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Overwhelmed and Freakin Out...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Trying to trust God but only seeing the mountain head: whole diet change that includes pre-diabetic, low carb, and mostly gluten free (no corn products but can have pumpernickel, rye, or oat bread). I want to start easy but only having to add water or pop in the microwave and slowly add at home cooked meals in about 2 months... I don't know portions yet and by the time we get home its already late and I'm exhausted (single mom). Pre-cooking meals in advance (such as cooking all the meals for the week on Saturday) will not work as of now because its with God's help I'm slowly getting over not being able to eat any leftovers of and mentally pre cooked meals and leftovers are the same. All I see is my grocery budget quadrupling and how will I ever fill up on under 1800 calories a day. Overwhelmed and freakin out.... Please pray for my daughter and I while I adjust my whole lifestyle.

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GEMINICHIK 4/30/2014 6:21PM

    Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:1
God will get you through, give Him your worries, fears, burdens.

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LACEYKYLE 4/30/2014 4:25PM

    I totally get where you're coming from. A lot on your plate (pun intended) at one time!! Is there anyway you can incorporate slower? Just maybe doing one or two things for a bit then adding in more? I know God will provide for you as you need this for your health. I too had to incorporate a lot at once. Sodium at 1500 per day, lactose intolerant (seems like there's dairy in everything) and I'm insulin dependent Type II Diabetes. I didn't start out perfect but over time I got the hang of things. YOU CAN DO THIS. I believe in you and you are not alone. You have all of us behind you and you can ask questions and vent when you need to without being judged or ridiculed.


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FLO2BTHIN 4/30/2014 9:11AM

    you can do this, trust in God to put you on the right path. prayers

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    I hate to say it but Rye is not Gluten-Free emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm guessing you're allergic to corn? Corn is gluten-free.

When I was stressed with no time for cooking, I only cooked my veggies in the morning while dressing to go to the hospital; then I put the pot into the fridge. You can do the same thing without cooking if you have trouble with leftovers - just put veggies into the pot with or without the water and then when you come home, just pop it on the stove. Or a microwave container if that is preferable.

I found that I had no trouble finding meat and carbs - but never seemed to have the energy to look for my veggies. This solved my problem.

Keep trying until you find your best way to do it.

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LADYJAJA 4/29/2014 11:20AM

  It IS overwhelming when you have to change your way of eating and there's so much you have to learn to make those adjustments. Knowledge is power! Learn all you can about what you CAN have, and in time it will be second nature. They say the best way to eat healthy is to shop around the perimeters of the grocery store. emoticon

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NERDYGIRLYGIRL 4/29/2014 10:46AM

  I am 34 and just diagnosed as border-line or pre- diabetic. I also have borderline cholesterol issues and hereditary high blood pressure.

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