So, I am about to embark on a scary, thrilling adventure.
No, it’s not to another country, or another state. I will not really be leaving my area.
It’s not on the sea, or an ocean, or a lake.
And, no, it’s not biking around the country (though that would be quite interesting).
It’s the adventure of diving into something live-giving that is a chance of a lifetime:
Changing My Health.
As a wife and homeschooling Mom of 5, my health is not the greatest. My teeth have crumbled, my body has gained, and I deal with various things such as hypothyroid, per-diabetes, and high blood pressure. I also was diagnosed at one time with ADD and depression, though I find many of these titles can be worked on by food and other things. My family has all had cancer (some due to cigarette smoking, but others for eating the wrongs foods) Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, etc. I do not want to end up this way. And if God can help me through a diet change, I think the time is now.
As another family member went down for the count and is dealing with chemotherapy, my heart breaks for them and I find myself re-contemplating what it is I am doing with my life. What I am eating, how I am moving, and what could truly help me at this point. Though I did enjoy Trim Healthy Mama, I never really stuck to it. And sometimes the ingredients were hard to get, and some are still sitting in my pantry unused. It laid an awesome foundation, though, that I could change many things and feel healthier. But I still feel like there is more or something missing.
Well, I saw the book Let Food Be Your Medicine, and after talking with someone about it, I decided to get it and I began to read.
Wow, what a wealth of information. I just finished it today.
Not only that but I began to talk to one of my friends who is a nutritionist and she opened my eyes to how your blood type affects your diet…what? Really? I never knew that.
And so I searched through my own library catalog and ordered the book Eat Right for Your Blood Type (which I haven’t gotten to yet, but will be doing this week).
And so now I am staring at a list…a list of groceries for a Mediterranean Anti-Inflamation diet.
And I am scared.
It has more vegetables in a day then I have ever remember having…
Will my body react negatively if I starve it from what it’s been eating all these years?
Will I be able to keep doing it for 21 days?
I am overwhelmed.
And then I go, “God, if you want me to do this, than this is between you and me. Help me to do what you are calling me to do no matter how my flesh wants to crawl and hide under a rock.”
My husband is excited about this after my last toothache because I had something with sugar…again. He approved and said, “Whatever you feed me I will eat.” So he is going to be a part of this, too.
My kids are also going to be eating a lot of the same things as well. At least my family will have their fruits and vegetables increased.
And I am still panicking. Seriously. This is huge for an addict of sugar, carbs, sweets, goodies, pastas, etc. All the things that are killing me…
But if I don’t make a step to change now, it is very likely I could get cancer and other things that could pretty much kill me sooner than I want to go.
So, here it goes. Better or worse. Oh God, you can do great things!
Step 1 for me? Going grocery shopping. And praying over every step. Beating my whining flesh into submission. Being willing to follow the meal plan and pray every time I just want to curl up into a ball and cry.
Get rid of the food that will kill my family and I and start trying to eat the things that will help us thrive.
Because I was to thrive.
I would love to hear if you have tried Dr. Don Colbert’s 21 Day Mediterranean Anti-Inflamation Meal Plan, or a Daniel plan, or any plan that has totally changed your life. Let me know in the comments below what made you finally decide to “dive in.” Or, write what has help you back if you haven’t tried anything.
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
So I will jog, I will eat, and I will pray, surrendering each time to God, believing that God is producing something great in me.
Be inspired today!