Sunday, October 7, 2012

Experiencing Growth by Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Hello my Prepared Household.  I had to take a necessary leave, but I am back.  During my absence, I have grown so much as I stepped outside my comfort zone.  I have spent the last seven months living and working in another state, while my family stayed behind.  Not an ideal situation, but necessary.  While away from my spouse, I became a more independent person and I learned a lot.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a rut.  Doing the same routine over and over again leaves us no room for growth.  So, I want to take this time to advise you to think outside the box and stretch yourself by stepping outside your normal comfort zone.  You will be surprised at what you learn and how you grow.
So, what did I learn?  I continued my journey on becoming healthy.  Good health is probably one of the most important things we need in order to be prepared.  In order to be an asset, instead of a liability, we need to become as healthy as we can possibly be.  We all have different levels of health, mobility, etc., but we need to stretch and strive to be the healthiest we can be.
During my time away, I had a lot of "me" time.  I had the ability to focus on my health.  I learned a lot more about nutrition.  I think I have been very successful.  I lost 42 pounds so far and I have decreased the need for medication.  As a matter of fact, I used to be an insulin dependent diabetic.  (Notice I said used to?)  I went away taking 90 units of insulin a day and I came back this past week no longer on insulin.  Now remember, I am not a physician and I am not telling you to go off insulin.  I didn't make this leap overnight.  With my doctor's assistance, while eating clean, healthy, unprocessed foods and being active, I achieved this goal. 
Not everyone can do this.  But I had to.  My health was deteriorating and I had to make a change.  If you are able to make this change, if your health permits it, go to your doctor without delay.  DO NOT DO THIS ON YOUR OWN...IT IS DANGEROUS AND YOU COULD DIE.  But with your doctor's assistance, and your desire to get better, you could be healthier tomorrow than you were today.
I will be doing a series of videos to document my journey to being healthy.  Just remember that this is my weight loss journey and this is what I did and what is working or not working for me.  I am not a physician and can't give you advice on what to do to lose weight.  But maybe this will inspire you to seek help and get healthy.
Here is the first video:
 Happiness and health in the journey.