WHAT’S GOING ON WITH LORI NOW?
While I was miserable, sad, down and depressed, I accomplished nothing. I went to work and came home. The years between 2004 through 2009 were the worst. I honestly don’t remember details about some things that happened in that period, well, because I was in a haze. Not only did I dropped off the radar and off the grid of life. I was in deep in debt. Yikes. I know it sounds bad, but if you’ve been in my shoes, you will understand.
A New Life
Since being diagnosed, eating for my condition, losing weight and seeing the signs of my health being restored, I went back to college, took business classes, started a blog, started a business, lost 40 pounds and I can focus. I mean really focus. No more days of just lying in bed, no more crying. No more covering my thinning-haired-head with a hat. I have energy! I feel alive again.
Don’t Be Afraid of Change
And… I actually cut out the people who kept me and my mind frazzled. I realized they liked me better when I was lost. There is no place for people who just want to hold you back. Our everyday should be filled with purpose, productivity and clarity. No one has the right to rob you of this. Initially I was angry because I realized I lost YEARS of my life. I lost my ability and my chance to have babies. But I grieved the losses (I won’t lie… it took me awhile to grieve) and then got back on my feet, which is EXACTLY what you need to do!
Celiac Disease is still present, so an on-going gluten free diet is required for me. I’ll keep doing what I’ve been doing because I never want to go backwards. Once was enough. I can’t help but think that maybe someday I will be cured. Celiac Disease is often a symptom of Hypothyroid, so you never know…
Thank you for reading and may God Bless you by restoring your health, happiness and heart. I pray you will discover what works for your body. Also, know that most of my recipes (there are some strawberry recipes, strawberries are goitrogenic) are hypothyroid safe, gluten free and can be used when you need new ideas.
Just one more thing… Don’t worry about what ANYBODY thinks regarding the changes YOU NEED to make for YOUR health! They aren’t walking in your shoes. They have no idea what you suffer through. Don’t make their opinions part of your life. Don’t allow them to prevent you from restoring your health.