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About ewaadenike

A child of God, a nurse ( caring for the total man: spirit, soul and body), a reader, a writer, lover of music(godly) and many more beyond description!

INDECISION IS AN ILLNESS

Hi there, by now you all know I love FRIDAYS 🙈 so thank God it’s Friyayyy 💃💃💃

I really hope you had a great week, I did because the week went so fine and fast!

OK! Majority of us set some goals to be achieved by the end of 2017 but one way or the other (probably because it was really out of your control or you were limited by external factors) some/few of us could not meet the set goal(s).

But in my search, I discovered that one of the reasons people don’t get to meet their set goals/target is INDECISION 😱

Yes, indecision is a distraction and could be a hinderance to meeting target(s)

We all know what indecision is the state of being unable to make a choice over a very long period of time.

Some didn’t accomplish set goal( for example, someone who planned to get married latest by December 2017, but still has difficulty making up his/her mind to chose one out of all the available suitors/babes) , in this case, he/she obviously wont be able to chose right or achieve this goal by now.

We all could be confused at a point but it is not meant to be for a long time.

Indecision is an illusion, mental illness at that.

People who have difficulty making choices or decide are probably manifesting a symptom of a mental disorder that is being called dependent personality disorder

According to http://www.WebMD.com , and the only recommended treatment for such is a psychotherapy which involves through counseling by experts .

This is few days to 2018, if you do not want to have the same regret(s) this time next year, do the needful. If you need help, seek it! 

It is not enough to set goals, what steps are you taking towards achieving it ? 

We all have the potentials to meet our set targets but we would only be able to perform if we know and tackle our limitations .

Do not allow this weekend pass you by, if you need to let go of some relationships, people, behaviors, attitude etc. Let it go , it is going to be a new chapter/phase/dawn.

Talk to me via ewaadenike@gmail.com 

@thesentnurse on IG/twitter 

Xoxo

Adenike. 

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SET YOUR 2018 HEALTH GOAL

Hi there, thank God it’s Friday!

I anticipated this day really because the week has been so stressful. How are you and how was your week?

So, the year is wrapping up and almost everyone is setting goal(s) for 2018. It is absolutely good because, preparation needs to meet opportunities 💯

But did you set your health goals? We all make plans of things to achieve and heights to reach but we have forgotten that  only the living and healthy can pursue dreams and meet target ✔

When one is not healthy, every other goal really doesn’t matter as all that will matter then would be “Lord I just want to be healed”… Trust me, I have been there! I was preparing for my second to the last exam in nursing school and I was battling with serious migraine headaches 😬 I was trying to read but No way! I was advised to take muscle relaxing and sleeping pills then sleep off  for a whole week 😱

Did I do it? YES… Because my brain couldn’t even comprehend when I was reading!

I forgot about my exams and I faced my health 💯

So, this December include your health goals in the plan.

Is it to eat healthy food all through 2018? Shed some weight to have healthy BMI? Or to start exercising to keep fit? Or to schedule time of rest and breaks to ease stress? Whatever is, set the goal!
Have a pleasant weekend!

 Xoxo

Adenike.

Weekend vibes

Hey peeps, thank God its Friday💃💃💃

I really hope you had a great week? For some of us the week was way too stressful , while some of us had a really calm week.

Either ways, we all should know that as much as we need to hustle/work, there is need for us to take care of ourselves💯

Human resource is the greatest resource any organization could ever need.

Just like engines, if we don’t service our bodies there is probability that we would break down just like an unserviced machined👌

If you and I will function effectively, we must devote the time to renew ourselves physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and socially.

According to Stephen Covey in his book (7 habit of highly effective people); sharpen the saw!!!

You are the greatest asset, preserve yourself👌

Even God rested after the creation(Genesis2:3).

This weekend, try as much as possible to renew your strength💪💪

Know that only God can give us the true rest we desire (according to Psalm23:2-3 ” He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake” and Psalm 62:1-2 “my soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him”)

No matter what, only God crowns our hustle..Psalm127:1-2

may our labors not be in vain in Jesus name.

Have a great weekend😍😍😍
Xoxo

Adenike Oladimeji.

Why should you read my blog???

Hi, my name is Adenike Oladimeji I am in my twenties, I am a registered christian Nurse!!!

Why should you read my blog really???

1. Because I have been a patient and I know what it means to have illnesses/disease going in and out of hospitals or wishing/praying for a miracle!!!

When I was much younger and up till when I graduated as a Registered nurse, I was always having a terrible migraine headaches, chronic ulcer pain , boils all over my body and bad eye sight at every little stress or pressure !!!

I have dealt with a whole lot of things you don’t want to imagine even as a nurse, so when I am writing I am not just writing the theories I was taught but the things I have dealt with and how I dealt with them…
2. Because I am annointed and appointed to nurse! To me, nursing is more of a calling than a profession… Beyond the ethics, beyond the foundation and fundamentals of nursing, beyond anatomy and pharmacology, God has blessed me with the most powerful tools for healing!!!

Saving lives ( spirit, soul and body) is more for me is beyond the pills…

Follow me, let me show you how the great physician has healed me and is still going to heal me 😁🙌.
Xoxo

Adenike.

WHEN YOUR GOALS SEEMS UNACHIEVABLE

In 2016 one of the goals I set was that by December 2017 I should be in the US practicing my Nursing and advancing both academically and professionally, but here we are November 2017 and I am not anywhere near the achievement of that goal!

Are you asking what have I done towards the achievement? Well, I have done quite a whole lot of things as required but here I am… In the middle of my thoughts and disappointment, God showed up again.

 I decided to share because I know people used to count their losses/gains, successes/failures towards the end of the year and I know I am not the only one who set a goal I have not been able to achieve. If you are like me, maybe you have not been able to achieve all the goals or part of the goals you set for the year, God said I should tell you what He told me. If you are like me keep reading to the end!

Ok! This generation, we have developed a strong focus on goal setting. Whether physical, mental, spiritual, academically, financially socially, martially etc, most of us have the long list of goals we would like to accomplish.

But so many times our goals are just small portion or tip of what God desires to accomplish in and through us.

Just because your goals/plans are small/failed doesn’t mean that we should not set goals again!

We need to set goals so as to keep ourselves in check, for motivation, to stay focused and to boost our self-confidence.

We all know that an appropriate goal must have the S-M-A-R-T characteristics i.e (Smart, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant and Time bound) and we must write it down, even the scripture sayswrite it down (HABAKUK 2:2-3)

Was my goal SMART? Yes, it was smart but it still failed (at least for this year).

After setting Goals and you are out on track to make sure you achieve it, the followings should be in place too:

– Do not forget that your goals are only achievable when God is involved!

Because, ”unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain(Psalm127:1)’’ and he said ‘’You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.(proverbs19:21)’’

Only God can make it happen!

– Spiritual goal should come first, why? Because it opens door of achievement for the other goals set (according to Matthew 6:33’’seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness and all other things shall be added unto you’’).

–  When you set goals, do not forget that you are not the first person to have this kind of goal,seek godly counsel! Some people have been to that place you are just planning to go! (Plans fail for lack of counsel,
but with many advisers they succeed. PROVERBS15:22).

– Diligence — due diligence cannot be over emphasized if your plan must work! ‘’The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. PROVERBS21:5’’.

In conclusion, there is no goal that is unachievable with God! Because, with God all things are possible!

If your previously set goals and you have not achieved it, know that all things work together for good (Romans8:28). Know that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

Don’t be discouraged/sad/disappointed, set another goal! Do not allow failure to discourage you from setting another goal. (Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. PHILIPIANS3:13-14). Forget about your past failures; look ahead to the beautiful reward ahead of you.

Surrender your goals, desires and dreams to him and watch him in awe as He multiplies, expands and increase your influence and impact on this generation!

Allow God to shine His incredible power through us!!!

Remember the above simply can work for those who are in a relationship with Abba!!!

 May your weekend be sweeter than your week….

Rest in Gods promises

Xoxo

Adenike Oladimeji

WHAT IS ON YOUR MIND?

Hello friends, happy new month (it’s my first post in the month). The Lord will grant us our heart desires before the year runs out!

I really got lots of mail about my previous posts in October and I found out that almost everyone set targets but are yet to meet their targets.

Nonetheless, I have a message for you today but first what is on your mind?

The mind according to WIKIPEDIA is a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory.

It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thoughts and consciousness. It holds the power of imagination, recognition, and appreciation, and is responsible for processing feelings and emotions, resulting in attitudes and actions.

Immediately someone wished me happy new month, I started counting my gains/losses, successes/failures and my times of pain/peace… the list is endless! I know I am not the only one having that kind of thought but in the midst of it God’s word ministered to me and I decided to share with you!

You can do/achieve anything if you set your mind on it but most times our mind is set only on material things which are even temporal and when we are unable to achieve those things or meet our earthly targets we get angry/sad/disappointed. Meanwhile, the scripture said “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”(Romans 8:6)

The above scripture started making a whole lot of sense to me when I saw a lot of my clients struggling to meet target while they are dying gradually ( trying to meet target at work, get promotions and allowances)… they set their mind on flesh but medically death seems to be knocking on their doors. Whereas, if we set our mind on basically on the things of God (spirit), we have assurance of PEACE and LIFE! What more is important than life itself?  NOTHING!

Setting our mind on the things of God will not only give us LIFE and PEACE but also every other things shall be an additional advantage according to Matthew 6:33 ‘’but seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you’’.

The remaining days of the year can still be productive if only we will set our mind on God (Spirit) and seek His will consistently. After all, we as human can only set goals only God can bring them to pass/accomplishment according to Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” So as we align our hearts and minds with the Lord, then our purpose on earth will not only be clear but successful.

Time has not gone yet, this year can still be productive and if not clear your mind and prepare it for a greater 2018…

 

Lots of love,

Adenike Oladimeji.

 

The Harm of Poor sleep and Stress

Hey guys, I am so happy I am a bit consistent this month (not because I am very free but because I have fallen in love with you more than ever, lol).

Ok! How are you all doing? I am doing pretty good and I am happy it’s friyayyy (I am dancing while writing because it’s another time to have a long sleep and rest).

So I have been writing about maintaining healthy weight since the beginning of the Month and I am happy at the feedbacks you guys are giving me.

Thanks for following the principles; prevention is far cheaper and better than cure.

In case you missed my previous post on BMI/Obesity, being active and knowing your calorie limit, you can check them herehere and here.

Today I am writing about the arm of poor sleep and stress in relation to weight gain.

You know when I started my current 8-5pm job I was weighing 62kg and that was about a year ago but when this month was starting I was 69kg! so saddening and I started checking what the problem could be and it led me to writing this post.

HOW DOES POOR SLEEP INCREASE OUR WEIGHT?

When I was growing up, if I sleep for a long time my mum would be shouting that I will be getting fat and it is true but now not getting enough sleep again causes weight gain! What exactly are we even supposed to do?

Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,”

Every time you have a stressful day, your brain instructs your cells to release potent hormones. You get a burst of adrenaline, which taps stored energy so you can fight or flee. At the same time, you get same sudden increase in the production of cortisol, which tells your body to replenish that energy even though you haven’t used very many calories. This can make you hungry…very hungry. And your body keeps on pumping out that cortisol as long as the stress continues.

In that case, when we are under stress, healthy diet is difficult to maintain while under stress and during these periods you know what we crave for??? All manner of  fattening  foods (burger, gala, coke, and so on).

With your adrenal glands pumping out cortisol, production of the muscle-building hormone testosterone slows down. “Over time, this drop causes a decrease in your muscle mass, so you burn fewer calories”.  Cortisol also encourages your body to store fat—especially visceral fat (i.e fat inside the organs) which is particularly dangerous because it surrounds vital organs and releases fatty acids into your blood, raising cholesterol and insulin levels and putting you at risk for heart disease and diabetes.

 

HOW THEN CAN ONE TREAT OR PREVENT THE DANGERS OF STRESS AND POOR SLEEP?

  • EXERCISE- This cannot be over emphasized! It relieves stress. It actually fools your body into thinking you’re escaping the source of your stress,” says Talbott.  Read my post about exercise here. Flex your hands, your legs, take a stroll… Be active!
  • Slow Down During meals- Don’t do meet up! I mean don’t try to eat all the meals you skipped at once.
  • Don’t do Strict Dieting- It increases the level of your cortisol and it makes your blood sugar spike up and then go down. The brain begin to be deprived of sugar( fuel), your hunger centre will be triggered and you might not have a choice than to eat (heavily).
  • If you are craving for something sweet/salty, eat it! You might not do this all the time, give in once in awhile! “Have a piece of chocolate. You will feel better. Just stop at one.” If you have trouble restraining yourself, take precautions so you won’t binge. Buy a single cookie when you’re out instead of keeping a box at home; or keep them in the freezer so you have to wait for one to defrost.
  • Don’t Drink too much of caffeine/coffee when you are under stress- When you combine stress with caffeine, it raises cortisol levels more than stress alone. In one study by the University of Oklahoma, consuming the equivalent of 2½ to 3 cups of coffee while under mild stress boosted cortisol by about 25%—and kept it up for 3 hours. When subjects took 600 mg of caffeine (the equivalent of 6 cups of java) throughout the day, the hormone went up by 30% and stayed high all day long. You’ll experience these effects even if your body is accustomed to a lot of lattes. And because high cortisol levels can contribute to stress eating, you might want to consider quitting caffeine as well.
  • Do not Skip Your Breakfast- eat breakfast that is rich in nutrients (vitamins) and calcium and magnesium. Take fruits and vegetables and do not forget to stay hydrated by drinking enough water!
  • SLEEP!!! It is the greatest stress reliever- “Your body perceives sleep deprivation as a major stressor,” says Talbott.  A University of Chicago study found that getting an average of 6½ hours each night can increase cortisol, appetite, and weight gain. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours. As if that weren’t enough, other research shows that lack of sleep also raises levels of ghrelin, a hunger-boosting hormone. In one study, appetite: particularly for sweet and salty foods—increased by 23% in people who lacked sleep. The good news: A few nights of solid sleep can bring all this back into balance and getting enough regularly helps keep it there. Says Talbott, “You’ll eat less, and you’ll feel better, too.”

 

Oh ye workaholics, this is the time to strike a balance!!!

You only live once afterall

 

I care for the total man…

I am Adenike Oladimeji (RN).

xoxo

Why should you be physically Active

Like I said earlier that this month we are going to be talking about obesity and maintaining a healthy body weight.

In my previous posts I talked about obesity (in case you missed it, please read it here) and knowing your calorie limit as an individual (read it here )

I am actually making progress, I lost 1kg already and it’s just a week into my fitness journey although it has not been easy because I love food a lot!

Ok, it is not just avoiding heavy food that can help in losing weight/prevent some medical conditions.

You need good exercise not only to lose weight but to stay fit.

If you are like me or your work makes you sit all day long, you need to consider a time out for exercise because in activity/lack of physical activities is dangerous for our health.

Sedentary lifestyle does no good to the body.

DISADVANTAGES OF LACK OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/LOW MOBILITY Continue reading Why should you be physically Active

KNOW YOUR CALORIE LIMIT

Hello friends, I hope you had a great day?  My day has been good so far.

Ok so I wrote about Obesity last weekend, in case you missed it kindly check it here

Since one of the ways we add weight is through excessive intake of food that contains calorie, I decided to write about calorie and the amount we should take per day/meal.

If you want to know more, definitely keep reading.

WHAT ARE CALORIES?

In a simple term, calories are the units of energy consumption through eating and drinking, and the amount of energy used through physical activity. Although calorie is not just related to food/drinks only, I am going to be talking basically about calories in relation to food/drink and the way our body uses the energy only in this post.

It is no longer news that: the human body needs some amount of energy/calories to function and the ways we can get the needed calories/energy  is via food and drink, we all know that we can only survive few days without food and water/drink.

HOW MANY CALORIES DO WE NEED PER DAY? Continue reading KNOW YOUR CALORIE LIMIT

ARE YOU CHUBBY OR OVERWEIGHT/OBESE?

Hey guys, happy weekend!

I hope this weekend has been restful for you all? as for me I have been from one place to the other( tired and writing). Meanwhile, happy new month, may this month yield positive result to all our quests.

So, the new/recent trend is that almost everyone is trying to lose weight (but for what reason?).

As for me I look prettier when I am not extremely slim but chubby without a protruded belly (lol).

More than losing weight to look attractive, being overweight exposes us to the risk of having some disease conditions.

What does OBESITY means?

According to WIKIPEDIA: it is the state of being grossly fat/overweight.

It is a medical condition in which there is excessive/accumulation of fat in the body.

One can be said to be obese when the body mass index is above 30kg/m2.

Body Mass Index is the measurement of one’s body fat/muscles/bones using the formula:

WEIGHT/HEIGHT2 (divide the weight in KG by Height square in meters {W/H2})

For example: I am currently weighing 65kg and I am 1.6m (height).

My BMI will be 65 divided by 1.62  (2.56m2  )= 25.4kg/m2 (covers face)

The above simply means I am at the borderline.

One can be either underweight/normal weight/overweight/obese.

One can be said to be underweight when the BMI is 18.5kg/m2 or below

Normal BMI is within 18.5kg/m2 – 25kg/m2

Overweight is within 25-30kg/m2

Obese is 3okg/m2 and above.

In 2015, 600 million adults (12%) and 100 million children were obese. Obesity is more common in women than men.

The common causes of overweight and obesity are:

  • Excess food intake in addition with junks( food rich in fat and sugar)
  • Lack of activity/ sedentary lifestyle
  • Genetics( it can be hereditary)
  • Some medications can also cause it
  • poor sleep and stress
  • Few disease/medical condition ( such as endocrine disorders e.g hypothyroidism.

    Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. A number of reviews have found that mortality risk is lowest at a BMI of 20–25 kg/m2.

    Obesity is one of the leading preventable causes of death worldwide. A number of reviews have found that mortality risk is lowest at a BMI of 20–25 kg/m2.

    As much as I do advise people to be comfortable in their skin/shape and size, I still tell people that being overweight can kill because it makes one to be at risk for some disease condition such as:

     

    • Diabetes Mellitus ( type 2)
    • Increase cholesterol level
    • Cardiovascular diseases (the heart and the blood vessels) such as high blood pressure/ coronary artery diseases etc.
    • Cancers
    • Depression
    • Breathlessness
    • Snoring
    • Infertility
    • Intrauterine fetal death (death of the fetus in the uterus).
    • Stretch marks
    • Intertrigo
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Penile dysfunction / small penis
    • gout and a whole lot more.

The above list is endless, it is just to give you glimpse of the disadvantages of being obese/overweight.

 

How can one prevent or treat obesity?

Obesity/overweight can be treated just by making the following adjustments:

  • Reduce the intake of excess food especially food that contains fat and excess sugar (carbohydrates). Take balanced diet which contains all classes of food in right proportions (no starving).
  • EXERCISE!!! Even if your work require that you sit all though the working hours, take breaks and take few steps, do not sit all day.
  • Eat fiber
  • medications ( get prescription from a medics)
  • weight loss surgery

 

Have a great weekend and be careful of too much calorie.

Adenike Oladimeji.