and spirit...encouragement for your soul.

Hopefully this will be a place of resources and information for living a healthy lifestyle while feeding your soul. Recipes, links to helpful sites, words of encouragement and scripture....all to help you and your family make wise decisions for your life.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In it for the long haul!

I am happy to report an answer to prayer on the diet. I am beginning to accept that I shall have to stick with this diet for the long haul. Although I'll not have to stay with the drastic phase I'm doing now, I'll have to change my lifestyle for the duration. Currently my diet consist of packaged protein three times each day and several cups of vegetables. Once per day I may have meat and vegetables. Currently there are few vegetables from which to choose. Since I am a vegetable lover this has not be easy. I can hardly wait to get into the next phase so I can add another meat at lunch and more vegetables. I really miss carrots!

Okay, I'm finished whining. The really great news is...drum roll please....I lost another pound overnight. That is motivation enough to keep going. I know if I cheat or go off the diet for a day I'll have to start all over. I'm in it for the long haul!

I am looking for a creative spirit in myself to come up with a few good recipes I can use on the diet. If I can create a tasty dish or two it will help many who have started the diet with my doctor. I have spoken with a few of my fellow dieters and we are all hungry for a change in the menu. I'll be working on that this week. No carbs presents the biggest challenge because a casserole would be a really good thing but there is nothing I can use to hold it together. Everything in a recipe that is used to thicken or bind is a carbohydrate.

I'll publish any recipes I'm able to develop. Meantime, please pray for me and the other folks battling weight gain and diabetes.