If you read my Follow Friday updates regularly, one thing you will find is that I’ve been pretty upset over my weight for the past year. After gaining 35 pounds over the course of 18 months, I finally broke down and went to the doctor, who ran blood tests and diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid. Basically, my thyroid hormone levels will fluctuate between highs and lows, before finally puttering out to little to no thyroid hormone at all. It’s been a battle. We don’t realize how much of our self-esteem stems from how we […]
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