Giving You My Mind, One Piece at a Time
I made a ton of progress yesterday in the office area of my living room. I cleared a lot of the clutter, hooked up my printer again, ordered some supplies off Amazon for projects that I’ve been ignoring for far too long, did some computer maintenance, basically, a variety of things that needed doing.
I broke down and drank some Diet Mountain Dew to keep myself awake until at least 10 p.m. and it got me through the afternoon just fine. I dislike using high octane fuel of that type, but I’m desperate to get my schedule adjusted and I would have slept the afternoon away if I hadn’t. I went to bed shorly before 11 p.m. and got up just after 7 a.m., so I did accomplish my goal, but I also have indigestion as well. I’ll take it though if this finally did the trick and I can stay awake through the day on my own today.
In addition to returning to a twice daily meditation practice, I’ve started doing what is called “mindful eating.” This consists of only eating when the stomach is completely empty (at least four hours between meals); eating only when hungry, even if that is only once or twice daily; eating your largest meal of the day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and eating in silence sitting at the table with no distractions.
The goal is to pay attention to how your body reacts to food so that you can stop eating before you stuff yourself. I have already noticed that I am eating about half as much food at my main meal, and some days, two meals are sufficient, and on others, I have three, rather than grazing continuously for an eight hour period and intermittently fasting the other 16 hours.
I haven’t had to take any pain medication since I started doing this. I have cut back on my supplementation as well. Although I’m still struggling to get on a regular sleep schedule, I feel as if my eating is under control, perhaps for the first time in my life. I plan on buying no more meat and will return to being a vegetarian once the freezer full of meat that I have is gone (that might take close to a year though).
Sometimes things have to get worse before they get better. I think my recent challenges mark the disruption of toxins in my body. I had to get the bad stuff out and release those things that no longer served me.
I had a good talk with Marlene last night. I call every other Friday to check and see how Dad is doing. My step-sister Shelly has Stage 4 breast cancer and is going through chemo at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia once per week. Her prognosis is good, and I am keeping her in my prayers.
I look forward to continuing my progress in the living room today. I want to start using aromatherapy again. It’s a huge part of Ayurveda. Who knows, I might even decide to become a doTerraa rep again.I have all but abandoned Western medicine at this point in favor of Ayurveda. Western medicine focuses on treating symptoms and surgical interventions whereas Ayurveda focuses on helping the body to heal itself and taking care of the root causes of dis-ease.
May you love the life you create for yourself. Namaste & ciao for now.
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