Day 25: living with pain

Many people who know me, know that I have been afflicted with many types of ailments over the years. From back pain, to acid reflux, other tummy issues, and now shoulder and neck pain. It hasn’t been fun. It’s emotionally draining. Taking it one day at a time is really important. Enjoying each day that is pain free is so important to remember what is like to live without pain. I have been very lucky that for the better part of the last two years I have been relatively pain free. Now I have this shoulder thing that might require surgery, but I am believing that God can heal my body like he has many times before.

Stress really can kill you. I have been particularly stressed out the last two weeks and I can immediately feel the pain in my stomach and my back.

Putting good things in my body is so important for my long-term health. Having fun, and enjoying each day is equally important.

The Maker’s Diet makes claims to return you to optimal health, and in some ways I think it does. It’s not a complete healing, but it has made me more aware of the things I do every day that either benefit or hurt my body. It has allowed me to listen to my body telling me it needs rest, exercise, more or less food, and that is a victory in itself.

Day 25 menu:

Breakfast: berries and Faye Greek yogurt

Lunch: chicken, beets, Brussels sprouts and broccoli

Dinner: a wing, grilled chicken and a few fries, and a TEXAS WIN!

Day 24: sharing is caring

One of my favorite parts about this journey has been sharing it with people. The other, using all the stuff people have shared with me. I haven’t used any of the recipes in the Maker’s diet book, I have stuck to recipes on blogs for 24 days! That’s a lot of meals made, that’s a lot of power in sharing experiences, with friends, with strangers, with strangers who become friends.

Day 23 menu:

Breakfast: celery, pineapple, carrot juice— finally used the juicer! And a Faye Greek yogurt.

Lunch: Pret Chicken Avocado salad and a few pieces of roasted carrots.

Snack: 6oz cup of pineapple.

Dinner: roasted vegetables and hummus and pita bread. This is probably a phase 3 meal and also not a proper dinner. But I was out and this is the best I could do with the menu.

Texas plays today and as they say, what you do every day is more important than what you do sometimes ;)