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Thursday, March 8, 2018

In Like a Lion...

...and out like a lamb? That's the saying right? It is what's happening here in Edmonton. What a cold long winter it's been. We had a slight reprieve, only to have another dump of snow and cold snap, though it wasn't even as much as originally forecasted. But the days are getting longer, we're getting more sun, and the daily high is pretty good, even though the morning is still cold and crisp.

Hi everyone, my unintentional winter hiatus is over. So Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Valentine's Day, and Happy Chinese New Year!

🎄🎇🎉💖😃

I am looking forward to spring, I always do better with more sunlight. I've been feeling blah lately, and was downright anxious, cranky and moody a few weeks ago. I got over it okay, and went for acupuncture. Have I mentioned that I love my acupuncturist? So nice, I always enjoy seeing her. I'm slowly feeling better, I think I need to devote some more time to things I like to do instead of just house and kid stuff, so finally hunkering down to write is a good first step.

I have hypothyroidism, specifically from an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's disease. I was diagnosed after I miscarried my first pregnancy, so probably close to ten years now. I was put on Synthroid medication, and all has been pretty good. But lately I've been feeling off, and I don't know if it's because of my thyroid. I just went to get my biannual bloodwork the other day, so will need to go for a check up right away.

Now I'm starting to look at my diet. For the past months, my skin has been terrible, pimple after pimple. My acne is the worst it's ever been in my life. Is it perimenopause? My thyroid? My diet? I've been taking it easy on junky food (I'm a chip eating machine), and my skin has finally settled down a bit for the first time in months. I'm trying to drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables. I went and got some chia seeds and flax seed for the whole family. I've done some research online, and some say that gluten isn't good for Hashimoto's, so I'm going to see if I can cut back a bit, though I'm not sure if this is an all or nothing type of thing I should be doing. And yes, I will consult with my doctor before doing any major dietary changes :)

Anyways, that's it for today. I should probably go prep dinner before going to pick up the kids. Or maybe I'll just go watch Scandal on the PVR or read Ready Player One. One of the latter two first I think!

Thanks for reading!
E

Photo credit Bloggers of Canada


PS. Oh, coffee! I haven't had coffee! I should go do that first!

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