What am I doing right now? I am four weeks into my new health care plan of action. I am working on my next big goal, and I believe I am right on target for my life purpose and mission.
My goal for this past birthday was to be healthiest I have ever been in my life. What I achieved over this past year (August to August) is getting all my information collected and processed and I am now at the point of action.
I came back from my UK adventure ready, with all the charts, graphs, journals put into a plan. I began.
I took all of the processed foods out of my diet
I began to write in my journal and set a pattern that worked
I re-read the Eat to Live cleansing diet for the 3rd time.
I finished off all of the goodies I brought home from my trip
I had a massage for my knee pain so I would not get distracted
I dropped 100 calories from my diet
I knew I wanted to be waited on for my birthday weekend so I scripted the food I wished to enjoy on my weekend.
Switched from sugar to whole fruits for sweet.
Dropped my exercise routine in half
Had a massage and facial instead of breakfast in bed and the spa threw in painting the toenails for fun.
Completed JD’s self 2.0 process for the second time.
Eating 5 servings of fruit a day, 2 large salads with 6-12 veggies included.
Eating 1 cup of beans per day
Eating 20 raw almonds or walnuts a day
Adding ground flax seed and sesame seed to my food 1Tbsp.
Still having my Kidney Health tea at 4pm (wanting no kidney stones)
Discovered still some dairy products in my food list – removed the items. Also found that my Marion berry Vinegar had corn syrup – removed the item.
Started work on Tom Volker’s employment questions and exercises from his blog.
Miss placed my journal and my business check book. Started a new one
Had 2/3 cup cooked long cooking oatmeal on Sunday morning with peach and blueberries
Dropped back exercise to short, short walk because I was feeling light headed, extremely hungry, and grumpy.
Needed to stay very close to the bathroom
End of week used Potassium Broth and made lentil soup to change out beans and alleviate gas and bloating without medications.
Had a dinner out this week, made a compensation plan
Stopped the Soy Yoghurt too much pro-biotics!
Had 2 pieces of whole fruit for breakfast and moved apple to afternoon with tea to assist with hunger issues
Back to walking 5.5 miles two days a week.
Routine feels like normal eating.
Added 3 days a week 5.5 miles of walking and observed that on walking days I am less hungry.
Made a Glucose Index Pizza with whole wheat and fresh veggies, no cheese, as a treat and to bring balance again to my speedy GI track!
It worked; moved back up a pound in weight.
- Cleaned my system out and discarded all the American Diabetes Diet Information and Glucose Index materials.
- Have not had swollen ankles, knees or hands for two weeks straight.
- Have gotten rid of the 18 pounds I gained on the Metformin medication trial. (Took me 7 months!)
- When I get a headache, I can immediately relate it to what is happening to my body.
- My bloated face and neck are not bloated anymore.
- My bloated belly is decreased by 2 whole inches.
- Only the muscle behind my right knee is contracted and painful.
- I seem to have an infinite well of patience with myself right now.
- I can control the crabby behavior.
- As my walking increases more control of emotions.
- My meditation practice is deepening and refreshing.
- My food bill per week has dropped from $50 to $35.
Almost everything I eat is Organic and lots of it is homegrown.
I am not just skirting the edges and being health conscious, I have taken over 100% of the responsibility for my own health and well being. And I am enjoying it.
I want to conclude with a comment JD made to me on one of his posts – It was very affirming and energizing to me
I think you’re leading an important path. If there’s one pattern I’m seeing, it’s that more people are becoming their own best doctors and they play a more active role in shaping their own health. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) health seems like a growing practice.
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I am looking forward to your much appreciated comments – thank you.