Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hello, I'm Noe Noe Girl and

the last few years have not been good to me as far as my weight goes. A lot of things happened to me all at once, so I cannot pin point the exact cause of my weight gain. I just know I have gone from a size 8 to a size 12! It started with menopause. Then I quit smoking cigarettes. Then I had a horrible psoriasis out break that almost caused me to have a nervous break down. Then my thyroid went to shit. And to top things off I have been on radiation shots for almost a year for it. I wont go into how beautiful my hair looks these days or what's left of it! I am also a carb addict. Period. And I do not do well with out them for very long.

But I am getting better and I will not be out done by any of this!

Even though this weight gain is depressing for me at times...I know for a fact that it is not what happens to is how you deal with it. And I will deal with this. Sometimes encouragement that you are not alone helps.

I am 52 years old. I will never be 110 pounds again. I just want to be healthy and feel good. Like I did 2 years ago. I have a few more months of treatment left and the Dr says my energy level and hair should return.

So with all that said and whining behind goal is to reduce ~ not quit my carb intake. (that could be the last straw for me right now!) I will drink more water. And continue my twice a day walk at work. My last visit to the Dr (2 weeks ago) I had lost 3 pounds! I have to wonder if all that was the hair I have lost! At this rate I may reach my goal by 2050! Wish me luck and thanks for any support!


  1. I think this forum is wonderful for us to be able to share and to know other people are going through with their health issues.

    I am sure that once you are feeling better, it will be more easy for you to eat healthy. For me, when I feel like crap, all I want to eat is comfort food that is bad for you.

  2. First off, kudos to you for stopping smoking! That is HUGE when it comes to your health!!

    Second off, damn girl - you exercise twice in one day?!

    You are my new hero!!

  3. Noe Noe girl, I had no idea that you were going through such a difficult time. Your other blog is so cheerful, I never would have guessed that you were having health problems. Hang in there. I think faith and support from family and friends is the key to beating the monster.

    Congratulations on quitting smoking. I know how hard that is. I smoked for 24 years and I was up to 1 1/2 to 3 packs a day when I quit four years ago. The weird thing is that after I quit, I developed Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and I gained about 25 pounds. OK....I needed to gain a little weight, but not the belly bulge. Anyway, despite all of the problems that came after, overall I feel much better.

    I'm sorry that you have to go through losing your hair and dealing with the loss of energy. It sucks! You are brave and you have such a great attitude.

    The carbs: OK, I am addicted to carbs too and cannot give it up either. I think everyone's body is different so if someone is telling you to give up carbs completely, they probably don't know your body. We are all different. Some people need more carbs than others. I found that making the switch from white rice to brown, cooking with multi grain pasta or wheat pasta, buying only 100 % wheat bread makes a difference. It's the small changes that make a big difference.

    Good for you for walking twice a day. I don't care what anyone says..... Walking is the best possible excercise you can do. It doesn't need to be a speed walk....just take more steps in a day. It all adds up. Hang in there girl.

    You can get back to your goal weight and probably a lot sooner than you think.