In December 2017, after a year-long battle with my weight and a slow decline in my health, I finally started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I shared what I had been going through (see original post). I spent a year and a lot of money trying to figure out what was wrong with me. I underwent test after test, all of which came with giving me a clean bill of health. I knew that my lifestyle promoted good health, however, my body and how I felt did not reflect good health. I was frustrated, scared, ashamed and my confidence was rapidly decreasing.
I spent countless hours researching my symptoms:
- a 30-pound weight gain over a 15 month period (and the inability to lose weight)
- severe inflammation and joint pain
- extreme fatigue and lethargy
I was tested for:
- thyroid problems
- hormone imbalances
- adrenal gland failure
- leaky gut syndrome
- food allergies/intolerances
It wasn’t until the end of 2017 that a simple and inexpensive hair strand test provided me with some answers. I had grown intolerant to many foods that I had been consuming multiple times DAILY. I finally saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
https://allergytest.co/Use the promo code HORD10 to save $10.All you do, is order the test online and then print off a page that has an area for you to fill out your order number and the date you ordered your test and provides an address to send strands of hair in. You’ll receive your test results in about two weeks via email.
…….BUT even after cutting out all of the “trigger foods”, I still wasn’t losing weight. I lost a couple pounds and the inflammation/joint pain slightly decreased, but nothing major.
I was growing even more discouraged and becoming more scared as each day passed.
Was I going through menopause? Was it my anxiety medicine (Buspirone and Ativan) causing the weight gain? Did I have leaky gut syndrome? Did I have an overgrowth of Candida? Did I have an auto-immune disorder like Rheumatoid Arthritis? Did I have adrenal gland failure? Was it Cancer?
At one point, I was praying that I would just be diagnosed with SOMETHING, ANYTHING just so that I could find a solution. I got tired of being told by my Doctor that my test results came back normal and that I was healthy. It made me feel like I was insane. How could I on paper be healthy but not look it or feel it?
FINALLY in February, not only were my prayers answered, I finally found the culprit behind my weight gain.
I was invited to be part of the 2B Mindset Test Group and I was diagnosed with PCOS.
I can’t tell you how relieved I was to finally have an answer to what led to my weight gain, what was preventing me from being able to lose weight and a plan to follow to combat the symptoms of PCOS.
For more information about 2B Mindset that is available to purchase through me on May 2, 2018, click on this link to join my free informational group: 2B Skinny | 2B Healthy | 2B Happy | 2B Free Weight Loss Support Group
Stay tuned for upcoming posts sharing more about what I have learned about PCOS and my 2B Mindset Weight Loss Journey that began on February 2, 2018. To date, I have lost 21 lbs. and 22″.