Weighted Faith

Weight Loss and Faith Collide

So I went to a Nutritionist ….

nutritionI have always thought most nutritionist were hokey. I had this friend Alicia that talked highly of her nutritionist but she was doing hCG (in my opinion another get skinny quick scheme) so I just wrote it off.  It wasn’t until Lisa my HR director told me that she had gone to the same nutritionist and she was fantastic. She shared with me all these tests she took and the science behind all of these results. (I would like to add that Alicia has been very successful and although I wrote her off, she was absolutely right and planted the seed)

I have been plateauing for the last 6 mos and as much as I trust my faithful trainers Cody and Alana, we would try something and I would lose but gain right back, it was a yo yo. So when Lisa said that a lot of what Julianna does is covered under our insurance, I thought well in that case …. Why not?

So after I did all my testing this is what the results are:

I have a Mutated Gene called

MTHFR – Methylenetetrahydrofolate

Basically this affect the way my liver filters out toxins. Like a dryer with a lint filter when that filter is clogged your clothes will take longer to dry. That is what my body has been doing for the last 37 years. Also the things related to this mutated gene is Addiction, Parkinson’s, Leukemia, Brest cancer, Alzheimer’s,  ect… all that are in my family on my dad’s side. She said I had the gene from one side of the family not both.

My food sensitivities –

Everything was “Low” and the only thing that was moderate was Candida (get to that in a minute)

SO over all the foods I need to avoid or really limit is

Coffee, Baker’s Yeast, Cheese, Cranberry, Wheat gluten

My mineral deficiencies –

Vitamin B12, Zinc, Chromium

Lab work-

Estrogen Dominant – my progesterone was .02 and it should be at an 11 and my Estrogen was 8x the level it should be. When you are Estrogen dominant it causes breast cancer and causes your fat cells to multiply. So basically my fat has fat on top of fat.

Cholesterol was perfect

Glucose was high

Vitamin D was low

My thyroid is sluggish and my insulin is resistant

SO everything to get back in balance will be about 6-9 months. NOT too bad.   So here are the steps to getting me better:

1.     Normal Bowel movements

2.     Detox Liver

3.     Estrogen Detox

At the Same time My diet will be

Slow Carb diet for 3 weeks (meat, veggies, beans) – This diet was a success. I just got tired of beans

Candida Diet – To kill off the Candida yeast – Started on Sunday 8/4/13

Why Breakups Really Hurt

This is the last blog to wrap up my “Mess of Me” Series

Renee Fisher is my mentor, supporter and helped me create this lovely blog you are enjoying. Her new book “Loves me Not” is just an amazing insight on heartbreak and healing. If you like what you read here today you can find her book at Amazon Loves Me Not

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Breakups really hurt because our hearts were never meant to experience heartbreak. 

“The tree Adam and Eve ate from is called The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 3:5). It’s interesting that it wasn’t enough for them to know; they had to taste and experience this (good versus evil). I got this idea from Ray Bentley, my pastor, who shared recently just how crafty the enemy was. He chose his words carefully while deceiving Adam and Eve (who took the first bite).

They already knew God.

It was through this close and personal fellowship with God that they talked about all things. Even evil. But it wasn’t enough for Adam and Eve to talk about the meaning of evil with God. They had to experience it for themselves. 

That’s when sin entered the world.  

It didn’t take long for heartbreak (sin) to take effect. 

Soon Adam and Eve experienced loss. Cain, their first-born son, murdered their second-born son, Abel. Can you imagine the guilt they must have felt for disobeying God, yet also the experience of grace when Eve gave birth to Seth, their third child (Genesis 4:25)? 

As you navigate the realm of relationships in your own life, I encourage you to ask God to give you the wisdom to choose each relationship wisely. 

Proverbs 12:26 (NIV) says, “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” The hard part is letting God determine who is good.  

That means no rebounds.  

No one-night stands. 

No more hiding.  

Pursuing relationships peacefully and cautiously is a mandate designed by God for our protection. The proverb above doesn’t say you should only be cautious with opposite sex friendships—it’s both. Boundaries should be important with same-sex friendships too.

The ultimate test of friendship—male or female—is time, which is why I believe it’s important to be cautious. Instead of jumping from one relationship into another, choose your friends wisely—even the ones who help you overcome heartbreak” (Loves Me Not, 2013).

Be encouraged friends! 

God never wastes a step on the journey of love. 

I recently wrote a book entitled Loves Me Not (link coming soon), and I’m so honored to share with you all today.

I wanted to focus solely on heartbreak and how to find healing God’s way. Isn’t that crazy to note that we were never meant to experience heartbreak? That’s what makes redemption so much more meaningful. Every tear I’ve cried over a boy. Every broken relationship I’ve experienced–God knows and He cares.

If you or anyone you know is currently experiencing a broken relationship or a breakup–I encourage you to pick up the eBook for only $2.99. (I will send over the link once its live on Amazon and Barnes and Noble).

Here are a few benefits you will gain from reading this book:

+ Why Guarding Your Heart Isn’t Enough

+ Can Men and Women Be “Just Friends”?
+ Desperate Singles
+ Breaking Up With “The One”
+ Why Changing Your Significant Other Won’t Work
+ The Right Way To Breakup
+ How To Handle A Breakup
+ How To Be Your Own (Single) Person
+ Why Breakups Are Hard
+ He (Jesus) Loves You!
 

Relationships are very important to me.  

God had me wait over twelve years to meet my husband. It’s probably because God knew how long it would take to become the person He wanted me to be–instead of the person I thought I wanted to be.

I can’t wait for you to read it and be encouraged.

 

 

reneefisherRenee Fisher, the Devotional Diva®, is the spirited speaker and author of Faithbook of Jesus, Not Another Dating Book, Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me, and Loves Me Not. A graduate of Biola University, Renee’s mission in life is to “spur others forward” (Hebrews 10:24) using the lessons learned from her own trials to encourage others in their walk with God. She and her husband, Marc, live in California with their dog, Star.

Learn more about Renee at http://www.devotionaldiva.com.

Forgiving Me

{Guest Post – Katy Evans}

Katy is one of my closets friends. What I love most about Katy is her willingness to talk about her open adoption experience. I love her passion for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, This year is her 3rd year running the Rock n Roll half marathon. GO KATY!!!

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Forgiving Me 

35 years on this planet and I have made my fair share of messes. Willingly and knowingly dated a man who was engaged to another woman, got pregnant by a man I barely knew and used anything within reach, chemically, to make myself not feel anything anymore. I came away from all those things to become a college graduate and a somewhat productive member of society. Yet, I was still a mess on the inside. I still looked at myself, as someone completely unworthy of love and that I deserved nothing good in life. I thought I was doing a pretty good job of covering up the pain from those around me and then the inevitable happened.

My brother died in his sleep.

You see, Ben (my brother) had Muscular Dystrophy, Duchene’s to be precise and we knew that it was a terminal disease from the time he was a little boy. He was always pretty healthy, so I never thought about it very much. He had gotten pneumonia the year before, but he beat it and I really thought my brother was an anomaly. That the good care my parents gave him and his absolute faith in God was going to give him a long life, and I completely took it for granted.

His passing brought my depression to the surface and there was no hiding it any longer. I confided in some friends who gave me the number to a therapist who would help me completely change my life. She helped me get to the root of the problem, which was, I could not forgive myself for anything I had done wrong. She reminded me of something that my brother and I talked about a lot in the last years of my brother’s life and that was God’s ability to forgive anything. All you had to do was ask. My therapist asked if God, the greatest being to ever be, could forgive me, then why couldn’t I forgive myself?

So I did. I forgave my younger self and let her go.

Why am I telling you this? It’s because we all need to remember that if God, our Creator, can forgive us of anything, then we need to follow suit. We must forgive ourselves as we forgive others so that we can grow and blossom into the people that God wants us to be.

I’m not going to tell you that my life is all sunshine and rainbows. I’m still a mess sometimes, but I am allowed to forgive myself because I get forgiveness from God. I don’t have to live in darkness and be a victim of my past and my bad decisions. Don’t let that ugly dark voice win, because we are all His children and you are LOVED!