Good morning 😊
Being a Autism Mom is hard!! It is full of sleepless nights and tons of stress. Doctors will tell you this affects your health and weight in major ways.
I have mentioned before that I have hypothyroidism and non-alcoholic liver disease. I have a very hard time losing weight, which is starting to get depressing. Oh and thyroid problems increase your depression. Great huh? I dont have to be skinny, I just want to be healthy.
You know the saying Autism Moms can never get sick and can Never Die. I have tried different ways of eating. The Keto diet worked, but I dont think a high fat diet and liver disease make a good pair. I lost 14 pounds in 2 weeks on it though. Pretty awesome 😉
This week I am setting a goal of walking 10 miles (Mon-Fri). I do as much as my knees will allow. I use Leslie Sansones Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. I love her upbeat personality. I also want to add strength training to help my joints. I will be 48 this year and hope to be down 20 to 25 pounds by my birthday in August. That would be a wonderful gift. Chloe is getting bigger and is only 2 inches shorter than me. It’s scary to think she could overpower me.
I want to share my journey with you. It’s tough to do this alone. Since my husbands health scare I really feel it’s time for me to get healthy. I know it will be a lot of work and I AM READY!!