What happened to March?

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WOW! A month has gone by since I’ve had a chance to sit down and write! An entire month! It feels as though I blinked my eyes and March disappeared.

So far in March:

We spoke at a week long missions festival AND I over came my fear of public speaking! I *pause for affect* actually began to enjoy talking in front of people.

We were blessed to have two new girls come into our lives and our home then saddened to see them both run away.

We drove 9 hours in one day so two of our girls could have family visits. (Bonus: we got to a LONG over due visit with one of our former girls. Also got to see our friends that left us for another part of the state.).

I have been covered in vomit, that was not my own, 4 separate times on 3 different weekends by 2 of my children. Not a record I EVER want to break.

I have been trapped in a room with five awesome ladies and by the hair of our chinny-chin-chins we were able to solve the clues and “escape.” (For the record none of us actually have hair on our chins!)

I have spent seven hours putting box braid extensions in one of my girls hair.

I am working on two different guest blog posts for two separate sites -by “working” I actually mean “thinking” about what I am going to write.

I spent almost a week knocked out with the flu.

Easter was spent on the couch with three very sick kiddo’s.

Our Little Miss spent 6 hours at 2 hospitals having 5 different tests run on her kidneys and bones (more about that in a later post).

I sent off the first two chapters of my book to the editor!

I have been dealing with things from my past that have been rearing their ugly heads. God and I have been wrestling with the best way to work through it.

We got to watch one of our girls bust her butt to get a job, enroll in college, and earn more high school credits than the school expected. We’ve also watched her get mad and swear she was done and going to give up. By the grace of God she has not given up yet.

I have mourned for a friend who had to say goodbye to the woman who raised her.

We have been blessed by ladies in the church who have brought us meals.

Every day we are more and more thankful for the work God is doing on our health through Plexus.

I have been encouraged, humbled and inspired by the words in John 8:31-59.

Maybe it is because my fever has broke or perhaps it is the Plexus talking either way I cannot wait to see what God brings us for the month of April!

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Change is Good

It has been 16 days since I started taking Plexus. Even though I am still having some of my digestive issues I wanted to share with you 10 changes I have already noticed.

  1. You can no longer see every rib and vertebra in my back – aka I’ve put on some weight, which was my goal.
  2. I wake up less groggy – my morning brain fog seems to have lifted.
  3. I no longer have INTENSE coffee, sweets, red wine and bread cravings like I usually do – slightly sad, because I do love my coffee, sweets, bread and red wine!
  4. I no longer take 600-800mg of ibuprofen every other day – I have taken ibuprofen twice in two weeks and it was only 400mg each time.
  5. I drink coffee because I love the taste – not because I need it to calm my nerves.
  6. I am not overwhelmed as easily – I enjoy doing things again instead of dreading everything.
  7. I have gone from an all day slump to a 2 o’clock slump – which is when my kids nap and a perfect time to enjoy a snack and a cup of coffee.
  8. The hubby says I don’t “snap” at everyone (as much) and the kids say I am fun again – humbling but true.
  9. I don’t remember the last time I had a headache – it used to be that I could not remember the last time I DIDN’T have one.
  10. My trips to the bathroom have been cut in half – bet you were dying to know that!

The craziest thing to me is this; I noticed all 10 of these changes within the last 16 days and 10 of those 16 days it was ‘that time of the month’ and I was fighting a cold!

For those of you wondering what I have been taking, here goes:

  1. 1 packet of Plexus slim 30 minutes before I eat breakfast
  2. 2 capsules of Plexus XFactor with Aloe with lunch
  3. 2 capsules of Plexus megaX at bedtime
  4.  1 capsule of Plexus ProBio5 at bedtime

When I placed my first order I also ordered Plexus XFactor Family Chewables for my children. They love them.

I did NOT order the Plexus Bio Cleanse even though it was recommended. It was more expensive and with as skeptical as I was in the beginning, I did not want to do a cleanse OR spend more money.

If you have never done a cleanse before, generally whatever symptoms you are experiencing get worse before they get better and I did not want to deal with that.

Next week I will be dealing with that.

I order the Bio Cleanse and with that I also plan to cut out some key trigger foods from my diet for the first 2-4 weeks.

I will keep you posted and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE ask if you have any questions. The change for me in just 16 days has been HUGE and I have several friends who struggle with health issues and I would LOVE for them to find relief like I have so far. Even though I don’t want to sound like one of “those” annoying Plexus people, the changes in my health really have been amazing and have given me inspiration. That’s what I want for others. Relief from pain and inspiration.

For me personally, I believe that the only true way to find relief from physical, emotional or mental pain and have hope is by accepting the work Christ did on the cross for each of us. By placing your faith in Him, believing that He is the one true God, that He died for our sins and on the 3rd day He rose again you can find peace and hope that will get you through ANYTHING this world has to offer. I also believe that God has given us many different fruits, minerals and vegetables on this earth to aid in our physical healing.