Saturday, December 17, 2011

Have  you ever had one of those days?    

The kind where you feel so unsettled and a little irritable (ok... cranky).


The Nurse is in (self treating myself this morning)

Close your eye's (as I'm doing right now) and slowing breathe asking some important questions 
that reach into the 

THREE area's of your life.

Physically:   What did you eat yesterday?  Refined sugars can lead to depression 
     and reduce immunity
    Ok, so I tried to make some healthy oatmeal cookies with flax seed.  Ah, Crap... I know better than     that!  I used White and Brown Sugar.   This  COULD be part of the problem.

   When did I last exercise?   Yikes.... I've been a little "lax" about that.  Excuse of running around.   Hey, how's my bowels (ok, ya think that's funny but Constipation can alter your well being and health)

    this Holiday season... shopping, cleaning, wrapping...
 I need to put this(exercise) on my Christmas" 
    do list".                                                                                                                                           TAKE CARE OF ME TOO!

    How about possible Vitamin deficiencies?   A lack of Vit B's can contribute to irritability.  Hummm

Ok,  Need to Eat HEALTHY and Exercise today!  

Mentally:    What issues are currently on my plate? WOW, that's a long laundry list!
    Yap, I having some things up in the air, stressful relationships.... money issues, life issues

Ok.... "Allora" as they say in Italy

Do you see the connection?   Is it the Chicken or the Egg?  When your out of sorts "Feeling Stressed and Irritable"  is it because you're lacking Vitamins, Minerals.... Needing to Exercise to Free up and loosen up!  Pent up energy?  

Or is that your stressed mentally and making poor eating choices and too messed up to take care of yourself?


Spiritually:  Oh for heaven's sakes.  This MUST be put in check when "we're feeling out of 
    sorts!".   Why is this the LAST thing we think of?  

Really, Truly, Honestly the Spiritual part of our
   life is the Foundation of our Being.   

   There is a possibility that our Heart is being VEXED with a spiritual battle.  Maybe a subliminal trigger was heard, seen or felt that is causing this "unsettled feeling".  

As it's said in the "GODFATHER" movie.  TAKE IT TO THE MATT and do some spiritual fighting.
Ask the Lord  "what's up?"  "what is coming against me trying to pull me down?"

Ask yourself are your thoughts coming from FEAR?  

I have to remember that unforgiveness, resentments, disappointment are ALL rooted in  FEAR!

 If your thoughts are blossoming from FAITH than you'll be producing lovely, truthful, patient thoughts.  AHHHH HA!   There you go, having to really think about where you are spiritually.

SO,  here is what I choose to do today to combat this "unsettled irritable - almost cranky me".

I'm going to physically right now do 25 jumping jacks (which still takes my breath away)
then drink a big glass of WATER!  (I already had my vit C/Kyo green shake this morning with apple and an orange)
Then I will change my mental thoughts to conform with God's Word (need to get a scripture for warfare).  
Yes, while I do those jumping jacks I'll exercise my mind and spirit by speaking HIS word and Asking for HIS HELP!

Ok,  Allora!

That's all folks


Late Entry (this is what is say as Nurses in the Charting world when we add a "sub note" later)
After completing this blog, it was an amazing release of energy and the "irritability feeling" vanished.  I will OF COURSE, thank God for his Goodness and faithfulness to hear me and heal me. 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just say NO or Have a Serious Talk!

I just recently found out   that my cousin was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Our Family has already lost two precious women to Breast Cancer.

My response....  A Serious Committed Talk with God!

The God who created the Heavens and the Earth.  The God who loved us so much that he willingly gave his only Son to die for our sins.    His Son, Jesus who willingly gave his life to suffer a brutal death for our sins....  He is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever... therefore, HE still  preforms miracles today and heals today.  I believe it and Claim it!

It was my decision to commit to Prayer and Fasting every Wednesday night
(No dinner and no Food after 6 pm)  My time for my Serious Talk with GOD!

I wanted to make sure I understood how and why Fasting is important.
This  wonderful article (excerpt from a book) about Prayer and Fasting was found.
Click here: Link to Fasting and Prayer

As I read it I found that it relates to my blog about Weight Management and our  Relationship with FOOD!   I've always struggled "fasting" as part of getting a handle on my Weight and Health.
The moment I said to my self that I am going to fast... I have HUNGER PANGS!

This Article has a mention of how food can be our "temptation and weakness".

                    There is a mention of how a Piece of  Pie 
"calls out to us" 
until we give in and EAT IT!  

Remember the show Laugh In  ... where Flip Wilson would say "the devil made me do it"

Funny (but not really), I struggle with not eating after 6 pm (mindless snacking at night) but tonight  (Wednesday night to fast and pray for my cousin)... I had NO PROBLEM,  even as I made my husband a delicious dinner with some of my favorite foods.

WHY?  because I had a PURPOSE!

It makes me think that our ability to discipline ourselves 
(making healthy food choices and resisting mindless eating) 
is really a spiritual struggle.  

Some how,  my desire for being healthy is at times not as strong as my desire for immediate gratification like a  Piece of Pie!   YIKES! 

We resist saying no to ourselves.  

We spoil ourselves ! 
By not wanting to say NO to ourselves.

Ok,  so the truth is ......We're fat and out of shape because we can't say NO TO OUR SELF.  

So ..... I had very little problem saying NO to food when I had a Greater purpose than ME.  

When I turned my focus from my need
 to the need of someone else.

W o w.....

anyway,  I hope you take the time to read the article about Fasting. 

 So many people talk about the Health Benefits of Fasting but miss the REAL TRUE PURPOSE and Beauty of a Fast.

Salute!  Here is to Fasting for...... Health and Wellness,
                                             Spiritually, Physically & Mentally

Do it for You

Do it for Life


(this blog is my continued journey towards true health and wellness)