Hello, digi friends! I have a new freebie for you today! Just click the image to download:
Ellie it is so good to see you again! I love the new kit I have missed your designs!
Thanks, Pam! It’s so good to hear from you again!
Ellie! I am so glad to see you! Dave has fibro, we have found that cutting out grains (especially bread) helps tons. Grains induce inflammation.
Hoping and praying you can get some relief soon!
Thank you for that, Bree! I’ve actually just started on a new diet today called The Core Balance Diet by Marcelle Pick. She has a section that focuses on diet for those with inflammatory diseases and I did notice that there are no grains listed among what you should eat. It is mostly a lot of fruits, veggies, wild rice, sweet potatoes, chicken, fish, and eggs. I really hope it helps because this pain is ridiculous! Thanks again for your comment, I am so happy to hear from you!
Thank you so much for the freebies, but more importantly, thank you for sharing your inspiring weight loss story. I think you look great! I am dealing with an auto immune issue, too – it is so frustrating when the docs know you are sick but don’t know exactly how to fix it. I hope you are feeling a lot better soon. Take care!
Thanks, Sandy! I am so sorry that you are dealing with something similar and I hope the same for you. Please be well!
Ellie! It’s so good to see you posting again, and you look wonderful! I’ve had some issues, too, and just had surgery 3 weeks ago for a parathyroid tumor than made me very ill. Lucky for me the world’s most experienced surgeons for this thing are just over an hour away at Tampa General Hospital, so I went there. I feel great now! They cured me, but I have a lot to regain because those tumors suck all the calcium out of your bones. Anyway, I love your weight loss success story, and hope the boys are through with the illnesses they’ve been having! I love your new kit!
Oh Barb! I’m so sorry to hear about your health troubles, but thank goodness you are cured! What a relief that must be! I’m sending you hugs and good thoughts!
Amazing, Ellie! Gotta love your brother and SIL! Have you ever heard of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride? She says that all health problems stem from digestion problems and has a whole protocol to fix it. (She wants people to be able to get better and just eat healthy after that, not be on a special diet forever.) I’m thinking not only of you, but your kids being sick so often.
Thanks for the cute freebies! I hope your whole family is feeling great soon!
I haven’t heard of her, but I’ll go Google her asap! lol Thanks for letting me know about her, I am anxious to get my hands on any information that might help!
thank you for the adorable freebie!
I mostly came on, though, to congratulate you on your weight loss – what an amazing accomplishment! you are an inspiration <3
Thank you, Tamara! I appreciate you taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!
Thank you for both the mini and the journal cards. I have been battling fibro for 14 years now and I haven’t been able to work for the past 4 years. Nothing has helped me and I have tried it all. That said what may not work for one will work for another and the key is to find a very good doctor. My family doctor is stubborn and when he doesn’t get an answer then he sends me to see someone else. Luckily for me I had him and another doctor who pitched in (my allergist) and gave some suggestions and I got my answers within six months.
Oh Kim, I am so sorry! After only having dealt with this for a short time I can sure feel sympathy with you having had to deal with it for 14 years! I hope you are able to get some answers (and relief) soon!
Thank you Ellie for the goodies. You look so great and healthy. The before and after looks like Mom & Daughter. DR.s these days are not really that great! I hope they find the source of your pain. I take fish oil daily , it is great for keeping the blood flowing and get less migraines because of it. Might be worth a try. Take care…
Thank you! I was so unhappy before and even little improvements have made a big difference to me. It’s funny that you should mention it, but I actually just started taking fish oil a couple of days ago! My mom got some for me and thought it couldn’t hurt to try! lol I am up for anything at this point.
You look really great and happy. Way to go!
Thank you for the freebies! I love your designs.
Thank you, Nancy!
Ellie, every time I see a new kit from you, I just have to stop and stare at every piece. You are so talented. Anyway, it’s nice to see something new from you. I’m no stranger to illnesses that can’t be diagnosed properly, I hope you find relief and answers to your issues. Thanks for the inspirational weight loss photos. It makes me want to try even harder on this weight loss journey that never seems to end. Good luck and take care!
Thank you, Shayla! All I can say is that if I can lose weight, then anyone can! lol Good luck to you, too!
Hi Ellie! Thanks so much for the freebies!
I’m so sorry to hear that you are ill. I have to say though that you are looking great with your weight loss! What a wonderful brother and SIL you have! Keep up the good work because it will help so much with your illness. I hope your boys get to feeling better too!
Thank you, Carolyn! I really am so very lucky in having such a supportive and involved family. They have done so much for me and I am so grateful. Thanks for your sweet comments!
Thank you very much for the freebies – lovely spring colours.
Well done on your weight loss – it can be very hard to lose weight especially when you are a busy mam.
Thank you, Carole! You are so right, when you’re a mom there’s so little “Me Time” anymore. It can be such a challenge, but so worth it!
Thank you for the wonderful freebies. Congrats on your success and keep it up!!!
Thank you, TJ!
Congrats on the weight loss! I have lost 80# so I understand the struggle. You can do it! Thanks for the freebie. Love your work.
Woot, Ann!!! Eighty pounds is AMAZING! Congratulations! I only hope to be joining you at that number sometime in the future.
Huge congratulations on the 40 lbs gone!!! And thank you so much for the journaling cards. They are perfect!
Thank you, Amanda!
Sorry to hear you’ve not been well – I hope you get a clear diagnosis soon! Congratulations on the weight loss though! Your brother sounds really supportive. I love your designs – always so pretty so thank you very much for the lovely freebies and i hope the kit does well for you.
Thank you, Dawn! I really do have the most amazing brother, don’t I? I consider myself lucky!
Thank you so much for the cute things. I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you, Sonia! I’m feeling a bit better already.
girl, you are looking beautiful! i’m so proud of you and your weight loss. i’ve had lupus and fibro for 11 years now and have been on steroids for the past 5 years. my weight has shot up drastically and i’d love to lose some weight. you are such an inspriration and hopefully i can lose some starting now! also, that you for the freebies! hugs to you!1
Thank you, Alisha! You have my sympathy for having to deal with lupus and fibro for so many years. Best of luck with the weight loss, keep me updated, I’d love to hear how you’re doing!
Thank you for the mini in the newsletter and the wonderful journaling cards. Your generousity is greatly appreciated.
Your new kit is wonderful and I’m checking out “The Core Balance Diet” from the library today! Thanks!
Excellent! I’d love to know what you think of the book.
Just great to “see” you in my reader today! What a wonderful brother and sister-in-law. Sometimes we just need a boost in the right direction before we can fly. It’s good to hear you so empowered about your health, answers will come and meanwhile you are setting the stage for optimal health. Brightest blessings
Thank you, Gina! I am very blessed with the family that I have, they have been so helpful and encouraging.
Ellie, it is good to see you back in great spirits!! Congrats on the weight loss. I know what a bear it can be!! Keep it up, I sure love our Ninja…the kale not so great and girl you got guts to do the beets too!! :-)
Thanks for the freebies, as always they are loverly. xox
Haha, Sandy, you had me laughing about the beets and kale! It took me a while to get used to them, but now I don’t mind them at all. I’m not nearly as hardcore as my sister-in-law who even juices cilantro, red cabbage and green onion — yuck! LOL Right now I have a Jack Lalanne, but I have my eye on an Omega over on Amazon. Juicers can be so expensive!
Thanks for the adorable freebies and congrats on the weight loss! You look mahvelous!
Thank you, Chris!
So nice to see an adorable kit. But even better to see a beautiful picture of you. Way to go, and keep up the good work
Thank you, Susan, for the comment and the encouragement!!!
thanks so much for sharing! these are real cuties.
Looking good! You have a lot to proud of. You are not only a talented designer, but you obviously have grit. Losing more than a few pounds is not an easy task.
You look GREAT Ellie! Thanks for the kit, I love your work and am so glad to see you back! I hope the boys feel better!
wow ellie, thats quite a change! I realy see the joy in your eyes now!
13 years ago I was worried about my weight: 56 kilo’s.
Now I’m worried again, but now opposite: 82 kilo’s and less happy.
Trying to loose weight, but not very succesful now.
So I know what you had to do to get here!
Good luck to you and thanks for loving family!!!
Welcome back Ellie, nice to see you again . You looking very fit. Congrats !
Greetings from istanbul ..
Well done Ellie, I’m proud of you !
Just found your site and love the cards. I really like that your brave enough to show your before and after pictures. Keep going on that weight lose and show us another before and after. Just maybe some of us can follow you!
Thank you for the new kit. And good for you with the weight lose, keep it up. It will help with health issues.
I understand where you are coming from. When my children were young I was also told that I had some type of auto immune disease that they were not sure about. Lupus, MS and others were considered. I was often sick and struggled with caring for my family, but I forced myself to do many things that I never thought I could do. I refused to not be a part of my children’s lives.
My children are in their later thirties now and my earlier life still haunts me. I lived a hard life during my youth and early adulthood working on our farm and in the armed services. I wore my body out. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis all over my body, and in my mid-sixties I need both my knees and a hip replaced plus both rotator cuffs repaired. I am prone to bacterial infections and therefore I am not a candidate for replacement surgery.
I was in my twenties when I was diagnosed with multiple heart problems along with severe arthritis. I am on my third pacemaker and still going, but the last year has been very hard on me. October 2012, I ended up in the ER/hospital with numerous blood clots in both of my lungs. I was placed on blood thinners to go with a large number of other meds. I have been fighting severe anemia since this time last year. In early June I had two strokes; in July GI problems caused me to have half my blood transfused. August brought another transfusion. I still have to watch my blood levels and I am now on biweekly IV infusions of iron trying to fight off this anemia. I still have talking and walking problems from the strokes. I just keep on ticking and refuse to just give up.
I do have at least a few auto immune diseases; fibromyalgia, blood clotting factors, and autonomic dysfunction (my autonomic nervous system does not work properly). The later has caused lots of problems with my heart, blood pressure, GI and urinary systems.
I pray that you never have it as bad. Do what you can, enjoy life and your family. My prayer go with you.
Congratulations on your weight loss. I am new too your site and have to say I love it! Thank you
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