Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Over the past several years, I have dealt with several different health issues. It seems that once I get one thing managed something else pops up to pull at me in another direction. I have been working for almost 7 weeks now on my fitness goals and carefully watching my nutrition. I have been feeling like I had finally found some answers for some of my difficult health problems, and things seemed like a corner had been turned. Then came Easter morning.
I woke up Sunday morning with terrible vertigo. I have dealt with dizziness for years, but not true vertigo. My "normal" dizziness is just a swimmy feeling in my head that passes within a few seconds. This however was different. Very different. I was so dizzy I couldn't see straight and I began vomiting.
Well, Sunday ended with a slight improvement, but not a complete fix. My medical advice suggested it was allergy related and so I began taking suggested medications, and I have seen improvement.
I am very thankful that I have been able to continue my workouts, all be it carefully and with some company. (I am very thankful for the company, made the workout that much more fun!)
I am also thankful that each day, although it begins with spinny rooms, and blurred vision those things don't last long and I can get on with my life.
I am beginning to think that the Lord puts these little annoyances into our lives to direct our hearts towards him. Each moment in my life when I begin to feel self sufficient something else pops up and reminds me I need the Lord's grace to make it through each moment. As is very true with this weight loss journey. I am down 15lbs. Which is a drop in the bucket. But a blessed drop that shows progress. I am thankful for each opportunity I can fall on the shoulders of the one who sustains me.