Friday, October 25, 2013
TAKING YOUR HEALTH IN YOUR OWN HANDS
I have been praying that the Lord would show me how I could be healthier for my family, how to take care of my family in a better way, how to do what I am suppose to as a homemaker. The Lord has been revealing those things little by little in many ways. Mostly he has used other people I really trust. First before I get into any of this I want to say to always pray before you jump right in to anything. Ultimately God is the Healer but I believe he has given us stuff to take advantage in that. First I want to start out for those that don't know a little background info. I am a mother to 10 children and a wife to a wonderful man!!! About 3 years ago I started feeling so tired and worn out. Things started to ache and I was young so I just thought it had to do with having child after child , most of them year after year. Boy, was I wrong. After having chest pains, miscarriages, and feeling like DEATH. We found out my thyroid was hardly functioning but also my progesterone level was very low. Now, I had the answers as to why I have felt so bad for several years. Now it was time to start working on making myself better. I did tons of research, kept up with getting my blood work checked, etc... First I started taking toxins out of our home since those are the things that interfere with your hormones the most. I started using Norwex products and still do. They work because they have silver in them. If you would like to know more information you could look it up. They are very good products and I have found them to work very well. But it is really hard to get rid of all toxins. Also as you know if you have thyroid issues losing weight is almost impossible if you are hypothyroid. I have not been able to lost weight for several years. It gets really depressing after awhile. NO matter how hard you try it doesn't come off. BUT, after having my last child 3 months ago I heard a lot of people talking about Trim Healthy Mama. As I looked into it more and more it looked more to me like it was not a diet but a lifestyle change. I did a lot of research on it as well, bought the book when my little ones was about a month old and started reading whenever I could. I joined the online facebook page and started the plan slowly and slowly the weight started coming off. Then it started coming off faster and faster. Since my little guys has been born in 3 months I have lost 34 pounds and have fit into a couple of pairs of jeans I have not fit into in a very long time. I am thanking the Lord for the two awesome women who wrote the book. Although my thyroid is still not leveled out, I feel so much better with that weight off. I am smaller now than when I got pregnant and he just turned 3 months!! I can run around outside with my kids, sit on the floor and play with them without hurting, and so much more. The newest thing the Lord has brought to my attention is essential oils. I had used them before and THOUGHT I was using pure one until I came across Young Living Oils. I have just started learning about them and using them so more to come on that another day but so far I am excited to be able to keep my family and me healthy!!!! This day and time you have to take your health in your own hands!!!! Would love any comments or if you have any questions. I just do NOT want others to go through what I was,sometimes hormone imbalances make everything seem so hopeless but God will give you HOPE!