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the balancing act when in pain

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I was just thinking about my eating habits while having a "flare". I don't eat much of anything at all while in pain. Or, I grab something that's pre-made (mine, not from the store) It's too much "work" just to make it to the kitchen after spending most of my energy just going to the bathroom and back, let alone do up something good for me.

I saw a container of yogurt in the icebox today. I was grateful it was there. Some sort of nutrition that I didn't have to prepare. Something sweet, tangy. I only had to lug that little 6 oz thing back to bed along with a spoon and napkin. I left it for another time. Or hubbby can bring it to me when he comes home.

My exercise for the day has been crocheting and keyboarding.

Keep in mind, this is a blog. I'm not looking for anything. I'm just trying to get some perspective. Things will be better soon, and I'll look back on this as I try to balance things out.

  
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PUGRAD1995 1/13/2012 8:32PM

    Hugs. I know how it is. Hope tomarrow is a good day!

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BANDERSON075 1/13/2012 11:07AM

    Prayers and gentle hugs for you. I was having a rough day yesterday too. I haven't been able to get to the grocery store so I ended up ordering in. I had a salad so it wasn't as bad as could be. I hate the days when just getting to the bathroom is a challenge. Know you are not alone.

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FANCYSIMAGES 1/13/2012 5:45AM

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CWPRAISINJC1 1/13/2012 3:32AM

    I empathize with you. How are we supposed to lose weight when we can't even get around?
Praying you feel better! emoticon

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JENNIW70 1/13/2012 12:20AM

    Bri, I'll be praying for you. I know exactly what you are talking about.

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ME_SONNIE 1/12/2012 6:47PM

    As a fellow fibro sufferer, all this sounds vaguely familiar. Bless you're heart, I hope you feel better soon. Praying the flare ends soon.
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MAGA99 1/12/2012 6:25PM

    pray u feel better soon

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A New Way of Doing Things

Monday, January 09, 2012

I am giving myself until next weekend to just do something different, and maybe even earn a little money in the meantime. I'm giving myself permission to stop feeling like "such and such" has to be done, then just giving up because I expect too much out of myself.

I know baby steps work. I also know that I work better under a deadline. To be totally honest, I can't be the one to set the deadline. Not at this point in my journey.

Contradictary, yes. I need a new game plan. And since my schedule will be changing, I need to give myself flex room to adjust.

  
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SARAHTAIT 1/12/2012 10:30AM

    It sounds like you put a lot of stress on yourself. Are you a perfectionist? It is so hard to do what you need to do yet not obsess over things. I'm sure with your schedule changing you will be stressed. I'm glad you are aware that things will be chaining..take some time to figure out what it is you really want!
Hugs,
Sarah

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JENNIW70 1/12/2012 12:43AM

    Praying for wisdom, Bri.

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LINTPICKER 1/10/2012 7:48AM

    You can do it! We are here for you! emoticon

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QUEEN_REINA 1/10/2012 1:55AM

    Do what you need to do, whatever it is. Because in the end, this is all about you getting healthy and you losing weight. Whatever works best is what you need to do, if you want to meet your goals cause no one else will do it for you! Good luck! We can make this the healthiest most successful year EVER if we just put in the work!

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I'mEntitled

Friday, January 06, 2012

I'm entitled to feel, hurt. If I continue to "stuff" emotions, I can't go forward.

  
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CWPRAISINJC1 1/13/2012 3:34AM

    I just want us ALL to feel better! emoticon Life is hard enough without all the physical pain!

Comment edited on: 1/13/2012 3:35:38 AM

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DONNA2238 1/9/2012 11:20AM

    The day I realized that it is okay and normal to have feelings both good and bad was a real awakening for me! Once I got to the point where I accepted the responsibility for my reaction to it...my emotional eating really came under control and I lost about 46 pounds! Of course, now when I over indulge it is because I LIKE food and well, that has not helped me get to a great weight yet! Still a work in progress! Hang in there...He gives us so much strength to accomplish His goals for us! emoticon

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PRECIOUSMAZIE 1/7/2012 11:31AM

    Its good to express your feelings its never good to stuff them deep inside and never good to stuff them full of food. Sending lots of hugs and understanding.

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ROCKYMTMAMA2U 1/7/2012 10:07AM

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REBELBLITZ 1/7/2012 12:32AM

    Sometimes we just have to vent when we are troubled. At times we may hurt and we need to express that we feel the pain.

I pray that you are better now.



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GENEALOGYGAL 1/6/2012 9:46PM

    I'm sorry you're being hurt. I totally understand. Let yourself think about it and get through it and then get back to being the real you. Don't let anyone or anything define who you are. It's difficult...I know. emoticon emoticon

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Why I Give Seedlings

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

I like to give seedlings to those just starting out on their life-style change. To me it represents that with proper nurturing, that seedling can one day become a tree.

The roots grow the fastest and strongest. For us, that is learning the basics and applying them. I've heard it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Just the habit of trading off a pint or pop for a couple of glasses of flavored water is an example.

The trunk begins to get stronger. It needs to - one day it will hold braches high into the sky. The branches, in turn, will hold leaves.

It takes time for the process. There are seasons the tree will have spurts of growth or times of resting for the next season. There are rainy seasons and dry spells.

This journey requires patience, love, and determination. I don't know if trees in a forest support each other like Sparkers do. It would be a shame if one didn't.

  
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MUSICLVR98 1/7/2012 9:45PM

    That's awesome! I am honored to have been a recipient of one of your precious seedlings!
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QUEEN_REINA 1/7/2012 3:22PM

    I love this metaphor!

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    emoticonblog and thought process!

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EMP9MM 1/5/2012 2:06PM

    Oh I love your blog. I received a seedling for Christmas from a dear friend. I will use it as a visual reminder of my journey. emoticon

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SASSYTHING52 1/4/2012 9:39PM

    thanks for sharing

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4MRSDAND123 1/4/2012 4:36PM

    Wonderful blog!

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 1/4/2012 3:55PM

    emoticon I love this!!!

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KATHYJO56 1/4/2012 2:18PM

    This is a wonderful blog with great ideas and concepts. Thank you so much! emoticon

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SHANTODD420 1/4/2012 12:51PM

    Great blog and thanks for sharing.

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CAROLYN0107 1/4/2012 12:49PM

    emoticon great illustration!

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AMARILYNH 1/4/2012 12:33PM

    FABULOUS blog - I love this analogy! Happy New Year!!

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MADKAPKID 1/4/2012 12:05PM

    Thank you for this wonderful blog....Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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JGMK55 1/4/2012 11:27AM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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GENEALOGYGAL 1/4/2012 10:05AM

    Loved your words and thoughts! Such a nice way to think of our quest to be healthier. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/4/2012 9:27AM

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POPPY1010 1/4/2012 9:18AM

    Lovely thought, thank you x

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NANCYRUBIO 1/4/2012 9:06AM

    Wonderful idea, great explanation.

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By the end of the day did I........?

Monday, January 02, 2012

Make someone's day easier?

Encourage someone, even though they didn't need it?

Bite my tongue when I wanted to lash out at someone's non-solicited, evil remarks? Did I understand why or how they were feeling?

Did I LISTEN with my heart?

  
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ECOCHRISTIAN 1/4/2012 4:46PM

    What a great way to review your day!

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MUSICLVR98 1/3/2012 2:59PM

    What a great way to judge success!

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MADKAPKID 1/2/2012 7:37PM

    I LOVE the questions for anyone to ask of themselves each night. Thank you for sharing this...have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon

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JGMK55 1/2/2012 6:50PM

    These are great questions to ask every single day. Can I post them on God's Weigh?

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MAGA99 1/2/2012 1:48PM

    I need 2 try these

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MARTHASPARKS 1/2/2012 12:13PM

    I hope so. If you have, you are a lovely human being.

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