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Past Present & Future

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

As I was going about my day yesterday, the phone rang. "What's this gate doing closed?" a voice filled with laughter greeted me when I answered. Quickly I identified the voice from my past as the very distinguished voice of a Pastor friend of mine who had been trapped in the same religion (based on vegetarianism not Jesus) that I was in for 28 years.

He and his wife were passing through and decided to pay me a visit. It was wonderful to have a chance to catch up and compare notes about our transition and what it feels like to be healthy now.

I've been reflecting on my journey. It's absolutely amazing how resilient our bodies and minds are if we feed them with the right nutrition, get them moving in the right direction, and start breathe in some good clean air.

I am a living testimony that amazing things can happen to broken people.

My Dr's office called - my labs are back. I am out of the danger zone for diabetes and my cholesterol is just a bit above where it was last year before he took me off the Rx.
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No, I am not perfect.

I still don't like to cook - but I like to eat. So I eat differently than I used to.

I still don't have a gym membership. I don't like to exercise (there, I said it!).
But I don't like to hurt. I don't like shoulder pain. I don't like arthritic knees and hips. So I find ways to get my body moving anyway.

I don't like having acid reflux. I don't like being uncomfortable in my clothes. I don't like being at risk for diabetes and stroke.

And I've lived long enough to know that if I don't do something about it, it's not going to get any better.

And that's not going to get me where I want to go.

So it takes a good plan and dedication to the plan.

And I know if I can do it, you can too.

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    I just LOVE your upbeat 'look out' on this crazy planet we call Earth!

    You really have it all together and I like that about you SO much. So many of my friends are still chasing the 'youth fairy' and it just makes them look silly...and a little desperate too. I keep telling them that the only person to whom they need to be there own selves...but do they listen...NO...they just book another plastic surgery procedure. I don't get much longer are they going to be around to enjoy the TRUE things of life. Like good friends and a fine wine and a good day of exercise, a couple of belly laughs and the smile of a stranger that you have been kind to?

    Certainly not on some cold white operating room table...honestly I just don't get it? emoticon
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    Proof that success is not about perfection, but about acknowledging your weaknesses and finding ways to work with them!
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    It is so wonderful to read you writing about what I can only think of to call a "natural life". No, not a life of nature, but one that flows freely from day to day. I can feel how healed you are just by reading your blog emoticon
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    great news!
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  • JEANNE229
    Good for you!
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    Great blog!
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    Glad the labs yielded good news.

    Nice you had your visitor.

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  • GABY1948
    I certainly am RIGHT there with mind, body, and soul have benefitted so much from healthy eating and exercise...just as the Lord programmed our bodies to be. Loved this blog! Thank you!
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    Atta Girl, Cathy! Reality has an ugly way of raising its head no matter how hard we try to avoid the obvious! lol You are doing fabulous though! I hope your dr sent a little credit your way! Keep doing what you're doing -- cuz it's working out great for you!

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