There comes a time in life when all of us with have to deal with some sort of a health issue in some way. As many know I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2005 when we were trying to conceive our first child. I also have Endometriosis and Hypothyroidism.
I used to be ashamed of these (as I did previous post about “Never Sacrifice Yourself”)
There has been many times that Ive stopped to think about events that have transpired in life, people who come in and out, who we pass by, are an aquantance or become a friend. Not all friendships last, relationships move on. We all grow.
Everyone has a story. Our lives are our own story.
Everything happens for a reason yet at times its so difficult to see that through the heartache. There are reasons for why people come into our lives, with each person comes a piece of our own puzzle. we learn about ourselves, at times learn from who they are of who we never want to be.
For some of us our own bodies are our own story. As these 3 health issues I have the “pleasure” of living with are one of those “invisible” or “unseen” – looking at me you wouldn’t know WHAT is “wrong” with me.
This week my mom passed on a link to me of a Doctor who was on the Marilyn Show . Her name is Dr Natasha Turner and her website is http://drnatashaturner.com/ . While on Marilyn’s show she spoke about her brand new book – just released on March 27th! The book is called The Carb Sensitivity Program . I have read a lot of PCOS books, many of them advising to avoid wheat/whole grains completely. I do not have a gluten problem, I have PCOS which greatly affects my blood sugar levels. After watching parts of the show online, I ordered the e-book that night and began reading, within her introduction was her writing about how she has PCOS.
Before buying the book I did know certain foods I *should* avoid, however like my previous post (Never Sacrifice Yourself) explained I always felt like I was a burden if I had to say “I cant eat that” – white pasta and bread is a very good example. I remember eating a really good bean salsa at my daughters birthday party (this salsa is a fav of mine now!) and I could feel the effects of the sugar, I then found out there was sugar in the dressing mixture AND I knew there was corn in the salsa – 2 big X’s right there!
I plan to read this book entirely before altering my diet more than I have, however I am more committed than ever to stay on the straight path of eating what I should be and not allowing these slip ups! What I am even more excited about is getting myself on a vitamin program. This is something I have been researching for a very long time, over the past 7 years Ive tried many concoctions of vitamin cocktails but never stuck with it.
Now is the time and this is going to be MY story on my journey to true health.
I want to have energy, I want to enjoy life more and now that I had surgery to help with the endometriosis, I am healed (they say it takes a full 3-6 months to completely heal, its almost been 4…) now is the time to focus on ME!
Through my research this is what I am now taking…
- Women’s Multivitamin
- Vitamin B Complex
- Vitamin C (slow release)
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3/6/9
Day 2 and I am feeling great, I felt less groggy this morning than I have other mornings (and yes I fell asleep at the same time after 11pm – which I am also working on changing), I am feeling great though! Having skimmed through her book, yes I was too impatient to just sit and read it front to back I had to skim through sections, I am paying much more attention to the foods I am eating and also their GI level.
Tonight I even snuk more high fibre into the kids meals and they loved it! Then I made the mistake of telling them what I put in their “sauce” for dippkng and suddenly the miss was totally grossed out – but the boy loved it and finished hers. I made a thin hummmus and used it as a base and then added the Diane’s BBQ sauce to it – they did love it! I also made a can of beans and because it was higher in sugar and carbohydrates I added hummus to this and cooked it down to help thin it out (so I could eat it as well) and they loved them! I was going to buy a couple cookbooks based on “sneaking” these healthy foods into various everyday food or changing up prepackaged foods with healthy puree’s… however I do not want to rely on manipulating boxed food, because I still can’t eat it, and if I can’t eat it what *could* it be doing to my kids or how *could* it be affecting them if it affects me.
So I am going to continue experimenting, I’ve already changed up the banana bread/muffin recipe and added apple sauce and honey to it… could probably sneak some hummus in their too! I will admit I am excited, I want to feel like I’m eating normal amd I love being in my kitchen cooking (just not big on measuring etc lol that’s why I don’t bake much I cook and just eyeball haha).
Yes, everyone has a story and we all have control over what our next chapter will begin and end like, much like all challenges in life, if you embrace it, find the strength within and think positive, you CAN do it!!!
Now off to read my e-book 😉