Conscious confirmation to self that all is well
Cardio all week and my body weight drops, Weight lifting on the weekend and my body weight goes up. But progressively my body weight is dropping slightly each week as I am burning fat and building muscle.
A whole food plant based diet is what I eat. No meat, no dairy, no added oils and no manufactured foods. Starches are Basmati rice, oatmeal and sweet potatoes. Lots of dark green and colorful vegetables and berries.
I am healing on the inside and feeling wonderful on the outside.
My mom passed away last week and I had to fly from Oregon to New Jersey. Mom was a really good hearted soul and I will miss her greatly. At 78 cancer took her. Just two years ago she made it through breast cancer and was stamped cancer free. She had no idea that cancer was eating her alive through the liver, kidneys and spine.
I spoke with Mom each Saturday morning and never heard a complaint from her. In fact her mood was always happy and joyful. She laughed and joked with everyone right up to the last day she passed. No pain, No suffering. I am so grateful each day that she passed this way.
Mom lived a very simple life and found so much joy in a family gathering where she cooked those traditional dishes her Mother prepared. Whenever there was a problem she was always the first one there to help. She didn’t have much but what she had, she gave freely. At 76 she received a letter from someone named Eric. Eric is her son that she was forced to put into adoption when she was just 19 years old. This brought incredible joy to her and ended up spending some pretty incredible quality time with her long lost son.
If there ever was a reason to feel good about changing my diet to a Whole Food Plant Based one, Mom’s confirmed cancer is certainly an eye opener. I believe that if she too had adopted a healthier lifestyle she may have avoided being attacked by cancer. But only God would know this. I do know that she has been welcomed with open arms and is spending quality time with family and friends who passed before her.
One of the questions we are always asked by our care providers is about any family history of chronic diseases. It is said that genetics plays a big role in the chances of us adopting the same illnesses that our family has. I don’t know if this is all genetics as much as it is lifestyle. What I do know is that I am going to pay closer attention to it and do everything in my power to avoid cancer or heart disease. Living now with Type II Diabetes is a challenge in itself as I have to closely monitor the glucose in my blood each day. For right now it seems that I have T2D under control and as long as I continue to eat right and exercise I believe that I will not have to suffer.
I too will leave this earth and reunite with Mom and so many others who left, but for now I will fight with every ounce of energy I have to stay alive as long as I can. I have both the tools and knowledge to avoid and even reverse any disease that may come my way and I will utilize both to make sure that I have lived a full life. Conventional medicine does a wonderful job of helping us live with certain disorders but I know that so much more needs to done to protect our bodies from adopting a disease, making our bodies strong enough to fight a disease and allowing our bodies to return to a healthier state after years of abuse.
There is so much information out there. All you have to do is search for Whole Food Plant Based on the internet and get started.
I love you Mom and will miss you forever.