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Monday, October 22, 2012

A funny thing happened on my way to drink another shake...

Happy Monday folks! Thanks for all of your encouraging comments.  As always, it feels good to know that you guys are reading and taking the time to be a part of my journey.

In my last post, I told you about my attempt to lose this last 25 pounds and that I had gotten Visalus shakes.  As I said, I was really struggling and feeling kind of bad. But I kept going and did feel a little better.  However, by Thursday, I really started feeling strange, I got hives and I started having really bad palpitations.  Now, I have thyroid disease, Hashimoto's to be exact, hives and irregular heart beat are always a symptom when my levels are off.  I take daily medication and feel pretty good most of the time.  I had blood work scheduled to check my levels, and so I went to do that, but then put a call in to my Endocrinologist to let them know that I was feeling really strange.  The nurse called me back and said that my labs weren't in yet, but she would call me on Monday.  So, I go home and of course searched the web for reasons why my thyroid levels might suddenly change when they've been under control.  The first article I came across was one warning about supplements and shakes, to check the lable, many of them have high amounts of iodine as well as ground bovine thyroid glands and that they have very generic sounding names...ewww! Anyway, this one does have high iodine and lots of other supplements that I can't pronounce.  I stopped drinking them and voila...I'm fine today!  So, lesson learned...read the ingredients before starting on a new supplement of any kind.  I was really shocked by how bad I was feeling in such a short time! I talked to the Endocrinologist today to let them know, they said they had just ordered more blood work, because my levels were so off!
So, I'm back to just trying to eat right and move more.  Just gotta keep on keepin on!

This weekend I had a wonderful time.  We have wine festival downtown, it's an amazing event with lots of wine, food and music. There are a limited amount of tickets sold, so it's not super crowded.  They block of a big section of our historic downtown...and it's just a lovely event.  It was so much fun, My sister and couple of our girlfriends went together.  The weather was beautiful and it was just a great time. 

I'll leave you with a couple of pics from the festival.

Marty, Dawn and my sister Amelia

Me walking the red carpet...this was after the festival...key word here is WINE! lol!

I hope you all have a great week.  Now that I'm feeling better, I sure will!
Big Hugs!
T

10 comments:

adorkbl said...

Yikes. glad you figured out it was the shakes making you feel wonky. Glad you are feeling better.

speck said...

Good to hear that it wasn't anything serious. I bet the wine helped you! :)

Festivals are always fun this time of year.

FitBy40 said...

So glad you're feeling better! And, you're looking pretty darn skinny on the red carpet there my dear!

Sam said...

Wow, so glad it settled down so quickly for you after you stopped drinking them. The body is a weird and wonderful thing :p

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Sistah, strut yo stuff! You look great! Also, you are a regular sherlock holmes....great detective work!

Gen said...

You look great T! I have a friend pushing that stuff, and I am SO not going for it. Sorry you had a bad experience, glad you quit!

Justine said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better and that you figured out what it was.
And you look great in that photo!

Catherine55 said...

So glad you are feeling better!! I love your red carpet photo -- looking fabulous!!

MandaPanda said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Scary how certain ingredients can throw you off like that. :)

Sandy said...

OMG, I never knew shakes could do that. What a scary experience but at least you figured it out. And I love your red carpet photo. You look amazing.