I am new to spark people. My name is Heather. I am a 38, divorced (almost- separated for 2 years) mom of one living in the Atlanta area. I am hoping that one day I will feel awesome and energetic on a regular basis. I have struggled with some sort of chronic fatigue/ IBS symptoms my whole life it seems. I started going off gluten at the suggestion of my osteopathic doctor about 4 years ago. I have been strict about it for about 2 years. It took a while to really notice the effect gluten had on me til I was off of it for long enough and started being more strict about not cheating. Then it was like WOW! It cleared up symptoms like fatigue, nausea, bloating, anxiety, depression, rashes, shortness of breath. It was life changing. I had some lingering symptoms of fatigue and skin inflammation/ acne/ rosacea, so I decided to go off dairy a year ago. My symptoms dramatically improved within days. I was bummed. I really love yogurt and feta cheese and ice cream and... well I could go on all day.
I have been very strict about my diet, cutting out all sorts of stuff that doesn't agree with me- very rarely eating out at all b/c of cross contamination risk. Now I am fine tuning it even more, focusing on eating what makes me feel good- veggies, whole grains, cooking my own food more, and finally, trying to get on an exercise regimen.
I have had to become very disciplined, especially at the holidays, but I am telling you it is so worth it. Feeling good and focusing on people instead of cheating and feeling horrible is worth it. Feeling my body start to heal itself is worth it. We are all worth it!!
I am happy to support you guys. Let me know if you want to talk about anything. Later!
| Pounds lost: 5.0