Embracing Detox.

My body is sick

my body is down

I need to attack

instead of just frown.

If I do nothing

but sit and complain

my days will be full

of silly distain.

So I’ll be a champion

and create a change

and be the best

and rearrange

all of my habits

that hurt my health

and live a life

full of wealth.

Because what is a life

lived without fun

sitting around

bored on my bum

eating whatever

nursing my knee

filling my mind

with anxiety.

Nope, I decided

I’m not doing that.

My kids will have a mom

that’s not sick, sad and fat!

I’m going to take charge

and make healthy choices

and my life will be full

of cheers and rejoices!


So….my knee has been acting up again.  I have been limping around and in tons of pain for the last month.  I am OVER it.  I suffer from a ton of PTSD from all of the surgeries I have had, the crutches I have lived on and the activities I can’t do but want to.  I have been




and mad

I don’t want to be those anymore.  I am going to embrace a massive change and do everything in my power to get healthy.

Living with the Katie-in-pain has been both physically and mentally exhausting.  I’d rather spend my days enjoying life with my family.

I had a really hard day yesterday: We went to the beach and everyone was on paddle boards and stand-up jet skis.IMG_9485

I was stuck in a chair just watching everyone have fun.  My fun-Katie-self was dejected.

Guess what, my motto in life is that I always overcome.  I don’t wallow.  So, I decided that I will do everything in my power to cancel out the pain and live a life of self-control.  Control everything that God gives me the power to control.  If I know it will hurt me, I won’t do it!  Philippians 4:13.

Today I am going to start an intense 10 day detox.  I need to flush out the inflammation that lives in my knee.  See ya salt.  See ya processed foods.  See ya later depression!


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That’s my shopping list for the next 10 days.  Here is a link so you can see the some of the research I have done.   If you would like to follow along with me on this massive-uplifting and beautiful new life, please let me know.  I would like to encourage you as much as you can encourage me!


This is a picture of the first meal of my new healthy living plan.  My organic coffee is blended with Brain Octane and Pumpkin Spice.  I use my Magic Bullet to blend my special coffees and my smoothies throughout the day.  It’s super easy to clean and it’s small so it’s easy to store.  My steel cut oats are mixed with walnuts, unsweetened coconut, water, raisins, vanilla, and pumpkin spice.  That was a super-filling and satisfying meal too.  I’m stuffed!

I couldn’t even finish it!

The first change that has to happen is SPIRITUAL AND MENTAL.  God has to be the first one I have to surrender my pain to.

My recent days have been full of indulgent choices when it comes to food.  I surrender bad choices to Him.

God please help me with this change.  Please take away the cravings and weak choices I have made.  Those indulgent foods only last for about 5 minutes – ice cream, hamburgers, sugary cereals, bagels – and the aftermath of eating them lasts weeks.  I can’t do that anymore.  Please take away my weakness and replace it with strength and tenacity to achieve my 10 day detox.  Amen.

WOW.  I feel full of power now!  Thank you God!  Goosebumps!

Next.  I need to buy the foods I require to maintain my plan.  I am so glad that Trader Joes and Amazon have partnered to make life more effective and we can attain easier access to healthy foods.

Then, I need to stay in constant prayer and meditation with God so that I stay strong for the 10 days.  I will rest my knee, but stay fit with the rest of my body.  After the 10 days, I will begin gentle and careful exercise with my legs so that my muscles are strong and supporting my weak bone.  God is so good.

I also have the benefit of staying true to this decision because I have all of you guys supporting me.  I will be accountable to God, to my family and friends and all of you as well!  How amazing is that!  This blog has been so encouraging. I pray it is for you as well!

Now I am going to ask a favor.  Please pray for me.  Please encourage me.  Please hold me accountable.  Don’t let me fail.  Don’t let me give up.  Let’s all encourage each other to be the Champions God wants us all to be.  If you hear that I am struggling, please lift me up. If another blogger is having a hard time, please pray for them, challenge them, and uplift them with our words.

I have met so many beautiful people in my short 3 month blogging life.  I am encouraged every day by these amazing people, and so many more.  God bless all of you!

  1. Vivian
  2. Steven Colborne
  3. believe4147
  4. Harbans
  5. Lana Cole
  6. Thought for Change
  7. Arl’s World
  8. Rhyme In Time
  9. Rosemarie Malin
  10. Laundry and Dishes
  11. simpliv
  12. Patti Moore Wilson, wednesdayschild2
  13. Colleen Chesebro
  14. MustardSeedBudget.wordpress.com
  15. 🌴🌺🇹🇹🌊Tammy7711🌴🌺🇹🇹🌊
  16. Tanya’sopinion
  17. pvcann
  18. My Way Home Life
  19. Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)
  20. theorangutanlibrarian
  21. nataliescarberry
  22. shespeaksvolume
  23. Equipping
  24. Robbie Yates
  25. bomihill
  26. Keith Haney
  27. Terese
  28. T. F. Thompson

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  1. Awww, thank you for mentioning me!! I’m so blessed by your beautiful blog! Yes, yes, yes! I agree with the healthy food detox for inflammation. I too eat healthy, not many carbs, and try to eat organic to lessen my inflammatory response. It truly does help and I’m thinner too which is a plus😉

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    • Vivian, thank you always and forever for your continued support. I’m so excited to see the results of this life-change. Thank you for sharing what your strategy is. We eat organic too, but sometimes I get tricked when the box of cookies I’m eating says organic. hahaha!
      God bless you and I feel your prayers. Big enormous smiles and thanks. You are the best!

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      • It’s nice to be able to support eachother isn’t it. 😄 LOL yes, organic cookies and chocolate…hmmm. 😂😂 It has been a lesson in self restraint which I’m learning slowly. I think. God bless you too and big hugs! 🤗😚🤗😚

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    • Thank you so much for your encouragement! I am doing great so far. Prayer definitely helps! I have never embraced a healthy lifestyle change with God first. It’s way easier! Anytime I feel weak I think Philippines 4:19. And say, I Can!
      God bless you! Thank you for sharing what you guys do and reminding me that positive change really does work! 🌹💕☺️

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