Friday, August 16, 2013

My New Adventure

I know I have been lacking in the post department & I have a lot to catch you all up on like our trip to Brugge, Belgium & our trip to Berlin, Germany.  Also, the fact that I am pregnant again & the story about that!  Not to mention daily life & some of the awesome things happening in our lives as of late! Since I am so excited about one specific awesome thing happening I am going to start there!!

Let me start with some background information first!

Weight has been an issue for me most of my life. Along with thyroid issues & asthma & bursitis in both my hips & fertility or lack there of!   Last year I finally got pregnant after years of trying and then miscarried.  The most devastating part of the miscarriage was when the doctor told me it was because I was obese.  I knew that the real reason was because it was part of Gods plan for me, but that doctors words still hurt...deep.  They echoed in my head over and over "the reason you had a miscarriage and have had trouble getting pregnant is because you are obese."  The thought that I had been standing in my own way and the devastation of realizing that I was the problem or better yet my previous actions were the problem; the thing that was keeping me from realizing my dream of becoming a mother and of loving myself was devastating.  I started praying even harder than I was over the loss of our child.  I kept asking God to help me get healthy, to find the motivation to lose the weight I need to lose and to become the woman that He made me to be.  Then a couple of weeks later he introduced me to this amazing woman who introduced me to the program that helped to change my life.  In January of 2013 I started on this program with the support of my team and my family and not only did I lose 26lbs, 19in, I lost the need for my thyroid medication, my inhaler and all anti-inflammatory medication that I had been not able to go more than 6 hours without for the past three years! I also gained confidence, energy, mental clarity and then in June I found out that I was pregnant! I was nervous at first about gaining back the weight I had just loss, but I quickly realized that it was ok.  I am not worried about the number on the scale for the first time in probably 18 years!  I am healthy.  I still struggle with an addiction to food but with this program I am learning how to manage it.  This journey is going to be a long one as I still have a ways to go, but the kind of lifestyle this program is helping to bring out in me is one I hope to continue until the end of my days!

So my super awesome news is that because this program has helped me in so many ways I have decided to pay it forward!  I am signing up today to start helping people along their journey to a healthy and full life! So if you or anyone you can think of would like more information about how I can help you to a healthy life please contact me via facebook or through this blog! 

Hope to hear from you soon!  Have a great weekend! Cheers!