Good morning. How is everyone doing on this holiday weekend? I hope you had a great (and safe) 4th of July, however you decided to celebrate it. Because my state is having record numbers of new coronavirus cases, we stayed home and worked on projects, as we've been doing for the past few months. Pubic fireworks displays in the area were cancelled due to the virus, but there were a few people in the neighborhood who had private fireworks. We could see some of those quite well from our screen porch, so we did get to enjoy a few pretties.
It was a quiet week since we've pretty much completed the construction project we had going to improve our pantry area. I still have a few pieces of molding to figure out, but that won't take much... It's just a matter of cutting a couple pieces of wood to match the wood that was used in the project.
Healthwise, nothing has changed much except my neck may be getting a little bit better, though it's still quite painful when I turn my head or move it certain ways. I'm still seeing the chiropractor weekly and hoping we can cut that down a little soon, but she still seems to think there's more improvement on the horizon... I'm hoping that visiting the chiropractor on a weekly basis doesn't become a lifetime project. :-)
Diet-wise, I'm trying to cut back on the amount of food I'm eating, but so far I haven't seen an improvement in weight. I don't think I'll see that until I can get my thyroid hormone levels back to something resembling normal... The last tests I had showed both thyroid hormones (Free T4 and Free T3) to be below range and as I noted, at the time, my endo only allowed me a very small increase in medication on one day of the week. This has had no beneficial effect on how I feel OR my weight.
I've been saying (for how long?) that I'm going to get my treadmill opened up and start using it again... I finally did that yesterday. Yay me!! It was raining outside and I really needed some exercise. I did a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. I know that's not much, but considering that I haven't been walking since my neighbor left for the summer, in April, 30 minutes is pretty good. I did start out slowly, but by the time my 30 minutes was up, I was at a comfortable 3 mph. I know that's not "fast", but it's a pretty good clip for someone who hasn't been doing much exercise at all. The most important thing is that it's a start...
At one point during the week, I was down a pound from last week, but I'm not sure if that's still the case... As I noted, I doubt I'll see much impact on my weight until my thyroid hormone medication gets adjusted to the point at which my levels rise enough to affect my metabolism in a positive way. I'm supposed to do thyroid blood work at the end of July, as ordered by the endo, and will also do other routine blood work ordered by my pcp in preparation for an August appointment. The endo is merely checking numbers - that's all he's interested in regardless of the symptoms I have, etc - and I'm not scheduled to see him until October, but I'm hoping my pcp will be willing to step in and do "something" when I see him next month though I have doubts since doctors are very reluctant to step on each other's toes.
So - that's my week and "dilemma"... :-) How has your week been? I hope you've reached all the goals you set.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Be safe and wash your hands**