Success! I made it through my first week of eating mostly fruits and vegetables, 3 meals with organic protein, nuts and dried fruit as snacks, and water and tea as beverages.
Ok, that’s it. I’ve had it. After 7 nights of vacation, a wonderful cruise in the Western Caribbean jam-packed (literally) with food, folks, and fun…I am 100% ready for detox. A food detox, that is. Don’t worry. I’m not turning anti-social or anti-fun. Although, I presume what I’m about to do will greatly improve my social and recreational lifestyle, significantly.
Yesterday, I made a visit to the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Doctor. I’ve been so preoccupied with other health symptoms that I hadn’t realized how bad my allergy symptoms were getting. I can’t remember the last time I could breathe through my nose, let alone go through a day without several allergy attacks. Guess you could say, I just couldn’t take it anymore.
I’ve added a new section to my blog, today, called Living Half Healthy. From today forward, I will be posting occasional updates, articles, inspirations, and prayers for those of us who live with health issues. This has been on my heart to do for a long time, now.
While some of my personal health issues are fairly common, minor, acceptable, and validated. Others are complex, unknown, invalidated, and cringe-worthy.
After I published the post titled, “From Suffering to Gratitude” in which I mentioned my struggle with Endometriosis and PMDD, I received several private comments from women who had been struggling (with the PMDD, specifically) in silence, as I had, for such a long time. It helped me realize how important it is for me to share my experiences with others.
And so, in between my posts of recipes, house renovations, and extraordinary life experiences and excursions, I will be sharing about my daily struggle with Endometriosis, PMDD, Hypothyroidism, Chronic Allergies, and Epstein Barr Virus/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
You may be able to relate directly or indirectly to this subject in LE Woman. But just as a warning, don’t expect to read my story without a dose of encouragement! Remember, my objective is always to inspire you to live an EXTRAordinary life with me…in spite of our circumstances. Alright then? OK!
Dear God, Please bless this page on my website. May it bring readers that are sincerely interested in living an EXTRAordinary Life. Amen.
(Warning: I use the words Boobs and Period in this post.)
When I was a young teenager, I was a girly-girl on the inside, but probably more like a tomboy on the outside. I loved girly things such as Barbies, dancing, and crafts. I also loved to play basketball, adventure in the woods, and ride motorized bikes. I had a compassionate and gentle heart inside this gawky, skinny, and narrow frame. None of this concerned me growing up. But, by the time I turned 13, I grew nervous about having no boobs and no period.