Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yesterday I went in for blood work to re-check my thyroid. Today I talked to my Dr. to go over the results... When I first went to my Dr., 3 months ago, my thyroid was at a 4.69. Today it is at a 4.36, it should be between 1.0 and 2.0. For the past 3 months, I was on a thyroid medication (1 Grain). My Dr. now wants to increase the dose to 1.5 Grains and then have my blood work re-tested in 4-6 weeks.
Symptoms: My hair is still coming out by the handfuls, my energy level comes and goes... but most importantly, I can't lose a single pound and have actually gained!!

I can say that with all the fruit and veggies I have been eating, my energy levels have been improving. I exercise a lot, and am always on the go... so there is improvement there :)

I want the weight to come off and I want to see the transformation I am looking for to prepare for upcoming goals of competing in a show. So this is the only drag with the whole thyroid thing... the weight part messes with me.

I want to fix my thyroid issue with the knowledge of sea vegetables and the proven facts behind it... I just don't know where to begin. It will be like an experiment and I feel that I don't have that much time from now till my planned show date to be sitting here "experimenting" with kelp and nori! Lol ;) But it's either experiment with a natural remedy or keep taking prescription drugs... that I will ALWAYS be on for the rest of my life!
My heart is saying "do the nori!" Because I know it works. My only fear is, trying to do this by myself for the next 4-6 weeks then have my blood work done again and find out there is NO difference in my results. THAT will be frustrating. Do I jump on the 1.5 Grain and ride it out for 4-6 weeks, have my blood work done then depending on the results, make a decision to do it by myself then? I don't know! I'm truly stuck on what to do here!

Anyone who has succeeded with overcoming a hypothyroid issue through sea vegetables, please share your testimony with me!! Any tips and advice I will take with much gratefulness!

Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Yesterday at the community center's Breakfast and Brew event, I had a booth setup to talk to other's in the community about my upcoming workshops and new Turbo Kick class that will start next month. It was so much fun! I got to meet so many wonderful people who live in my neighborhood.
The breakfast and brew event brought in over 200 people... maybe even 300+.
I was able to talk to people one-on-one about vegan living, the importance of raw foods and the different types of vegan proteins. It was nice :)
Most everyone I talked to were interested in attending my workshops! The subjects are interesting and exciting and the community needs them.  The member's were for them and gave me nothing but positive feedback. So, looks like Fit N' Fabulous Workshops will be hitting the community center come August! As well as my Turbo Kick Classes!! YAY!!!

I have to say, it is funny to me to hear the comments people make about "vegan" foods. One mother wouldn't allow for her daughter to enjoy one of my Vegan Sprouted Bagels. She said, "oh you shouldn't have that, you wouldn't like that bagel, it's vegan!" WHAT!!!! I couldn't believe it! But you know, I guess it's like me saying... "no sweetie, you can't have that yogurt, it's made with dairy from an exhausted and hormone injected cow!" ... maybe! ;)
Something that is good for your body, inside and out, and is good for the environment.. not to mention, tastes Great gets looked down on because of the word "vegan." ha ha ha... it's too bad! But this is where I come in ;) To teach and educate the unknowing. It is my pleasure! :)

The months to come will be wonderful!! And I look forward to sharing the experience of it all with YOU!!


Friday, July 9, 2010

I've been working on health and wellness workshops for some time now. Brainstorming, gathering information and taking lots of notes! I want to teach health, wellness and fitness to so many. So to get started, I went to the man in charge of the community center I'm part of and asked his opinion on it. We sat down, I gave him a proposal and he loved it!
So here I am presenting to the community my FIT N' FABULOUS WORKSHOPS tomorrow morning!!!!! I couldn't be any more excited!! I'm very open minded to a lot of health and wellness approaches, with the exception of keeping them vegan! My goal is to teach other's the FACTS of being vegan. Where Vegan's get their protein, their calcium and why vegan's look so much healthier than the average american. There's a reason WHY!
My workshops include:
* Organic Living
* Vegan Lifestyle
* Raw Foods
* Gluten-Free Foods
* Sprouting
* Obesity (children and adult)
* Heart health
* Cholesterol
* Diabetes
and so much more!

I also provide 30 day cleanses! A Raw Cleanse, a Vegan Cleanse and a Juice Cleanse. :)

All of this is so exciting for me!! I can't wait to help other's with their weight loss and health needs! it's going to be amazing!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Manual Labor

Oh boy!! So where has Malynda been for the past week and a half? I've been working... And working HARD!! My husband and I are great at working as a team. So when he took on a 2300 sq ft Travertine Tile flooring job and asked for my help, I couldn't let him down. I have been working 12 hour days, no joke! Doing manual labor! Lol!
What started out as a days work of helping prep and mask cabinets off, became a morning to night full time job where I had to hire a full time babysitter (my wonderful little sister in law).
As much as it's easy to sit here and "complain" about the work I've been doing, I really can't complain that much. I have taken on a 100% RAW breakfast till dinner diet plan. I've been eating all RAW foods through out the day and when I get home, I make a cooked Vegan meal for myself and the family :)
My energy level has been peaking more and more each day! My body isn't sore, I keep up with Ryan all day long and I'm not "hungry." I eat every couple hours and keep going. Tomorrow will be my 11th day on the job and then I'm back to doing what I do best, helping other's get FIT and FABULOUS!! :) So cheers to a wonderful diet! I couldn't do all that I am doing if my diet were any different.