When it comes to replenishing the energy supply, I’m not too sophisticated. Right now, my biggest energy source is caffeine in its various forms: coffee, tea, and my absolute favorite, Coke. Personally, I believe Coke is the elyxir of life. This is problematic though, because Coke is extremely unhealthy, (twelve ounces of the stuff equals about 140 calories, all of which are empty), and it has the potential to sabotage all of my goals relating to becoming more healthy. But it tastes so good. There’s nothing like that first swallow. The shock to your taste buds is the best. I’ve tried other versions, (diet Coke, Coke Zero), but while I can stand these and will drink them, they don’t quite do the trick. I’m sure almost all of my love for Coke is purely psychological. But it’s a tough monkey, and I don’t think I’ll ever completely give it up. Good thing Weight Watchers doesn’t demand I give it up completely, because I’d be out the door real fast.

In the past, I used to draw energy from spiritual persuits: contemplation, prayer, Torah study. I’ve been very lax when it comes to the area of spirituality in my life, and one of my goals for 2013 is to increase the amount of spirituality in my life. I know that prayer goes hand in hand with my goal of becoming healthier, and that I will never become healthier if I don’t make it a point to look inside and discover what keeps me from doing the right things as far as my body and mind are concerned.

I’m also planning to add more exercise. I know that I will have to take this slowly because of the Lupus, and that’s a hard thing to deal with for me. I find it discouraging when there’s something I want to do, and I can’t because I’m either sick or physically fatigued. Lupus sucks. But it’s something I have to deal with, and I will have to give myself constant reminders that I can’t overdo it, not without serious consequences.

I think if I incorporate the steps I’ve mentioned above into my life this year, I will see progress. Maybe not the outward progress I’d like to see, (at least at first), but definitely progress. And progress is always good.

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  1. Oh, caffeine, how I love thee! Diet Dr. Pepper is my caffeine of choice (diet drinks are a must for me because of diabetes) and I have to have one first thing in the morning!

    may I ask how long you have been on weight watchers and how you like it? I am going to have to start getting serious about getting healthy this year and I am considering WW. Would love some feed back from someone who is on the plan! Of course I need to add some exercise to the mix as well, but I’m just so lazy!

    I am looking forward to following your journey through NaBloPoMo. I will be adding you to my reading list! πŸ™‚

  2. I am a fellow NaBloPoMo blogger (1st time for me but I’ve done other challenges) and am two months into Weight Watchers. My caffeine of choice is coffee. I wasn’t a coffee drinker until about 5 years ago – when I was younger (much younger) I would drink 5 or more bottles of TAB a day. I have osteopenia now and my dr. doesn’t want me drinking cola. I’d like to subscribe to your blog but I didn’t see an email subscription link. I will be back, though. Best of luck with NaBloPoMo.

  3. Hi Tamara,

    I have been on Weight Watchers since August of 2012. I like the program because it gives me the option of meetings, which gives me support and accountability. I’ve had some issues with accessibility when it comes to the app on the phone and the website, but if you’re sighted you shouldn’t have these problems. If you join, I wish you success, and even if you don’t, I wish you success too.

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