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Friday, August 16, 2019

It's been a rough few days.
I've had quite the intestinal bug, the details of which are best left unmentioned.
And my glucose levels went on a wild rollercoaster ride as I tried to navigate what I could and could not eat, while focusing on replenishing fluids.

(Side note: Yes! You can make your own electrolyte drink that is much cheaper and tastier than brand-name bottles. No additives, too.)

So, while I am still weak and low-energy but mending, here are some positives and "gratitudertunities":

1. I have discovered the best dietician in the world and feel truly supported.
2. I'm tweaking protein and carb levels and seeing/feeling results
3. When I'm not sick, I'm consistently more active and exercising
4. My loving tribe, and some recent close time and relationship-building
5. My sense of humor! It keeps me level, keeps me sane and keeps things in perspective

Health, whether our focus is on building strength, losing pounds or maintaining, is a journey. And at some point, good health is something we are destined to part with.

So I will continue to focus on the journey, letting the destination be what it is.
I will continue to work on enjoying that journey, rather than having resentment for being on it.

To me, that's the golden ticket of saying goodbye to "dieting" and hello to walking my path of wellness, me and my body, together.

It's getting better all the time...
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  • JIBBIE49
    Found this "recipe" on GOOGLE

    1 quart liquid such as green tea herbal teas, coconut water, or plain water.
    1/8 -1/4 tsp Himalayan salt.
    1 tsp calcium magnesium powder.
    ¼ cup or more 100% juice optional.
    1-2 TBSP sweetener such as honey or stevia optional. I suggest brewing stevia leaf into the base liquid for the most natural option.

    I buy NuNatural brand Stevia at the Health Food Store (it is online as well) and it is the ONLY Stevia I have found that doesn't have a nasty aftertaste. It says to use one packett for a 6 ounce cup of water, but I have found it is so sweet (300X) that a 1/4 packett in a quart of drink is way sweet enough, thus a box of 100 packetts lasts a long time. I do not like the loose Stevia powder in the jar.
    81 days ago
    Humor helps in ANY circumstance.... at least it helps ME! (also, visualizing how things could be worse..... THAT makes me really GRATEFUL)
    92 days ago
    Get better soon. We need you! How do you make your electrolyte drink.
    93 days ago
    Hugs, hoping you keep getting better dear.
    94 days ago
    Glad to hear you are feeling better!
    94 days ago
    EXCELLENT!! Yes it paired quite well with the photo I posted. Sometimes we get so focused on where we THINK we want to be that we don't enjoy and embrace the journey. Being healthy is the most important part of the journey. Every decision we face requires a simple question: Which choice would be the healthy one?

    I'm so happy for you to have found a dietician with whom you are comfortable and is supportive. The people we surround ourselves with play a big role in the directions we take on our path.
    I hope you are over your stomach bug and feeling much better! Have an emoticon weekend!!
    95 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2019 7:43:52 AM
    Glad to hear you're on the mend. Agree with your observations.
    95 days ago
    You got this now, keep doing what is working for you, one day at a time. !!!
    95 days ago
  • LINDA!
    95 days ago
    I'm glad you're starting to feel better. Keep up the good work.

    95 days ago
  • 20REBECCA20
    This is a completely loving message & I most definitely agree with you, SparkHugs.

    I've done similar -- salt, molasses mixed in apple cider vinegar; highly refreshing.

    95 days ago
  • TWEETY5301
    You’ve definitely got a great attitude about what you need to be well and lose weight. The two go hand in hand. You got this 👍🏻 I hope you feel much better soon 😊
    95 days ago
    Bananas have potassium and are great replenishment foods.
    Coconut water, I've learned, is also nutrient- rich for replacing electrolytes.
    For a very basic, simple drink, you can dissolve some sugar and salt in warm water and mix it into coconut water with a little lemon or fruit juice. This is what I did when I was too sick to go out and buy anything!
    95 days ago
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