Hey ho, how are you today?
I was thinking today about my posts here on my blog and also thinking that I seem to post about stuff, that don’t always really tell you to much about me, so i thought I’d share a little more about my physical self/life/experiences. On my about me page, it tells you a little about me, there is so much more to share. Here goes
So many things I think about sharing I end up thinking oh that’s just story and I don’t always want to take ownership for those and today I’m going to start sharing some of those, with the hope of letting you into my world a little more. Letting you know that I’m real and just like anyone else. My life is a roller coaster at times and then other times it’s smooth sailing, just like everyone’s.
About 5 years ago I started thinking about making changes in my/our lives. I had realised that the food we were eating and the products we had in our home were not the best for our health. So my health/wellness discovery and learning began. Over the next 2 years I had great success with being “on track”. I had lost about 10 kgs in weight, the majority of it being fluid, I was bloated, swollen and inflamed. I was physically feeling the best I had in a very long time. We were eating ALOT of vegetables, reduced dairy intake and gluten intake, reduced our meat intake, so all was blissful……NOT my mind and emotional health was in the gutter (big time) and I had no idea.
I started creating stories and I started feeling I wasn’t good enough, more so then I had EVER before. I had created a dependent relationship with my husband and I was looking for love outside of myself. I had stopped doing things for me and I was worried about what everyone else thought about me, what I did and if I was the perfect mother and wife.
This is when my life truly changed.
2 1/2 years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. This is when I started to get some of my “self” back. I went through the process of diagnosis and medication and within the first 3 months of diagnosis my doctor had told me I would be on medication for the rest of my life. I told him I wouldn’t be and I knew then and there that I had some work to do. I didn’t really know what I had to do, I just knew there was more to life then this. I knew this because I had been there before and I knew I could get back there.
I’m going to leave this here for now, and I’ll get back to you soon with the next step of my story, this is one that I’m trying to figure out how to write.