Saturday, August 20, 2011

Saturday is a Special Day

First, I thought I'd share this quote:

"We knew before we were born that we were coming to the earth for bodies and experience and that we would have joys and sorrows, ease and pain, comforts and hardships, health and sickness, successes and disappointments, and we knew also that after a period of life we would die. We accepted all these eventualities with a glad heart, eager to accept both the favorable and unfavorable. We eagerly accepted the chance to come earthward even though it might be for only a day or a year. Perhaps we were not so much concerned whether we should die of disease, of accident, or of senility. We were willing to take life as it came and as we might organize and control it, and this without murmur, complaint, or unreasonable demands"
--Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle, 106

You know that scripture program I told you about? Where it e-mails you your scripture reading each day? Well, when you push completed, it takes you to a page that tells you how much of your goal is completed and has a quote's always random. Anyway, today I was totally beGRUDGING this scripture reading and didn't want to, but did it anyway and probably got NOTHING out of the scriptures, but I read this quote...and I'm pretty sure it's just what I needed today.

Remember how I went 6 months without treats? No exceptions, no cheat days, none? Well...I was laying in bed this morning pondering and feeling sorry for myself for a number of things I don't even want to go into- but I kinda was thinking...GOSH. I'm just going to do that again. No treats. But this time the time zone is like...a lot longer probably. And the great thing, back then...I didn't know much about agave or honey or anything. But now, there are a few things I can do to help me out that involve some agave treats. So by no treats, I mean- sugar treats. In fact, I'm pretty much swearing off sugar as much as I can help it. There may be a few foods that have a smidgen of sugar that I can't help or whatever, but I'm going to try and avoid that as much as possible. My timeline basically involves having babies. Our doctor pretty much said she thinks in a year we'd probably be ready...and the fact is- I want both our bodies to be as healthy as possible, especially mine. Sugar feeds Lyme. Therefore, I'm done with it. I can't even explain the relief that flooded through my body when I typed that. I might have a LITTLE something on holidays, but I mean...probably not. I just thought about it and I want a baby SO BADLY. Way more than I want a brownie. And if you haven't caught on by now, this Lyme thing is kinda an un-curable deal...I will basically be done with it and better, but there are probably always going to be a few little bugs lying dormant throughout my body, waiting for me to feed it and become weak. Clay and I have decided that we ARE going to have children, so why risk feeding the lyme and therefore allowing my baby to get it? Anywho...I'm excited. Clay and I have not sworn off gluten for life. We think sugar is the important one. But don't get me wrong- we are still limiting that gluten monster a lot! The thing with this whole diet restriction thing I've realized is it's way harder if you find a billion ways to try and get around it or's SO much easier when you just accept, adjust, and move on. That's what I'm doing.

So I've FINALLY printed a few of the pictures that Lizzie took of us back in November. I'm in the process of hanging them around the house. So excited about it. Our house is finally starting to feel homey. Why has it taken me so long to just put things on the walls? I'm just going for it. I've been so obsessed with furniture and what not, but it really does all come together once there's some wall decor.

The weather has been so nice. We've taken Dante for a walk everyday for at least a week. It's been so nice. The walk has been almost two miles (I looked it up- Clay didn't even think it was a mile...turns out it's almost two!). So it's really good for us. I don't want summer to ever end.

I made the elk meat the other day for spaghetti for the first time. It tasted just great! It made me happy cause I know it's so much healthier than meat from the grocery store.

Well, it's about time I get my bum in gear and start getting things done today. There's lots of things. Have a good weekend!



I feel very sorry for you, I wish you didn't have to go through all of this. I do think it will be easier to just give up the sugar altogether. I'm glad you have been able to go on these walks with Dante, 2 miles is wonderful! That's cool that th eelk meat tasted so good! It's healthy and free! Wonderful! Can't wait to see the pics- love you so much.

Megan and Greg said...

Elk? Hmm . . . never had that before. I offed sugar too. For multiple reasons. Greg's doing it with me. I've yet to blog about it because I feel like it's so DRAMATIC and no one will believe me. Man, 1/2 our family is off sugar! Well, that will be awesome if you get pregnant in a year. It seems we've had a bit of a drought with the babies. Doesn't it seem like there were babies coming out of our ears for awhile? Ok scar's crying, i gotta go.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

I really admire you for giving sugar a pass. I should do it myself. I am so grateful you are strong enough to get through this lyme, thing and move on. Sugar is posin to us all and it feeds lots of things, another is arthritis it is so hard on the joints and acts as an inflamotory in the body. So not only is it not good for my diabetes it isn't good for my joints. I miss you and I hope we get to see you at Christmas. Keep on covering those walls. I love you hugs and kisses

Jenni said...

It feels good to be back reading your blog again! I've been away from the computer for a while and I loved this. First of all... DANIELLE PHILLIPP YOUR PIANO IS RADICAL!!!!!! You have such talent girl! I love it!

And I totally admire you for going off of the sugar. You have to do what is best for you and your family and I know you can do it. I'm proud of you. And i Hope you're feeling ok.

That quote was wonderful.

Love you :)

Sharon/Mom/ Grandma said...

Great blog! I'm so happy that you are working on your house. I'm so happy you have been taking walks with Dante. Good for you about the sugar, I am very impressed. I think you are right about just accepting things as they are, it makes it easier. I need to do that in a few areas. I have been teaching our body is a temple you know in primary. It has really made me think about my body and taking care of it. I am grateful for primary. love you!!!! miss you!!