I like sharing with you how Jesus changed me through all aspects of my life and i’m gonna start sharing the aspects of how Jesus is changed me through my health journey.
I have always been the chunky girl. I found a good weight and met this cutie. he knocked my socks off.
I know i am cheesy but we shall move on.
I gained ….. 90 lbs from the moment we met to the birth of our first child 5 years later. So i got chunkier and the trauma was there, hanging like heavy cloud. so heavy that I developed (what I now know was) postpartum depression.
SIDENOTE: Those who have mental health issues are statistically more likely to develop postpartum issues.
I went undiagnosed because – well thats a-whole-nother post.
Then I found out I was pregnant with my daughter on my sons 1st birthday. Or really 2 days later – on his actual birthday I just had inclinations.
Again, cause I wasnt taking care of my mental health, I developed a postpartum issue. Actually several. The biggest was the postpartum psychosis. Yeah thats all we will say about that. I dont think i will ever share more than that.
Anyways, through that I gained more weight. hmmm …. i think i explained this so i’ll skip ahead.
At my heaviest I was 342 lbs. severely depressed and suicidal. My family was praying for me heavily. I saw doctor after doctor. I finally started got my mental health right (mostly) and then? Came the weight. I started working out – but I also started having severe stomach issues. NOt gonna go into detail but dooooooooooooood!
I was staying at a certain weight and feeling horrible and condemned to a life of just bare existence. I was convinced I had fibromyalgia or severe arthritis or both. And was surviving on advil. Then I started hearing about this new fad diet. Literally 5 different people told me about trying it since my food groups were basically limited to rice and chicken. and barely at that.
I started and I was feeling better. I was feeling renewed. My stomach (AHEM) issues started to resolve. Then? Last year they started up again.
I dropped weight drastically and felt like absolute crap. In the meanwhile, I should add, God was working majorly in my life. It was during this time that I finally realized – God. and all His majesty. And I was finally …. a God fearing woman.
Then I found out my thyroid issues …. and caught covid … yall are caught up now. Almost.
Started having the stomach issues yet again. Like chicken was even off the table for me. And I was so scared I was starting this garbage all again. But this time I did something different.
I prayed. I asked God for wisdom. I asked for guidance. And I started to see “commercials” online for this new gut protocol to help reset your biome.
I’ve been on it a week and? Yesterday I had chicken for the first time in over a year and I didn’t feel sick.
Thank you Lord for your beautiful mercies.
Thank you Lord. I cant wait to see what else you do.