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Time for Changes

October 17, 2011 – – – I woke up again in a bad mood. Can’t figure out why.  Work didn’t start off so hot.  My computer started looping again.  My email wouldn’t work.  I couldn’t get Adobe installed.  The font on my screen is so freaking small I was going blind to read it.

After lunch, my mood seemed better.  Hallmark Man headed to Augusta to be with his son during the birth of his daughter.

I am looking forward to being home alone (well not exactly totally alone…still have the dog).  I guess I’m looking forward to quiet and not having to deal with his stupid shows that I hate watching.

Stopped by Tractor Supply and got Miss Girl her dog food. I finally found some holistic dog food that seems to work well with her system.  Her breath doesn’t smell as bad and one of her cysts has burst and is now healing. She hasn’t been eating much of it lately because I’ve been sharing my meat with her.

I had a roast in the crock pot so that’s what me and the dog ate for dinner.  Not bad.

Now to try and get some reading and relaxation in before I call it a night.  I may go to bed early.  We’ll see.

I ended up going to bed about 9:45.  I was tired, my back is so tight that I needed to take a muscle relaxer in hopes that it would relieve some of the tension in it.  I need to go to the chiropractor but I’ll have to wait until payday again.

October 18, 2011 – – I got up feeling refreshed (even though Miss Girl needed to go out about 5:45 this morning).  I cooked scrambled eggs, bacon & cheese and we ate breakfast. She likes sharing with me.  🙂  She knows my routine and it upsets her when we are not on schedule. lol   I don’t think she would let me oversleep for work.  She would miss out on her morning cheese.

I got some new probiotics the other day.  Apparently there is more to it than just one. After doing some reading/researching, I got some with lots of different kinds of acidophilus in it.

Oh and I bought some flax seed (Omega 3’s).  I need fiber since I don’t really get a lot with 70% protein and 30% carbs.  I ate a tablespoon yesterday. I didn’t gag! Great!  So today I ate another tablespoon.  I am fine with just one tablespoon.  The package says the serving is 3.  Yeah, OK. I’d never get those things picked out of my teeth!

This afternoon after work I went to Kroger and replenished our organic stuff. $97 and it didn’t look like I had much at all.  It is expensive but the taste is so much better than the genetically manufactured crap.

I ordered some Krill oil with evening primrose from Mercola.com.  It came in today. We will see if it does the job of lowering my cholesterol (LDL levels need to go down and HDL needs to go up!).  I’ll stop the Estroven since this has what I need in it.

I am getting desperate to find some relief.  I have good days and bad days. Today was one of those days where it feels like my hip is coming out of joint.  I am going to try to eliminate some electromagnectic frequency that may be causing problems. I started thinking that EMF from my laptop is only sitting on my right hip/leg area.  So I am putting a table tray between my laptop and my leg.

Here’s the rundown so far.  Eliminated:

Sugar

Fluoride (via toothpaste)

Aluminum (via deodorant)

Processed food

Aspartame

Fried food

EMF (via laptop)

 

I am continually researching to see if there is another toxin that I can eliminate from my diet.  Until then…I’m keeping on and praying!

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Morning Ponderings

This morning As I got up, the temperature had dropped enough to open the windows and let some fresh air in the house.  I decided  to spend some time in God’s Word this morning but with a different twist–coffee.  I am not a coffee drinker by nature.  Ever since I’ve been a teen, I have consumed diet soft drinks from morning until night until about three weeks ago when I was determined to break the habit and start drinking water (YUK!). 

I had been praying and begging the Lord for help because  I had been in such excruciating pain that I could barely function on a daily basis.  I am only in my mid-forties and should not feel like I am in my eighties.  I am carrying around an extra hundred pounds but that shouldn’t do it either. I was getting to the point that I could barely bend my leg because of pain in my knee.  No, I didn’t injure it.  Anytime I have ever gone to the doctor about some phantom pain, they’ve never been able to find anything. 

So one morning, as I was praying, I was reminded about the devastating effects of aspartame.  I started doing some research and noted that most of what I was going through could be a side-effect.  I had just finished drinking one of my diet sodas and at that point, I decided that with the grace of God, I was going to stop.  Beside the fact that it was costing about $20 or more a week for these things, it would be healthier for me to drink water.  In three days, it will be three weeks since I’ve stopped and I can already tell a huge difference in the pain.  It has diminished immensely.

Want to hear something humorous?  I went to my doctor last Friday and told him what I was doing and he blew it off as internet scaring.  My husband and I had just watched a documentary on the Documentary channel called, “Sweet Misery.”  Indeed.  People from all walks of life were sharing their stories of how this artificial sweetener had ruined their lives by ruining their health.  I did not want to be another statistic.  I want the Lord to use me and I need to be in better health for that.  Obviously, He can use the deaf and the lame but He also told us to take care of our bodies because they were the temple of the Holy Spirit.  I, of course, have not been doing that.

I still need to kick the sweet tooth habit and get off this couch but it’s going to take time, like anything else. 

Since the weather is cooling off, I can now take my dog for a walk and we can both get some exercise.  I have a basset hound and, as you know from their reputation, aren’t very active dogs. Most of the time when I am sitting here on the computer, she is lying beside me, snoring.  She is so much company for me.  She’s my furry friend.  She’s always happy to see me and is my constant shadow.  She can be what appears to be in a sound sleep and if I get off the sofa to walk into the kitchen, she is right behind me.  I am glad she has toenails that tap wherever she goes or otherwise, I’d turn around and trip over her.  She also reminds me she is there by a gentle tap on the back of my leg with her wet nose. 

What a gorgeous day.  I am so thankful that the Lord has given me yet another day to see on this earth.  “This IS the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Ps. 118:24

Have a blessed day in the Lord!

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