It has been over two months since I last blogged. These last two months have been highly stressful and emotional. Not good for adrenal fatigue.
In August, my DIL miscarried and we almost lost her too. I had their 4 girls for a week and then a couple of days each week after that until she was able to regain her strength.
Also during that time my oldest daughter and her husband put their house up for sale and I had their two kids some nights. Furthermore, I had a sewing deadline for Sept 11 -- making some items for the Longs Peak Scottish Festival.
In September, we officially became empty nesters when our youngest daughter moved out. Also, there was an disagreement between some friends that was highly stressful.
Some days I was barely hanging on. I have really leaned on my Lord to get me through these last couple of months. This week, I have been able to relax a little as it is Fall Break and my daycare load is light.
All the while I have been reading The Metabolic Effect Diet by Jade Teta. which was recommended to me by my naturopath doctor. I also have been listening to podcasts from others. I have learned a lot -- I will be sharing in upcoming blogs.
One tidbit I will share now because I see it as part of the reason on how came to have adrenal fatigue...
"So chronic stressors can strain the glands and cause unhealthy amounts of hormone to be made. This can manifest in many ways. It can be...from someone being overworked physically or mentally. We can also see this in someone overtraining - too much intense exercise, too many back-to-back workouts, not enough rest days." - Dr. Alan Christianson (Healing Hashimoto's A Savvy Patient's Guide)
Now that I have all this information, this week I have made the mental decision it is time to put what I have learned into practice. I have been taking baby steps the last couple of months, but with all the stress going on I haven't had the physical, mental and emotional strength to really make a good start. I am hoping that with the last couple of months behind me I can now focus on getting well.
There is so much more I could say, but it will make this blog too long and like I side above it will come in future blogs. I plan on blogging at least 3-4x's a week with a goal of daily.