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A reduction in the intensity of pain

Sunday, May 08, 2011

WOW! This past weekend my youngest daughter, who has fibromyalgia, has informed me that since moving back home a month ago and eating more whole foods and eliminating a lot of processed foods and soda from her diet that she has noticed about a 50% reduction in the intensity of pain.

I think that is an awesome testimony of the effects of one's diet on our well-being.

  


One Day Successful and more to come

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Yesterday, I managed to say no to some marshmellows and a chocolate bar. I caught myself just in time. There was some marshmellows in an open bag on the counter and I reached for the bag, opened it and then thought to myself, "I really do not need to eat this." I put the bag back on the counter. I even refused the thought of eating a chocolate bar.

So, I am giving myself a huge pat on the back, saying, " emoticon"

  
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WELLNESSME09 5/4/2011 9:31AM

    emoticon you did it!!! emoticon emoticon

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Too Expensive to eat healthy?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I think that depends on your mindset. Last night I was in line at the grocert store and the lady in front of me had some single fruit items: apple (70 cents), banana (23 cents). And then I glanced at the candy on the shelves which were selling for 69 cents. Which is the better bargain?

I was sent to the store to pick up some potato chips for a 14 ounce bag it was $2.50. If I compare that to a bag of potatoes, I think the potatoes would be a cheaper item than the chips.

I need to keep reminding myself that in the long run foods that are as close to how nature created them are actually cheaper and less expensive, especially if one considers the health effects of what we put in our mouths.

  
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AVENS18 4/26/2011 11:23AM

    I agree! I always wondered why people say it's expensive to eat healthy. Did you see Food Inc. where the people who eat fast food went to the grocery store and complained that broccoli was $1.29/lb and apples were 2 for $1? That's cheaper than their fast food meal! Also if you take the time to prepare your own food - bread, soup, pizza, etc. it is MUCH cheaper.

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/26/2011 10:53AM

    True, true...and I also think of the cost of *not* eating healthy in medical conditions, etc...

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ILOVELIFE2012 4/26/2011 9:26AM

    Wow, you are so right. Great observation!!!

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Never Give Up! Don't Give In!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My intention was there but I just did not have the energy to do a long run as planned. Instead I chose to do a 5k with the hill route just to check the distance on my Nike+ with the Garmin. It turns out my nike+ is about 1/10 of a mile off, but I already knew that.

It was not the best run but it was not bad either. I managed to jog up that hill and keep going once I got to the top. emoticon I am starting to feel empowered because that has been a goal for so long, now I made it up that thing 4 times now.

As I looked up and saw that hill my mantras: Never give up! Don't Give in! Keep On!


  


My running class experience

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I signed up for the 201 class because I had been running for a while even though I am not very fast. I am so slow compared to the others in the class that during the long runs, I end up running solo. I was hoping to get to know some people so I could maybe find a running buddy. I may go to the 101 group when they start doing longer run times in their class.

Last night was speed workout. We did a ladder workout: 200, 400, 600, 400, 200. It was on a track and the first 200 I paced myself for the wrong corner to stop at, meaning I started out way too fast.

I had to struggle with feeling self consciousness because I was always to the halfway point when every one finished. But, hey, I am doing this for me and not them. I was happy with my times for the laps and that is what is important.

  
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TIME4CHANGE814 4/21/2011 10:54AM

    I get the same way! when i run im not the fastest and i always let it get to me, when people are done enjoying their break im still running. But what i have learned is that YOUR DOING IT! so many other people cant say the same!! instead of aiming to keep pace with them aim on your time per lap, shave off a sec or two!! keep at it your doing great!!

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