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Health challenge started

Monday, September 01, 2014

Feeling VERY fragile today. Sad and anxious, but better than yesterday. I don't feel emotionally stable. Started about 3 days after restarting thyroid meds. Observe. I felt GREAT before. Maybe I need to ask on the thyroid forum?

I have started an 8 week health challenge with friends. Noticed it felt really good to ignore everyone else and do my Qi Gong in the family room today. Gotta make space for me here in the living spaces. Did battle judgement that "it's not real exercise" and "that's hokey" but gotta let those voices go and continue.

Don't think the Dulera is working for me. Often had to take extra breaths..that's a first. Look into ripping Qi. Gong and side loading it onto iPad.

My affirmation?

Cautiously optimistic about putting myself back into my life. Gotta remember the message from my inner child: "My life IS your life, and it SUCKS!!!" In short, I need to make it more fun and fulfilling and take care of myself. Sure as shoot, no one else will.


So Tired; Time to Take It Slow and Take Care of ME

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First week of school hurdle cleared. My body is screaming to slow down or I feel sickness on the horizon. Today I will rest. relaxing Qi Gong video for exercise, and simple chores until the "parent on duty" whirlwind of LHS Open House, etc begin this evening. Part of this healthy lifestyle change is learning to listen to my body.


GAS time

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's GAS time, or Give A Shi* time.

Something clicked back into place yesterday. Feel almost happy again. Found myself smiling today for no reason.

Taking a herbal blend apothecary weight loss drop that really seems to keep my craving under control. Will head to the Farmer's Market tomorrow and get more.

Ready to track and exercise and take care of myself.


New weapon, not unbalanced.

Monday, January 06, 2014

I have had one of the hardest years of my life since I was 18. I have struggled to keep my balance and find my joy. I have worried something inside me broke with all the stress. In talking with a wise friend yesterday he pointed out I was just dealing with a new weapon in the room I was living in, one causing new wounds. He insisted I wasn't broken or unbalanced; I was learning...and it would get better. He reminded me to put important things first: Relationships with God, With Family, with fellowman, and with myself. I needed to take time for all 4 and to love without expecting anything in return. I will follow this advice. It is amazing how this new paradigm, relieves my stress level and increases my hope and joy. Today I felt more like "me" than I have in months.

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Hard hearts and stiff necks need repentance

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I was reading in the scriptures and found a verse about how when we have hard hearts and stiff necks we need to repent to find the freedom and joy God would bless us with. I thought how my BODY was getting stiffer and my arteries must be hardening too, due to my poor eating and lack of exercise. Inviting the Grace of Christ's love and the power of his atonement into my lifestyle changes makes me feel like I can really do this. He will help me. It's not about will power, it IS about better choices, but God can and will help me, as I invite him into this process. So, I invite the Lord into my temple...my body...to heal and cleanse and direct it. I have always felt a disconnect from my body and a keen connection with God. This new worldview feels like a bridge between the two. I will walk on the bridge and into my body.

Curves and one mile today.


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