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  • Writer's pictureJasmyn Elliott

Going Without to Get More, Part II

I know, I know. It has been forever.

But man has a LOT happened since my last post.

Long story short: I stressed myself into getting sick.

A small patch of stress-induced eczema grew like wildfire on the lower half of my body. Add a sprinkle of a gluten intolerance and now we have a party!

On the one hand, I am so incredibly grateful to have the ability and resources to get the medical attention I needed, and I'm happy to report that I'm on the mend. I'll be able to prance around in my bathing suit for the summer in no time.

However, this temporary setback has produced the permanent need to manage my stress and no longer eat gluten to avoid triggering another outbreak.

At 33, I am going to have to overhaul my entire way of eating. Of all the areas that I have been the most mindless, I now have to be the most mindful. Pardon my language, but it's quite the mindf*ck.

Even so, I see the blessing in this.

I am seeing this as an opportunity to make better choices with how I feed my body, curate my thought life so that I don't operate at 1000 when I really only need to be at 50, and to confront my precarious relationship with food, namely emotional eating.

I prayed recently that God remove anything and everything that was keeping me distracted from my purpose and no longer serving me... and now, here we are.

Be careful what you pray for. You just might get it.


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