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Update for all my BEAUTIFUL friends


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hi everyone. I posted the other day that it had been 40+ days since eating refined sugar, pasta and rice, and VERY little white flour, and NOTHING changing on the scale. Today is day 45! Wooohooo! This is the longest I believe I've ever gone without that feeling of MISERY and DEPRIVATION! ha! Tomorrow will be a record for me.


This is what I have to KEEP REMEMBERING!

Well, the good news is I'm NOT quitting! And the other good news is the LORD is so, so faithful to gently lead and guide me. I just started a new plan from a wonderful book that three of my kids gave me for Mother's Day entitled, "Trim Healthy Mama" www.trimhealthymama.com and I'm down 2#'s since starting it [just weighed yesterday].

The basic premise of the book [besides eating very healthfully] is to not mix fats and carbs and to have protein with every meal/snack. This morning I sautéed in a tad of coconut oil: red, yellow, orange peppers, onions, asparagus from the garden, added eggs from our chickens and a little melted cheese! And didn't have carbs. Then at lunch I had a smoothie w/almond milk, strawberries, stevia, ice [and a lot of supplement type stuff like chia seeds, etc.] and 1 nice slice of toasted homemade sourdough bread with some turkey breast. NO fat [well, I had a scant tsp of butter on the toast but you're allowed 1 tsp of fat with a carb meal]. I feel VERY satisfied, and I also feel hopeful!

I'm SO thankful that I'm cleaning up my diet, and even though I thought I would lose some weight with eating so healthfully, I now realize that I can't metabolize carbs the way a normal person can. I know I've said this before, and I hope that this is the plan that really 'fits' for me--it seems to be so far. I'm just thankful that God is gently leading me and NOT getting exasperated with me! emoticon Menopause + sluggish metabolism + hypothyroidism + insulin resistant = ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to LOSE weight! But I DO have hope!!!!!



Aside from the weight journey, I've been INCREDIBLY busy! Started tutoring again! Planted a 30'x60' vegetable garden and been working like a mad woman on my perennial gardens too! ha! Have SEVEN of my EIGHT children home for the summer and I'm in the kitchen a LOT!!!! So if you don't hear from me--PLEASE don't think I fell off the face of the earth. I'm just SO, SO BUSY!!!!!

Blessings to you all! And I love you to pieces!!!!
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GODZDESIGN95 8/29/2013 7:20AM

    Best wishes on your journey.

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TERRIJ7 7/2/2013 10:56AM

    Susan, I love hearing about what you're doing, your gardens and family! You're attitude is great too--just continue doing good things for your body and trust the Lord for the results. Isn't that what we're to do in any case? Have a wonderful summer with your family!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 6/18/2013 6:44PM

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KADULAC 6/14/2013 6:42PM

    I have kind of been following Trim Healthy Mama on Facebook, but don't really know what it's about. I will have to check into the book. I am still working my way through Made to Crave. That's great that you have almost all of your kids home. You are such an inspiration to me. Have a great summer.

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/13/2013 5:12PM

  My sis lost nearly 100 after a 1 1/2 year on a similar plan ( S. Beach supercharged ). emoticon

Wow, that's a bunch of kids! How awesome is that??? I would be totally thrilled to see our one and only. He lives on the other coast. emoticon

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ABETTERSOUL 6/13/2013 12:29PM

    emoticon stick with it...enjoy your time with the kids!

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BELLACUDDLES 6/13/2013 11:33AM

    The protein with the carb is really important and it helps lower your blood sugar too!

Keep it movin!

Barbara

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KMICHA 6/13/2013 2:17AM

    WTG!!! Glad it is going well for you!! Keep it up!!! . . . . great to hear from you too!

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STRONGERLEANER 6/12/2013 5:42PM

    Congratulations on the two pounds!

Glad your hope is renewed.

In all the business, remember to make time for fun and some rest!
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VISUALLYRICS 6/12/2013 1:43PM

    glad to know you didn't fall off the face of the emoticon ...::LOL! emoticon
It's GREAT to see your spirit soar through this challenging time...I am so proud of you, Susan for sticking with it! What a soldier YOU are! emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 6/12/2013 9:59AM

    Have a great summer - I too hope that this is THE plan that works for you.

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SAISHA100CJ 6/12/2013 9:15AM

    I am so proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 6/11/2013 11:12PM

    Susan Good Luck with your new plan!
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EMELEE82 6/11/2013 10:40PM

    Way to go!

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PURESTILLWATER 6/11/2013 10:37PM

    Sounds like an interesting approach. Praying you find success.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 6/11/2013 10:29PM

    I am so proud of all your hard work and the healthy changes you are making. You encourage me by your actions. You are a blessing and I love you sweet lady.

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/11/2013 9:33PM

    Sending Susie2Susie Hugs your way! Glad to hear you are doing well -- and I hope to hear that you continue to feel GREAT as you adjust to this new eating plan. Enjoy the family, the nice weather, and the produce your garden will give ... PLUS your amazing flowers! God is Good!

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BLEGNER1 6/11/2013 9:26PM

    Busy but ohh what a blessing to have the kids home!!

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SNOWANGELDIVA 6/11/2013 9:12PM

    7/8...if you leave the kitchen this summer other than to garden that will be a miracle.
excellent work with your battle on refined sugar.
hsve an amaxing summer eith your family!

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KAYSON25 6/11/2013 9:08PM

    Sounds like an awesone time at your house. Good luck on the healthy eating. It is the way we were made to eat!

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