I love Thrive!! I had no idea that I could have this much energy again! I still get tired at ‘nap’ time (after lunch) but I bought Activate, a drink that gives me a boost so I don’t go into nap mode and fuzz out. I have to watch what I eat and drink. As in if I eat too much, I still get very tired, if I drink coffee at the same time I take my Thrive in the morning, I sleep. I did this once, drank some coffee at ‘Thrive time’, lol, and I napped hard for an hour. Got up feeling great though. So coffee is a “sometimes food” and eating till I’m full to bursting is a no-no. Also, can’t take in much caffeine, ups my heart rate. Sugar makes my energy go out the door, but that is probably my diabetes as well.

I have not checked my blood sugar in like 3 months, since starting back on normal foods. Oops. Something prompted me to check it in the middle of the night the other day and it was 301!! I worked out in the middle of the night to get it down and this made me take a long hard look at what I was eating, drinking and how I was (wasn’t) exercising. Time to change! I went and got some Glucerna (think Slim Fast for Diabetics) from the pharmacy and bought some better ones from Amazon (on sale too!). Now I drink a Thrive shake for breakfast, a Glucerna for one meal, and a low carb- veg heavy meal for the 3rd meal. Carrots and hummus are my snack, as is an apple if I can have the carbs for the day. I have to really watch the carb and sugar intake. I am actually really glad this happened. Seeing my blood sugar that high really scared me and I think that is all the motivation I need to get back on track. I’m not going to let my blood sugar get that high again. Not for holidays, not for my sweet tooth, picnics, nothing. I want to be around for my kids and my husband!

I’ve gotten out of my funk. I do have to watch for warning signs of mania, but I think this is just the Thrive. I’ve started losing weight again, I lost 2 pounds so far, gotta wait till Wednesday to weigh in again. With taking these supplements I have the energy to actually work out, and I am trying to every day that I can. I didn’t yesterday because of a migraine, and then my knee, I hurt it cleaning BG’s room. I’m starting strength training challenges tomorrow. Was going to start them today but today was kinda an off day. So to the right is my before picture, sadly, I am almost back where I started. But no fad diets this time, I’m doing it right! And no, Thrive is not a diet pill or anything like that. It is a supplement and not meant be a diet anything. It is a “lifestyle supplement.” I think with the meal planning I am adapting I’ll start dropping the weight as long as I can work out at least 4-5 times a week, preferably even on my off days workout for 10 minutes. Gotta get those steps in!

We are moving! Our landlord was nice enough to give us 90 days, so I have plenty of time to declutter and pack, just need boxes… Lots of boxes! So for now I am cleaning and decluttering. Decluttering being my main goal. And I am actually feeling like I have the energy and the focus to do it. I don’t feel overwhelmed, I feel motivated! With Thrive I have the energy to actually do things. So I got Angel’s room decluttered, even her closet. I’m halfway done with BG’s room, but she is going to camp so we are concentrating on packing today and making sure we have the whole list of stuff ready to go. I’m excited for the change, and… we are probably going to be buying!!! So happy!! I’m happy to get out of this house, I don’t really like it, the set up is all wrong feeling. I can’t wait to have our own house where if we want to put in a garden, we can! And I don’t want to have the huge pine trees in the back worrying me about them falling. It just feels like the right time to be doing this. I’m happy as a clam… though I don’t really know if clams are happy… have to rethink that saying… LOL

My anxiety is still there, my PTSD is still there, so is my depression. This is not a magic cure all. I started taking potassium and melatonin to help me sleep. Then I realized one night the coughing that gets me up is *drumroll please* reflux. Of all the things…. so I’m taking my reflux meds again. I slept through the night till coughing got me up at 0500 this morning. That is the most I’ve slept in MONTHS!!!!


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