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It has to change, my health situation. In 2016 my pain was constant, just achy all the time I hurt to be touched but it was not fibromyalgia. I do have spina bifida occulta and have had my lower back fused because of the birth defect but that wasn't the pain issue. My abdominal hurt a lot, turned out my liver and spleen were enlarged. My lymph nodes enlarged, swelling all through body, no energy, drained, and my rosacea so flared nothing fabric wise could touch my face but micro fleece.

Seen family doctor whom looked at me did all the blood work he could think of to find nothing. My sugar numbers good, cholesterol good, blood pressure just fine, all organs seemed to be functioning as they should. Nothing as to what is going on in my body.

I was even sent to Duke, the infectious diseases department, they found nothing. Cancer was a concern did pet scan and showed activity in face... duh the rosacea was so bad my cheeks were puffed like a chipmunk. Was referred to ear, nose, and throat specialist and dermatology... guess what NOTHING FOUND. But my face was still puffed, red, swollen, and my body hurt so bad in every joint I regularly felt like crying.

The swelling in my whole body would put 20+ lbs on me and then 2-3 days it would drop off. Exhausting having the yo yo effect of such weight... yet the physician assistant looked at me and said , your consuming too much salt thus retaining water. ?!?! excuse me!!! I am an avid salt avoider and the family doctor knew this, in fact he had told me a few years back add a pinch of salt to one meal for my sodium level was on the verge of being too low.

After hearing the physician assist, killing my honda from all the mileage to see doctors, Duke was a 6 hour drive there and 6 back, and getting no relief nor help I quit seeing the doctors. Literally wrote a post on fb with a person throwing his hands up and walking into water until he was gone. I told my family and friends I quit with doctors I am surrendering all to God and let him show me what to do.

So, what did the doctors discover over a year of on going tests? Fatty liver, inflammation markers were high, and insulin resistance but no diabetes. They found the problem but no one seen it nor pointed it out. Yes, I had a doctor state I needed metformin for insulin resistance. Medication is never the answer it is the bandage slapped on the problem.

I spent the last year studying the three issues noted and now I have my DIET PLAN. This is me putting it into action for the new year and hopefully seeing results.Appreciate any encouragement for the journey and feed back as to what you have witnessed.

Member Since: 12/23/2018

Fitness Minutes: 50

My Goals:
Lose 30+ pounds in 8 months

My Program:
Cut out inflammation causing foods. Eat fresh and organic as often as possible. And find ways to be more active, even if its small steps get up and moving more everyday.

Personal Information:
335 pounds, 5'5" widow with 2 teens

Other Information:
I firmly feel insulin resistance has been my problem since 2010 and the doctor failed to see the signs or never explained it to me. You cannot lose weight if you cannot control the resistance issue. All those failed years was not lacked effort on my part but rather lacked appropriate medical information. I needed told of the problem and not medicated but educated how to reverse the resistance... of which no doctor has ever done in the past 7 years of seeing them. I have now educated myself and am willing to try for a better tomorrow for me and my family.

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    Great quote for today:
    Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett
    94 days ago
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    Have a great day; thinking of you.

    99 days ago

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    Motto for the week:

    A,R.R,O.W .S Always running races of winning souls
    117 days ago
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    Charles Spurgeon" If you wish to glorify man give him presents. If yo wish to glorify Christ Jesus receive presents from him."
    122 days ago
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    ( good reminder to not look back at past failures nor to worry about tomorrow for it may never come. Live life today.)

    Have a blessed day!
    124 days ago
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