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Trip To TN

So I’m leaving Tuesday afternoon for TN to see my dad! Words can’t express how excited I am to have 10 days off work to spend time in such a beautiful state!

I’m bringing my tablet and detachable keyboard because I am going to try to get on here and update y’all! I’m going to try to post some pictures of the different places we go. I think we’re going to visit some small towns. I love visiting small towns.  It feels so homey and cute.

I’m also excited because I will (hopefully) be able to see a friend of mine from college that I haven’t seen in almost 10 years! She lives in Mississippi but will be in Nashville for a couple of days. So yay for that!!!!

Anyway, just wanted to hop on here and let you all know what was up with me.

Hope you all are having a great Sunday!

Posted in bible verses

Favorite Psalms (and other thoughts)

I was reading Psalm 139 this morning in my devotions. I love this psalm. Knowing that God knows who I am and knows me better than I know myself just puts a smile on my face.  He formed me. He created me. He loves me.

And he loves you as well! He knows you just as well as He knows me!

Psalm 139:1-2 says “You have searched me, Lord and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.”

He knows what we’re going to say before we even THINK it! I can’t wrap my head around that.

Verse 6, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”

I take comfort in knowing that there are just some things I’m not meant to know. At least not this side of heaven. I don’t know how I’d handle knowing certain things. My brain just wouldn’t be able to process it.

God knows what’s best. We need to remember that He has a plan for us. We just need to place our trust in Him.

So I’m still struggling a little bit with the vertigo. I had to leave work early today because I just wasn’t feeling well. I went back to Urgent Care and the doctor gave me a prescription this time for the sinus infection. I had been taking over the counter meds for it but it just wasn’t working.

Oddly, the prescription she gave me the other day for the vertigo doesn’t work half as good as the over the counter meds for dizziness. Go figure. LOL.

OH! So in two weeks I’m headed back to Tennessee to see my dad again! So I definitely need to kick sinus problem before I get on a plane. Because flying with a sinus infection or ear infection is AWFUL! Years ago I flew with a sinus infection and oh my goodness I was miserable. I was in so much pain that I was pretty much rocking back and forth with my hands over my ears. It took TWO DAYS after I got off the plane for my ears to pop.

How has your week been? 

What’s your favorite psalm(s)?

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Dizziness is the Worst

This past Saturday I suddenly started having random bouts of dizziness. It was awful. The room would suddenly start spinning when I bent over or looked up. I figured it was my sinuses beginning to act up.

Sunday after church I decided to take a trip to Urgent Care to see what was going on. I apparently have an upper respiratory infection with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It is triggered by certain changes in head position, such as tipping the head up or down. The doctor gave me a medication to help with the dizziness.

This vertigo business is no joke! I woke up this morning sick to my stomach, the room was spinning and laying down just made it worse. I took the medication as well as an over the counter medication and though it’s not completely gone, at least I can function.

Have you ever experienced vertigo? How did it make you feel? What remedies work for you?

Posted in weight loss journey

Made To Crave

I’m reading the book Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst. It’s all about craving God instead of food.

Here’s the synopsis.

The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. But we must realize God created us to crave more of him. Many of us have misplaced that craving by overindulging in physical pleasures instead of lasting spiritual satisfaction. If you are struggling with unhealthy eating habits, you can break the “I’ll start again Monday” cycle, and start feeling good about yourself today. Learn to stop beating yourself up over the numbers on the scale. Discover that your weight loss struggle isn’t a curse but rather a blessing in the making, and replace justifications that lead to diet failure with empowering go-to scripts that lead to victory. You can reach your healthy weight goal – and grow closer to God in the process. This is not a how-to book. This is not the latest and greatest dieting plan. This book is the necessary companion for you to use alongside whatever healthy lifestyle plan you choose. This is a book and Bible study to help you find the “want to” in making healthy lifestyle choices

I’m on chapter 4 and I’m loving it. It’s really putting things into perspective.

Yesterday I came across a picture from 2011 and BOY was I much thinner. I am going to hang it up where I can see it and be motivated to lose this excess weight.

With God, I can do this.  Thank you for the prayers as I make this journey to become healthy!

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Disappointed Yet Determined

So back in July I posted about starting my weight loss journey. I am ashamed to say that I haven’t see any results because, well let’s face it, I haven’t worked hard enough. I now have 3 medications that cause a lot of weight gain and fibromyalgia also causes weight gain so losing this weight is going to be almost impossible. Well, it feels impossible to me.

I had been keeping a steady weight the past few weeks but today when I went to my doctor, I had gained 5lbs since my last visit.  Needless to say I was disappointed in myself.  It really caused me to open my eyes and face the reality of many other health problems I am in danger of having if I don’t do something about my weight.  Diabetes.  Sleep Apnea. Heart disease. High Blood Pressure…..

I stared in horror at the scale in my doctor’s office. Ironically, I was seeing my psychiatrist today so when the first question out of her mouth was, “How are you feeling?” I almost lost it. I told her, “well I was feeling pretty good until I stepped on that scale!”

So. It’s time for a change. A big change that is going to result in a good outcome. 

I will start walking more, I will try to do sit ups/crunches (that’s going to be a sight,LOL) I will give up my love of sweets and soda and replace them with more healthy choices. Basically, I will do what I can to lose this excess weight..

I discovered some Bible Plans on the YouVersion app dedicated to losing weight. Currently I’m going through The Daniel 14-Day Plan. Oh!! And yesterday I went to the library and checked out Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst which I can’t wait to dive into. It’s about satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food. I’m hoping to gain a lot of insight from this book.

Some Scripture I’ve found helpful:

  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do everything to the glory of God”
  • Psalm 10:17 “You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them and you will listen to their cry.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.
  • James 4:17 “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

I realize this last verse seems a little harsh but it stepped on my toes. I ­know I need to lose weight and by ignoring it, it is sin. I truly believe this. It says in Romans 12:1 that we are to present our bodies as a sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God…” 

By eating what I want and letting my weight get out of control, I am not presenting my body that is pleasing.

So, with that said….I’m starting this journey with fresh eyes and a determination to lose at least 60lbs.

I don’t ever want to see that number on the scale again.

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The Lord Will Give You Rest

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

I’m so tired today. I spent the better half of last night in the emergency room with chest pain so bad that I called a friend to take me there because I didn’t think I’d be able to drive myself.

They did blood work, a chest x-ray and checked for blood clots and it all came back normal. So why am I still having chest pain? Well, the doctor decided to press on my chest to see where the pain was located (I mean, really was that necessary? I told him where it hurt.) I knew he was just doing his job but MAN ALIVE did it hurt! It took so much self control to not punch him or push him away. LOL

So the end result? It’s chest wall pain, also know as costochondritis.  I’ve had it before so I guess I should have recognized the symptoms but they were bad this time. And plus, when there is any kind of chest pain, a person should take it seriously and get to the doctor.

I’m exhausted, I don’t feel well and my soul is just so weary right now. I am so tired of having so many health problems.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

What are some of your favorite bible verses to read when you are feeling down?

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Fraudulent Charges….

Well, I experienced a first today. I went to go use my debit card and it was declined. I knew I had money (albeit not a lot) but I knew I had enough. So I checked my account and saw charges I KNEW I hadn’t made. They were at places I rarely go to. So I called my bank and they canceled my card and told me it will take about 7 to 10 business days to get a new card.

UGH I’m so mad! People need to get off their lazy tail and get a job. It’s so frustrating, you know? I work hard for the little bit of money I make.

I mean, they told me I will be refunded for the money that was taken but that’s not the point! It’s the principle of the matter. Get a job! Stop taking other people’s money that’s not yours!!

So that’s how my day started! Hopefully you all are having a better morning than I am!