Be Merry, right?
So, my options were food and exercise, and vitamins/minerals.
My blood test is this upcoming Tuesday – August 14. I’ll have another antigen test at the same time to make sure nothing crazy is happening at a cellular level. 🙂
Low testosterone was wreaking havoc in my life with chronic headaches, low low low (lower than the basement) low energy, forgetfulness, and so on.
I increased foods that prevent the body from turning my testosterone into estrogen (a common problem for someone who has had their ovaries removed), and began a very specific vitamin and mineral regimen. I also threw a teeny tiny bit of resistance training into my routine, and increased my protein consumption by 1 gram per pound of body weight.
When I first wrote about stadium stairs, I mentioned that I had gained one pound. I am proud to report that I am now up to 105 lbs (gained five woo hoo!), and my energy feels like it is picking up.
On top of that, I am growing stronger, physically. It’s not time to run out and squat 400 pounds (yet, haha), but I have high hopes that I will be in serious fighting shape for the breast cancer fundraiser Women Running Wild by spring of next year. 🙂
This is some of my happy news to share. It’s coming in stages.