I became a mom at a very young age. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant, and I proceeded to give birth a few months after my 18th birthday. My labor and delivery was pretty traumatic; resulting in an emergency c-section that left me internally scarred and on the road to a lot of health issues. But a healthy 9lb baby was … Continue reading I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation
I’m a pretty candid person when it comes to my mental and physical health. So many people on this planet exist in spaces of uncertainty and unhappiness because of the isolating feeling of insecurity. Whenever I share my personal journey, it’s in hopes that those people will some how cross my path and feel a little less lonely and a lot more inspired. If you’ve … Continue reading When WLS Becomes Necessary – How I Arrived at My Decision
Hey blogger baes! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped in and updated ya’ll on my health. If you’ve followed me for a bit then you know I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. You can read all about it here and here. I met with the surgeon this past week and I have officially been scheduled for my thyroidectomy on August … Continue reading Thyroid Chronicles: Surgery Up Next
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few people in my life who have opted for weight loss surgery for one reason or another. Right now, that is not an option on the table for me because we have to focus on the care for my thyroid. But needless to say, anyone who’s experienced a lifestyle change, or drastic weight loss is a valuable source … Continue reading Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?
Today was a pretty big day for me. After finding out I had Hashimoto’s, I knew I was going to have to do a bit extra than most people in order to find my way with weight loss. I am a person who absolutely needs structure, I thrive off of it. So a few weeks ago I scheduled my appointment with a nutritionist. Today was … Continue reading Meeting my Nutritionist for the First Time
When I was growing up I remember lots of adults offering commentary on my weight. I was usually the bigger one among my peers so I had grown accustomed to unsolicited advice. I distinctly remember someone once asking my mom if I had a thyroid issue. Over the years I would have a few doctors casually mention it to me; they’d even feel my neck … Continue reading Getting Familiar with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
When I was a kid; I wasn’t really into getting “dressed”. My parent’s finances were limited so there wasn’t a lot of option to get what was current or in style. I also was the youngest of 4 children so hand-me-downs were essential to my closet. I was also always a chunky gal for my age so there was the issue of shopping in older … Continue reading Dressing My Depression