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How Christian inner healing has helped me on my journey to choose and live a healthier lifestyle

Sunday, December 29, 2013

This has been a long journey to embrace a healthy lifestyle and it hasn't been easy. But I couldn't have done it without the Christian inner healing steps I've taken along the way. If you're not familiar with Christian inner healing, this stuff can read like science fiction. But it's real, and it's changed my life. The changes in my habits and attitude toward food and fitness are just two of the many, many changes in my life because of inner healing. I still have to walk this out every day - make the right choices, eat the right food, exercise, try and do better each day. But without the inner healing, I couldn't do it. I recently felt like it was time to share this journey in an article that I just posted tonight on FaithWriters. If you'd like to read it, here it is: http://www.faithwriters.com/article-detail
s.php?id=165666. I'm still taking one day, one step at a time. But the air feels lighter and so does my heart.

  
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Still have hope

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lost my way again ... and I'm back. Have gained back half of what I lost. I'm thankful I knew where to look for help. If SparkPeople weren't here, I probably would've quit. I'm still trying to try and try. Still can't give up. Still have hope.

  
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FITMARY 12/29/2013 9:19AM

    Hurray for start-overs!!! They bring new energy, new motivation, and PROGRESS!!!
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New taste for life

Monday, October 07, 2013

Still enjoying my new eating lifestyle. Had a wonderful week visiting my family and learned and tasted lots of new recipes. Never felt like I could cook before but now I'm cooking every meal. I'm amazed at how much the vegetable kingdom has to offer and how many ways I can combine veggies and how great this all tastes. Enjoying my daily walks as well. A month ago I had no desire to get out and walk. Now I can't wait! Feel so much better inside and it's starting to show outside as well. New taste for life!

  
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68ANNE 10/9/2013 5:45PM

    I can hear the enthusiasm you have now, this is so great. Enjoy your new life!

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Dairy-less ... it's taken 48 years

Friday, September 27, 2013

Two weeks ago I went off dairy and meat and refined sugar. Giving up meat and refined sugar is not that big of a deal to me and I've done that before. Dairy was the hard part. I've been addicted to dairy since conception. I've tried and tried ... thought I would never get dairy out of my life. I'm a cancer survivor and my doctor does not want me eating dairy for that reason. My family also has a history of heart disease. My biggest concern was the addiction. But none of those things enabled me to give up dairy without lots of prayer ministry, getting healing at the roots of my addiction. I've been consistently working on trying to get dairy out of my life for three years and it finally happened.

Two weeks later I feel so much better. I've had only three cravings and they weren't that bad and they passed quickly; I even survived a meal out with friends at a place that serves mostly meat dishes covered with cheese. I found the one veggie dish on the menu and asked them to hold the cheese. The smells around me were amazing but I did just fine and had a great lunch and great fellowship with friends.

I've been cooking a lot of new dairy-less recipes and I've been amazed at how good the food tastes! Most of all, my body feels nurtured and that is a big change. I have more energy and I've dropped 3 inches off my waist. I have people in my family who eat vegan ... and I'm going to visit them all next week, what timing! They're really good at cooking this way so I hope to learn some things.

I don't know if this is a permanent change. I honestly hope it is. But I've decided to give it at least one year. I started Sept 12, 2013. So I'm committed to tucking in to this lifestyle until Sept 12, 2014 and by then I'll know where to go from there. I've never felt able to make a commitment this long before but something inside me has changed, and I have peace about doing this. I'm excited to see my body respond with health and life!

  


Choosing moderation

Monday, August 12, 2013

It's amazing that today's video was about moderation. All weekend I've been struggling with the desire to take extreme measures to get back on track. But that never works. I end up crashing. My plan was to get up and walk this morning. Sounds great, right? But for one thing, I was going to walk at my old pace and distance when I haven't walked much recently. And for another I was up late last night and exhausted this morning from a long week. I needed to get more sleep. The amazing thing is when my alarm went off, I stopped myself from taking the extreme method. I realized that rest was more important and that a shorter walk later would be a positive step in the right direction and that it's going to take time to get back to the pace and distance I enjoyed before - and even then, I varied my walking from one day to the next to be realistic. Even years ago when I was training for the 60-mile walk I had training days that consisted of 2 miles or 0 miles (resting). I didn't make these mistakes overnight. I can't fix them overnight. And extreme reactions will only make things worse and lead to overeating. So here's to moderation and the hope I can make moderate and good choices every day. That's something I can live with.

  
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FITMARY 8/14/2013 7:54AM

    That is an EXCELLENT lesson to have learned. Pat yourself on the back!
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STEVEN_D 8/12/2013 9:12AM

    Something we can all live by.

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