Archive | January, 2011

Day 31 January 31, 2011

I love taking baths. There was a time when I wasn’t able to take baths, only showers. Now, I melt at the thought of baths and I really get into it. I close the door, light the candles, put on the music and enjoy a beverage while soaking.

I wanted to celebrate (without food) my focus and commitment for 30 days. I believe it’s important to love yourself and this is one way I love myself. So…. I wanted to celebrate, like I said, so I bought bath pillows!!!! There are so many out there but I bought one with neck support and I bought one that massages your neck while you bathe, it was such fun.

Now when I take one of my luxurious baths and I’m enjoying the pillow(s), I’ll feel good about my commitment and focus as well as the bath itself.

Prayer: Thank you God for helping me to celebrate without food.

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Day 30 January 30, 2011

I was thinking about what I wanted to write today and I looked at our time together. It’s been thirty days!! That’s thirty days of staying focused and true to our goal of weight loss. I’m so excited. Why? I’ll tell you why because in the past at the thirty day mark, I would have not even remembered my weight loss goal. I would be looking at the Valentine’s Day candies and goodies. That’s why I’m excited.
 
I still have challenges-like intensifying my work-out, finding time to prepare my healthy meals and reducing my stress level. But I feel like I’m on the right track and I’m very excited about that!!
 
Prayer: Thank you God, for helping me to stay committed and focused.

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Day 29 January 29, 2011

 

I overheard a conversation that I thought was powerful. I was working at the hospital the other day and two doctors were talking about another doctor they knew. This doctor had a son that had a major medical problem and was having trouble getting the appropriate medical care. He also wanted the insurance company to cover the expensive medicine. This doctor, they said, was calling the chief medical officer and CEOs of his insurance company to get his son the care he needed. The doctors said he even threatened to go to the press to complain about his perceived injustice.
 
At the end of the conversation, they both agreed that prevention is the best medicine. I was listening to their conversation and I wanted to chime in and say “amen” but I didn’t want to disturb them.
 
It is so important to take care of yourself. You know, we have very few cures out there. At best we (doctors) can prescribe but that may be too expensive or not available in some cases. As you go about your day look at the people who are abusing their health. Take note of the smokers and the overweight- just to get an idea of how pervasive the problem is.
Start with yourself first. Be your best example of the health you want to have.
 
Prayer: God, You know this life is tough and filled with challenges. Help me to stay clear and focused through the storms. Help me to stay balanced so that I can have my best health.

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