If you have read my previous blogs up to this point, you know by now how I suffer ... or did suffer ... with chronic pain daily. Since starting the 7.2 program, my pain levels have decreased by at least 90%. On top of that I have lost weight, have been sleeping so much better, have increased my energy levels, have stopped losing hair every time I brushed it or washed it, and the list goes on. Knowing this firsthand and experiencing the freedom of pain, you would think I simply would not be tempted to sway from the program. Yes, I have cheated on the program but I still have been very conscious of what I put into my body. I have found through research just how dreadful the effects on your body are when you eat nothing but processed foods ... fast foods ... junk foods ... fried foods ... fatty foods! I am not saying you have to delete these foods from your life forever, but when you do eat them, it should be lesser than more. They should make up the majority of your food intake.
Last night I suffered immensely, and as I wondered what was going on, it dawned on me I had not done any of the 7.2 program all day. With everything I was trying to accomplish yesterday, I simply overlooked the most important thing, besides God, that I have working in my life right now when it comes to pain control. Because of this oversight, I was in so much pain I could not even roll from side to side. It hurt to breathe. I felt as if I tried to move my head, then my neck would simply break off from the pain. My normal pain areas were good, but it was as if my disease decided to check out new turf. I finally pulled myself from the bed ... no little feat ... and managed to hook up my heating pad. I was hurting to the very depth of my bones. After some time I had to accept the fact that heating pad was not helping. I decided to take a hot bath. So at 5:30 this morning, I was sitting in a hot tub of water with hot rags around my neck, and I was continually pouring water over my body. I took four 7.2 Discovery tablets prior to getting in the tub, and after about 30 minutes, I felt the pain slipping away. I got out of the tub and I returned to bed for much needed sleep.
I got up this morning knowing I could not make it to church. My body was simply drained. You can bet it will not happen again. I am back on track with my 7.2 program, and I will not repeat the same mistake in the future.
Today, I am going to work on my website, write an article that has been on my heart for sometime, and press on. I hate having missed church as it means so much to me and is critical to the beginning of my work week. Spending time in fellowship with other like-minded Christians ... praising and worshiping God ... and just giving this day over to Him is what strengthens me for challenges that lie ahead. How are you spending your day?
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