A better version of myself

So the first week of 2018, and I have decided to do my best to become a better version of myself.

I have been hypothyroid now for over 22 years, it has been a rollercoaster ride, lots of ups and downs, but I think I may have finally found an answer to make me feel better within myself.

At the end of last year, I decided to try a Ketogenic diet, which worked fairly well for me, after tweaking this slightly, I have discovered that I am intolerant to gluten. I can tolerate small amounts but definitely notice when I’ve had a lot, like the 3/4 of a box of liquorice allsorts the other night!! (I’m not perfect and there will be slip ups)

So, now I have porridge in the morning (naturally gluten free, but there may be a chance of cross contamination in the factory – I can handle this!), omelette/protein pancakes or Greek yogurt at lunch and a home cooked dinner with cauliflower rice or raw spinach at night.

I eat a lot less carbohydrates now and try to steer away from processed foods as much as possible.

I have a lot more energy now and less brain fog

Exercise is another matter, I went out for a run this week, well more like a jog! I haven’t ran for over 9 months but managed 15 minutes without stopping, I do feel more exhausted after a few days rest, so will monitor this to see whether it is beneficial for me. I am also doing Pilates everyday, meditating and walking.

I have met a wonderful man, who is spoiling me rotten with meals out, romantic walks and great conversation. We are only 1 week into this relationship, keeping my fingers crossed as it feels amazing!!

2 thoughts on “A better version of myself”

  1. Hey! Sounds like you are in an exciting period of your life which is so great 🙂 I love being in such periods! I tried ketogenic and I also felt best on it more than any other diet I have tried. It’s the first thing ever that has actually helped me succeed in getting more slim. I enjoyed lots of keto foods and got really into it. And naturally when you restrict carbs lots of processed foods are out so it also was great for me and I felt great! However I have been a junkaholic over that past 4 months and gained weight back and probably more but to be fair I was focused on being skinny which is not a good mind set and I have been going through emotional stress so I turned to food as always 🙁 but i truly believe the more you try things the easier it gets and it rings true for me in terms of diet because each time I decide to be healthy it gets better and better. I got a bit too obsessive over food and it was my down fall. Guess I just went crazy and was done thinking so much about what I could and couldn’t eat. I want to keep trying and trying until I can have a healthier mind set around food and better body image. I think I also figured what is the point of being skinny if you have a shit personailty and rn my personality is the focus.

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