Hello. I’m Shay. This blog is the place I will come to record my spiritual journey as well as my health-related goals; healthy weight, healthy lifestyle, just plain old healthy.
Over the last several years I have moved from being a practicing Mormon to embracing the Grace provided to us through Jesus Christ.
I have also struggled with weight issues and food issues my entire life. I mean my ENTIRE life. My earliest memory is when I was about four. I remember my parents being very loud…they fought a lot back then…I was scared. I remember heading to the kitchen, well, sneaking to the kitchen and grabbing some chips and then slinking back to my room and eating in my closet. I didn’t have other tools in my toolbox. Food was always there. And I continued sneaking food throughout my life. I’m ready to stop that. That need to hide. To binge. To control.
2017 was a year of self-exploration and changing habits. It was also the year God empowered me to seek a surgeon and to move forward with weight loss surgery. -100 pounds later and I have come to understand He was not only restoring my health because it was what was needed, but He knew I had a bigger fight just up ahead.
In September 2018 I was diagnosed with minimally invasive, ductal carcinoma in situ — breast cancer. By the grace of God, and through the support of my family, friends, and a killer medical team, I beat the disease!!
This blog will be raw at times and boring at times I’m sure…but you’re invited to come along. I hope you will.