OK so it has been a while since I last posted...the reason...I was embarrassed to admit to my readers that I was unable to remain on the protein drink program...
I lasted almost the full first two weeks until I ended up with an incontinence issue of which I won't bore you with the details other than I realized this sort of program was not for me.
After sitting and thinking long about my Lyme journey the last two years I decided that enough was enough. I no longer wanted to live my life around a box filled with supplements, antibiotics and natural so called antibiotic remedies...I was tired of the Lyme war I was fighting...
In the past two years since I began the Lyme treatment I have retreated back a few times. The last retreat was around November last year...
I also realized and accepted that for the past year I have been in a bit of a depression since my father passed last August. I dealt with his death through food. When thoughts of missing him, thoughts of hating being disabled due to Lyme would creep in I would eat. My favorite foods are carbs and sugar goodies. It would be easy to blame it on the fact that our grandchildren live with us and our daughter keeps on hand a good supply of "treats". Oh how often I have found myself sneaking a chocolate bar, a cookie or spoonful of ice cream when no one was around to catch me!
It wasn't until a month or so ago that I was shocked to see how high my weight had reached when I stepped on our bathroom scale! OUCH!! Reality hurts!!
Yet there was no one to blame, no disease to point the finger at for being the culprit in all this other than myself!
It wasn't until this last Saturday at our Lyme support group meeting that I realized just how key the following of a no carb no sugar diet is in getting healthy again.I realized that my acid reflux had returned recently since I had been eating a great quantity of carb and sugar loaded goodies.
I don't feel any better than I did a few months ago. But what if the diet is key to feeling better. What if it really can make a difference. Surely it couldn't hurt me to explore this and get my rear end back on program. I honestly don't want Lyme as the reason for my death some day...I would like old age to be the culprit instead!
So this morning hubby went to the store and bought an abundance of "Organic" Veggies. We both have vowed to help the other on this part of the journey. I started back on my supplements and taking 3 drops twice a day of A-Babs drops.
I encourage those of you out there with Lyme if you're not concerned with your diet to do some research about how important a low carb no sugar program is for your recovery! I was amazed to find a mountain of information out there that attest that joint issues can improve, reflux issues can improve and a big one weight issue improve!
You know when I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in February of 2009 I went on a healthy Lyme eating program...I did start loosing weight and my symptoms did somewhat improve; however, I did fudge here and there.
For those of you who have followed my blog for quite some time you know this has not been an easy journey. Yet today I can't help but wonder if my fudging on and off of the eating program has hurt me from feeling better than what I do now.
OK so here it is gang...I am going to challenge those of you who are not watching your carb and sugar intake to now do so with me! Please...join me on this journey. I want to hear from you how your doing and what issues you face with this program...Together we can see and learn just how crucial the Lyme eating program is to our feeling better...
The biggest one is that the bugs living within us feed off of the carbs and sugars we ingest...do we really want to give these blasted bugs more ammunition in this battle? I know I don't!!!
Come on... you have nothing to loose except maybe some clothing sizes!! And maybe, just maybe together we will find we feel better!
A PERSONAL INVITE - local friends, a lyme awareness evening is coming to tsawwassen, BC and you are invited to attend! it is an evening that is designed to raise lyme awarenes...
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