"This is the part where you find out who you are." (Divorce Recovery)
30-Year High School Reunion
Life, post-divorce, is really hard, but slowly I am recovering and moving forward. The hardest part of divorce-life has been figuring out who I am without the "Mrs." in front of my name...without the title of "Fire Wife"...and with the new title of "ex-wife". It has truly been a grieving process.
This past summer (August) was the two-year mark of our separation and divorce. (Hard to believe, I know.) Last Spring (March of 2017) I was really sick. I was depressed, but also experiencing some unusual physical symptoms inlcuding pretty significant hair loss. It reminded me of being post-partum. And it frightened me. I was also constantly cold and couldn't get enough sleep.
But the hair loss...oy!
So, I made an appointment with my primary care doc...and after a battery of tests and bloodwork the diagnosis was a common one...hypothyroidism.
It wasn't in my head! It wasn't because I was depressed from getting divorced. It was my sluggish and broken thyroid causing me to fee so terrible.
I committed to getting healthy...and I take my little white synthroid pill, religiously. At my follow-up appointment I was down 35 lbs and running up to 6 miles on the weekend and run/walking 3-miles daily. Winter weather and laziness has slowed me down, but I recently recommitted to my healthy eating and exercise plan.
Here are a few photos from my Spring and Summer Weight Loss journey.
"Eating healthy makes me happy!"
So do cupcakes... *giggle*