Happy Anniversary!

“A journey begins with a single step. 9,200 steps show on my Fitbit at dusk last night so I made progress! That’ll be one of the mottos I repeat to myself over the next 12 months: “progress not perfection” in my fitness quest. ”   -Jessica, April 17, 2016 at fitnessquestmama.wordpress.com How appropriate!  One year …

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Lesson learned

•CRACK!• ******* Batch cooking 101.  Grade: F.  Needs improvement on following directions. When I opened the freezer door I was surprised to see this disaster.  My very first attempt at freezing a large batch of soup in mason jars resulted in icy shards of glass.  Oops.  Chalk it up to a learning experience with the added …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 21: Nothing personal

His chair squeaked as he shifted the weight of his tall frame on the doctor’s stool.  Sitting across from him and beside my baby girl who was in her carseat, I felt at ease about my appointment.  It’s always conversational and comfortable there. “Medicine isn’t what you think it is, Jessica.  It’s a business, nothing personal.  Strictly business,” he conveyed. …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 19: Scored a sweet deal!

Aldi’s.  I never would have expected!  Recently I was given a tidbit of info that has changed my perception of shopping…Trader Joes and Aldi’s are apparently owned by the same German company!  I never knew.  My husband and I regularly make Trader Joes stops even though it’s a 40 minute drive.  Sometimes if he’s working …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 18: Our guest-Danielle, Diagnosed Young

Diagnosed when she was 19 years old after years of “being watched” by her doctor for years prior to that, my guest blogger today has embraced the healing diet that I am about to begin this coming month: the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).  Anyone wishing to begin a healing diet for autoimmune disease can savor these guest stories …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 17: Perfect Birthday Gift

  This came in the mail today: The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.  And I hugged it.  I might have also squealed like a little girl.  I am so excited!  This gem is a gift to me from my husband and it is so perfect.  It’s a healing manual, it’s nutritional guidance, it’s going to be my companion …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 15: Claire’s our guest, for part two.

Welcome back.  We are continuing an interview with our guest, Claire Moffatt of Nutrient Dense Eating by Claire.  Recently, she shared with me her journey to a diagnosis but today Claire tells how choices with food affect her symptoms and quality of life with this disease. Let’s get back to Part 2 with Claire from our conversation on …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 14: Welcome, Claire! Her story.

Please welcome my guest today, Claire Moffatt.  Like others who have searched for answers over the course of many years, she tells a story you might find echoing your very own.  She has always been interested in health and wellness, but after not feeling well for many years Claire was propelled to dive deeper with the Institute …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 13: The difficult road

Steep, dark and unknown.  I feel around in blackness trying to make my way one step further and upward.  Steep.  Dark.  Unknown.  One stride forward, I place my foot on the next inch of rocky incline, hunched over so as to catch my balance with lowered hands.  Another stubbed toe.  Dang it.  A skinned knee. …

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One Hundred Days with Hashimoto’s. Day 12: Birthday Bubbles of Bliss

A moment of serenity suds. Soaking in the silence. Dunk my head under the surface. Hear the muffled house sounds And whooshing breath of peace. Feel the warm water hug joints Sore from chasing children Sore from chasing healing This.  Feels.  Nice. Mom you give the best gift: watching the children while I soaked in a …

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