Today I started on a new journey that I have called ‘My journey to health freedom’. I will tell you why I started the journey and decided to blog about it.
For 9 years now I have struggled with my health. I had my first born in 2008 and put on a lot of weight. I moved from being 65kg to 106. I had my second born in 2010 and by that time I hadn’t lost the weight from the first baby. I just added to what I had already accumulated. Now my weight fluctuates between 112kg – 126kgs.
With weight came all sorts of illnesses. High / low Blood Pressure – depending on how the body felt some seasons it would be low and some seasons high. I developed gall bladder stones that were only confirmed after 3 years of pain. All along I was being treated for ulcers. And many more other illnesses. The doctors told me to lose some weight and I worked hard and lost 17kgs. I was supper excited about it.
I struggled with stomach pains for 3 good years. I had excruciating pain and every doctor gave me a different diagnosis. I was in and out of hospital. In 2016 I was referred to India for further management of my stomach pains. I met great doctors in India that diagnosed me correctly and I ended up having to undergo an operation. The operation was done and wallah!!!…..I was free.
I had not been well for 3 years so the feeling of being well to me was magical. When I fully recovered from the operation, I was finally free…… My God!!! it felt like I had not been well my entire life. I couldn’t believe that I would move without medication in my handbag – (I always had 3 sets of medication. One in my bathroom, one in my living room and one in my handbag). I couldn’t believe that I would eat everything I wanted and would not get any pains. I was very happy that I was well mentally and physically. I decided to celebrate my ‘wellness’. The celebration went on for a year and unfortunately I went right back where I was. I piled the weight back and little by little illnesses here and there began to crop up.
Not long ago I was seated – tired from work, not wanting to move and I called my 9 year old daughter Kimberley to send me the remote, my phone charger and drinking water. My daughter said something to me that moved me. She said; ‘mummy I love you and don’t mind how you look but you need to get smaller so you can start doing those things for yourself‘. That innocent statement hit me hard. I went deep into thought. I was sad and angry with my self. I started deep thought on what I wanted for myself and my family.
I realized I wanted to be free. I love it when am free. I decided I wasn’t going to be held captive anymore. I was going to be free and all it takes is me. I didn’t need permission from anyone, I had the power. I took charge of ‘My journey to health freedom’.
And that is how this blog was borne.
I have been researching and reading about many life styles and I selected one that I felt I had seen amazing results. It is called ‘Juicing’. I decided I was adopting it because not only does it help you lose weight, it reboots your body.
I wanted to blog about my progress for encouragement from the readers, friends and family and to also encourage anybody out there that may need encouragement. Today is day one and I will keep updating progress.