365 Raw: Day 77 with “Direction”

direction-292x300This is the time in the year when we must begin making plans for the Fall semester. Yes, it seems a tad early to me too, but that’s how it goes. The Husband and I know that we’ll be starting a marathon training schedule in the Fall, so we really need some direction on what to keep and what to let go of for the start of the next school year. I’ve started planning my kids’ course of study (homeschool) but as far as co-op, the son’s college courses, and the myriad of other activities we have, I have some decisions to make. The stress of it all is really getting to me. Rather than turn to food and TV, I’ve started reading more. The Husband gave me a Kindle for my birthday and I’ve already read three books (and started a fourth & fifth) since the end of February. While this response is certainly better than stuffing my face or watching mind numbing television, it’s still not ideal. Ideally, I should be turning these burdens over to the Lord and seeking His advice. Perhaps I’m afraid of His answer?

I know He’s called me to homeschool, but the rest of it, I’m just not certain about. I need to get on my knees.

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What I read: Deuteronomy 11-14

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Green Smoothie (6oz AJ, 6oz CW, 2 bananas, 2.5oz kale, 2.5oz spinach, 7oz strawberries)
  • AM Snack – 1 banana, 4 pickle spears
  • Lunch – 8 oranges juiced
  • Dinner – Kale Chips, Large bowl of strawberries, 2 pickle spears
  • PM Snack – 2 date rolls

What I did: 2.5 mile run (in wicked cold temps and freezing rain) + pushups + plank + squats + roll-ups + lower body toning

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 77:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – still having bouts of fatigue, but not as bad
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings
  • chest pain
  • cold soreslast one 1/13/2013
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
  • tooth pain
  • sensitive teeth

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