I have a few mins before I need to head out to the doc's office. It's time for some blood work to check out the old cholesterol and my thyroid levels. I found out a yr ago that I suffer from Hypothyroidism (inactive thyroid). Two biggies that can effect are depression and the inability to lose weight or keep from gaining it. Now, I would love to blame my plumpness on the old thyroid, but I know I've spent a lifetime eating poorly and exercising little, lol. But, I have not lost weight like I did last time I began walking an dieting. Of course last time, I was on a 1200-1400 calorie /day militant diet and this time I am merely eating better, eating less. But this time, I am exercising more rigorously, doing crunches and playing basketball in addition to the walking regimen. Also, over the past few weeks I have really upped the amount of water I drink and lowered the amount of diet pop significantly. So, I had hoped to see more progress in terms of weight loss than I have so far. And I wonder if prehaps old Mr. Thyroid is playing a role in that... I intend to discuss it with the doc and we'll see what th blood test says. This fall I had my blood taken and my thyroid was outta whack again, even though I had been on meds since last Jan. He upped my dosage by 50% in Nov, we'll see if it's had the intended effect!
Yesterday's Rite of Election was really great... There's roughly 1200 people converting to the Catholic Church this year and the service I was in had about 300 of us and our Godparents/Sponsors and variousd family members. It was really something... I got to get right up there close to the Arch Bishop, that was pretty nifty. It turns out he's human, just liek me, lol. All in all, a wonderful day, exciting time.
Prayer for today...
JC/HP/God, please help me to stay sober today. I know in my heart of hearts that I cannot stay sober nor live to good purpose without giving myself completely to Your care, one day at a a time. To that end, I pray that today I might open myself to You, revealing my strengths and weaknesses, that You might use my to do Your Good Works. Please help me to remember that You haev a Plan for me, that I only have my part in that Plan and it is my job to keep focussed on only my part. I pray that I might leave the rest of the worrying about outcomes to you, specifically where work/money are concerned. Thank You for the promise of this day!
peace be with you all!