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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lately my focus has been on my son and his issue, (I tend to think his pacemaker is the cause of his issues) which is still not resolved. How I would love some closure, so we can take action and move on. Not having a diagnosis is frustrating. Do we accept what is? Where do we go from here? Too many unanswered questions without a diagnosis.
Hiding my anxiety, has caused old habits to resurface, especially nighttime gnawing. Stuffing my face will not take the feeling away.
I did get some great news. I haven't gained any weight in the past 6 weeks. What a blessing that is. I did come off a medication before this started with my son. Being off the medication has resulted in better quality sleep as the med had the effect of slowing down digestion.
So how did I Not gain weight? By being here at SP, attending a weight loss course offered by my grocery store. Even though I felt driven to poor choices, thankfully I still made plenty of healthy choices.

As a treat I got myself a box of Smith's No. 96 tea. I am soothed by the heavenly scent of jasmine emanating from my cup as I drink the warm tea. All thoughts depart and just the thoughts of the fragrance remain.

The simple act of having a simple cup of tea intriguing enough to command my attention and focus, helps me to replace my outdated coping behavior. Thankfully I get to choose my reactions.

Learning to take care of myself in trying times. This is a good learning experience.
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NEW_PARADIGM 2/28/2014 10:19PM

    Oooh, I can just smell that jasmine. Now that's a wonderful habit to get into!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/25/2014 8:28PM

    ((((HUGS)))) It is so frustrating when you're trying to work your way through get a diagnosis to work on a medical issue! Hugs and prayers.

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TRAVELGRRL 2/25/2014 6:31PM

    Good for you! I love a cuppa in the afternoon but often forget to have it. I actually have tea I bought in Malaysia, and tea that was a gift from a woman we met in China, so having those teas often evokes wonderful travel memories. Good for you for being aware of the changes you need to make during stressful time!

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/25/2014 9:01AM

    It is so easy to succumb to old habits when major stressors hit. The past few weeks (besides my cat's illness, my mom is dying) have seen me do some retail therapy and sugar therapy. Not too bad, but could easily escalate, which I will make sure to prevent. I do healthy things to reduce stress as well, and that helps keep me on the right track. I know that when something isn't right for our children, it's like it's happening to us. Hang in there. Take good care.

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