Happy July. An Update By Sarah

I owe you all an apology. I never meant to take June off. I had planned to post whenever the internet allowed. 

For those who may not know: our internet has been an issue for a few years now. Getting slower and not having service for hours or days at a time. Still paying the same for bad service.

The situation got really bad in May. By the end of May , even my scheduled posts weren’t going out on time.

Danny and I were having serious issues. Still are , although I am not sure he even realizes how bad things are. 

I was an emotional wreck. Just waiting to crash. 

Well crash I did. I hit a crying spell where I just couldn’t stop crying.

Or yelling loudly outdoors.

I started spending hours praying. Hours in my war room area when Danny was home.

Then I had a serious asthma attack and ended up in the hospital for a week. Only a few people were even told. Following that I realized I was having a lupus flair.

It wasn’t all my depression causing problems.

Frustrating because I have been eating well and trying keto ,Thin Healthy Momma and Atkins. Using parts from each of them. I have read hundreds of posts….books and articles. Have  journals full of information.

I was send a huge box of Plexus products plus other health products. I have been on the Plexus Triplex for over 45 days.

Tried numerous green drinks.

I got a 30 day supply of the old Plexus Slim. ( I still need to get to the store to get a money order to pay for it). So will be drinking it for another 14 days.

Two months of eating healthy. Taking good supplements and not the cheap Walmart ones only. 

I know my body is better off but honestly: I haven’t felt any healthier. 

My body did what it does best.

It attacks itself.

I know it will take months for my body to start feeling better. For my weight to start going down. 

Everyone says don’t give up.

I won’t. I will continue to eat the right foods. No cheating. The only thing I allow myself that is not healthy is my Diet Pepsi. 

I will drink it when I really want it. 

The good news: I haven’t bought any Diet Pepsi in 2 months. 

I don’t crave it all that often. I still want it but I don’t have to have it.

Sometimes I will have one and then decide I don’t need it all. 

A few times….the really stressfully… angry times…I may have 2 or 3 a day. I don’t think I have had more than 3 a day. Not in 2 months.

This is HUGE for me.

Diet Pepsi was my stress drink.

And goodness knows I have been stressed. And angry.

Do I plan to give it up entirely? No.

I really have no desire to.

Everyone should have something they really love every now and then.

What is the one change that has been made ?

I crave water and tea. 

I drink regular tea only when we are having lunch out. The tannin in regular tea is not good for my kidneys.

Two months ago I had to force water down. I could handle lemon or lime water etc. But only a glass or 2. 

I seldom had a glass of water.

Now I drink over a gallon of water a day. Sounds 2 gallons.

Not water only.

I add my 🍋 and limes. I add a packet of Crystal Light to the gallon jug. I drink green tea. Herbal teas. Hot teas. 
I will drink from shortly after I wake up till I go to bed. 

My lupus rash has been gone most of the last 2 months.

My skin looks better.

That had made me feel better.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Hey, Sarah Deb (what do I call you?), been a while, need to get back to my blog, can’t seem to figure out usually how to get to yours, somehow came up this time on a twitter update; so sorry to hear what happened, hope you’re doing better now

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    1. I stopped blogging one day and just never really came back. You can call me Sarah or Debbie or Deb or anything in between.

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      1. are you anywhere now?

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  2. Roos Ruse says:

    I was in a similar place earlier this year. It’s going well now, so be encouraged. Praying for you, Sarah.

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    1. Oh Roo, It’s been way too long. I got off here one day and never really came back. Left everyone hanging. HUGS

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      1. grAnnie Roo says:

        I noticed, Sarah. We intend, we plan, God does what He does and we find peace in the process.

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  3. yhealthy2000 says:

    Hello Sarah,
    I too have been out of touch with my blog and my blog friends for a couple of months now. I just came back and saw your post. I have thought of you many many times over these months. i’m sorry you had a tough time recently, but looks like you have tougher will power! I am proud of you that you will fight back and get healthier. You are one of the reasons for me to come back to my blog. I will be posting this week, and hope to hear from you. Hugs,
    Yaz

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    1. Yaz, I will respond soon .Just happened to see it come in. Hugs. Love Sarah

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  4. Erika Kind says:

    I am so sorry hearing about your struggles on all ends. I am glad you are better and found a way to keep it stable. Huge hugs, Sarah!

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    1. Hugs, I have missed you Shannon. I got off here one day and never came back. Depression is a terrible battle.

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