I had seriously forgotten what a PITA it is to look for a new place. And seriously, my husband doesn’t want to bend on any of his wants, which makes this hard. We are looking for a rental and he thinks he’s going to get everything he wants in a rental. I keep trying to tell him that everything he wants may not come in a rental. In fact, it probably wouldn’t even come in a house we decided to buy. But still…
And I am skeeved out by the number of folks out there who are trying to push rental scams. I have hit 4 in the past two weeks. People who keep telling me they only want a “good Christian family” to look after their homes and can you provide X, Y and Z in an email. Nope. Nope nope nope. We are going through a realtor now. I am not going to be scammed. I’ve worked in the business too long. Problem with the realtor we have is getting him to actually call me back.
In other news, I am now one week into my new dosage of thyroid meds. They have an 8 day half-life, so I shouldn’t be feeling any difference with the higher dosage, and I’m not. I feel less crappy than I did, but that is more than likely because the bronchitis is getting better. I still have an annoying cough, but I don’t feel like death warmed over.
I’m still eating cleanly. I slipped yesterday, and added some pasta to my tomato sauce and gluten-free meatballs. Only about a quarter of a cup. Made me feel like crap. Lesson learned. Back to clean this morning. Good news is, I am thinking the new dose of thyroid meds, combined with the older, smaller dose of meds may actually be working now because I got on the scale for my weekly weigh in and I’m back down to under 180 – my warning number. My body sat happily around 175 for months, and then when they killed my thyroid, I shot up to 186 and it scared the hell out of me. My warning number is 180 – the one that makes me freak out a little bit. I am terrified of going back over 200 pounds (I mean, I spent over 30 years there, so yeah). Without a functioning thyroid, you can’t lose weight, or maintain. Now that my thyroid hormones have started to kick in, I’m going back in the right direction. PHEW. Maybe, just maybe, when this is all said and done and my dosage is evened out to the proper level, I’ll get off the last 20 or so pounds I want to lose. Maybe. If not, and I stay in the 170s, I’m good with that too – but being in the 160s, or the 150s, that would thrill me. Especially for my long-term maintenance and my height.
I’ve also noticed my skin is looking much better now that I’m eating cleanly and getting my thyroid on the right path. I still have some puffiness under my eyes and some dark circles (classic thyroid symptoms) but they are getting better. I have added some very nice eye cream to my routine (Clinique). Skin care is incredibly important for people like me – people who have had weight loss surgery, but also diabetics (even if it is in remission), and post cancer patients (our skin has been through the ringer with radiation and chemo), and thyroid patients. I have a strict skin care routine I follow every day – and I do pay for the Clinique because it is worth it. I wash and tone, and moisturize twice a day. And it pays off, but with the thyroid issues, my complexion was waxy looking, and uneven, and red and ruddy. But with the clean eating and the thyroid, my complexion is improving – I don’t look so red and ruddy anymore – more even, and supple. And I don’t look so tired. That’s a plus. I’m still fighting horrible fatigue, but I don’t look like I just crawled out of bed all the time. So, little changes.
And I forgot my freaking cell phone at home today. So, I won’t actually know if the realtor contacts me today. I feel naked without my cell. I mean, my office phone is here, and it works, but MY CELL PHONE ISN’T HERE OMG. I guess I’ll call the realtor’s office when I go to lunch. BAHAHAHAA…that is, if I get one today. Sigh.