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taking care of me (?)


Monday, May 20, 2013

My dear Sparkies are reminding me to be sure to take care of me during this time of crisis.

I'm not sure I know how to take care of me, but I went out for my walk yesterday before I went to the hospital and I walked 2.8 miles instead of only 2.5. And I added some jogging interval to it as well to strengthen my whole body. (PHYSICAL)

My walking time is also the time that I "read" the Bible. I actually listen to it on my phone with an app called Daily Audio Bible (with Brian Hardin). (SPIRITUAL)

I called my dance teacher, who is also my greatest encourager here where I live, and she said something that was exactly the words I needed to hear right now. I also made other phone calls and I reached out to you as well. (SOUL - social)

I also tracked my nutrition and fitness here. I ate 3 veggies yesterday and a fruit when I really wanted to eat junk. My lunch wasn't all that great, though. I ended up getting a chalupa and taco at Taco Bell, but I figured it MIGHT be better than some of the other choices near the hospital. All in all, I ended up not eating enough calories yesterday. I'm supposed to eat between 1200-1550. I ate 963. Oh, well. I'll do better today. He's supposed to come home today. I don't really know if I can count this as NUTRITIONAL or not, seeing as how I succeeded in the veggies and fruit when I wanted to eat junk, and I tracked the stuff, but I failed to eat enough.

Oh, well, I'm sticking as close to my plan as possible in spite of this curve ball.
Maybe this how I take care of myself.

It just feels like I'm numb. I feel like I'm just putting one foot in front of the other and breathing. And this routine of SPIRITUAL-PHYSICAL-NUTRITIONAL
-SOUL is the only thing keeping me going.

I am now going to add another category to my plan each day. It actually falls under the SOUL category, but I am going to add it as its own separate category. Now it will be:
1)SPIRITUAL
2)PHYSICAL
3)NUTRITIONAL
4)SOUL (social-creative-giving-fun)
5)MEDITATION

This plan should definitely cover everything I need to take care of me.

I fell asleep on the sofa around 9:30 last night, sitting up with my laptop on my lap, logging my food for yesterday. I was just so tired after the day at the hospital that I came home, put the dogs to bed, sat down to log my fitness, food, and weight, but only got as far as fitness, and most of my food, before I crashed. I woke up in the same position with my laptop still open. I don't feel as though I have slept at all.

Time for a shower and to drive to the hospital.
I hope for a nap when we return. Please pray that he will follow doctor's orders!

Oh, BTW...he talked to the man he was going to interview with today for the job. He said he's willing to hold the job for one week to see what the doctor has to say before he looks elsewhere. I'm really praying that he can keep this job, but God knows best. He'll provide what we need.

OK, I'm out of here.

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SANDRA2BSKINNY1 5/21/2013 6:57PM

    You did great for what you have been going through. My prayers are with you and hubby. emoticon

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EMMACORY 5/20/2013 9:37AM

    Josie, you have a lot on your plate....yet you are still in the game. I am sure that the walking relieves some of your stress as well as listening to the Bible. A friend's mother always said "do your best and forget the rest". I hope you get that nap! Know that we continue to hold you and DH in prayer. Blessings, June emoticon

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