Oooooooh I do have a love/hate relationship with Sundays!
I am feeling pretty relaxed although the looming thought of making lunches and preparing for tomorrow is creeping into the forefront of my mind.
Happy last week before holiday break! I simply can’t believe that it is already time for holiday break. Didn’t we JUST go back to school like yesterday??
Reflecting on the past few months makes me very happy. September was HARD. My foot problems were scary and I didn’t have any answers. I was trying to do a strict autoimmune protocol diet and worried that I would have to take a medical leave to deal with my issues. I am so thankful to have found medicine man who can help me feel my best, all without a strict elimination diet.
(Side Note: Many many people who have autoimmune disease symptoms have success with a strict elimination diet. MY personal belief from what I’ve been learning is that if you have a virus in your body– such as my Parvo virus which causes Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms– certain foods can trigger the symptoms. THIS is why the autoimmune diet works– you are avoiding the food that triggers the symptoms. Getting rid of the virus will yield the same results.)
So here we are, nearing the end of December. I’m only 7 days sober today but feeling confident that I will continue to gain momentum. Right around Christmas day will be difficult. This is around the time that I typically experience PAWS. I am aware and will be prepared. By the New Year, I will be almost a month in and will continue to learn and grow. By summertime, sobriety will be normal and I will forget how awful alcohol has treated me. I will have to dig deep to remember how I relapsed in July 2018 and how it took months and months to get back on track and also how awful my foot was swollen.
Lots of reflecting today, what a great way to start off my day with hope and positivity!
Lots to be grateful for today. I am thankful that I’m feeling better today. I am on cup 3 of coffee and going to tackle our bathrooms with a mop and rag after this cup. After that I’m going to go on a walk/run. Afterwards, we are going to the inlaws for a bit and then finishing decorating for XMAS (getting there!). Later will be more relaxing as I prepare for this week.
Yesterday after I wrote I continued to feel crummy. We picked up our teenage son and his friends from the mall and went to a sushi buffet. I didn’t even enjoy it, I just felt fluish. Then we went to Sam’s Club and got the essentials as fast as we could. Funny thing is that my body must’ve been craving detox from the flu because I grabbed every type of berry I could find. After Sam’s I took a nap and felt a lot better when I woke up. I’m so happy it didn’t put me out all weekend- that is a blessing!
That’s all I’ve got. This coffee is almost gone and I need to get moving. Happy productive Sunday!! <3