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Update on Health Goals

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Here is a link to some of my health goals:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5336694


In addition to the coconut oil and the raw honey and real salt, I also had started oil pulling while in KC.

www.coconutresearchcente
r.org/article%20oil%20pull
ing.htm


And after much research decided that I'm probably vitamin A & D deficient so I started a very good quality cod liver oil this last week.

www.greenpasture.org/pub
lic/Products/ButterCodLive
rBlend/index.cfm


In addition to adding these things to my diet, I've also cut out refined sugar, flour, pasta and rice [although I am having a little Natural White flour in my pizza once a week] and I'm on day 18, in 8 days I will be where I was before having some of my son's birthday dessert on 4/27.

AND NOW:









After 10+ years of painful-itching-sometimes-blee
ding eczema, and trying EVERYTHING under the sun to get rid of it, I was dumbfounded two nights ago to discover that I'm HEALING! I'm ecstatic! The only problem--WHAT from? Is it the daily cod liver oil? Is it the daily oil pulling? Is it using coconut oil in my cooking and chocolates? Or dietary changes??? Oh, well, I'll just keep doing these things, and hopefully I will be completely rid of this ONCE and for all!!!!

And another interesting thing is that I haven't had **anything** chocolate for three days! I'm just not craving it [my healthier chocolates with raw honey, coconut oil, and cocoa] and I'm THRILLED. I guess a sign that you're lacking magnesium is a craving for chocolate. I did have a Pink Lady apple the other day and it felt SO good to have that over chocolate and it was DELICIOUS!!!

My weight it NOT budging, and the 5#'s I lost in KC, quickly returned--I wonder if I even lost that much--maybe it was all water??? Who knows, but I do know that I'm 20#'s heavier than I was two years ago at this time. And I'm VERY much resolved, by God's grace, to lose it. I feel satisfied with the changes for now, even though the weight is not budging, and will take the next step, as the LORD leads me.

I've been walking and T-Tapping, so that feels good! Also, I'm excited to get into my gardens. I'll start some of that tomorrow. emoticon

I'll end with a GREAT quote I read from a FABULOUS book called, "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon.

"To make us healthy, our food must taste good; it must be digestible, and it must be eaten in peace. Even whole foods, properly prepared according to traditional methods, do us no good if we eat them with a grudge; they will not confer health on the man who does not forgive. It is the loving heart who will find, in the pages that follow, guidelines for providing an abundance of all the nutrients we need to live healthy, happy and productive lives." Sally Fallon

GREAT reminder! We could have it all right with food and exercise, but if we don't have love and forgiveness towards our family, friends and even enemies, then we will be THE most unhealthy of people!

Love you, dear friends! Susan
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  • MAMASUDS
    I was just stopping by to see how you were doing on your 8-week plan.

    It sounds like you have made some great changes. The healing skin is awesome!

    I look forward to hearing more about your journey.

    Thanks for being an inspiration!
    1223 days ago
  • KADULAC
    That is great that you are healing. We're starting to think about our gardens here, but we're at least two weeks away from doing anything. We had a long winter.

    I just read the article about oil pulling, and may have to try that starting tomorrow. Thank you.
    1224 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2013 3:06:03 PM
  • LORIDREX
    Susan, it sounds like you are on a great track!!! I want to lose my 25 pounds that I gained in just one year! We've started juicing, as you know, and I hope it will help! I know it will help with my energy, and hopefully, that will help to get me going! You are an INSPIRATION, my dear friend! emoticon
    1227 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Your comments about your eczema healing are very interesting. I hope you keep track of that and keep us updated. My grand daughter, Isabella, has it and it is so hard to see her suffer. We would be willing to try what you think that you are doing right. Hope you can figure it out.
    Sally emoticon
    1229 days ago
  • BELLACUDDLES
    I am hoping all goes well for you Susan! You're a sweetie!!

    Hugs,
    Barbara
    1229 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    Thank God for all the wonderful changes you are going through. The weight will follow. emoticon
    1230 days ago
  • NORWOODGIRL
    What a delightful blog! It was a treat to read the changes in your eating. It was a joy to hear about the positive results from doing so! Well done.
    1230 days ago
  • JESUSLIGHTSMEUP
    Very interesting and mind expanding for me...thanks. Have a great week.
    1230 days ago
  • ACTIVEGRANDMAP
    Glad to hear from you. Lots of major changes for you. I guess spring is really here, leaves are budding and our "gimpy" deer had her baby( or babies ) on Tues. Pam
    1231 days ago
  • MINDY502
    So glad to hear from you and seeing how well you are doing. Hope you have a great week!
    1231 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Those are some major changes, Susan. I'm proud of your efforts! I'm happy to know you!
    emoticon
    I found that when I was able to gain healing from my eczema, it was due to healing internal imbalances. I had dealt with it for about 19 years, from college into my 40's.

    Keep the course. Sometimes it is the healing from the inside out that will turn the tide and bring the weight change you are praying for.

    Blessings!
    1231 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    Congrats on your new healthy additions to your eating plan.
    1231 days ago
  • WARRIORGIRL121
    Wonderful news that you are feeling better and doing so well! God bless your efforts! emoticon emoticon Karen
    1231 days ago
  • GRACEISENUF
    Giving thanks with a grateful heart is what God has called us to do. Regardless of what is set before us at the "dinner table" being thankful is what pleases God. We are so blessed in this nation to have the abundance of food we have.

    Susan, your new dietary changes sound so healthy and I am so happy for you that your eczema is improving! Way to go on cutting out the junk. Your blog is very encouraging and thank you for the links.

    Love Ya,
    J
    1231 days ago
  • SLIMPAM23
    So glad that you are doing and feeling better!! Sounds like a lot of changes -but totally manageable!! So glad you feel better!! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your background pic. It gave me a huge pick me up just seeing it for a quick second!
    Love you bunches!
    Pam
    1231 days ago
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