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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" 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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