My Health Journey – Christine Nicole

Yesterday at 3:30pm I embarked on a health journey. After listening to the book “Eat to Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman I decided to take the 6 week challenge to change my life. In the past 5 years I have gained almost 100 extra lbs. I tried every diet and failed, I am pretty active yet at the same time I failed that too. Within the last year I’ve turned 40, had a breast cancer scare, and have developed GERD on top of night sweats and the dreaded “snoring”. I think it’s pretty safe to say if I continue down this path I will not see the age of 50. My family’s health history is not kind, obesity, diabetes, heart issues, cancer, along with mental health issues leads me to believe if I don’t make changes it’s not going to go well for me. I’ll be 41 in less than two months, I need to change. So…..Day 1 which will conclude at 3:30 today June 22, 2019, is going well. I’m terrified that I will not be strong enough to fight the cravings but I’m taking this one day at a time. So far the food is fucking bland. I’m talking no taste. I know you’re thinking, why? Why are you doing this to yourself? Well, I refuse to be controlled by anyone or anything, including food. Food will not be my favorite past time, processed food can quite literally kiss my butt goodbye. Sure I have vices that I will not give up…. But I can still have these things in very small moderations. After all, this is NOT a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. I remember the days of running in to grab a bite to hurry back to what I was doing. Those are the days I long for. Those are the days I want back.

Last night for dinner I had sprouts, peppers, and ‘shrooms. For taste I add garlic, and liquid aminos. Followed with and Apple for dessert.

This morning I had 1 cup of steel oats with blue berries for flavoring.

This afternoon I had a GIANT salad. It was really huge, I had to force myself to finish. I used rice vinegar for dressing, no oils allowed. Chick peas for extra protein, mushrooms, romaine lettuce, and peppers.

So far it’s going great. I’m completely full and have no desire for snacking. It’s only day one, I’m not looking forward to the detox effects, but I’m just going to keep saying to myself, I want to live. I want to eat to live.

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