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One Day At A Time

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I was back at the doctor's office again yesterday. I have lost one pound from when I was there last week. This was confirmed this morning when I stepped on my own scale at home. I must admit that this has helped me to believe that there is hope. I know it shouldn't all rest on the number on the scale, but it does help to see progress.

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MAVERICKDR 10/1/2014 9:23AM

    Celebrating your success with you!

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MSLZZY 10/1/2014 6:50AM

    There is always shope when you take time for you and what is best.

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LEANJEAN6 10/1/2014 6:47AM

    Oh congrats on that weight loss---!!!!!--See?? You can do this!-Lynda emoticon

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Taking Care of Me

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I don't know if anyone will relate to this post or not. Recently, I have had to slow down and pay attention to what is really going on with me. It seems as though it is easy to get caught up in the momentum of life to the extent that I become unaware of what is happening to me.

My recent visit to my PCP confirmed some things that I knew concerning my health that I did not want to face. I need to make some changes in the way that I take care of me. There are some things going on that are an indication of what my future will look like if I do not pay attention and do what I need to do.

My PCP made a recommendation for me to see two other doctors concerning the management of some ongoing health issues. I have already scheduled an appointment for one of the doctors and now I need to work on scheduling something with the other one. I have made a decision to make taking care of me a priority.

What does it profit if I gain the whole world and lose my soul? Or in this case, what does it profit if I earn my degree and lose my health? If I am not healthy enough to work in my chosen profession, what was the sense in knocking myself out to earn the degree?

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 9/30/2014 5:41PM

    take care of your health and the rest will fal right into place hugs

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SLENDERELLA61 9/30/2014 1:48PM

    You've got your priorities straight now. Best wishes on preventing future problems and attaining your best health possible!

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MSLZZY 9/30/2014 6:47AM

    Education is fine but your health needs to come first. Do what needs to be done and go forward from there.

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MM11113 9/30/2014 5:06AM

    Are you sure that you aren't healthy enough for your choice? Take care of yourself for a year and see if you were jut missing a step in the total picture.

I did not take care of me for about 20 years. I made my grandson the highest priority, and I had a nearly fatal episode with high blood pressure and bleeding in my brain. I responded to medicine, but when I changed my unhealthy eating for a year, the medicine was cut back.

You may be fine if you improve taking care of you.

Good luck.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/30/2014 4:56AM

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POETICJUSTUS 9/30/2014 3:49AM

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Where Am I?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Yesterday I went to my PCP for my annual physical. They have changed the scale that they are using to a digital one. Ugh! I did not like the number that I saw on that scale. I do realize that I am not going to weigh the same on their scale as I do on mine. Especially when I weigh myself at home first thing in the morning after emptying my bladder and without clothing.

Also, I had decided not to eat until after my doctor's appointment because the doctor will normally order blood work when I go for my physical. I have learned that if I don't eat and go well hydrated, I can provide a fasting blood sample at the time of my appointment and not have to make a separate trip to have my blood drawn later. I say all of that to say that there are a lot of reasons why the number on that scale was 6 pounds heavier than mine.

This morning I weighed in on my scale and although the number on my scale has not changed (other than regaining the one pound that I blogged about losing 11 days ago) I still feel a little overwhelmed by my size. Somehow, some way, I have got to figure out how to make my health a priority.

I have taken this week off from both work and school. My primary reason for doing this is to focus on figuring out how to take care of me: physically, emotionally & spiritually. The demands of being a full time student and a full time employee for this past year have taken a toll on me. What good is it to get my degree if I lose my health in the process?

I don't know the answer to this situation yet, but I am working my way through it to the other side. I am hoping that I will have some greater clarity on what I need to do to take care of me in the here and now when the week is out.

  
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ALEXSGIRL1 9/24/2014 4:19PM

    rest and rejuvenate and come back stronger hugs

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MSLZZY 9/24/2014 6:57AM

    I hope that having time to focus on your goals will help you decide what you need to do nest. HUGS!

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PICKIE98 9/24/2014 5:24AM

    My doc switched to the digital too..I hate it also.. Most of the time I just refuse to step on it..

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Time to Pay Attention

Monday, September 22, 2014

I am learning something in my life right now the hard way.

There have been times in my life in the past where I have come to the edge. Times when I am just barely hanging on because the pressures of life have all but completely overwhelmed me. I am starting to realize that there are warning signs along the way to tell me that I need to stop, pay attention, and make some changes or else I risk going over that edge. It is time for me to pay attention and do something about it before it gets completely out of control.

For whatever reason, at 3 o'clock this morning, I woke up and realized that I need to stop trying to take on the world and admit that I need some help.

Today I am praying for the willingness and the ability to have that conversation with the people that I need to have that conversation with and then to make the changes necessary to keep myself from going over that edge.

It is time for me to do whatever I need to do to have the life that God intended me to have.

  
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MSLZZY 9/22/2014 11:12PM

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FORZACHANDMATT 9/22/2014 10:00AM

    Good for you!

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MONTREALESTMOI 9/22/2014 6:13AM

    One of my problems in the past was trying to put on an imaginary cape and save everyone in my circle from themselves. I took on TOO MUCH, and it began to take a toll on me.

I have since made the difficult (but BEST) personal decision to make my circle smaller, declutter my life, get myself back in balance, and live a much simpler life. DOING THIS WORKS.

Also, don't be afraid to reach out for help to people that truly have your best interest at heart and are willing to help you.

And remember, despite whatever you're going through, it too shall pass. YOU GOT THIS! Stay positive.....

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ALEXSGIRL1 9/22/2014 4:52AM

    emoticon thanks for a blog that should help a lot of people .

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OPHELIE 9/22/2014 3:20AM

    There is never the "perfect time" for tackling on difficult tasks, like having a necessary talk with someone. Go for it! You thinking about it and stressing about it before it happens, will not achieve anything but you feeling down. Take the step, however hard it is, you will feel better afterwards, because it is done and you won't antagonize anymore.
I understand that the consequences may be tough (I went through something similar last year), but in retrospect, I should have done it years ago!

Good luck!

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Feeling Very Peaceful This Morning

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am in a very good place mentally and emotionally this morning. I think the decision to get enough sleep is really making a difference in my overall mood. I have not set the alarm this weekend at all. When I go to sleep at night I make a conscious decision to sleep until I am done. It has helped me tremendously. Of course, I can't do this during the week, but I did end up taking two naps this past week and that also seemed to make a difference in my ability to focus and concentrate on my school work in the evenings.

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MAVERICKDR 9/15/2014 3:56PM

    I hope rest and sleep continue to be good for you.

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APRILRUSSELL3 9/14/2014 3:30PM

    It's amazing what a difference sleep can make. Good job on getting your rest.

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