So, as most of you know that I have been working through a process -- a DAILY, sometimes hourly process of getting myself to a state of better health... or maybe just being able to manage better the body I am currently given. Either way, I am on a journey.
I am making slow changes... but changes regardless.
I know for me... I can get those lies stuck in my head from the enemy that I am:
- will not be able to do this
- always destined to be this way
- precious in His sight (Isaiah 43:4)
- through Him I can do all things (Phil. 4:13)
- an overcomer! (Romans 8:37)
- victor in Christ Jesus. He has given me victory (1 Cor. 15:57)
So, how am I doing?
Well, honestly I am doing "okay". It is HARD. I won't deny it. There are some REALLY good days and there a lot of HARD days. But, I know that there is reward at the end of the journey and God is teaching me a lot through it. I am thankful for those HARD days, because I know that it refines me and molds me... it helps me to lean in and trust the Creator God to be my Comforter when I am hurting. He is my PEACE when the storm seems to chase high on my tail. He is my STRENGTH when I feel I have nothing left in me.
If at all, I am thankful that I know GOD who loves me deeply and cares about all the details of my days and moments.
I have had several doctors appointments over the last several weeks or more. They have been encouraging. But, also a realization of what I need to do to take care of me. I feel like I am learning lots about health and what my body does or doesn't need. I am still working all of that out.
I have not been the best at being disciplined in what I need to do. I give myself grace and move forward. I can' t dwell in my short comings, or else I become depressed and fall into those lies mentioned above and self pity and doubt. Not good.
I am trying to go grain free. legume free. mostly dairy free. soy free. And anything processed is a big no for me right now too.
My mom gave me a copy of this book. And, I have enjoyed it so far. I am still reading it and still sorting out what I am going to do as far as diet. So please pray for wisdom and discernment.
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I have to figure out what things to eat for myself and my body -- but, I also have to plan for my family, who eats for the most part differently (there are 2 vegetarians in my family). So, there is a challenge in itself, but I am working through it and finding creativity.
So, I am asking for prayer. But, also I would love any sites or recipes that you love that might fit into my weird eating habits?
Think Paleo/Primal/SCD/Grain-free etc. Also, I am good at adjusting recipes too. So, if there is an ingredient I can't have in there, I am sure I know of a substitute or alternative.
Thanks friends! I appreciate you.