Lately, I've been very careful about cooking, eating and exercising. I'm treating my body with the love and care I always should have. I'm taking vitamins, going to the doctor, going to the dentist regularly, just prioritizing my health.
I do feel sad about the poor health self esteem I had for the last 10 years where my health was the last priority, which had a low rank after work, my little kids, and my commitment to others. I've cancelled so many MD and dentists appts because things came up.
I had the hardest time sleeping for the last 8 years and it turned out I had a tumor on my thyroid; but I never really pushed to find out what was causing my sleep issues versus listening to my OBGYN or General Practioners who said it was probably obesity or pre menopause symptoms. I'd also be embarrassed to go for check ups to my GP and OB GYN because I'd hear the "fat" lecture. That was so naive and dumb!
But after the band, my health self esteem grew. I got my mojo back.
Please friends, prioritize your health, got to check ups, demand answers to your health issues from the right specialists. You are totally worth it!