I had hit an all time low this summer. I had these great plans made for the summer and because of my health I have had to watch it pass by. I have had some enjoyment but I had to really force myself to do things with my kids and for our home due to me feeling awful.
I went to the Dr and discovered I was only a couple points from a transfusion and my anemia was real bad. I also have high cholesterol. The worse news was my youngest son Kyle had been having chest pains and shortness of breath. The Dr discovered he has a irregular heartbeat that is very irregular and we need to see a Ped Cardiologist. She wouldn't approve his physical for any physical activity or sports.
You try telling a 7 year old he can't run. It was a hard day yesterday to say the least. But a good one in a way because it woke me up. I had this fog around me from feeling so bad. Last year I had went gluten free and cleaned up my diet for a bit and felt great. It didn't last long because I got swept away in eating junky again and now my body is wrecking havoc.
I have treated my body like a trash can. I am like Oscar the Grouch stuck in the can. Yesterday, revealed to me the seriousness of taking care of our bodies. I never bought soda. VERY RARE. But in the last week along we went through 2 cases. I started to have heart palpitations. Kyle had been drinking lots of soda.
NO MORE. Today...I woke up fresh and anew. I prayed God to give me direction and I believe He will help us. Hannah and Ethan were slightly overweight, acne, and early blooming. I know it stems from what we put in our bodies.
I will be posting more on our lifestyle changes here so my focus may go in a different direction. Laughing Out Loud, I really don't have a focus here. I rarely blog anymore. Partly, because I always felt bad and had no motivation.
So...I took some steps yesterday after the DR visit. I headed to the health food store and spoke to a consultant. I had been tested last summer for wheat and gluten and found I had a allergy to wheat and intolerance to gluten. So, she helped me get a regimen of supplements to help me get out of the fog so I could begin to focus on taking care of myself and my family. I can't take care of them if I am couch bound with pain and tiredness.
I purchased a detox kit (steps to clean my gut), Vit B12 ( I was depleted), Iron(anemia), Fish Oil (Cholesterol), Vit D ( because I needed it and to aid with depression), Probiotic (aid in gut health).
I started last night. I got up early this morning and have drank tons of water, lemon water, took all my supplements, ate a total gluten free diet today, took a morning walk, and had a wonderful prayer and bible time. I feel refreshed. I have a looooonnnnggg road ahead but I took the first step and that is the hardest.
Love you all,