United health care and real appeal weight loss journey
I signed up with Adam for a program called real appeal a work benefit from Adam job.
Real appeal is a weight loss support program
Today is my first virtual class.
On a separate note
Adam and I joined a new to us church they have a class about recovery and although I don't do drug or drink ( wine once in a while) I do struggle with food and my own health issues associated with my chromosomes disorder called 22q my daughter Bella is 11 and her health is pretty much stable. Now I start my journey.
I have found a new dr had to because I am covered under Adam work insurance and and I plan on starting my journey and looking at fully treating my entire being as a whole no more just in parts or stages. My friends have asked what up with the weight and being diagnosed with gasteroparises has not been easy at all.
I have only kind of listen to the doctors. Meaning I still drink brewed drinks which acidity the body I wont give up coffee but one cup a day with less milk and sugar. I have to balance the food part and exercise part but the food liquid bland and mushy foods that do digest well have added 40 pounds. I am happier and healthier. Mentally I go to food when bored lonely and stressed. I need to work on that as I have mini me watching.
I love cooking and food in general and going out to restaurants with my family so social events that come with food I now will have to look at the menu and plan my meal out in advance based off what I can eat for the gasteroparies diet.
I am a good cook and enjoy it but it is hard to face my addiction to food. I am a food addict I suppose I replaced the feeling of isolated and lonley while husband and kids at work or school with food. I kept to myself and hid a lot of my struggle only just recently come to admit these issues with my husband. We are joining a weight loss support program because we both struggle with food. We even have many fond memories and date nights where we go out to eat and then movies.
As a person who wishes to do ministry I need to face these challenges in the bible is says our body is our temple and how can I glorify God and help others if I'm not taking care of my own health and body.
The next few months I am taking time to work and heal myself. I am open and invite you to follow along. In Sept I will have my own vlog series as I am also cutting out social media time as I recover I notice the social media addiction is strong and instead of using it to connect with others I have been using it to avoid others. I do enjoy entering sweeps and chatting my friends from Toronto who I miss dearly
Putting our family out there wasn't a fully thought out plan. My website out grew me so much there is a clone copy of my website that uses my name and that not this mommiesquietplace then there is a rare base uk who has copied and pased what I had blogged on to their websites. I am taking my control back and setting boundaries healthy ones and will no compete with anyone who wants to do what I do.
Have enjoyed mentoring others but I am needing to be mentored myself for a while and re focus. Since I turned 35 the 22q aspects are wearing me out I have not had the energy like I used to processing speed perhaps declining it takes forever to write a blog post. So vlogging it will be come Sept.
Thank you everyone for the continued love and support
If you have used real appeal I would love to know. There is also an app called rally. I use sparkspeople and fitbit. I have all of the tools I need now. I just have to use the tools I have and put it to use.