Is this where I completely confess to the world that years of bad food choices, poor coping mechanisms and a year of chronic stress has taken it’s toll on my body?  If yes, then that’s where I’ll start.  This blog is about my journey back to good health and well-being.  Starting now, starting with my diet.


7 Responses to About

  1. Holly says:

    Go Lucinda!

  2. Leonie says:

    Wishing you all the best! What a beautiful intention you have set!

  3. Ricki says:

    Best of luck with it! I’m walking along the same path. It can be difficult at times (okay, heart-wrenchingly difficult), but in the long run, so worth it. I’ll be reading with interest! 🙂

    • Lucinda says:

      Ricki, thank you for taking time to visit my blog and cheering me on. Last year I felt so alone, but researching and finding so many fabulous bloggers in the world experiencing health issues like myself is reassuring that I can get back my body, mind and spirit. Your blog is so fantastic, funny and inspiring. Thank you for all the work you put into it, and sharing your story.

  4. LynnW says:

    Just got to listening to UYL week4 call, and listened to your call-in and found your blog. I commend you on your courage and perseverance! It sounds like you have taken the bull by the horns instead of one hair at a time — I applaud your dedication and love for yourself!
    and I have some experience and connections that may help:
    I used to have migraines, lasting a day, sometimes several a week; everybody knows or have heard what those are like, so I won’t go into that. I thought they had to do with stress. I had a food intolerance test done, and the doctor told me I didn’t have any intolerances.
    I then went to Jared Zeff (a nationally acclaimed Naturopath and professor) in Portland, OR (actually Vancouver, WA, just over the border); he did a test that revealed a dairy intolerance. I quit eating dairy, and had only three 45-minute migraines in the first year and a half. That was 6 years ago. It changed my life.

    At the same time, I quit eating sugar because, to be blunt, it ferments in my system and gives me diahrea (sp?) and nasty farts (Dr. Zeff figured that one out for me, too). I believe that it is sugar (and high-fructose corn syrup is nasty, too, as the public is now learning) that makes our bodies retain fat. And it causes so many other health problems! Our bodies have not evolved to eat it with every bite! It took me about 3 months to get off of sugar, to where I didn’t crave it. When I did have some one day, oh wow, sent my body for a loop! — shaking, sick to my stomach, diahrea. Ick. May you feel the same if you decide to test-eat sugar after going clean for several months!

    My point: you can do elimination diets to discover food intolerances, which is difficult for the delays in reaction and the hidden ingredients in foods. The accurate blood test is not that expensive, perhaps $150. You may find it worth it to contact Dr. Zeff’s office and make an inquiry; the receptionists are also very knowledgeable and friendly.

    I’ll tell you that I also just quit alcohol, in early June. For several reasons, one being health. Perhaps I am “wrong,” but I’m not, I do not think, an alcoholic, but I do know that I was compromised in my energy and hate hangovers (I get one from just one glass of wine). I have had many cravings in the last weeks, but have not had a drink. And, I am encouraged by your commitment to yourself to stick to my commitment to myself, which I name here: to laugh, feel free to dance (literally & figuratively), and love other ways that I discover to relax. All while trying very hard to not judge others’ alcohol abuse!

    Again, I applaud your courage and want you to know that your journey to your body’s health is totally worth it.

  5. Holly Duffin says:

    I am so in awe of you Lucinda. It is good to hear that you are taking control of your life and your health. I am proud of you. 🙂

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