Posted on 04 Mar 2021 Views 3103 Comments 24
For me, it took 4+ years to figure out what was going wrong with my body and boy that was hard work. Test after test, scan after scan, doctors appointments after…. yes, you catch the drift!
I have diagnosed Chronic Fatigue and was literally "fit to overweight" in a matter of a couple of years.
My journey has totally knocked me on the butt, especially physically as well as mentally and emotionally. To be honest, I"ve only really come to terms with it myself.
For those who know me I am a conservative, "none of your business" sort of person but I have now found that sharing my story and talking to others actually heals me in the process of accepting it, gradually figuring out what is wrong and adopting a new, "normal".
At my very worst, I was hospitalised and becoming non-responsive to people. I literally wouldn't be able to mutter a word because I just couldn't get the words out I was too, "tired" to. I sometimes couldn't even lift an arm!
It's not something I can control. So, it's about learning ways around it, and especially I need to now tackle my weight gain.
I don't spend my days eating fast food, jam tarts or milky drinks. I like to think I have always kept a well-balanced diet throughout the years. But I am absolutely aware of my weight gain and have climbed the ladder to the "overweight" BMI category. The low-level of exercise from what I used to do has certainly contributed to this.
I've done so much homework, so much studying of my illness and the contributing weight factors. I've paid so many visits to Dr Google and Web MD (by the way, if you want anything but the worst-case scenarios I wouldn't recommend visiting these platforms! If you're worried about anything go and see your GP… honestly!)
I've learnt that just some of the issues relating from chronic illnesses are, for example;
These all, unfortunately, can lead to weight gain with illnesses and are just a mere few to name. So much more can contribute to those scales inching forwards.
Working out/exercising is a complete no-no for me, and I understand for many of you too. Just the thought of it leaves me in a hot, sweaty mess. So, I would recommend that Slim & Save is a perfect diet because one of the great things about it is that you don"t necessarily have to stretch a muscle at all!
I'm often speaking to our Slim & Save members on the telephone and through our Facebook Group Page, and I hear your stories, many of you struggle with your weight due to suffering from chronic illnesses and whatever they might be, fibromyalgia, diabetes, thyroid issues, PCOS, arthritis, mood disorders, whatever they are, believe me, I'm behind you and screaming to say, "I know what you're going through" or "I know what it feels like" without you thinking I'm being patronising.
Now, I get used to checking in with my body, and I must say that medicines have saved my life! And it is coming to a time where I am thinking about my weight more often and wanting to do something about it but, it's been a long while just to get this far, and I know it's still a mini-battle with my mind.
I guess I just want you to know that I hear you!
Whatever your story might be, be proud and know that you're great and most of all, be happy. The admin team here at Slim & Save are totally behind you, no matter what. The ladies are amazing, and we know there are struggles, bumps in the road and days where you think you just can't do it. But don't let anything pull you down, be strong.
For me, just sharing this is a hurdle but it's a bit of a way to get you to know me too. So, now you know.
You can do anything you set your mind to, and it's okay, not to be okay. If you have a wobble, it's completely normal to freak out and vent about it but do forgive yourself, learn and move forward. I know change isn't easy but rise to the occasion, adapt and overcome.
What hurdles do you encounter and how do you deal with them when it comes to your weight loss? Leave your comments below and we will choose a winner to receive 20 chocolate shakes!
By Katrina Moffat, Slim & Save Customer Care Team
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