and the associated scar (which is so faded now, thank goodness!, it mostly looks like a wrinkle instead of a throat slash through which a doctor removed what’s turned out to be pretty f*cking vital to my overall happiness and well-being.
The first thyroid meltdown happened in...
Jun 10, 2010
I really like and respect the work that Kristen, a.k.a., the Food Renegade, does on her blog. She’s a punk rock foodie with a big brain and seemingly bigger heart; I usually post something on her Fight Back Friday roundup.
Today, she’s published a readable, comprehensive look at thyroid issues – and how real food can help manage them.
Go read it! Your Thyroid: Understanding the Keys to...
May 13, 2010
The New York Times has a nice piece today on the various types of thyroid disease. It’s collection of audio clips from people with Graves disease, Hashimoto’s, and the vanilla versions of hypo- and hyperthyroidism.
All of the patients do a great job of describing their experiences and how they dealt with them. Dana Smith, in particular, does an excellent job of recounting the faux depression of...
Feb 16, 2010
I can barely talk, I’m biting my tongue SO hard to keep from complaining. Good thing I can still type!
I was enjoying about a week of normal energy levels, appetite, and joie de vivre. But yesterday, when my female hormone cycle took a left turn, the thyroid hormone bus careened to Mehsville – and promptly broke down just shy of the depot.
I spent all day yesterday in my pajamas, fighting to keep...
Feb 2, 2010
I’m trying to look at my current thyroid predicament as a science experiment. Eventually – say within the next three to six months – it will be figured out, and until then, I’m trying to dispassionately observe my habits and how I feel. Subject reported fatigue over the weekend despite sleeping 10 hours concurrently on both Friday and Saturday night. Subject reports no change in energy...