Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Because I am Fat

For years I've blamed almost everything on being overweight. I am _________________ because I am fat. Turns out I have Hashimoto's (sounds like a wonderful Japanese restaurant) which is an autoimmune disease (not serious) and causes the list of symptoms I blamed on being fat.

After I began taking mega doses of Vitamin D prescribed by the doctor last year, some of the weight dropped off quickly. Now I take 1 pill a day for the thyroid, I've lost some more and will continue to do so. I am carrying 10-20 LBS of fluid. (I hope it is 20 - less fat to burn!) Looking back, the doctor believes I've had this for at least 25 years along with another autoimmune disease and I agree with her.

I will continue to take the medication, pray for healing, and follow the Hashimoto diet - no dairy, grains/grain products, corn/corn products, gluten, deli meats, fresh water fish, all seafood, sugar, soy/soy products, condiments, and iodized salt among other foods. Restricting the types of food I eat is easy compared to what many people endure due to serious illness. In fact talking about thyroid trouble sounds like whining when I think about people I know who are really ill.

Over the years I have prayed with people about many topics, for some reason I never prayed about the cause of my weight. It is a wonderful example of practicing what I preach!

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.


Anna Marie Sheffield said...

Praying for a complete recovery!!!

Abba's Girl said...

Thank you!

Angie said...

You are absolutely beautiful, my dear friend in Texas! I'm hope you're feeling better. I will keep you in my prayers for sure! I've been trying to get off sugar and it's SO. HARD! I cannot imagine having to follow your diet. I agree that it sounds like a Japanese restaurant! You're so funny! xoxo

Angie said...

Correction: *I'm hoping you're feeling better. ;)

Abba's Girl said...

I am. Love you too Ang!