May 25, 2014

Sunday ~

Don't limit your challenges.
Challenge your limits...

Low Iodine Diet!
Never thought it would be so difficult,
 and I am not referring to the food part.

The body needs iodine to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control 
the body's metabolism  and many other important functions. The body also needs
 thyroid hormones  for proper bone and brain development.  
Getting enough iodine is important for everyone, 
and right now I am iodine deficient.

Everything aches.  From my head to my toes.  Suddenly at 78F I am freezing cold.
Without doing much I am exhausted and this makes me upset.  I am just tired.
After reading, I found out this was OK or "normal" during this low iodine diet.

Still many more days of this.  I will do it, but the muscle
and joint aches are really unbearable.  My doctor never
warned me that this might happen so it took me by surprise,
but now that I know, I am no longer worried that I am getting crippled and 
developing early stages of arthritis.  YEP!  all is good again.  Just to deal with it!

Sunday.  Can't really eat much from the restaurants right now,
but being prepared I always carry my own salt and seasonings with me.
That way I can have a salad and salt it with my non-iodized salt.  Already feel better.

Happy Sunday to all.
Remember, don't confuse inconveniences with problems.

When you put your energy behind something,
the results will be powerful...