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Time to Get Busy!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I have had a long stretch of illness. My strength is low, but I am getting out there working as hard as I can. It is time to clean house and work on the yard and garden area. I have worked as hard as I can the last two days in the yard. I really suffer with my back , but will keep pushing. Didn't sleep good last night and had to have my husband help me dress this morning.

Not going to let pain stop me! I have beat it before and can do it again. I am feeling much better this early evening. I plan on doing some heavy housework. Everything is so disorganized right now. I just wasn't able to do anything. I am taking a room at a time and my husband is helping me. He hates housework. LOL When I am able to work on the house he jumps in and really helps out. He has been taking care of me during my illness. He was sick himself for about a month. He didn't get as sick as I did, so he took over and made sure I ate. ( I gained weight during this time.) Hubbie doesn't really cook. He does fast food and prepackaged food. This is how we handled eating when I am sick and unable to cook. My check up with my heart doctor didn't go well. My cholesterol is up. She didn't force me to go on meds for it. I go back in 3 months. I intent to have a handled on it by then. I have been doing some walking. I find I tire our fast. Same with working in the yard. I am out there for hours, but only count when I am actually working as exercise. I have to take necessary rest. I worked so hard yesterday I started staggering around. I told hubbie it was time to quit. We had did actually two hours of work. We were cutting brush off the fence. We have a lot more to do. The day before I did weeding and raking. I put in about two hours of actual work. Our yard and garden is in pitiful shape. I do love being outside. My allergies have gone off the chart, but I don't care. I want to be out of doors. I decide to stay in today, because of my back. Housework will be my challenge today. I want to do at least 3 hours of work on one room. It is very difficult for me, but I am determined. It is the only way to strengthen my body and my back again. I will not give up or give in to my health issues. Fighting to be strong physically, mentally, and spiritually is my hope. I am sure I will get knocked down again in the future. It may take me a while, but I will come up fighting.

I am happy I finally started getting some exercise this week. I am making a better effort to eat healthy. I haven't been tracking. I do need to start tracking my food everyday, again. I didn't lose any weight this week. So I need to make sure of my eating limits. It is also important to getting my cholesterol back down. I am not going to overwhelm myself with working on my Spark Page for a while. I am in a couple of challenges right now. Just started it a week ago. I plan on progressing each day. I am still dealing with grief. It is not as severe as it was, but I still have days that I cry. Some of my weight gain came from emotional eating. I am trying to be careful about that.

I will let you know how I am progressing as time goes by. I want to blog more. It does really help. Just connecting with all of you guys is a blessing and a boost in my morale. I am sorry to have been away so much. I did miss everyone! I am always happy talking with my Sparkers!

I am praying the LORD help me to stand and be stronger in HIM and in my everyday life. I pray the LORD bless my wonderful husband for his love and support. I pray the LORD bless each of you that have prayed for me and sent support and encouragement. I am truly thankful!

I Chronicles 29: 11-14 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is THINE; THINE is the kingdom, O LORD and THOU art exalted as head above all. Both riches and honour come of THEE, and THOU reignest over all; and in THINE hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our GOD, we thank THEE, and praise THY glorious name. But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of THEE, and of THINE own have we given THEE.

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