Posted in Focus, Health, Life, Me

Self Health Care

Started my day juicing carrots! I know if it’s healthy or not since I put everything in it. Carrots, Ginger, Honey, Vinegar and Sugar. And before you preach about how bad sugar is; some of us need it.

Watching my friends deal with health issues as they age is opening my eyes more to take better care of myself. C. ..I will call her Cin… has heart issues, obesity, diabetes and more; plus, she was in the hospital yesterday for a possible heart valve leak. Apparently, she had heart surgery for that, before. I watch her get short of breath when walking a few steps, have her legs swell and have even a small scratch turn into a bruise. I also watch her refuse to change her diet no matter what the doctors recommend.

My BFF also has weight issues and I watch her yoyo back and forth with different diets.

I, myself, have a weak bladder among other things and know I need to exercise more. I seem to cycle on that. I will start off excited and motivated before I stop and forget for a few months.

How does one keep up the action and motivation?

Thoughts?

Posted in Life, Me

Boundary Understanding

I have mentioned before that we are studying ‘Boundaries’ in my Bible Study.  It is really giving me new perspectives and understanding in dealing with situations that used to really upset me. 

Today’s Example: 

My BFF in Virginia and I both love Jeff Dunham.  A few weeks ago, we discovered through one of his videos that he was inviting his viewers to participate in a sing-along on video with him and Achmed.  Viewers were invited to submit their videos and Jeff is going to put together a compilation.  Well, both BFF and I forgot about this..until today.  BFF sent me a text that she and her daughter submitted their video.  When I called and asked her for the link, she snapped at me, saying, “I don’t know.  M. did it.  She’s busy right now. You can look it up.”  I could have snapped back; but, I didn’t.

I remembered how she used to be so competitive with me when growing up and realized that she doesn’t want me submitting a video and being in competition with her. For whatever reason, it’s on her.

So, I looked up the information. I was unable to submit a video through my phone and when I called BFF back to ask a question, she apologized for snapping.

I still share this with you to get it out of my system but am proud of myself for not escalating stupid situations anymore.