Let’s be honest:
It’s no fun having a few extra pounds on your body under normal circumstances.
The bra feels a little tighter
The sleeves feel a little snugger
The pants don’t have quite the same give
And they ride up uncomfortably into our nether regions
Which, quite honestly,
Isn’t our best look.
We just don’t feel like us.
But, you know, in the olden days, we could do one of those magazine cover diets, make a couple trips to the gym and voila! Our old body is back and we can breathe again.
That’s when you’re normal.
Hashimoto’s is not normal.
Hashimoto’s can throw your metabolism, your inflammation levels, your gut, and your energy for a loop and then suddenly it’s not about
Calories in/Calories out
It’s about learning how to live in a whole, new normal.
Trust me. I get it.
When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, it was after being misdiagnosed for over a year and a half.
The sinus infections
And body aches
The brain fog
The hair that was falling out
And the skin that was getting wonky
Those all got missed and missed again.
Because I also started gaining weight.
Like a LOT of weight. To the tune of over 100 pounds in a year.
And totally sucks.
But what often happens is once you gain weight, the medical professional you’re sitting in front of, while you’re vulnerable in all of your pain, distress, and a paper dress that doesn’t cover all of your bits, usually concludes that all of it has to do with the fact that you’re fat.
And you want to say, “Dude. ‘Fat’ was the last symptom, but just the most obvious. Can you not treat me like this is a one-size, fits-all proposition?”
But often times, they don’t.
And here’s the rub:
It’s not like you didn’t know you were fat.
It’s not like you haven’t tried.
You tried all the magazine cover diets and then some.
And it still didn’t work.
Because it’s not about that when you’re sick
And your thyroid doesn’t work
And your gut is a mess
And your mitochrondria aren’t able to do their groovy work of giving you energy.
So, you have to do something different.
Trust me. I know.
I’ve had to do something different to lose the weight.
It’s been a process — not just physically, but emotionally and mentally — because honestly, it’s all a mental game when you’re facing your past, present, and future as it comes to the surface when you’re dealing with an autoimmune dis-ease that has changed your life.
I did it. I’ve lost over 100 pounds.
But it’s not just that.
I’ve worked on my mental game,
My emotional game
My communication game
And so much more.
So, I’m not just at a new weight with old mindsets,
I’m at a new weight with an empowered version of me, that didn’t come from being in smaller jeans,
But came because this process will require more from you — and give more to you — than simply going to the gym a few extra times will.
I’m excited to help you have a breakthrough process too.
I’m excited to help you navigate the maze that Hashimoto’s can sometimes be for our weight.
And I’m excited to see you living in an empowered place — not just about your body but, about your life.
Please join me, July 20th, at 9 a.m. for my Girlfriends’ Guide to Weight Loss FREE Webinar.
Where you can hear empowering ways you can get back to a weight that feels more like you — while you’re discovering ‘you’ along the way.
I’ll look forward to seeing you there!