This month, we are focusing on gifts. Since Christmas was just last month, let’s focus on that one thing that you received that was absolutely wonderful. Maybe it wasn’t from Christmas – perhaps it was on your birthday last year. What is it – why can’t you live without it?
Okay this month it’s easy. What’s the ONE gift that mom can’t live without? Of course, it would have to be her Apple i-Watch that her sister gave her. It does everything. It’s like an extension of her cell phone that she wears on her wrist. It’s a watch. It’s a phone. It’s a trainer. It’s a therapist with her breathing and stress levels. It keeps up with her steps/her miles. It challenges her to be more. It does everything! So yes, that would be the one gift that mom can’t live without. Much, MUCH thank you to her sister – Tina!
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Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hey friends – how did you do last week? Did you stand strong? Any bumps in the road? Any mountains you climbed?
Since I’ve been sick with the flu, I’ve lost a little over 10 pounds. Okay, it’s not the best way to lose weight but I’ll take it, right? I am doing better with the flu; however, I’m still not 100% yet. The doctor assures me this is normal and it takes weeks – sometimes months – to get back to where you were. Shaking my head – this is something I never want to go through again and don’t wish it upon any one. Everything tastes ‘funny’ and certain foods I’ve loved before, I can’t stand at the moment. For instance, I’ve been having a hard time with soda – you know the real stuff. Especially being here in Atlanta, we live for Coca Cola. Well I’m happy to report that since my illness, I can’t stand it. I guess that’s a good way to kick it to the side huh? And food wise, I can eat just a little bit – maybe 15% of what I was eating before and I’m done. My tummy just swells too much from still being sick. But on the other hand where I once craved everything, lately I’m just craving good old southern food – greens, mac & cheese, fried chicken – you know southern dinner stuff. We went out yesterday to a local restaurant that serves this kind of food. I couldn’t even finish my plate. Weird.
And you want to hear another strange thing that has happened since I’ve been sick? A remarkable overwhelming calmness has overtaken my body. Things are just shrugged off my shoulders and my pulse rate has been ‘below normal’… well below normal for me. When I was giving plasma, it was a struggle for my pulse rate to be 100-112 bpm. Here lately, it’s been hanging around 94-99 bpm which is totally awesome. Weird too huh?
Well friends – hope your week was marvelous and your scales were kind to you. ❤
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