The Heat is On

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At 1:48 pm today, this number was registering on my car thermometer as the outside temp. And I honestly believe it was probably felt as even higher than that; it was so humid and thick and still.  Many schools in the area dismissed early because their air conditioning units just couldn’t keep up. I am thankful for a pretty new AC unit that is working so well.  I must admit a bit of apprehension regarding the electric bill!!

I think of the place where I work.  The inside of the building covers about 86,000 square feet. Can you imagine THAT electric bill??? But I do appreciate working in a nice cool place though.

I mentioned a few posts ago that I was paring back all the supplements I take.  I have done that, and I am left with a multivitamin by Garden of Life, a B12, since I typically consume no animal products, a fish oil from Nordic Naturals, Glutathione and CoQ10, because these last two are just not finished yet.  One thing I have been plagued by is a sore foot bottom. Not plantar fasciitis. I have had that before and this feels much different. One foot. The entire bottom. It feels sort of like I stepped hard on a rounded rock that would have fit up under the arch of my foot.  That is the only way I can describe it. I cannot get it comfortable when I am just sitting even.  I have discovered the nice-ness of placing my foot on a pillow as I sit. That helps considerably!

I have decided to add magnesium back in, as I look at the issues that magnesium can help with, and those are some of the issues I am dealing with.

Lyme’s is so hard to evaluate for any great period of time, because it just does what it feels like doing on any particular day. For me, most often it is arthritis-like/ fibromyalgia-like. Knees. Feet. Elbows. I continue to anticipate feeling better as I lose weight.

So, since I have so much motivation for losing weight, I am frustrated over the last days with my bad eating.  I am not sure what happens when I am all of a sudden just failing around every bend?  I don’t feel like I am consciously doing anything different, and yet the peace of the previous weeks just isn’t there? I have discovered in the past that it is about giving the Lord the most dominant place and keeping my mind 100% connected.

These are my points of  temptation. Satan knows how hard keeping my mind connected can be for me, and when I get into the cycle of sleeping in a bit later and cutting my Jesus time just a touch, my mind fades along with the slow fade of everything else.

I blame it on the heat.  Even though my house is nice a comfortable temperature, being out and about in the heat just wipes a body out!! So many people I chatted with today talked about how draining the heat is!! Haha, I agree! Chronic Lyme’s prefers the cooler months, for sure.

So tomorrow morning I have notes everywhere reminding me to weigh in. I always get apprehensive where weighing is concerned! Silliness.

Why do I have such an issue with this slow fade idea. Casting Crowns had a great song going on 10 years ago with that very title.  It impresses me with the idea that it involves your eyes, your feet, your ears, your lips. And great care…that you keep focused on what you are seeing and where you are going and what you are hearing and what you say.

Be careful little eyes what you see
It’s the second glance that ties your hands
As darkness pulls the strings
Be careful little feet where you go
For it’s the little feet behind you that are sure to follow
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade
Be careful little ears what you hear
When flattering leads to compromises, the end is always near
Be careful little lips what you say
For empty words and promises leave broken hearts astray
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
It’s a slow fade, it’s a slow fade
The journey from your mind to your hands
Is shorter than you’re thinking
Be careful if you think you stand
You just might be sinking
It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away
It’s a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray
And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid
When you give yourself away
People never crumble in a day
Daddies never crumble in a day
Families never crumble in a day
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above is looking down in love
Oh, be careful little eyes what you see

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Thursday update:

I remembered to weigh in this morning. 2.2 pounds down.  Not lost, as I have been reminded that lost things are things searched for.  I do not want to search for this missing weight!

I also decided this morning to put into practice what I know about Intermittent Fasting, because I cannot shake the fact that is it very good for your body where healing is concerned. The longer you can make the window between your last food on this day and your first food on the next day creates a greater period of time for your body to heal.  Did you know that cells tend to consume the part of intself that isn’t just right?  I think that is such an amazing facet of these bodies God gave us!

So today I had my first food of any kind at noon, and I was done with my eating at 5:30.I packed in just under 1500 calories in those 5 1/2 hours. I had to move the morning golden turmeric drink to the afternoon, but that worked fine.

I also found a source for organic chicken bone broth and am going to try that daily for a bit. Not sure how long, but for now. I go back and forth on the eating-animal-thing. I think there is a lot of evidence that animal protein is just not good for you, so I never want to overdo it. But I then think that God might well have created some breeds of animals specifically for us to use for health issues? The fact that science can say the protein isnt suited for us makes me lean toward specific medicinal-like benefits.

Watching a documentary series called Remedy which deals with herbal meds and how these God created plants were  put on earth for our benefit. I anticipate learning much from the 9 part series!! I will pass alongany tremendous revelations!!

 

Debi

 

 

 

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