So here’s an update of my progress.

So far I’m down 4lbs in 8 days. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ. I’m very proud of myself. I believed I’ve hit a plateau but I guess I did not. I’m glad to see progress no matter how small it is. So I am now 232. My goal is 210 by my birthday in 27 days. I may not reach the goal by my target ๐ŸŽฏ date but it will be reached no matter what. I won’t give up on myself.

I still have been eating late and that’s only because I haven’t been eating much during the day. But I have been working out, Meditating, and Practicing Mindfulness daily. It feels good to be consistent with things and make the changes I wish to make for myself.

Continue to wish me luck!!! I’ll be back with an update in a few day

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Day 8 of 21 days.

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I’m back!!!!

My 21 Day challenge has to began again because I slacked off big time due to Justin being sick. His sickness wasn’t in the cards and I was not prepared for it.

Justin was first diagnosed with Pharyngitis last Tuesday. He still wasn’t feeling well after a few days of rest, he was running a fever barely moving, blowing his nose with tissues everywhere and let me not forget the coughing all over the house. I’m not sick after all of that. Thank God! But he’s still sick and I had to take him to Urgent Care because he couldn’t control his cough which was effecting his breathing.

He was looking and feeling horrible

It was very scary for the both of us. They diagnosed him with having an upper respiratory infection. He’s doing a lot better now, that’s he’s taking the proper medication. So with all of this stress my 21 Days fell to the waste side.

I ate late, forgot to workout, meditation happened later in the day but the plus side out of all of this I did lose 3lbs so far. I’m not sure if should actually start over being that I lost weight. I’m thinking I should because I didn’t make the behavior changes I was suppose to.

Let me know what you guys think! Should today be Day 5 or Day 1.

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Day One, Take Two ๐ŸŽฌ

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This is my painting. It doesn’t have a name. It started out as a flower and then it ended up this way. I was reflecting and painting based off the day my client had.

My client was really stressed out after school. So we decided to paint a picture. It helped my client calm down and open up about their day. My client really enjoyed the activity. I did have something else in my to work on but sometimes you have to improvise and go with the mood of the day.

My client felt better and open up like a Butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹…

Here’s my client painting. Titled: “Lines”

Happy Friday Everyone!!

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Art Therapy.

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I forgot to mention!!!!!

In the 21 Days I will be consistent with my workout routine making it a new habit. I will be breaking my bad habit of eating unhealthy foods and eating late at night. Well I will eat things in moderation, which I do, come to think of it. It’s just when I’m emotional or exhausted I can tend to overeat in snacks.

I will also be consistent with my meditation routine, writing my blog, and working on my goals. I swear I get so entangled with the lives of others I don’t tend to my goals the way I should be.

I will write later about Day 1 and a Recap of D2!!!

Hope everyone is having a Great Day!

Blessings

Wish me Luck!!

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21 Days Update

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So I’m told it takes 21 Days to Break or Make a Habit. So I’m going to put it to the test. I’ve been struggling with my weight for the past 10 years. Ten years ago I got to my ideal weight and then I let myself go. I didn’t let myself completely go I just stopped with my healthy eating and working out.

I was so swamped with work, school, and being in an unhappy relationship that I didn’t do what was necessary to take care of myself. I’ve been on a healthy journey for a year now and I have a few more pounds to go that I keep playing around with.

It’s like for a few weeks I do well and keep the weight off and continues making progress. But then it takes a party or I get tired or get overwhelmed with work and then everything goes ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ.

A few months ago I made a deal with a really special friend and I don’t want to let him down.

I can’t quite say what the deal is but I haven’t been keeping my end of the bargain. This week he reminded me of that and it was what I needed to hear. The truth is I haven’t been doing what I set out to do and so my goal of accomplishing my weight keeps getting pushed back into another month.

I’m starting today. No more going up and down. I will be committed to my goal. I will accomplish my goal in 35 days which by the way will be my Birthday ๐Ÿ˜Š. I’m currently 236 and my goal is 210 for now. I know it’s a lot to lose in 35 days but I know I can do it. I’ve down it before I just now have to be committed to doing it.

So in order to stick to my commitment I will track my journey for 21 days. I’m not sure if I’ll post daily or every few days but I will update you guys on my progress. It will definitely hold me accountable. Wish me luck!!

I can do anything that I put my mind to!!

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21 Days

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When growing ย up you learn how to make patterns. You learn how to make simple patterns to complex patterns. You make short patterns even long ones. You make extended patterns and even make a new pattern.

What’s the use of patterns? Think about it. ๐Ÿค”How often do we use patterns? โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

Does the knowledge of patterns prepare us for the patterns we endure in life.

Now in life we experience patterns. We experience many patterns. We can go through simple patterns like the ones we learn in school and this can consist of our thinking, daily routines , how we handle small situations, and the little quirks about us. Then we have our more complex patterns and these patterns, are our relationships, money, and life. The complex patterns happen as we get older. We can choose to add on to these patterns, omit from them or create an entirely new pattern.

These past few months the theme around me seem to be breaking and creating new patterns. I’ve been breaking patterns and habits and so have many of my friends as well as clients. I’ve found that many people repeat patterns because the outcome is always the same making it familiar and easy to manage. Some people don’t want to break these patterns because of it’s familiarity. What is familiar, helps us feel safe and secure. It’s because we know what’s next.

I use to love familiarity. Always knowing what was happening next helped me be in control. So repeating wasn’t so bad as long as I knew the outcome and I was in control. However, I realized it was a problem, because of this pattern I didn’t know how to adapt to new things being placed on my path. I’d have panic attacks and start thinking the worse possible things ever. I’d cry for days, wanted to be alone, and didn’t know how I was going to adapt. I realized that I needed to change and to learn new patterns of thinking. It all started with my thinking. Once I changed my thinking I changed my patterns. I added and omitted what was or wasn’t working. I felt like a new person. I love change now and love creating new patterns.

There are some patterns I still repeat because I haven’t quite changed that part of thinking that controls this particular behavior. But once I change my thinking, I will create a new behavior and then add to my pattern.

Some patterns are okay to repeat but it must be healthy patterns. Understand that Opportunities may be missed if you stay in a pattern because of its predictability. ย If you want change, change your patterns that causes unwanted behaviors.

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Patternsย 

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Today is Justin’s Birthday and today my twin brother became a FATHER. Words can’t describe how I feel right now. I’m just so elated with JOY. I have a 14 year and a new niece.

Time surely has passed quickly. So glad he chose me to be his mom.

Here’s some pictures from today’s birthday and previous ones. In order 14th, 3rd, 5th, and 10th, I forgot to post his first birthday. But you can check to out on my Facebook Page.

Please help me wish Justin a Happy Birthday!!

I love you Justin with all my hear!

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Happy Birthday Justin and Welcome to the World Kennedi

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So over the past months now. I’ve been ย making necessary changes to my life and routines. I’m eating clean now, working out more, meditating daily (sometimes I don’t because I don’t make time for it but now I’m back on track). I’ve gotten my hyperthyroidism together so now my focus back. When my levels are up I lose all my focus and become really irritable. My heart rate is always racing, pressure is up, and I’m mean as all hell.

My heart rate when my levels are up. I know not good at all. I was just sitting down.

I’ve been stable for the past five months now. I truly believe it’s due to me reducing what causes me stress and changing my eating habits. My skin is clearer

I have a lot more energy and I feel like my old self. I’m praying I can continue my progress. Let me rephrase that, I’m confident I will continue with my progress. This is all a part of my growth.

I know many do not agree with me stopping all of my medication but I have not needed them and have chosen a holistic path to my healing. I believe that this was the route for me to go being that during the time the doctors was suppose to give me radiation to shrink my thyroid my blood work can back normal so they did not need to give me the radiation. They can only give you radiation if your level as are high. My levels in a matter of a few days normalized and they explained to me that, that what happened to me has never happened before so I’d said it was definitely a sign.

I’ve read and heard many horror stories about having the thyroid removed and getting radiation. I was advised not go to through with it but I thought maybe I should being that I couldn’t control my symptoms. It appears the universe had a different plan for me. I’m glad things worked out the way they did. My doctor wasn’t too happy. He wanted me to still take medicine when my levels wasn’t up. The Physician assistant was trying to talk to him and tell him that he should allow me to go an all natural way if that’s my choosing being that research shows it can go away naturally. He was not having it and neither was I. I haven’t been back since. I only see my primary doctor now. He listens to my concerns and allows me to take the best approach for me while monitoring my health.

Make sure you get a doctor who listens and not tell you what to do.

I’ve also stopped putting harsh Chemicals in my hair. I’m all natural. No more relaxers that will fry my scalp and brain. ๐Ÿ˜.

Relax vs. Natural.

I’m loving the skin I’m in.

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Naturally Me!ย Getting My Hyperthyroidism Under Control.

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Some decisions are hard to make but when you make your finally decision. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you made the decision for you.

Justin had a hard decision to make two weeks ago. He wanted to join Marching Band for his first year of High School. Yup! I now have a high school student. He missed several practices in July due to going home for the summer with his Dad. So August 14 was his first day of March Band Camp, it was a long day and boy oh boy, was he exhausted. He complained and I calmly listened and told him to think about things and give Marching Band a chance at least for the first week. He agreed, prepared for the next day and then got ready for bed.

I felt a little uneasy when I woke up in the morning. Couldn’t put my finger on exactly why I was feeling that way until both Justin and I walked out the door. You see, marching band practice is right in our backyard. Well his old school is, it’s so close it only takes Justin two minutes to get there. As I’m walking to the car, Justin is walking to practice, my mommy radar kicked in on high alert. I knew I had to remain calm because he was in a crisis and he needed help deciding what to do.

So I took a deep breath and asked him what’s wrong. He said ” I’m late and I don’t want to get in trouble”, he’s breathing really fast while he’s saying this. He’s also hiding so they can’t see him. I said okay, “what would you like to do?”, He said ” I want to go home, I don’t think I want to do this anymore.” I gave him a hug and told him to go home and relax and to not worry about things I’ll email the teacher. He thanked me about a millions times ๐Ÿ˜Š.

I emailed the teacher letting her know about Justin’s feelings, she asked if we can meet and I agreed. Before we can meet the teacher Justin received so many text messages from his band mates. Some messages was nice and some not so nice. I was pissed because these messages was making Justin’s decision even harder to make. I’ll admit so of his mates were supportive while others were very mean.

When I mentioned this to the Marching Band Teacher it was passed off as just kids being kids. I get that but we need to teach our children to be supportive and to not make other children feel bad about making decisions for their future. After talking to his past Band Teacher and now his current teacher Justin decided to stay.

He made the decision on his own. I took his phone away so he can clearly think without the criticism or judgment. I listened to his feelings and reservations about being apart of marching band. He was happy with his decision and for now decided to only do it this school year.

I’m proud he made the best decision for him.

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Making Decision

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