Something(s) I Have Found Helpful

I have a bunch of stuff piled up in my brain that I thought about sharing on this blog over the past months, but obviously never got around to doing. It’s not all scripture stuff, either. Anyway, some of it popped into my head a second ago and I figure I should take a minute to put it down here.

Not sure the best format to put this in, since it’s a randomized sample of my brain, but I’ll try a list.

  • Intermittent Fasting or Time Restricted Eating. I’ve been doing this for almost a year now, and I love my life a lot more than I did before I started it. These photos were taken 13 months apart. I’m not “finished” yet, but I love the direction I’m going.


Some things that have helped me are the books, Delay, Don’t Deny, by Gin Calhoun Stephens, and The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung. If you have trouble with autoimmune diseases, inflammation, being overweight, exhaustion, brain fog, hormone imbalance, or a bunch of other issues, you might want to look into IF a little bit more. I feel so much better these days, not only because of IF, but it’s a big part of the reason why. Dr Fung has YouTube videos that are very educational, and might be a good, free place to start (just do an internet search). “But I hate being hungry!” you say. I agree. Usually, once you get in the swing of IF, hunger really isn’t a problem. However, if you are like me, Ghrelin Monster might come out of his cage more than you’d like.  Here are two YouTube videos that have helped me tame the ghrelin hormone. Each of them is about 15 minutes long.

And this one:

  • The other things just vacated my brain. Sorry folks, today you get a “list” of one item. 🙂 Welcome to the story of my life. CLEARLY Intermittent Fasting doesn’t fix ALL problems, but it helps with a lot of them. LOL

On the Daily Devotional side of things, today I finished reading my General Conference Ensign from last October’s LDS General Conference. I’m pretty sure that’s a record pace for me. Which doesn’t say much for my past record. Anyway, mostly I’ve re-listened to the talks on my phone app, but I picked up the paper copy this morning and read the stuff in the magazine that came after all the talks. It’s worth reading if you haven’t done it. I’ve started over with the talks again. My goal is to read or listen to all the talks at least three times before the next General Conference in April, and to have READ each talk at least once by then.

Today, as I read Elder Neil L. Anderson’s talk, this quote struck me:

Speaking many years ago in general conference, I told of a phrase that entered my mind as I wondered if I was prepared to serve a mission. The phrase was “You don’t know everything, but you know enough!”9A young woman sitting in general conference that day told me that she was praying over a proposal for marriage, wondering how well she knew the young man. When I spoke the words “You don’t know everything, but you know enough,” the Spirit confirmed to her that she did know him well enough. They have been happily married for many years.

There’s a lot I don’t know about the path ahead of me. I know where I eventually want to end up, but there’s a lot of life between here and there, and just now I don’t see the path very clearly. But I know enough. I know that when the Spirit prompts me to read the words of wise leaders more carefully, I can do that. I know that when the opportunity to go on a Holy Lands study tour just happens to pop up, that it’s important I do the preparatory reading. When we desire to move closer to God, He may not always turn on the flood lights, but He will light the path enough to know what direction to look in order to find Him.

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