Rhonda's Recovery Journey

“The footprints we leave behind show clearly where we have been, but they do not dictate where we can now go.” ~Ralph Martson

Week 74

11/9: Working at school was OK. I got home, ate lunch and went to PAWS. I worked in the open barn again. Thankful that it’s not very cold. I’m absolutely exhausted!

11/10: Worked at school. It was a rough day (enough said). I maintained a good attitude in order to reflect Christ-likeness. A quiet and peaceful spirit is a shining light in the midst of chaos.

Dad and I took a ride to Colerain Avenue to get out of the house for the rest of the day.

11/11: Mom and I went to my friend’s wife’s funeral. He was absolutely out of his mind. Either he’s had a nervous breakdown or he’s highly medicated. I’ve never seen him like this before. I hope his family will keep a close eye on him for a while.

Something’s up in my brother’s world again. It’s so hard to believe anything he says because he rarely has been known to tell the truth about anything.

11/12: Went to help clean up at PAWS after church and lunch. It was a nonstop job, but we finally got it done after much teamwork.

Got a family request to make windmill cookies. I’ve never made them before, but I’ll try any cooking endeavor that comes my way.

I’ve been looking for another part-time job to add to the other 2, but nothing has come about. I know God has a place for me, just like always.

11/13: So depressed.

Had a meeting at Raelynn’s house. I’m excited about the LITM program. Raelynn’s devotedness to this work and care for women who are in bondage to eating disorders shows in every part of this recovery program.

11/14: I’m still having cravings, but I’m no longer tempted to grab a pack of pudding or container of yogurt when I go to the grocery.

I’ve been vibrant and full of life today. I know it’s because the sun is out and the temperature is fairly warm. If it wasn’t for privacy issues, my dream home would be made almost entirely of windows and face the east.

Listened to a great podcast from Anne Graham Lotz.

11/15: Had an appointment with the new endocrine doctor. My doctor set me up with this endocrine doctor because they said she was in-network with my insurance. After my appointment, the secretary told me my insurance was saying they’re not in-network. Praying that it all works out so that I’m not going to have to foot the bill. The doctor was amazed at how good by kidney function is. She was also surprised that I don’t have any diabetic eye complications or neuropathy. She told me I’m doing well for someone who has had Type One diabetes for thirty-two years. I also found out that my thyroid medicine needs to be decreased, not increased. I thought that low T3 (or T4, whatever) levels mean the thyroid is low and medications need to be upped. Nope, just the opposite. Maybe my body is beginning to wake up due to the weight gain.

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