It has been 10 months now since my GP first told me I had C.F.S after a really bad flu last Christmas.
The first 3 months I pretty much slept through. Months 4-7 where the most difficult while I was trying to adjust to being back in work full time, making final arrangements for my wedding and starting the process of changing my diet.
These last 2 months have been completely game changing for me. Losing 98% of sugar from my diet, along with dairy has drastically improved my energy, coupled with the other additions I have already talked about in previous posts I feel miles away from the sleepy, weak, depressed person I was at the beginning of the year. Some of the thing I have noticed are;
- I am able to have nights out without two days payback after.
- I can walk up the stairs without feeling weak.
- I can go to work full time and also keep on top of my housework.
- I have a much clearer mind
- I have learned how to accept that sometimes the bad situations are actually the best things that can happen to you, because they give you a chance to grow and become better.
- I have figured out what I want to do with my life.
- I am so much more positive and my levels of anxiety have been greatly reduced.
I am not in any way where I want to be just yet. I am constantly getting better each day and I still have a long way to go.
Noting the little changes you have made is a great way to stay on track and taking time to reflect on this has made me so proud of myself!
This year has been all about my health. Next year will be a continuation of that and I’d also like to start to work in a really good fitness routine to gain strength in my body.
We have all been blessed with time and we should use it wisely. Take one step at a time towards your goals. Say no to things that could hold you back.
IM so glad I did because if I’d made excuses like “I could never cut out sugar” or “I don’t have the time or the money to see a nutritionist” or “IM not focused enough to beat this” I can say with certainty I would still be off work regularly, maybe working reduced hours and getting less pay, I would still be depressed, and my energy levels would be going down and down.
So just to clarify, I am so grateful the doctor told me I had M.E. It was the kick in the backside I needed to help me achieve the life I want.
Be grateful for everything ❤