I think you are right on target doing some preventative things for your thyroid. Honestly it doesn't take much to help if you are not in the midst of the hassles yet. Not so much fun trying to get a grumpy thyroid working again - I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I would truly be very concerned about the amount of radiation you are getting! That is not good by any stretch of the imagination ... Go for it with the iodine consumption We have lots of deer here too and after the last few years of chaos there are sure to be a number that don't make it what with the fires and then the flood - so much devastation. Probably why I am now seeing white tails instead of just the mule deer. DH can buy skins for $3.00 at a local place. Unfortunately most folk have no idea how to skin an animal properly so he really has to dig to find hides that are not cut to shreds. Cheaper to just buy skins - no cost of license or hunting trip (no meat either which isn't so cool) or gun or ammo. I wish we could find someone who would take DH hunting and teach him the ropes. I know he would just LOVE to go but we don't have the money to do a guided thing. He has family that go hunting every year, but the interpersonal dynamics would not be great. RANT warning: It annoys him when people act like their wives are the proverbial ball and chain and expect him to join in. We really like and respect each other and don't believe in talking behind each others backs with others about each other. It never ceases to amaze me how negative people can be about their spouses - and I know that not everyone has a great marriage, but why parade your dirty laundry in public? Just my two cents ... I guess the thing that gets me (and DH) the most is the assumption that we must have the same issues as the other folks and you are expected to join in and whine about your other half. It makes it very uncomfortable when you really don't have anything you want to contribute and are truly grateful for the partner you have. I know that I don't deserve such a wonderful man, my life would have been soooo different if I had married any one of the other guys that almost made it the altar with me. I know that I would be divorced and probably a single mom with at least a few of those guys. I guess I might happily whine away with all the others if I had a different hubby - but I hope not. And I am not talking about the times when you share your struggles in confidence with a close friend - that is different. I am talking about the anti man or anti woman jokes and snide little comments that seem to permeate conversation at so many gatherings. RANT done.
Ok, now that I have that off my chest. The kids and I are going to try making some chocolate molds this afternoon. The syringe arrived and we'll see if that works for filling the tiny molds. I have had someone asking about shipping costs to Australia - just a thrill to think that someone across the world is interested enough in my little stones to ask. So off to the post office to check on international shipping costs. I have folk from all over the world looking at my shop and I think it would be worth finding out if that is viable.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 218 lbs
S.T. goals: stabilize hormones, JUDDD, sleep early and long
LTG: Find my sweet spot with which foods work for me and start losing weight
Goal weight: 135 lbs
Just take it one bite at a time ...