As I continue the journey of rummaging through my story, so that I can write the story of what has happened to me and how community has changed everything. I come back to two very simple points.
“When you eat this way you thrive.”
I removed sugars and starches. They were controlling food groups in my life. They made me obese and I didn’t care. Food was the door prize everyday. It left me full but ALWAYS hungry and tired no matter how much sleep I got. Inactive due to pain I was a couch potato. I got up everyday thinking about food and going to bed at night having eaten as much as I could stuff in my mouth. Eating was an event! My only big life event left.
So, removing those foods with a lowcarb approach gave me 2 things: a respite from the hounding food and time. In that space of time and quiet I motored through my new diet. A few months down the road after detoxing, and fighting off foods and cravings I came to a daily peace and quiet with food. Often I’d sit with coffee in the morning reflecting and that’s when I stumbled up, “WHEN YOU EAT THIS WAY YOU THRIVE.” There’s surviving and then there is thriving, where you are waiting for each day to start and you fill it with meaning. Little things that mean something to us, like cleaning out the garage, mowing the grass, weeding the yard and that dreaded linen closet that needs my attention. Trust me when you do the little things you know to do, you THRIVE! Let alone getting involved with purpose all over again!A life put back together
What do you do when you are thriving? You put things back together. Years and years of avoidance left me with a life full of clutter and unresolved. My life was like our linen closet that has no rhyme or reason and every towel I ever owned was just STUFFED in. One day I pulled those towels and washcloths , sheets and blankets out and simply smoothed them out and folded them up. I put that closet back in order. Much like my life today, I simply am putting it back together so I can serve people and the purpose God placed in me.
Food is no longer dictating my destinations. I am. Controlling foods no longer fuel my days creating chaos. I’m Jess and I help others find their food too. I founded “Find Your Food”