Something New

Permalink After a month of falling off the keto wagon and eating enough carbs for a third world country, I have decided to get back on track.  

Not bad for a first meal. #keto friendly beef stew and roasted cauliflower.
Permalink blackinamerica:

helianthus-girl:

jirquedusoleil:

note-a-bear:

chauvinistsushi:

ferrarisheppard:

Always be yourself. 

This is everything. omg

Yes.

love it.

they give 0 fucks

Yeah like how are you supposed to represent your culture wearing someone else’s clothes?


👌👍👏❤️
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Permalink spiritualinspiration:

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” (Romans 8:28, NLT)

Everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense. It’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, “Why did this happen to me?” “Why did this person treat me wrong?” “Why did I get laid off?” But we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair. And, He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him.

I believe the key word is this verse is “together.” In other words, you can’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “Well, this is not good.” “It’s not good that I got laid off.” “It’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” Yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. God can see the big picture. That disappointment is not the end. Remember, when one door closes, God has another door for you to walk through — a better door. Those difficulties and challenges are merely stepping stones toward your brighter future. Be encouraged today because God has a plan for you to rise higher. He has a plan for you to come out stronger. He has a plan to work all things together for your good so that you can move forward in the victory He has prepared for you!

Amen
Permalink This image signified how I felt after my 4 day vacation fro ketogenic eating.  I am fully aware of the health benefits of eating clean but I disregarded it for my four day getaway with all you can eat delicacies: ie sugar, carbs.

I came back from vacation feeling like crap, literally.  Not only was I tired but always hungry and dehydrated.  My first sign I was out of keto and consuming way too much carbs was this insatiable thirst.  I felt my cells becoming dehydrated. Secondly, the constant need to eat. Because I was not consuming enough fats and proteins,  I was hungry very often and had cravings for the things my brain thought it needed like cakes, rice and any high sugar content item. Keep in mind that my usual daily sugar intake is 20 to 50 grams a day.  I know, I know 50 grams.  Ok some days I’m not super strict but that number is low enough that my body recognizes the change in in insulin use.  

I can like myself to my patients who has some insulin disorder because my symptoms felt like what I read in my text books.  

After this experience no one can convince be that there are any benefits to eating a higher carb diet.


There are some things I miss but it’s not worth it to me.
Permalink domdadonwon:

crimson—red:

psych2go:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?

Love, experience, intelligence…..accurate. 

love, beauty, success.

Success, freedom, intelligence
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Three main lessons about following your instincts.
by T.D. Jakes

LESSON ONE:
UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE
To get to the core of who you are, you need to understand what you are. Think about this: giraffes eat from the top of a tree and turtles eat from the bottom. Neither is better than the other, but they don’t relate. A giraffe can’t explain to a turtle their worldview. The point is to eat on your level. If you’re a giraffe, be that. If you’re a turtle or a bear or a mountain lion, be that.

LESSON TWO:
FINDING PEOPLE IN YOUR RHYTHM

In order to get to your instincts, you have to surround yourself with people who believe in those same instincts. Find people in your rhythm. People who honor your inner core. We choose our relationships. Too many people try to change their inner core to adapt to someone else. That’s not honoring your instinct.

LESSON THREE:
LEVERAGING YOUR INSTINCT
Once you follow your instinct, you’ll realize how much more you can utilize it versus learned traits. Start focusing on those natural gifts – the DNA of who you are – when you focus on your instincts, you’ll discover they can lift more than anything else.

Great quote
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Permalink Super excited. Broke the 155 wall.  How I did it?  Cut out dairy.  Realized that my lactaid had so much sugar in it.  Switched to TJ’s coconut milk and cut out other forms of dairy.  Yay me, I’m proud of myself.  

SW: 169
CW: 152.8
GW: 145/healthy