Friday, May 10, 2013

Health Issues

I shared a "Before, During, After" picture on Facebook yesterday. 

So many sweet people commented that I look like a totally different person now. 

I feel like a completely different person. 

I feel and look so much younger. 
My health problems were really taking a toll on my body. 

I had nasty heartburn every single day. 
There were times that I would literally vomit blood

My emotions were out of control and I was put on 3 different medications. 
I felt like a zombie that was just passing through life. 
They had me so medicated that I quit caring about anything. 

My back was constantly an issue. 
I discovered in May of 2010 that I have three bulging discs in my lower back. 
After a visit to the emergency room, an MRI, and more medications, I was afraid that only surgery would be an option. You wouldn't believe how many times my back has disabled me and left me sitting and sleeping in a chair. 

Over the course of the past year and a half, I have been slowly taken off every medication running through my body. Funny thing is I don't "need" them anymore. 

My first Mother's Day was ruined by back issues.  
My marriage suffered because I cried all the time and was just plain upset about anything and everything.
I stayed sick and I wasted so many co-pays each and every time I hauled my behind to the doctor. 
I stopped enjoying the little things in life and eventually some of the big things too. 
I lost my gallbladder because I didn't take care of myself at all. 

You know what disappeared after the first twenty pounds of weight I lost?
Every single one of my health problems. 


Don't live another moment miserable like I did. 
Life is way too precious to spend it miserable and in pain. 
Don't know where to begin? 

Just email me and we will figure it out together. 


  1. You look amazing! And indeed you look way younger! I have a long journey ahead of me. 100-pounds to be exact. Where did you find your inspiration & energy to get going?

    Stopping by from the "I love my post" blog hop.

    I hope you have an amazing weekend!


  2. Kelly - TheNODramaMamaMay 10, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Congratulations! You look wonderful and glad you're feeling it! Stopping by from the "I Love My Post" Hop!

  3. This is awesome and amazing, Wendy!!! How did you tackle it? I've had friends who saw wonderful results with clean eating or paleo lifestyles. You look great, but the more important thing is how great you feel. Praise be to the Lord that you are now healthy and thriving!!!

    Visiting from the "I love my post" hop :) I love your post, too!

  4. Christi TownsendMay 10, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    That is so great! Happy for you!

  5. That's so amazing! It's almost unbelievable how twenty pounds can really make a difference. It motivates me to lead a healthier life. Thank you for sharing this!
    (ps. stopping by from the link up)

  6. this is amazing Wendy! so very brave and strong of you. wishing u well always.




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