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Did I mention I entered a 3 month weight loss contest? I needed a time frame to get myself committed & focused, & also want to show people what I've always known from experience, that RAW is BETTER than ANY other way to get the pounds off!
(For me, it's the only way that's ever worked!)
It's been almost a week already, & I feel SOOOO much better than I did a week ago...& it's even that time of the month! *grin*
It's been a way-to-busy week, with my daughter, Hannah, out of town, & though I'd hoped to exercise daily, only averaged every other day...still, a huge improvement from the past few months!
My pain levels have decreased at least 30 -40 % already & I'm sleeping deeper, longer, with less waking up & having trouble getting back to sleep due to the intensity of the pain I've been in, which had been chronic.
And what did I learn today? Well, I learned a FEW things:
#1 ~ It's sheer FOOLISHNESS to be afraid to use new kitchen equipment!
(I confess, it took me almost a YEAR to try my food processor, which is now INDISPENSABLE to me!)
....I've wanted one of these forever, FINALLY got one awhile back & for some dumb reason, hesitated to try it....but today, I did, & I LOVE MY SPIRULINI!!!!!!!!
I made pesto 'pasta' with zucchini with lotsa red pepper, chives & cherry tomatoes! All organic, of course! & SOOOOO SCRUMPTIOUS!
#2 ~ Returning to eating Raw & pursuing my health without allowing anything to distract me is something that has a strong affect on nearly every aspect of my life, including my prayer life, strength for the day's work, energy to 'go the extra mile' when needed, my mood, sleep, pain levels, creativity, focus, discernment, & soooo many other things!
#3 ~ Once I MADE UP MY MIND to do this (get back to eating 100% raw, once more time) & SET MY HEART to not let ANYTHING stop me, & COMMITTED to it, the DIFFICULTY DISAPPEARED & the strength to persevere has once more happened naturally, & as each day's unfolded, the determination & commitment have grown & the struggle just....dissipated..... (Thank-you, Lord!)
I know if I hadn't been eating as raw & organic as I have been the last 8 years, (although quite sporadically) I likely wouldn't even be here...I've had numerous serious health scares that only due to God's supernatural intervention I've survived...but there are still some very pressing health concerns I know that going & STAYING raw will contribute to my healing...& I am ready to PERSEVERE....................
........yet I see now that by allowing myself to continue putting other things ahead of keeping my priority on getting my health back, I've allowed myself to break the commitment I keep making to God & myself to not only get this extra weight off (which I know affects numerous aspects of my health) but also to get my health strong again so I can serve Him as I know I'm called to.
When I break my word to Him & to myself, my integrity suffers, making it harder to start over when I muster the strength. So now that I see it clearly, I'm done doing it!!!
My almost 18 year old daughter will likely be getting married next summer (it's not official yet) & then I'll be here in my empty nest, getting on with the rest of my life...I've needed to depend on her daily for things I haven't been able to do for myself due to my health, which clearly will have to end, so facing what's just around the corner is helping me to put & KEEP my focus on my health as a TOP priority!
I probably learned even more, haha, but this is already too long!
It's good to put these thoughts down as I see these things...clarity brings strength!
The JOY OF THE LORD is my strength!