MCDougall 12 Day Program Day 3 and what do I really want
Thursday, April 18, 2013
This was a repeat of day 1 because we had left overs. I feel like I lasted one day. My husband is not on board at all because my schedule is too full right now and I have not had time to prepare meals in advance. However, I do not think it matters much because even if I have the meals prepped and ready to go, if I am not there for the meal he eats whatever he wants.
I guess that is the key to success in any way of eating, you'll eat whatever you want. If you want to make the changes you will. Our son-in-law's stepdad is recovering from an incident that landed him in the emergency room. He had blood sugar reading of 750. They were surprised he was not in a coma.
That got my hubby thinking about his situation, but so far he has not made changes. As a matter of fact, I am finding my "stashes" gone. I am now seeing what I once looked like, hunting through the cupboards looking for that forgotten "treasure" that was put out of sight out of mind. And then gobbling it up once it was found.
I am also finding that education is very helpful in what one chooses to eat. Our food supply is not the same as it was 10 - 20 years ago. Today it is hard to find items that are packaged and/or canned that are not full of added "stuff" that is not really food but instead are flavor enhancers or preservatives. Things that our bodies are not really designed to handle.
I have two grandsons that were both born prematurely. Here is a picture of the youngest. He was born 10 1/2 weeks early:
Here he is today almost 2 years later:
My daughter got into financial difficulties because of injuries she got from a car accident when she was about 5 months pregnant and ended up losing her job then apartment. We took her in and at that time we were following Joel Furhaman's eat to live program principles: 1 pound raw and 1 pound cooked vegetables and the salad is the main part of the meal.
When that baby was born he was strong and they released him from the ICU 1 month earlier than anticipated because he was doing so well. My daughter has fibromyalgia and she noticed the pain lessened during that time.
I use that for my motivation to eat healthier and so does she. But old habits are hard to break.
Change will happen one choice at a time, but you have to make the choice.