Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Get a second opinion

Good day to everyone!
So I must tell you of my recent experience, Monday (March 26) I was doubled over in severe pain. Why? you ask that's what I wanted to know!!! My hubby made a few calls and I ended up in the ER. As you know I hated this and didn't want to go, because medical doctors are not necessarily my friend (my opinion).
Upon arrival I had to be wheelchaired in, because my strong hubby had to carry me to the car just to get me there in the first place. Anyway they gave me morphine and that only allowed the pain to sit beside me in a sense, but definitely didn't take it away. Making this story short, because all details would just be crazy.  The doctor suggested, or shall I say pushed arrogantly for me to have my gallbladder removed.


Anyway wasn't going to do that, went to my wholistic doc the next day, was given two supplements and voila! Still have my gallbladder, didn't even need pain meds the following day and my research shows more problems removing it than keeping it!!!!! Now if course it hadn't ruptured, thank God or I may have had to use the medical approach.

It all comes down to being in tune with your body and knowing what you need, and I didn't feel the need to be an experiment. We all have our choices of healing, I just prefer the natural way.

Thanks to all who read my blogs!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Everyday in every way I am getting better and better

Sometimes life knocks us down for the little things we do. Let's focus on the big picture when seeking our goals. We set goals in health, career, spiritually and other areas. Each day is a new day to do more and be better. Just because you had a candy bar or got mad at someone who cut you off in traffic does not take you out completely. Small set backs are a time of reflection to see what can be done better the next time. Growth is a part of life, enjoy the journey. Refocus and move forward, don't give up! Keep your goals in front of of you and adjust if needed. I like to tell myself: Everyday in every way I am getting better and better!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Staying healthy on the road

Your health journey is an ongoing adventure. We must adapt to the daily changes, be it travel, going to work, going out to eat, or visiting at a friends.

 The key is having what you need and being comfortable with your journey. It doesn't matter what others think or say about your health choices. I carry a bag with me wherever I go and at the least I always have my filtered water! Usually with that I have a piece of fruit or an actual meal depending on the plans for the day. Being prepared is the key!

 Food is for nourishment, but we use it for comfort and entertainment. There isn't an event that you can attend that won't have some type of food offered to you. The thing is, will you pick the healthy choice or go without?

 Yes there are times to have fun foods,but let's be conscious of what we eat and why.

 Ask yourself am I hungry?
Am I just eating because everyone else is?
Am I eating because I'm bored?

Whatever it is be aware, stop and listen to your body? Know what is good for your body, we are all made differently and what works for one may not work for you.
 If you need some guidance in finding your way let me know and I can help you as your health guide. Just respond in the comments and I'll get back to you Make healthy choices :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Conquer each day!

So the last post was about stress and I'd like to give some tips on how I manage my stress.

1. For me exercise is key to keep those unwanted pounds from showing in places I don't want it to.
Exercise gives me time to relax, I love movement and listening to worship music helps me lose myself in God's presence and hear from Him. The elliptical machine is now my best friend!

2. Making the right choices in what I eat gives me a good feeling. I take this one day at a time and try to have more good days out of a week than not so good days.  I still enjoy chips and hummus, but keep it under control!

3. Making someone smile is a game I like to play with total strangers. Going in and out of stores, passing someone on the street, and maybe even holding the door open for the next person just so I can say hi.  For those of you who know me I have come a long way for this one. hahaha :)

4. Family time is always a plus, taking time to enjoy each other. I mean truly enjoy the moments together and not taking advantage of it.

We all have ways to deal with stress, but worrying does not help.  Let's look for more positive ways in dealing with life.  After all it is a journey, ENJOY!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Let's talk about stress

So let's talk about stress. As we all know stress affects us all in different ways. We know it's not good for us, but we do it, why? For the last two months or so it has been hectic and keeping balance was a constant struggling battle. As soon as I thought I had it together something else would come up over and over again. I'm thinking what in the world is going on God?, all the while knowing I'll be stronger at the end or as the journey of this part of life goes on. Stress affected me, first-because I like balance ALOT! And control of my life, which hahaha only God is in control and He shows me that through these trials. Over the last two months I gained about 15 lbs., knowing I should do something, but kept going for those comfort fun foods, such as chips/hummus and cookies(gluten free). Just because something is in a health food store or made with a substitute product doesn't make it good for the body. While I enjoyed these things as I ate them, I felt guilty after the fact. I'm not saying you can't have fun foods, but I know my limits and went pass them. Stress and guilt don't go well together or separately. Junk foods pack on pounds super fast, but to get rid of those pounds takes longer! Life is a constant learning process, but what is learned must be applied. There's so much to say, but I will say it in the next posts to come. Have a great day, love yourself, live, learn and move on!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Life and more to come

So it's good to log in. I am still here and ready to be back with all of you, sharing and writing my thoughts.
Life has been kinda hectic and stress can take a toll on your body if you let it. I will be sharing some tips that I learned the hard way with you soon.
I love health and sharing my experiences.
Getting back on track! :)