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September 4th, 2020

Friday, September 04, 2020

My dear sister/friend BE-THE-CHANGE (Deb) called me out for not keeping my commitment to post a weekly blog. Here I am. I apologize and move forward.

My therapist has increased my anxiety medication. He has also encouraged me to get back on my KETO STRONG plan. He suggested that I talk to my boss about a leave of absence from Water Aerobic Classes. His solution for me is to continue to teach my swim students because it is in the therapy pool & one on one. I can be in the private pool, quietly away from the main part of the Y & big pool. I can just deal with the children one on one, which makes me happy. I can stay after and get in exercise in the water, which soothes my soul. I believe that this will help me. My boss was very willing to agree to this. I will teach class tomorrow for the first time in weeks. My body will be happy to be back in the water.

The only down fall for my medication is that I seem to fall asleep pretty easy during the day. Of course, I am just sitting around so that is to be understood. My sleep at night is still riddled with night terrors. However, I fall asleep easier and that is a good thing. My anxiety is still pretty high. I feel like my skin is crawling and my insides are quaking. I'm not comfortable leaving the house. But, it is a one day at a time thing and I am confident that all will be well.

I am so grateful to be back on my KETO plan. I was more successful on this plan than any other. I have seen too much weight gain since going off. It just so happened that COVID hit right after my doctor told me to stop Keto. The 2 were not a good combination. Emotional overeating and eating all the wrong things have sent me into a tailspin. I feel better already and today is just day 2. I think that maybe this will help my anxiety as well. That feeling of being out of control with my food is paralyzing.

Yesterday was the initial weigh day for the HARVEST YOUR HEALTH Fall BLC. My team has made me proud. Everyone posted their weights on time. Pages are decorated. We are busy casting our votes for the best SparkPages. I have faith that this will be a good challenge for us. The entire team family has been struggling with 2020. I think that we all need prayer at this point. Covid, violence, weather, fires, illnesses, cancer, loss..... we have been affected by all of these things. I remind ALL of us to be kind to ourselves and to each other. We all need LOVE and KINDNESS and understanding right now.

Thanks for taking the journey with me. Bright blessings to you all.

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  • MAJORK29
    I'm happy to hear that your boss is accommodating. Good luck being back on Keto
    248 days ago
    I'm glad that things are starting to look up a bit for you!
    250 days ago
    So happy to read you will be getting back in the water and teaching. Enjoy your weekend and find happiness in each day.
    252 days ago
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    252 days ago
    Sometimes the doctors give the WORST advice...

    It's good to see you found a way to be back in the water. Enjoy!!

    252 days ago
  • FRANKIE2019
    Dawn, I'm so sorry your doctor stopped you from doing Keto. I hope with starting back your energy will keep you awake. Glad your boss is letting you do one on one. I'm so glad we are starting back with the BLC. I need to stop watching the news. I started feeling negative again. I look almost every day to see how many new COVID cases. I hope with you starting back with Keto and getting back in the pool helps you to feel better. Take care and have a good week. emoticon
    252 days ago
    I am so glad you are able to go back to teaching. I know how much you enjoy both teaching and the water. I am also glad you're able to go back to keto. I hope all these changes lead to a more peaceful time for you. 🙏
    253 days ago
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    I am glad you are finding an alternative way to get into that water! For your anxiety - have you tried taking extra D3 (10,000 iu) and/or Magnesium? Those help me when I can tell the level is increasing.
    253 days ago
    Good for you! I have done KETO for the last 3 years and enjoyed the health benefits. I am off 4 medications from high blood pressure to GERD. I have need to lose 13 more pounds. I will morph a bit into paleo to see if that helps. I will be following.
    253 days ago
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