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Not sick enough yet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"A lot of health advocates say — and I agree — that most people don’t eat a good diet or try to be healthy simply because they have not been sick enough yet.

'Life is a journey' they say, and much as I wish this were bullsh*t, it’s not. PCOS, HA, endometriosis, PMS, PMDD, acne, infertility, miscarriages, [hypothyroidism]… these are steps along your journey to greater health, vibrancy, and intimacy with your body. They teach us how to have patience, teach us how to heal, and teach us how to grow. They teach us how to be strong, how to persevere, how to trust our bodies even while our trust has been challenged..."

I wanted to post some excerpts from this article I read. This woman has PCOS and runs a paleo living blog. I've thought about this before, how I wish I had a severe food allergy so that I would HAVE to eat healthy all the time. But really, I do have to eat healthy if I want to feel my best. As long as I'm eating junk I'm never going to feel optimal, even with medication.

I've felt really frustrated ever since I found out about my crappy thyroid in May...my weight loss motivation immediately plummeted, because I thought - what's the point of trying? My body is dysfunctional. I'd never had to take any medication before, and suddenly I'm taking all these pills every morning and night (meds and vitamins). I think it's true that finding out about my thyroid has helped me learn more about my body. I've never had so much blood work done in my life, testing all kinds of different things in my body. But...my mind still feels defeated. I'm gaining weight but not because of my medication or my condition. I'm gaining weight because every day or at least every week I throw a pity party for myself and turn to junk food. Anyway, this article reminded me of how dumb I'm being and hopefully I'll slowly come back around to healthy eating.

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    I can understand. I have been having a lot of hormonal issues. I have been told to give up Gluten, Wheat, Sugar and Dairy. Also I need to read the book Wheat Belly. Don't get discouraged. Take it one day at a time. :-)
    2591 days ago
    this. it's all the same for me. i hope we can both get there. emoticon
    2638 days ago
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