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Positively Positive that I NEED to Think Positively!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm determined to get 30 points for the Bahama Mamas this week, and that means I need to blog this week. And not just once my friends, FOUR times. Can she do it? YES SHE CAN!

Now. I can sit here and regale you fine folks with a story of chaos and sickness the likes of which you've never heard before... should I do it?! (And truthfully, I'm sure you've heard the likes of this before. I'm not that special!) I've decided that I need to focus my energy on healing myself and having an attitude of gratitude. This is a must! I can not wallow in self-pity anymore. So here is a tersely worded breakdown of the last month.

Started covering a maternity leave at an infant/toddler daycare center.
Other job got two new students and hours changed. School started and shifts went from 5-8 hours over the summer to 9 hours during the work week. (Yeah... that work week where I'm covering a maternity leave during the....school... day.... DANGER DANGER! TROUBLE AHEAD!)
!4 hour work days with less than 8 hours between shifts, working weekends, worked 13 days in a row.
Bronchitis.
Stood up in a wedding! (Touched by the lord and felt okay for the actual day!)
Pneumonia.
Allergic reaction to pneumonia medication.
Trip to the ER (with no insurance! WHEEE!).
Taken off all meds.
Working on and off during this. Do my first 8 hour shift in over a week.
Wake up with a sinus infection! Coughing up everything I eat due to phlegm!
Still coughing up everything I eat. Not funny.

So let's just say it hasn't been the easiest of months, and I'm a bit stressed, and a bit tired, and still a bit sick!

I've been spending ungodly amount of time on Pinterest lately (as I've been having trouble sleeping/breathing and I've been sent home from work more than once, haha!) and I happened to do some searches for home remedies since traditional meds and I had to break up for a while. I read up on the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and I decided I would try anything once! Holy moly! It really DOES thin mucus and phlegm! I've gone from a nose like a faucet, colorful discharges, and postnasal drip from heck to clear, less frequent discharge! It doesn't taste great, but I'm a believer!

The lady that I repinned this tip from had a whole board of home remedies, so I decided to check that out, and loved it! I then decided to check out her other boards and spent an entire afternoon reading positive words and sayings she posted. I started seeing some of her posts re-posted on my friends boards, and just felt... uplifted. I have been so focused on EVERYTHING that has been going wrong (well... it's hard to ignore!) that I've just been getting depressed. For the first time in weeks, I felt like there was a light at the end of this tunnel. I can NOT control everything, but I CAN control some things. I can control my attitude. I can control the supplements I put in my body. I can control when I go to sleep (most days), and how much rest I give myself when I'm not working.

Right now I can't work out. But I hope that I will be able to soon! It's been almost a month since I did... so I'm going to have to ease into it. I'm really looking forward to the time when I can shake it at Zumba again!

I'm not really on a "weight loss" trajectory right now... but I can tell ya that not being able to keep food in my tummy isn't making me GAIN weight. Haha! Oh man... I'm so ready to get back to sparking!!!! Send your positive thoughts and prayers of healing my way, and I'll send some positive thoughts and prayers your way too!
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JCARDINAL 9/26/2012 12:52PM

    WOW, you've been dealing with a lot!! Glad you're feeling better!

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FITMOMMY18 9/26/2012 8:39AM

    Oh man looks like you got dealt a bad hand. Like me, but worse... I've been sick with various things for weeks and sprained my ankle the other day. Get better soon! And there's nothing wrong with utilizing alternative options as long as they help you. Hugs

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DEZZIEJAMES 9/26/2012 8:32AM

    WOO HOO! So glad you're feeling better!! Home remedies are awesome.

You're an amazingly strong woman, being able to do everything you did while sick! Hats off to you! There is NOTHING you can't accomplish!!!

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SARASMILING 9/26/2012 5:46AM

    Things WILL turn around! You CAN do this! We DO believe in you! You've got this! :)

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