My Thyroid Story

Background: In April of 2019 I was diagnosed with having mild hypothyroidism after seeing a functional medicine doctor. I had low T4/ no T3, low hormones, low HCL, and had not received a period for years. Since then I have been on and off thyroid medication, added in many supplements to my diet, changed my…

Supplements

My daily supplement regimen as suggested per my unique blood and hormone panels.

My Experience with Intermittent Fasting

Disclaimer: I’m not shaming or denying there are benefits to Intermittent Fasting. I am just raising awareness that we’re all unique and not every wellness trend works for everyone at a given point in time. There are a LOT of factors to consider and not overlook when considering making changes to your daily life! I…

Whole 30: A Blessing & A Curse

It’s been a little over a month since I finished my first Whole 30. Although I’m happy to have completed it, felt great during it, and am more “food-aware,” there are definitely some things I was not expecting to feel or experience after completion. Worrying too much about weight gain when eating non compliant foods: During Whole…

Whole 30: Done

So, I have several thoughts and opinions post my Whole 30 Experience, both good and bad. The Good: I Stopped Taking My Allergy Medications: After a year and a half of taking allergy medicines (flonase & claritin) every single morning, I have finally been able to stop. This benefit is huge for me. It can’t be that healthy…

The Downsides of Whole 30

Note: These opinions are my own and reflect my personal experience with Whole 30. This post is not meant to dissuade you from trying, just to make you aware that it is not an easy experience.  We’re down to the final stretch of Whole 30 (8 days to be exact – last day is Feb…

Days 16-17. Caving isn’t always failure.

Warning: This is a long post. Tuesday (Day 16): Before my work trip to Richmond went to 730 OTF class with Jessica which kicked my ass (we had a two group class and had to run a mile, row a mile, then finish with sprints followed by 25 of intense arm exercises), showered, ate my…

Halfway There

I’ve finally made it to the halfway point! To be honest, this whole thing has gone by pretty fast, but I’m excited to get my hands on a glass of champagne in 16 days. So post week 1 I have not experienced that many changes or difficulties. I do think (hope), the hardest part is…

Whole 30 Staples

Hey everyone! I’ve had a much busier week than anticipated and definitely didn’t follow up with my goal of cooking more intricate / creative meals. Now that I am almost two weeks into Whole 30 I wanted to share some staple items that have helped me stay sane and able to make meals that are…

Thoughts after Week 1

Today marks the 7th day on Whole 30. It’s currently 25 degrees here in Charleston which is abnormal and I’m sipping on a black grande pike roast as I write this. End of Week Meals: One of my goals for next week is to get creative and spend more than 20-30 minutes cooking. I had…

First Three Days

This was written on the beginning of Day 4. The meals shown below are super easy quick meals that anyone can make. I am not a chef and they are not meant to impress you. They were tasty though! Day 1: Woke up like I always do, went to an AM spin class and made my…

Pre Whole 30 Thoughts

What I predict to find most difficult during Whole 30: Black Coffee: I do NOT enjoy black coffee. I just don’t.  My AM work routine consists of either getting the office coffee and adding a stevia packet, or treating myself to Starbucks for a soy misto or cappucino. While I drink that cup of coffee I usually…