My Resentment Towards Food

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

I feel like I have to confess, but I think others can relate… Over the past 6 months I have had the most negative concept of food, again. About 11 years ago is when it came to surface but I have had issues since 1997. I started working out and eating healthy about 4 years ago – lost over 50 pounds and felt amazing! In December 2011 I started feeling AWFUL. Hair falling out, super irritable/moody, dry skin, sleepy all of the time, headaches, feeling like I am losing my mind, insomnia, crazy cravings (especially sweets, which isnt like me), weight gain, etc.. And no matter how I worked out or ate clean – nothing was helping! I soon found out I had severe auto-immune hypothyroid disease, Celiacs disease and severe anemia due to the Celiacs and not being able to absorb any nutrients. I was in complete SHOCK! I have taken care of myself for so long and then my body starts to reject itself basically. I recently learned my cortisol levels are out of wack and other things are starting to happen. I feel like even when I eat a completely GF diet, I am still having “gluten belly”-like symptoms, my skin is itchy, no energy, hair is falling out again and dry and I am not ME!!! Even after upping my dose of meds every 3 months since being diagnosed – not only taking T3, but also T4 meds – Tirosent and Cytomel, I am not back to normal Krystal. In all honesty, I feel like a bandaid has been put on my body and the ROOT cause of my issues are not being addressed. My levels are fine – T3, T4, pituitary and my iron might be a little low, but not enough to cause these symptoms… So I am thinking it has to be something else and the only way I know how to diagnose myself is through food! But my issue IS food! I have gained 15+ pounds and again, no matter how much I workout and eat clean, I continue to GAIN! I continue to feel like crap and it’s overflowing into other areas of my life. I feel like every time I eat a cheat meal I gain weight and I DO! I am getting to the point where I might be consuming 1100-1300 calories a day, not nearly enough, and it is just because I view food as the “devil” basically. This is not healthy and actually harmful. Food is good. Food is fuel. Food nourishes your body and heals itself. Food is a necessity – just not over-processed, GMO injected, crappy “food”. What I put into my body should never give me a negative concept! Over the past week I have taken the time to actually start researching different diets and how to get back to the basics! I...

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Whoa!!! Where Have I Been?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in BeachBody, Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

I know – it’s been FAR TOO LONG since my last post (slacker status), I promise to start blogging again every week!!!! So, update on me! Many of you guys know I was diagnosed with hypothyroid disease, severe anemia and celiacs disease all within a week of one another last year – talk about a brutal shock!!! Fast forward to July 0f this year…I have had my meds upped every 2 months and now I am taking both T4 and T3 meds – Tirosent and Cytomel. On top of that I learned about 6 weeks ago I am borderline diabetic, so I am also taking Metformin and supplementing with extra B12 daily! I feel like a medicine cabinet! My weight has been super fluctuating for about 7 months, which is frustrating…I had to put some of my 4’s away (that I worked so hard to fit into) to now pulling out the size 6’s. I know this seems ridiculous to some people, but I am an EX-fat girl, topping out at 180 pounds at one point in my life, so seeing the scale and inches crawl back up again has been quite disappointing! Ive gone from about 123 pounds ┬áto about 137 and it’s not been easy to get it off! I think back in March I actually saw 140 for a few days after I returned home from Disney World – talk about wanting to run off a cliff..or at least around a track a few million times!!!! This weight gain can’t all be blamed on my thyroid and not being able to regulate it…I have not been as consistent with my eating clean and workouts – but mainly it’s been my nutrition. I got in the habit of eating out almost 4-5x a week..tisk tisk. But for the past month I have been working on cleaning up my diet, juicing, drinking my daily Shakeology and working out at least 4x a week. I started Focus T25 about 3 weeks ago, it’s Shaun T’s new workout and I am absolutely in love with it. It’s only 25 minutes a day and a mini/condensed, less intense Insanity workout! I get a HUGE calorie burn in just 25 minutes!!!! I already feel and see a difference in my stamina and how my clothes are fitting…REALLY looking forward to when the next 8 weeks are over! Not only am I doing this program daily, but I have 30+ women joining in and working out with me as well thru my private online fitness group. It is definitely giving me the accountability I need to stay motivated thru my workout everyday! So…Here’s to a healthier, fitter and more motivated ME for the rest of the year and there on out!!!! <3 – Krys Share...

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Doctor Appointment Update!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in BeachBody, Exercise, Krystal, Nutrition

Doctor Appointment Update!

1-16-2012 Today I had an appointment with my Hematologist/Oncologist, Dr Kocs (pronounced COSS). First I have to say, what an awesome doctor, he was funny, up front – no beating around the bush, and came off very smart and confident in the information and suggestions he was giving me – which in return made me feel confident that I was in great hands…definitely calmed my nerves. Next, walking into Texas Oncology made me feel scared – this is a cancer patient center and seeing everyone in the waiting room who were suffering from cancer or other blood related diseases just broke my heart, I felt like I shouldnt have been there and like my issues were not serious enough to be in this place – I almost felt silly going in to check my iron levels and other things flagged in my blood results…but, I do have to say I am glad I went.. Dr. Kocs came in and immediately told me that my ferritin levels were way too low. I am considered extremely anemic/iron deficient – but not only that my body is losing 90% of my iron, I am only using 10% iron – the rest my body is losing it. I asked why and he asked questions related to my menstrual cycle, what I ate, supplements I took, etc, etc…Since I could not give a definitive answer to have him think why I am having this issues – he told me we are going to start Intravenous or IV infusion treatments ASAP. I asked about supplementing iron with a pill form and he told me even if we stopped my blood flow and I took a high dosage of iron every single day all I would do is get constipated and then it would take 6+ months for my body to absorb that much iron from the pills to balance my ferritin levels out. Starting Wednesday afternoon I go in for my first treatment. Basically I am hooked up to an IV for 2.5 hours while they pump me full of iron. I have to do this twice a week for 6 weeks and then every few months I will come back for blood tests to see if I need more iron infusions. I will definitely be bringing the iPad and headphones and use that time to do BeachBody work or watch movies… I should start seeing an improvement of my nails, skin and energy levels within 2 weeks – YAY, but it could take about a month before all my symptoms are gone. Between my Synthroid for my Hashimoto’s and the IV Iron Therapy I should be feeling normal within a month – which I am sooo excited for! I cant wait to get back to normal. I am scared and excited all in one – I am not thrilled to be hooked up to...

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