Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Three G's: Gluten Free, Graves and A Giveaway

I've been pretty busy lately, so I haven't blogged in a bit. I think the biggest news is that I got my three month assessment from Rex Wellness and my labs from Dr. Tank's office and they weren't great. My fitness assessment was pretty much a bust. My body mass index, body fat and skinfolds have significantly increased. All my measurements increased, except for my waist which shrunk three and a half inches.

I had a lot of blood work done at Family Wellness Clinic and Regenesis MD and it included an extensive cholesterol panel. My cholesterol is the highest it has ever been at 287.  In fact, majority of the panel is bad. My fasting glucose in elevated at 107 which still puts me in the pre diabetic phase. The labs are very eye opening and I wasn't expecting those results at all. 

Some of you may know that I have Graves disease and was diagnosed about ten years ago. I have struggled with the symptoms of hyperthyroid (exhausted raging skinny bitch) and hypothyroid (depressed overweight bitch) on and off for years. It is a total pain in the ass to deal with because I'm always bouncing back and forth and trying to keep my labs stable. I've been on two thyroid meds to control my levels for awhile now, now we are trying a new medication. After talking to Dr. Tank, she recommended that I try going gluten free. 

Honestly, at first I thought she was joking, but as the conversation continued I realized that she was not.  She was dead serious and I started to panic....internally of course. 

I left very overwhelmed, but in a good "Oh, my god. Do M&M's have gluten in them?!" way. It is nice to have a doctor who values your health and cares about your well being. So, starting tomorrow, I'll be gluten free and see where it takes me. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be googling "Does _______ have gluten in it?" a lot. 

So, I have a nutrtionist appointment tomorrow with Shelly at Rex Wellness and have a new gym routine planned. I'll be going to the gym two days on and then one day off. I know how to use all the machines now, so I have a lot of different routines so I'm not doing the same thing all the time. I'm also going to make it a goal to attend two different classes in August as well. Hopefully, I can get in some pretty decent shape and lose the weight for good this time. 

I have been trying out lots of new lip shades and I have been posting them on Instagram (JenHaught). I'm not going to post them all here because I wear something different everyday, but here are a couple. 

I've been loving ColourPop because they have great quality makeup at an even better price. The Ultra Mattes have been said to be pretty much the same as Kylie Cosmetics. Kylie has come out with an eyeshadow palette ($52 shipping/tax included) that I do like, but $54 for nine colors? I looked online and there is a similar palette (shown below) by Carli Bybel that is only $14.50. I personally can't vouch for the quality, but according to the reviews of others it is rated five out of five stars. I can't lie and say I'm not excited for her birthday themed makeup. I'l totally in love with the cream shadow in Rose Gold and her new matte shade Leo. 


According to Cassydaraiche on Instagram here are the prices for Kylie's new limited edition birthday products:

Don't forget that you have til tomorrow at midnight to enter my HaughtMakeup Giveaway. Just go to my Instagram (JenHaught) and go to my original giveaway post from 7/25/16, repost, tag two friends and tell me your number one makeup item/beauty product on your wishlish. If you follow me on Snapchat (JenHaught79), you still have some time to get a extra entry or two before the giveaway ends. I'll be annoucing the winner on 8/3/16. US Residents only and winner will be picked at random.

So, that's it for now! Wish me luck on my gluten free adventure! 



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