Category Archives: Feelings

My muscles still say owee…


I am still in a lot of pain from the classes. Simple as they are, I am just so out of shape I am in terrible pain.

There are 2 teachers and they both are different in style. One is harder than the other. I think I aggravated my Fibromyalgia as well.

I have lost 2.8 lbs since starting to eat low carb. I am not following the ADA (American Diabetic Association) diet and eating very low carb as most diabetics have found to work better than the high carb diet recommended by the ADA. I have definitely lost inches, moreso than pounds.

The dietician I talked to today has refused to help me because I refuse to follow the ADA diet and eat lots of milk, yogurt, fruit (is she nuts) other than berries, grains and some other things. The ADA diet is actually dangerous to diabetics who need to cut down on the carbs, not increase them. I have found a support group or 2 to help with this low carb diet. There are several drs who support the concept as well. Mine seems fine with it.

I am hungry. I think I will fry some eggs and sausage. No carbs, no shot of insulin needed. I will just take my long acting insulin tonight instead of 2 needles.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Morning sugar reading was 118


Saw endocrinologist yesterday and he upped my insulin and I joined a 50 carbs or less group on Facebook.

I asked about getting off of insulin and he flat out told me I had to lose a lot of weight. I wasn’t insulted by it because it is true and I have come to terms with my weight. Maybe the low carb diet will help like before. Doing great til I quit, but this time there is no quitting. I am in it for my life. I want to live.

Tomorrow is my first silver sneakers class. I am so out of shape just walking a few feet takes my breath away. This class is for seniors and done on a chair. Sounds like what I need to get started.

I am happy, content, wealthy in ways other than just money.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Things I would have done differently if given a second chance


  1. Exercise – I have hated exercise since I was a child. I simply would rather read a book. When the arthritis starting in my 20’s I gave up and didn’t exercise then either despite the doctor’s advice. It hurt, I didn’t do it. Now I know I should have worked through it then and maybe I wouldn’t be so bad now.
  2. Career – I should have gotten a career when I was younger and started to earn more than the measly jobs I took now and then paid me. I would have been prepared for the divorce and taking care of myself.

Now I am disabled and unable to work even a simple job and living off the measly amount the government gives me.

I am happy, content and working on my financial state.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

The Law of Attraction and Religion


The Law of Attraction cares not whether you are deeply religious or not at all. Works for Atheists and Agnostics also.

It also doesn’t differentiate between good and bad thoughts part of the reason we draw the bad things to us.

I am happy. I am content. I am bringing the good into my life.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Be Aware of Your Thoughts – they can attract bad as well as good


We manifest what we mostly think about. If you dwell on bad things, bad things can happen.

Try to keep your thoughts positive and banish negative ones.

I constantly think about how sick and in pain I am and it never goes away. I am visualizing myself as healthy. I even visualize myself running again even though at the moment walking is an issue. I see it, I believe it, I can do it when the time is right.

I am happy, healthy and content with life.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Ask and ye shall receive.


Matthew 7:7 King James Bible


Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

People have commented good and bad about my posting about the law of attraction and mentioning God. Well it is mentioned in the bible. I do not feel this invalidates my belief in our Lord God.

I am mainly following Dr, Wayne Dyer (deceased) and he mentions the bible and God throughout his books and tapes of his speaking engagements. A lot of them can be found on youtube. I just bought a bunch of his books so I can take it slowly and study his words.

I believe that you get what you ask for, the problem being people don’t realize they are inadvertently asking for pain and bad things when all they do is complain about them. Seek and ye shall receive. That is why you must think about the good things you want. Do not dwell on the bad in your life or it will continue to come.

Will it happen right away? Probably not. Will it be exactly what you ask for? Not necessarily as God will give you what he has planned for you and it may not be exactly what you asked for. Life has a habit of working out even though it wasn’t exactly what you asked for.

I am happy, healthy, content in my life.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

Light, Love and Energy


I am sending you light, love and energy from our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I have been busy. Joined a health club with my silver sneakers membership and it is no cost to me. I used the bike for 5 minutes today and could barely breathe. Heart rate was high and took close to an hour to come down.

Struggling with the insulin shots as the more I do the harder it is to find a spot that is not sore. May have to switch from my belly to my thighs. Need time for my belly to heal.

Determined to work out and get back into shape so maybe I can reduce or eliminate the insulin and other maladies I suffer from, plus losing weight will eliminate a lot of health problems too.

I am happy, satisfied, content, healthy and getting wiser.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh
-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses
-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems
http://www.tessacandoit.com
http://www.finallyawriter.com