Friday, September 27, 2013
Two weeks ago I went off dairy and meat and refined sugar. Giving up meat and refined sugar is not that big of a deal to me and I've done that before. Dairy was the hard part. I've been addicted to dairy since conception. I've tried and tried ... thought I would never get dairy out of my life. I'm a cancer survivor and my doctor does not want me eating dairy for that reason. My family also has a history of heart disease. My biggest concern was the addiction. But none of those things enabled me to give up dairy without lots of prayer ministry, getting healing at the roots of my addiction. I've been consistently working on trying to get dairy out of my life for three years and it finally happened.
Two weeks later I feel so much better. I've had only three cravings and they weren't that bad and they passed quickly; I even survived a meal out with friends at a place that serves mostly meat dishes covered with cheese. I found the one veggie dish on the menu and asked them to hold the cheese. The smells around me were amazing but I did just fine and had a great lunch and great fellowship with friends.
I've been cooking a lot of new dairy-less recipes and I've been amazed at how good the food tastes! Most of all, my body feels nurtured and that is a big change. I have more energy and I've dropped 3 inches off my waist. I have people in my family who eat vegan ... and I'm going to visit them all next week, what timing! They're really good at cooking this way so I hope to learn some things.
I don't know if this is a permanent change. I honestly hope it is. But I've decided to give it at least one year. I started Sept 12, 2013. So I'm committed to tucking in to this lifestyle until Sept 12, 2014 and by then I'll know where to go from there. I've never felt able to make a commitment this long before but something inside me has changed, and I have peace about doing this. I'm excited to see my body respond with health and life!