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Year Three, Day 87: Hooping Silently

OMGoodness.  My grain free, almond flour bagels were da bomb!!!

I can't believe how good they taste. Since I became gluten free, I have been most disappointed with gluten free bread.

But not these!  I made a burger with one. Grass fed, Angus beef, blue cheese, spinach, oh my!

Served it with brussels sprouts and sauerkraut.

I was so excited, I posted these pictures on the 10-Day Grain Free Detox secret Facebook group:

I got many "likes" and "yums!".

But what was hilarious, were the comments about the Brussels sprouts! Several people from the group were shocked that I would eat such a large portion at one sitting!

Most embarrassed was I! I was so excited to show off my bagels, I didn't realize I was inadvertantly revealing how large my portions were.

(I did eat all those Brussels sprouts, happily!)

But it made for many humorous posts.

One of the criteria for losing weight with the grain free lifestyle is to count carbs. I added up all the carbs in this meal and came in at just 13.5 g. (Dr. Davis recommends 15 g or less each meal).

So take that sprouts shamers!


Speaking of kicking butt, I had a really good, powerful hoop session this morning. 12 minutes. I am trying some new moves. I want to continue to increase exercise as my energy improves.

I apologize. I was not able to upload music onto this one for some reason. I tried to edit through youtube, and suddenly the "Add audio" option had disappeared.

So this is just me, hooping silently. With bird calls in the background.

Addendum:  I checked back on youtube and there was music! Yay!  (The "William Tell Overture" by Rossini).

But I am going to keep the title of my post. "Hooping Silently". I like that! 

My sleep has really improved. Last night I slept straight through the night. I think I got close to 8 hours full, restful sleep! No coughing or wheezing!

I guess Grumpy Doc knows what he is doing. My Prednisone prescription runs out in 2 days. But he did give me 2 refills. I need to talk to my pharmacist brother and sister-in-law about side effects of Prednisone use.

In the meantime, I am doing a lot of natural, home remedies for allergies. Inhaling Eucalypus and oregano steam.  Drinking tons of water.  Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Probiotics, ginseng, ginger and a multi-vitamin. No sugar. Tea.  Rest. Prayer.

I'm hoping to ramp up my immune system, so that when my Prednisone runs out, I can fly free!

I need to get healthy for the fall. I have a new grandbaby due that I am going to be helping care for. And I will be a very busy piano teacher.

The time is now to get hold of my health!

I am most excited that I am starting to read the book of Joshua again.  He is leading Israel into the Promised Land after they mourned the death of their leader, Moses.

I love the Deuteronomy 34. You can feel the love the Israelites and God had for Moses.  I am going to share it with you here:

Deuteronomy 34

New King James Version (NKJV)

34 Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is across from Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land of Gilead as far as Dan, all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Western Sea,[a] the South, and the plain of the Valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar. Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to give Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have caused you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there.”
So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LordAnd He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day. Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended.
Now Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; so the children of Israel heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
10 But since then there has not arisen in Israel a prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 in all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, before Pharaoh, before all his servants, and in all his land, 12 and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel."

I read the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deutoronomy) from the King James Version. 
I found a beautiful study bible a friend gave to me years ago. It has much commentary in the footnotes. I am going to read the Historical books predominantly from this bible. I still have many questions. Questions I have avoided in much of my bible study and spiritual growth in the path. I am ready to wrestle with these questions now. It helps to have commentary from other theological scholars. I am in research mode!
Again, the word obedience came up as I started to read about Joshua.  Joshua was a faithful and obedient man. He and Caleb led Israel into the Promised Land. He trusted God. Listened to him. And he was blessed greatly.  
Faith has been a big issue for me. Most of my life.  I tend to worry and try to figure out life in my own limited fashion. And then when the waters of turmoil threaten to rise above me head, I frantically call out to God.
I would like to increase my faith. 
  • Through more frequent prayer. Prayers of thanksgiving, prayers asking for forgiveness when I stray. Prayers for all I love. Prayers for those I do not care for, or who have offended me. Prayers for my increased faith.
  • Through longer, more diligent Bible study.
  • Through application of what I learn in everyday life.
  • Through continued church attendance.
I need to end this blog. I have an appointment with a chair. (My daughter and I get seated massages at the mall at lunch on Mondays!)

I love Mondays!

Happy Monday to you!
Talk to you tomorrow!
Faithfully yours,



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