Yes!! I am a LOSER...of weight, and you CAN too!! I usually do not speak negative words about myself , but in this case it is definitely okay! I have lost 10 pounds, 1 1/2 inches around my waist, and 2 inches in my hips. What started out as a hormone reset diet turned into an emotional reset diet! Your mind and emotions can run your life putting you in a stress mode, in which your body responds as "danger" and reacts appropriately but putting you in fight or flight mode. Overtime...that just doesn't work!! You gain weight around the middle as protection, and therefore get that lovely apple shape.. Check out the video!
Well, this is the third blog and it follows up with the other two...quite nicely!! All I can say is WOW, this has been a ride, but a rather wonderful one.
To think that this all started with a weight loss struggle and has now propelled me into finding strength I didn't know I had!! So grateful!!
Figuring out that resistance to weight loss became a journey realizing that I had unresolved emotions, that then led me to co-working on my adrenals! The emotions and adrenals are so interconnected, and I KNEW that.....but guess I needed to experience this....Again!
You see, a few years back in the heart of my nursing career, I started having aches and pains, plus some other little ailments. These issues all continued, but hey, I am a nurse....I just took my meds that helped with pain (later got epidural injections) and popped some antacids for my stomach and it's all good ...right!?!??
Even back then I was medicating my "emotions", but at that time it was really stressed out and burned out and I used REAL medications vs food and caffeine in my latest venture. All this regime did for me is put me on a path of self destruction and eventually a diagnosis of fibromyalgia....BOO!! So what did my professional peers prescribe for me.....more meds. I really didn't get much relief, in fact, at times I felt worse!! I eventually didn't even trust myself to care for patients....when I fell over on the floor taking a blood pressure...uh...that's not Good!!
I took a leave of absence to try to find some relief. Out of desperation, I sought out alternative, holistic, and complementary medicine. I was so sick! I found an alternative practitioner that said I was really sick ( I KNOW!!) your adrenals are exhausted! Your adrenals are responsible for so many bodily functions, hormones, blood pressure, endocrine system....and more. When your adrenals are in a continuous state of flight vs fight....eventually they get tired and really don't want to work for you!! He tested my blood, urine, and saliva, the results were awful! But the main issue was I was toxic of heavy metals, mostly from the dye used to diagnose my back issues and getting injections. Think about that, putting something in your body that makes it "glow" in an xray machine...YIKES!! I listened to his plan...he chelated me with intravenous solution that pulls metals from tissue, he did homeopathy, energy work, helped me with nutrition. It's basically a holistic treatment, he worked with my structure with chelation, my energy fields were blocked with a crap ton of negative emotions and traumas, my nutrition was mostly processed dead food, and I did NO self care. Well guess what....some of that "stuff" started working. I was beginning to feel better and certainly sparked my interest to learn more, FOR SURE!! I began learning more about these alternative ways and continue to use the techniques and tips on myself. After about 3 months of this journey, I was back on track!! I tell you this because this nightmare of a STRUGGLE led me to a finding and renewing my STRENGTH. I now knew that this way of working with health issues leads you into a healing process, not just a disease management.... I want ailments GONE...not managed!!
Here we are several years later, trying to lose weight , and it's not happening. I finally realized with some self reflection that I was "medicating" again from the recent transitions in my life that I clearly was not dealing with well. Overdosing on caffeine and sugar to numb the stress of sadness, loss, and grief, putting my adrenals on high alert fight or flight, and throwing my whole self into a whirlwind. The results, weight around the middle giving me a "lovely" apple shape, out of whack hormones, afternoon dragging, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, and just feeling like crap!
After doing my hormone reset diet, actually WHILE I was doing this diet, so many things came to light. Of course, the medicating the emotions, that I need work on my adrenals, that I STILL fall into a comparison trap, that I need a regular exercise routine, that I need a regular eating routine, that if I fail to plan...then plan to fail, that I still find excuses, that I need to work daily on a mindset, and that I am human.......and that I am certainly not alone in this struggle!
Realization and confession of these are what make you stronger! I DID complete the 21 day diet plan and my results of the weight loss may not have been like the others in that time frame, but it's been a couple of weeks later and I am still losing weight and inches! I am GAINING so much more. Eating better is now a joy and a new lifestyle! My husband is on board too! My energy is awesome and natural. I enjoy working out! I sleep so soundly that I wake up before the alarm...every day!! I am finding an inner chef...lol! I no longer have that stronghold of caffeine and sugar. My clothes look and fit better. I feel FREE!
But I would say the most powerful thing that has happened, is the feedback. That has made me shift how I do business, and that it isn't a business , it's an assignment now!! My assignment, my service, my passion is now geared up and fired up to teach you how having health and healing can really happen. Also to use myself and my own trials to show YOU that you have your own strength in whatever current struggle you may be experiencing. So stay strong , your strength is right around the corner!!