Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    TIME2BLOOM4ME   142,312
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
We can make ourselves Miserable or make ourselves STRONG. Streak day 9.

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts

Saturday, March 15, 2014





The effort is the same to make yourself miserable or to make yourself STRONG.
I choose strong. My experiment is working. I am getting stronger. I am able to do a bit more each and every day. I am sooooo dang HAPPY !!!









Short girl problem. Getting into a truck, the high step up when you have multiple sclerosis. In my Pre-Soylent days, hubby had to stand next to me and help lift my legs into the truck with a HEAVE HO, GRUNTS, & while pushing my butt up with his hands. It is the kind of thing you hope nobody sees as it can draw a crowd. It wasn't pretty looking or lady-like at all. Now that I am all juiced with with my RDA, nutrient dense super-juice, I CAN DO IT ALL BY MYSELF !!!! emoticon emoticon It has been 5 years since I have been able to get in his truck by myself. Yesterday I did it twice. emoticon emoticon
I am WALKING IN SUNSHINE.









Hubby and I went to the hydroponic store. It has the most wonderful potting soils and fertilizers for the garden. It works so much better than the garden center soils. I picked up a large bag of rock dust, earth worm castings, and kelp to spread around the yard. Hopefully these natural fertilizers will make this year a bumper crop. I am excited to have found these rich organic fertilizers to use. I spent a few hours working spreading the fertilizers around and watering them in. emoticon It was delightful outside, almost 80 degrees. The sun kissed my skin, leaving behind roses in my cheeks. Before Soylent, I rarely went outside. My balance, strength, ability to walk was to unsure. I didn't feel safe. Now I am working outside for short periods of time. I am earning my freedom with the foods I eat.









The morning glories seeds have sprouted. Hollyhocks are soaring upwards, reaching for the sky, so tall. Beneath the hollyhocks some dwarf daffodils are blooming. The hillside is covered with Iris buds and blossoms unfolding. Grape hyacinths, so tiny but very eye-catching are blossoming near the boarder of the garden. A golden sedum has spread out next to the Iceland Poppies like a pot of spilled gold. Dill came up in the pathway of the vegetable garden. I spent time on my knees digging them up, placing them in a permanent home. It was a lovely day to be in the garden. The air was alive with honeybees, hummingbirds, and yellow finches singing. Gardening in the sunshine with the air fragrant with blossoms is like playing for adults.









I find the more I learn about food and all the nutrition in it, the more I want to grow it. The more pleasure I get out of GETTING DIRTY. It is so rewarding to go outside in the morning with a large colander in my arms and fill it with fresh greens to make my juice. Most of what I juice now comes from the greens grown in the garden. The nutrition levels are higher from fresh picked foods. emoticon










I feel so good and so does HUBBY. His blood pressure is low normal now. The Dr. had wanted to increase the strength of his medication. I told him to drink my juice and let's monitor it at home. His blood pressure is normal, NORMAL. It is so good each and every day he NO LONGER NEEDS MEDICATION. How's that doc? Yea, I got you beat. When we get down to the last jar of juice we often have to split it. It's kind of hard to hide it behind the produce in the refrigerator. LOL. It makes me feel good that he now craves green juices. Oh, he is also OFF OF HIS BLOOD SUGAR MEDS too. The Dr. had his hands on hubby for years and years and no improvement. I came along much later, gave him some green juice and look at what I can do in a short time. emoticon Yup, green juice is healing for dear hubby too.








I would encourage everybody to track their RDA on the nutrition tracker. Try to plan your meals so that you can meet the RDA. RDA is the recommended daily allowances set by the government. It's challenging, but it is worth it. My health is improving so much more by eating this way, than by popping a vitamin pill. You see no pill can do for you what good clean nutrition can do. You can't buy the best nutrition in a pill. It comes from unprocessed food. Eat right and have the BEST DAY EVER.







SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LORIVIOLA 6/25/2014 9:12AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GRAMPIAN 6/12/2014 10:35AM

  Well done. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NASFKAB 4/17/2014 12:22PM

  thanks for the great advice

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLPURNELL 3/20/2014 9:59PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNASPRIDE 3/18/2014 11:20AM

    Stay strong - awesome story

Report Inappropriate Comment
SARAS3 3/18/2014 9:58AM

    These days I have been feeling miserable - and I want to THANK you for opening my eyes to the realization that it takes just as much to make my STRONG as it does to make myself miserable.
emoticon
Switching over to HAPPY & STRONG

emoticon in what you have accomplished yourself.

YOU GO GIRL !!



Report Inappropriate Comment
ONESPOTLEFT 3/18/2014 6:59AM

    I feel so blessed any day I can get out of bed; it's inspiring to read your dedication

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROXYCARIN 3/17/2014 11:15PM

  Great

Report Inappropriate Comment
HANNAHSGRAMMIE 3/17/2014 11:00PM

    Yes. That is a major accomplishment and a wonderful feeling. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHARTHESTAR 3/17/2014 10:00PM

    emoticon
Being under 5' I know how hard it is to get into high vehicles. Add your problem- You explained how your husband would push you up-- I could see that.
NOW you can do it yourself.

I think that is a totally awesome NSV. not just weight wise but for your quality of life. How much better it is! I am so happy for you. I bet there are so many other things you are doing that are a little easier to do now and your not even thinking about it.

Keep with the GREENS

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMY445 3/17/2014 9:51PM

    congratulations! that is wonderful news! have a fabulous day!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CICELY360 3/17/2014 7:17PM

  good blog

Report Inappropriate Comment
AJB121299 3/17/2014 6:49PM

    nice

Report Inappropriate Comment
CNUGIN 3/17/2014 2:40PM

    emoticon emoticon . Thank you for sharing. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNINGYOGINIRE 3/17/2014 2:32PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MJEFFERSON23 3/17/2014 10:47AM

  emoticon for being med free! Keep up the good work!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GODDREAMDIVA1 3/17/2014 9:42AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
RACEWELLWON 3/17/2014 9:20AM

    Good to hear that DH is doing well - my DH is finally receiving a Heart after a failed bypass and no blood flow to the right side of his heart - yes - natural food does cure but I am grateful that he will be receiving a Heart .

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUNRISE141 3/17/2014 9:13AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DUSTYPRAIRIE 3/17/2014 6:55AM

    emoticon there needs to be a huge WOW icon so I can stick it here.



Report Inappropriate Comment
GADGETCC 3/17/2014 6:43AM

    Congrats to both, you and your hubby! emoticon Keep going!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUEJEAN99 3/17/2014 1:59AM

    emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLAYARTIST 3/16/2014 11:41PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVELYGIRL2 3/16/2014 11:11PM

  I am so HTRILLED that you can get in the truck!!

My sis lost close to 100 lbs. and is doing things she hasn't done in years.

Do you happen to know anything good fro bring cholestrol down ? I can't be vegetarian. My husband.. but I am making changes. My dr makes to put me on meds, but I keep stalling him. Out of all the risk factors... my mom does( age 89) and good health and high LDL.

If you know a drink( I'm doing Profibe/ oatmeal/ various tweaks, shoot me an e-mail. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAMER123 3/16/2014 10:31PM

    emoticon emoticon Great story!! So happy you are doing so well!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DIANNEMT 3/16/2014 9:03PM

    Awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ENRGEE 3/16/2014 8:24PM

    Congratulations on all the positive changes happening for you in your life. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
COOLRAIN 3/16/2014 7:24PM

    Love your blog post. Need to do more juicing myself. Will follow you and learn from you.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JSEATTLE 3/16/2014 5:57PM

  Your veggies look GREAT. So pleased for your progress and your husband's too. I'm so glad you have each other!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSANBEAMON 3/16/2014 4:55PM

  It's working for you. Keep it up. Great.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRENDA_G50 3/16/2014 4:17PM

    emoticon You seem to be getting healthier every day! DH is so lucky to have someone that cares enough about his health that she would share her juice with him to help him do what even the doctor couldn't. emoticon You're even able to get into his truck all by yourself now! emoticon That's quite an accomplishment in itself! emoticon

emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSRIGS1 3/16/2014 3:16PM

    I will try to see if I can figure out how to track my RDA. Thank you and great blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
NONNAOF2 3/16/2014 2:54PM

  You have so much positive energy and that is fabulous! It sounds like things are going a lot better for you. I can relate about being short, I'd never make it up into a truck with my short legs and arthritis, so hats off to you and continue what you are doing, your husband is getting the benefits, too! :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
LCRUMLEY81 3/16/2014 12:41PM

  Great Blog

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLPRETTYGIRL1 3/16/2014 12:08PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49 3/16/2014 10:55AM

    Hugs

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEPTUNE1939 3/16/2014 10:53AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 3/16/2014 10:45AM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OUATEONE2 3/16/2014 10:35AM

    Congrats on your emoticon and hope you enjoy emoticon soon! My wife and I have always eaten healthy (so to speak) but have begun moving towards as much organic as we can find and/or afford and and we noticed last week as she picked up her annul bug that it did not last nearly as long nor was it as bad as in the past. Quite possible that consuming even healthier foods contributed to her resistance and quick recovery. Not sure but it this becomes a trend, I think it will speak for itself. As always, thanks for your great blog.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DJSHIP46 3/16/2014 10:04AM

    Thanks for sharing :)

Comment edited on: 3/16/2014 10:04:34 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
PATRICIAANN46 3/16/2014 9:50AM

  My husband is also on BP medication and has Type II Diabetes. I will now be sharing my juice with him. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAMISHELI53 3/16/2014 9:36AM

    I wo7uld love to have a hydroponic garden. Actually, I'd love to have ANY kind of veggy-herb garden. Maybe my son will help me get one going before he moves on.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JERICHO1991 3/16/2014 9:27AM

    Lots of great advice. Thanks.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHARON7464 3/16/2014 8:45AM

    I read the recipe you posted for the green juice and am considering giving it a try. I know your focus is on health due to your medical condition, but I was curious as to the calorie count on the green juice.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERDIAMONDS 3/16/2014 8:36AM

    Getting into the truck by yourself. WOW!

Gardening, making your own wonderfully healthy food and healing both yourself and your hubby...what more could you ask for?

emoticon and emoticon

Thank you.



Report Inappropriate Comment
BESSHAILE 3/16/2014 8:22AM

    You got yourself one awesome hubby.

To match your own awesomeness!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
REGILIEH 3/16/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERYLHURT 3/16/2014 7:54AM

  Love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CARRIELYN56 3/16/2014 7:47AM

    ....care to share your recipe? Way to go!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SHERYLP461 3/16/2014 7:44AM

    It is so gratifying to read of your progress, You are an inspiration to us all.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
Member Comments Page (93 total):  1 2 Next >
 


Other Entries by TIME2BLOOM4ME