Hi! My name is Melissa and I have struggled with my weight for close to 20 years now. I never have bought into fad diets, since I have seen first hand their yo-yo effect on the body, so I never have done them. I have always tried to focus on actually feeding my body with living foods. Yet, even with doing that, the weight always stayed…and then got worse. I always knew there was something more going on, but every doctor that I had check on other things that could be causing it said that I was normal and fine. I knew that couldn’t be right.
God doesn’t want us to be in poor physical health. This is his Temple where His Holy Spirit resides. We all like to live in a nice house, why wouldn’t God? But, being in poor health effects a lot of things. I’ve grown tired of always feeling ran down, no energy and in pain. Granted, I have another issue with severe anemia (that’s not iron based), which they don’t know what’s causing it, but I wanted to know more about the weight.
So, long story short…my thyroid is a mess. I have started a natural med for it and been on it almost a week now. Granted, I know that it might take bit to really do anything, but I’m feeling better. I have a bit more energy and I’ve been eating even better and walking. I have a friend who is on this journey with me and I am SOOO thankful for her. She also pushed me because she knows how stubborn and bull-headed I am. Tevis is walking with me too when my friend and I don’t get to walk. I’m up to a half mile. This weeks challenge is to try to shoot for a mile.
I want to document this for a couple of reasons:
1) To be an encouragement to others
2) For accountability
3) For my own record, to be able to see it for myself what I’ve overcome
So, here is where I begin and the old me ends. I have to be able to get on the floor with my grandkids someday. I don’t want to be stuck in a chair and unable to enjoy life with them. Time to stop watching life pass me by and me just being in the audience. =) Be Blessed!