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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Have to tell you what I did this morning. I WALKED ONE MILE. I can hardly believe it.

My story in brief for those of you who are un-familiar with it.

I have been virtually housebound for the last 8 or 9 years. When I joined SP I could only walk 8 steps to the bathroom. I gradually increased my steps to the long way round to the bathroom - 24 steps, then slow walk round the garden with the walker, sitting every few minutes and then finally managing to get to the shops with my caregiver 1 day a week and then maybe 7 or 8 weeks when I could not get out at all, but it was such an improvement I was overjoyed just to be able to do this much in SP. I was losing weight slowly with losing weeks and maintaining weeks. I lost 40 lbs or so since I joined SP just over three years ago.

Started Quantum Healing work on my health issues 8 weeks ago. For anyone who has never tried it (I had heard of it, but never thought of actually using it) all I can say is, it is a miracle!

I had lost all confidence after having several falls and being in hospital about 6 years ago so had never been out of the front gate on my own since that time. I always had my caregiver or someone else with me and I was so exhausted when I did go out it would take me 2 or 3 days of rest to recover. In my first week following the QH programme, my energy levels rose and I was doing things I have not done in the last 8 or 9 years.

After 2 weeks I was able, with the help and security of my walker, to get to the bus stop and on the bus all by myself. Doing that was a miracle in itself. It is something I had wanted to do ever since joining SP, but as I had never got strong enough to walk to the bus stop with the walker, let alone get on the bus by myself, over the last three years I had accepted that I was not going to be able to do it. The other thing I had wanted to do was walk up to the top of the hill to get to the dairy with my walker. But I never managed to get that far either. I had to take several rests and never did get as far as the dairy.

So my first week of Quantum Healing (the specific plan I am using I found free on line) I noticed dramatic changes in what I was able to do, so I did actually join for $100 after I got such wonderful results from trying the free stuff. After two weeks I was doing things I had not done since I was first disabled and had more energy than I have had in years. By the second week I was able to get on the bus with my walker all by myself and go into the city have a cup of coffee and come home again (about 3 hours out of the house). I also went to the beach and into the ocean all by myself. Have not been in the sea for maybe 30 years (I am now 72).

Over the last six or seven weeks since my first adventures on the bus - I have gone from strength to strength and now 11 days ago I started walking just for health, not with anywhere special to go just getting up first thing in the morning and walking. I have never done that in my entire life. My idea of exercise was doing things I enjoyed for exercise, ie dancing and gardening.

I just woke up one morning 10 or 11 days ago now and decided I would go for a walk. This amazed me. Quantum Healing works in a different way from anything I have used before in that you do the programme before going to sleep and you find changes taking place in your actual life. It is along the lines of positive thinking, but OH SO MUCH MORE. I have personally never found positive thinking per se very much help, mostly because I was not believing what I was telling myself. This is true of many affirmations I had used also. For whatever reason when I came upon Quantum Healing and actually read it and listened to the specific music that is part of the system I am following, it all fell into place. I realised why things had not worked for me, or at best only very slowly before. It was like I had found the missing link which made sense of all the other things I had learned over the years about the way our minds work and what we actually need to do.

So when I started walking - the first day I did 500 steps with no walker or stick but with a lot of puffing on the way up the hill and some rests - but I made it almost up to the dairy. 11 days later TODAY - I have just walked MY FIRST MILE. I increased the distance about a 100 steps a day, and then this morning I just wanted to do the mile. In fact I was not puffed or exhausted by the time I got home. I walked in my jandals which I know is not ideal and I am getting some walking shoes on Saturday. But the absolute wonder of it to me is that I walked a mile for no reason other than I wanted to.

You would really only understand the amazement that this produces within me if you understand I am one of those people who took the car (when I was driving) everywhere. I would have taken it 50 yards up the road when I was young and healthy. I always tried to get a park right outside wherever I was going, and walking is something I never did if I could possibly avoid it. The reason I am sharing this is because it is my mindset that has been changed. This last 11 days I have not had to force myself to do this. It is something I get up and find myself getting dressed and just doing it, and what's more surprising - enjoying it enormously.

I checked on Google last night how many steps went into a mile and it says approx 2000 dependent on the length of stride. But I guess the energy output is the same regardless of how long your legs are. Today I walked 2100 steps.

For optimal health the goal is 10,000 a day (5 miles) and that burns 500 calories.

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    😆 you are truly an inspiration.
    531 days ago
  • --KREN
    I'd love to have the link where you found your Quantum Healing lessons.
    Thank you! And I'm so happy you're feeling so well.
    1860 days ago
    I just found your blog on SP and am amazed at your story!!
    The weight and motivation you have shared is awesome. I've never heard of Quantum Healing but will certainly look it up!. I have had bouts of Agorphobia over the years and am 71 yrs old, have 50 lbs to lose but am in good health. I am ashamed that I have done so little in comparison and am going today to get off my BFA and keep you in thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for sharing this, I will keep you posted if I learn how to keep track of blogs and tracking info on the computer.
    Dottie dotjenk@wildblue.net

    1896 days ago
    This is so wonderful! Thanks for sharing this info. I just bought a book on quantum healing from Amazon.

    You are doing so great and are an inspiration to me!

    2020 days ago
    WOW!! that is determination! so HAPPY for you old friend!

    Blessings emoticon
    2023 days ago
    Wow! That is just amazing news! I am so very happy for you, and guess I will go check it out to see what this powerful tool is!
    2075 days ago
    Ha! I had NO IDEA you are also a Jennifer! LOL!

    I'm so glad the QH is working for you. So, so glad. To have seen your progress (as you retell it) has been so uplifting! :)

    Keep up the good work! emoticon

    Jen M.
    2082 days ago
    It gave me chills to read this! You have come so far so quickly. Please, BUY YOURSELF GOOD WALKING SHOES! Take care of those feet and they'll take you far.
    2088 days ago
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  • SHERRY666
    i do understand everything your saying......... and i'm so happy that this is happening for you right now........ getting out and walking... going places alone.. walking that many steps already...... up the hill to the dairy........ the list goes on........ and I know you will be posting soon much more of your progress..may it last forever........ emoticon
    2089 days ago
    2089 days ago
    I'm so glad you found something that works for you. Your improvement is amazing.
    2089 days ago
    talk about progress! Girlfriend you are an inspiration beyone belief! I am soooo happy for you! May you always have good health now!
    linda emoticon
    2090 days ago
  • CEKER9
    WOW! The courage, determination, and stick-to-itiveness that you created is nothing more than amazing!!! Your accomplishment is worthy of an Olympic medal!!!

    I feel more motivated just reading your story... you are amazing!!!
    2090 days ago
    I am SO happy for you!! This is excellent!
    2090 days ago
    I am so thrilled for you!
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    And thanks for the calculation info. I walk 10,000 steps most work days, but had no idea how far that was!
    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    2090 days ago
    You are on your way!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2090 days ago
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