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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.
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  • DS9KIE
    cute pictures

    You just have to keep going with the healthy diet, take it one meal at a time, if you do day one over it better that eating unhealthy food so it still counts as a day.

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    1795 days ago
    I don't find it that hard at all. For quick suppers I like to roast two pans of potatoes on the weekend, one sweet and one russet. I cut them into wedges and roast them. I also cook a pot of brown rice. If I'm thinking about it I'll make a pot of chickpeas and a pot of another bean, likely pinto or black bean, otherwise I'll use canned beans. I'll buy a couple of jars of salsa or make my own, make sure I have plenty of avocados, fresh tomatoes and cilantro. I love making bowls of rice or potato and layering them with guacamole, beans, salsa, cooked corn, etc.
    ack-bean-and-potato-nacho-plate/, these are easy and good too
    1797 days ago
    What sweet pics!

    1797 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    I know preemies, having two myself...precious they all are!

    I am really liking McDougall's plan and reaping health for it as well. We switched the house over and after 3 months with zero unhealthy foods in our home we all have adapted. It took a lot of work. But now after all the credited months it is paying off.

    I use my crockpot several times a week and love my rice and potatoes for our base for many if not most meals. It does take a bit more work, but we love the fresh and homemade meals. Crazy enough my DH asked for my beans and green again this week. I make it like a chili and he loves it with cornbread.
    Rice veggie hot dishes and spring rolls are some of our favorites. Burritos and potatoes ever which way we can get them, yum.
    My best to you and your lovely family.
    Stay with it, it gets easier, you will do this :-)
    1797 days ago
    People will change when they are ready. My husband sounds much like your husband. He says he wants to make changes and then doesn't. No judgment. I hope that he eventually decides to eat healthier. In the meantime all you can do is do what is right for you. If that is McDougall, Fuhrman or some combination of the two or E2 or whatever, it's cool. Education is definitely the key so keep reading, and searching for knowledge. Change will come!
    1797 days ago
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