All right. I’m gonna give this a try: Trim Healthy Mama!
I read the original version, and then the new version, about a year ago, but didn’t feel ready to start. It seemed overwhelming . . . too many changes . . . too much work . . . too little energy. And you know what? Day after day of feeling like a mashed potato with no energy is getting pretty old — it’s time to make some changes.
Think about it this way:
If you do nothing to change your direction, you are likely to end up where you are headed. (Chinese proverb)
So, where am I headed? Is it where I want to be? Where is it that I WANT to be? How do I get there?
I’m hoping that a sugar-free, (mostly) wheat-free diet full of healthy fats and energizing, good carbs will set me on the path to better health — to being the wife and mom full of energy and vitality that I really, really want to be.
So, today is Day One.
I’m not going to bore you with a list of everything I eat, every day. But, I will give you a few of my favorite recipes, and update you on my progress. For example, today for breakfast, I had this:
3 eggs fried in olive oil
Salt and pepper sprinkled on top
Salsa made of Mexican cream, avocados, roasted chiles, cilantro, onion, powdered garlic, salt and pepper
Kefir milk made from raw milk, with stevia
Coffee with stevia and a little evaporated milk (I do love my cup of coffee, ha, ha)
It was super yummy! I didn’t have the tortillas or toast that I would normally have with it, but because I ate 3 eggs instead of two, I felt pretty full.
I also sipped on a full glass of water all morning containing 2 drops of Frankincense which can help support overall health, including both immune and digestive health. It actually tasted great: sweet and woodsy.
I’m excited to be starting this new adventure, which I hope will turn into a better lifestyle of more vibrant health. I only get one life to live, and oh, how the enemy would like to steal away my health so that I can’t have the energy or the focus to be the wife and mom I need to be. He’d like to keep me sluggish and foggy-minded, I’m sure. Maybe God has just now been able to wake me up to the truth of this matter. Maybe He has a whole life planned ahead for me, that I will only be able to walk if I’m in good health. Maybe the changes I’m making are not just about being physically healthier, but also about being totally more available for God’s service, which would have a spiritual impact, too. Does that sound weird? I don’t think it is, if you really think about it.
We are not just souls drifting ephemerally along; we are soul, spirit, mind, and body: all these things connected. It makes sense to mind how we take care of all of those areas, because each one affects all the others. And besides, the Bible says that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit! Shouldn’t we take better care of them?
Medicine may not be the answer, because it seems to me that it most often takes care of only the symptoms, while it produces more problems.
Could a healthier diet along with plant-based supplements such as essential oils be a better approach?
I think that we limit our potential for the good health I believe God wants for us if we do not allow for other possibilities apart from the medical, drug-fueled model.
Another favorite quote:
You are where you are today because of the choices you’ve made. (Flywheel movie)