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Moving, Moving, Moving

This week, we moved our office and shop to a new location.  I have discovered muscles that I forgot I had.  I am so glad I took off my fake nails, otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to do some of the deep cleaning of kitchen appliances that I did.

Before I even began to clean the refrigerator yesterday morning, something got in my nose and would not turn loose. I sneezed several times and then it ran like a faucet all day.  Not sure if it was the Clorox or the mold. Today, it is fine.

The refrigerator was nasty. I mean nasty. It had black mold inside the back at the bottom.  We never saw it because it was in the shop, covered in dirt and dust and the crispers hid it well.  After I got finished one of the guys got a coke out of it and said, “It smells swimming pool clean.”  lol  I did use a lot of Clorox Spray in there. I didn’t want anything “living” when I got done with it.

In the midst of all of that, I started noticing that my hips were not as inflamed as before.  My raw food experiment is working!!!  I am on day 8 and I am going to keep going.  The only part of me that “hurts” are the muscles I used helping move stuff and cleaning.  I have a desk job so I am typically sitting most of the day. I was on my feet for 3 out of 5 days last week so my back wasn’t used to holding all of the weight that it did.

I eat (actually drink) two raw organic free-range eggs in the morning along with a tablespoon of flaxseed oil.  I am still eating raw organic broccoli, celery and almonds. I have non-GMO (in laymens terms, it is non-genetically manufactured) organic long-grain brown rice and organic beans.  I eat organic meat only.

I’ve eliminated bacon, sausage and any “regular” meat.

I am amazed at the progress.  I’m so grateful the Lord lead me this way.  Chiropractors are great when you need them but I felt like I had hit a brick wall and wasn’t progressing any further. This definitely moved me to the next level.

Oh and on a side note, I got two shirts and two boxes of Puffs tissues yesterday for $11.  Yay me!  🙂

The Next Phase Begins

January 28, 2012 – – This morning I got up with my back aching. I think it was because I had been in bed for over 12 hours.  I just love sleeping in on Saturday mornings. Unfortunately, we went to bed around 9:30 so my back didn’t quite like me flopping around like a fish on dry land.

I have been doing a lot of praying about coming off anti-depressants. I have changed my diet drastically and have upped the game to try and gain some control over the pain in my hips.

I am skipping any meat that is not organic and I am trying more raw veggies and organic foods. This is the second day of my 7 day trial regarding the meat.  I noticed when I put my leg into the shower, I didn’t wince.  I drank two raw organic eggs for breakfast.  I ate non-GMO organic long grain brown rice, pinto beans and raw organic onions for lunch.  We are eating organic steak for dinner.

One thing that makes me nervous about going off anti-depressants is that I have dysthymia. I had it all of my life until I finally got help in 2000. I’ve been on Cymbalta for roughly 6 years.  It has worked for me. The only thing that bugs me about it is that I have no emotion.  I don’t get angry, upset, happy, sad.  It has to be something monumental to make me cry.  I almost have the emotional composition of a man.  I do remember life before anti-depressants. I had panic attacks. I cried at the least little thing.  I wore my feelings on my sleeve.  I had weird hallucinations at night. I stayed guilt-ridden and wanted to hide from people. Not pleasant.

I did a lot of research about Cymbalta and there is a website http://www.cymbaltawithdrawal.com and some of the issues people have had coming off this drug scares me.  I’m going to have to do a lot more praying before I take the first step.

Depression runs in my family. Mental issues run in my family.  I keep wondering if this is all a pipe dream and I should just leave well enough alone.

I need definite confirmation from God before I move forward on coming off Cymbalta because I will need His help if that is the path I am headed. He’s gotten me this far. I know I can count on Him–He won’t lead me wrong.

 

 

The Next Phase

Yesterday while I was half asleep, cooking my eggs for breakfast, I felt the prompting of the Holy Spirit to text my best friend to see if she wanted to go to lunch.

I thought it was because we hadn’t been to lunch in about 6 months and she needed someone to talk to.  Of course, I always enjoy talking with her.  But we had an interesting conversation that left me re-thinking my health strategies.

She had texted me that she went veggie and would explain at lunch.

So the first thing I asked was, “So, tell me about the veggie thing.”

She had been in a lot of pain in her lower back to the point where she was not sleeping at night. She had even asked me at one point who I went to for chiropractic visits. I had assumed she went there.  Wrong.  She had been reading about the problems with eating meat with hormones in it and the effects they were having on us as humans. So, she decided to try it for 7 days.  She was eating whole grains, veggies and fruit. Fourteen days later, she was a new woman.  No pain. She was even having extensive female issues and almost had surgery. That disappeared as well.  All because of hormonally injected meat.

While we were at the restaurant, I ate their steak fajita meat (which, was not organic, I’m sure).  I researched raw foods, hormone issues with meat and veggie diets all afternoon and into the evening. I told my husband about it.

I decided then and there that if the meat was not organic, I would not eat it.  No more bacon or sausage or roast for me.  I can’t find that organic here where I live anyway.  I’m going to try it for 7 days to see if my hip/sciatic inflammation goes away.  Chiropractic visits are not making a difference.

I even stopped by the grocery store last night and got more cans or organic beans (kidney, black, pinto) and some non-genetically manufactured whole brown rice.  I’m going to interchange that in with where my regular meat used to be.

I woke up this morning, limping almost.  My hips were acutely inflamed again.  It had to be the meat. I ate eggs this morning, no bacon…no sausage.  I brought organic hamburger patty and organic raw broccoli for lunch.

I called my BFF to tell her what was going on. She is excited about our new phase.  Once my inflammation goes away, I can walk again. Right now, I can walk to the end of the driveway and back and that’s about it.  I am ready to step it up. I prayed about it all morning.  I asked for wisdom and help with this next phase.  Being born and raised in the South in the fast-food, fried generation, this will be a challenge to figure out how to prepare meals without cooking (except beans and rice and organic meat).  I want to try to eat as much raw as I can. I keep almonds at my desk and at home in case I get hungry. On to the next phase we go!

And, “I can do ALL things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Phil 4:13

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