Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Hey there.

How are you? How's your summer?  Mine?  Hectic.  Crazy.  Emotional.

My weight-loss is a no-go.  I can not lose this *#@ weight.  It will not go.  I recently completed an adrenal stress test, which indicates... I'm in adrenal stress.  Womp womp.  My cortisol levels are super high (happens from stress) which inhibits weight loss.  I have absolutely no energy.  Each day I have to decide whether I want to shower, clean the house, do something with the kids or make dinner.  One thing.  I can't manage more, really.

I'm on a treatment plan, but it's very long term.  Stressful.

The other thing is that my mother-in-law's tumor came back.  With a vengeance.  It's diffused throughout her brain.  Surgery, chemo and radiation aren't options.  She can't travel to any of the specialists.  The doctors say she has months left.  Months.  I can't even begin to describe what it feels like to have someone you love given such a short timespan.

So yeah, life has been extremely stressful.  I'm looking forward to school and routines and schedules.  I feel like once the kids are back in school I'll have a chance to catch my breath and figure out what to do about my weight.  I absolutely can not stay this fat.  It's not an option.  HCG isn't either, because part of the treatment plan for the adrenal stress is taking cod liver oil and other supplements that are not conducive to HCG.

So that's where I'm at.  Prayers are very very much appreciated.  I'll pop in from time to time, and may get back to regular blogging once September rolls around and the kiddos are in school.  We'll see.

Hope you all are well!


  1. First and foremost, thoughts and prayers for you, your family and your mil. Nobody should have to go thru that twice.
    I don't know how close she lives to you but if she does make the kids shee her as much as possible.
    Second, I bet once the kids are in school and you can get on schedule that works for you then you will be able to control some of the eating.
    Third and this is the most important, I know you don't feel good about the weight, I know how great you would feel without the weight and I know someday, someway, you will get there but while you are on the turtle time weight loss program, please enjoy everyday. There isn't enough of them and I am sure your mil would tell you looking back I shouldn't have wasted one moment let alone days worrying about weight.
    Finally, I hope you are having a good summer otherwise, I miss hearing from you. Now I have to go look up cortisol because if you have it I bet I do. Take care, xoxo, MB

  2. I love what Mary Beth said about enjoy each day.. Life is short and there is so much living to do