Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wishcast Wednesday....


Our dear Jamie asked a question I could not resist today..What do you wish for your well-being? K..I was going to skip this one today...I have to head off to the Dr. for normal check up stuff. But at nearly 50 these visits scare me to death...as I have always been really healthy...as I get older and closer to the age my Mother was when she got cancer...I get a little twitchy about it all...ok am scared witless. I can't wait to see what my blood pressure is...ackkkk. Silly...but there is is...So my wish this morning is two fold...I wish first to feel at ease with these visits...that whatever the outcome, I will deal...to be calm and present about these things. I wish to be brave!


I gained a few pounds over this winter and have gone back to something that works well for me...mainly vegetarian diet and walking..lots of walking. Ok I am only getting in a little walking..but it is growing...whoot. A few years back I was hired to teach program at a GS camp in NH... I had an amazing summer. It was fun..they paid me to play...well for me anyway..teaching 200 girls a week art, critical thinking and science...heaven! I also walked about 3 miles every day..and the chef..offered a vegan choice for every meal...I stuck to it...with an egg or piece of chicken daily. I lost 30 pounds...felt better than I ever have...ever. I cut out lots of sugar and caffeine...slept in a tent on the lake..OMG heaven. So this summer I am recreating this in a way here. I am walking as much as I can get the time to..house full of kids daily...and I have changed my diet. I hope that by October..and my 50th birthday I will have dropped some weight and will be feeling more energetic and healthy. So my second wish is to stick to this and feel better!

What do you wish for your well being today?? Namaste, Sarah

19 comments:

Jennifer said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, I so lovingly wish for her as well!

You will be just fine at your doctor's visit and please tell me how to begin a routine like yours. I know I only just turned 40 but with all the illness going on in my family, it's pretty scary for me. Wishing everything beautiful!!!

Designer and Tomboy, Paula said...

Sarah, as you wish for yourself, I also wish for you.

I also have an understanding of what your are feeling, though I am five years over the mid-century mark. My mother was diagnosed with cancer at 54 and passed at 62, and your words touched me. I did not realize that I have been harboring this fear; I have just been experincing a heaviness. Thank you.

Judy said...

I just past the anniversary of my mother's death of cancer and I'm the same age...gives a sense of mortality...I made it...I've lived two days longer than she did...WHOOHOO...and I'm still healthy...you can do it also...and from the sounds of your diet and exercise routine, you will...I'll be sending positive thoughts your way...

faerwillow said...

~aaahhh Sarah you are BRAVE you just need to remember it and embrace it...you are going and taking preventative measures which is the first and formost important thing to do...i wish for you to continue this new way of living...healthy and mindful...walking is such a wonderful thing to do not only for your body but soul as well...to you only energentic creative days ahead...as Sarah wishes for herself so I wish for you too...may your mind be at ease little lady...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

faerwillow said...

~aaahhh Sarah you are BRAVE you just need to remember it and embrace it...you are going and taking preventative measures which is the first and formost important thing to do...i wish for you to continue this new way of living...healthy and mindful...walking is such a wonderful thing to do not only for your body but soul as well...to you only energentic creative days ahead...as Sarah wishes for herself so I wish for you too...may your mind be at ease little lady...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

Jo Anna said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, I wish for her as well!

Ruth said...

Walking is great, I find it very meditative. I wish for you to continue living your healthy and mindful work for your body and soul and you will feel energetic and healthy.
Namaste

Cinner said...

As you wish Sarah I also wish for you. and you are on such a good start. what with the veggies, smaller portions and all the walking, even though it is not as much as you would like, you are headed in the right direction. I walked yesterday without my cane, because when I get tired I can lean on it. I can sure feel my back today. but will keep at it. I turn 47 in September, and I want to feel better too. so we will just keeping trudging along. we will get there.I will support you. take care.

Christine said...

Great wish! It is always a good wish to get healthier. I'm in your same boat except that I'm over 50 and have a lot more than a few lbs to loose! I've just been counting calories and hoping it works!!!

Blessings,
Christine

LissaL said...

You are brave in so many ways. I love that you are willing to put it out there every week and share with us.
As Sarah wishes for herself, I wish for her as well

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, now I can't believe this!!! You are a vegetarian, too??? And my mom died of cancer just two years ago!! Wow! Are we ever kindred spirits! So glad I found you! Love, Janine XO

magikalseasons said...

Wow! This morning when I was out cutting the grass with a non-gas mover. I was having the very same thoughts. I used to eat very little meat and mostly veggies. I just recently started cutting out some foods and I've lost 11 pounds. So I'm with you and wishing your wish comes true for a healthy you! I'll keep working on mine. :)

Ginny said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, I wish for her as well. How wonderful to be able to recreate in your own way a summer that was full of success. I truly did feel more energetic after I turned 50. It was fun!

TechnoBabe said...

Your life is certainly full and happy. I hope you get back from the doctor check up with a strong sense of your good health and strength.

Kate said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, I wish for her also.

Sarah said...

Well...I am back...after months of worry and keeping me awake at night...I sucked it up spent the money and took care of me....whoot! Was wonderful to see my midwife...she delivered Mhanon!! I feel like this huge giant weight has been removed..I got it done. Am breathing and feeling 100% better just having done it!!!!
Thank you all so very much..off to read all of yours now!!

Hugs, Sarah

lisa said...

as sarah wishes for herself, i wish for her also. you writing feels inspiring to me and i resonate with your commitment to your self and your self-love and self-care path. i enjoyed reading about your heavens at camp. blessings on positive results from your annual dr appointments! namaste', lisa

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As Sarah wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. Health... keep walking and keep it up... great work.

Joanna Jenkins said...

They would have had to drag me, kicking and screaming, away from your GS camp job! What a fabulous summer! And I'm sure your students still remember you and what fun they had.

As for the doc-- Ahh yes, a necessary evil but I look at it this way-- So much progress has been made in the medical field that we have far more options and solutions that our parents did when they were firs diagnosed. I wish every day I had my dad back but I know if anyone in my family were diagnosed to day with his cancer, chances are they would be a live and well for years to come-- Just as long as they get checked annually. So I go (wringing my hands) and feel way better afterwards. I wish the same for you Sarah.

xoxo