I’ve been keeping a secret from my blog readers and it has not been easy. Well you all know part of it, that every year I try to change the way we eat by taking it one step at a time. Through the years I’ve made some changes and have been working at getting the family off refined foods and all the other junk.
It’s been good. Annette still loves her graham crackers though =)
As for me I haven’t had any processed, refined, or food dye for 12 whole days. Can you believe that. I’m so excited. I cut all breads, pasta, and sugar out. This has been something I wanted to do for years and years but felt I couldn’t.
If you read my blog regularly then you may know that I like homeschool curricula that holds my hand. I love scripted programs and schedule so I can mark off that we did such and such.
It’s the same way with trying to get rid of all the processed food. It just seemed too hard, complicated and overwhelming.
There was a program that I wanted to start but with me being lazy and all it seemed like too much work. I would have to buy the book and take time to read it. Yes, I love to read but not a diet book.
Then my sister announced she was getting married. She lives in CA. I had told myself years ago that I’m not going to take a trip to CA until I lose some weight. Every year for the past three years I haven’t been losing weight but slowly gaining it. You know those 2-3lbs that just creep up on you?
So my little sis and the fact that I want to wear my wedding ring all year around (not just in the winter months) has really motivated me to just do it. Lose the weight and eat healthy and make it a life changing way of eating.
I finally took the plunge and……drum roll please…………. I am now living a low carb life. I joined the Atkins website for support and purchased Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, The New Atkins for a New You. I also printed off all the foods that I am allowed to eat in phase 1 and went to the grocery store. It was a wonderful feeling to see my shopping cart full of real food. Nothing fake.
My family is eating so much healthier as well. This week they have had broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and many other vegetables included in their diet. Something that I’m ashamed to admit was very lacking.
We have never ate so many of God’s wonderful veggies in our life. It’s been great!
And get this, I’m going to start exercising too. This week I have been jogging using the Wii, but as soon as my T-Tap Basic Workout Plus DVD arrives I’ll start using that 3 to 4 times a week.
There is so much more I’d like two write but this is getting long. I’ll be blogging my journey of course.
I’m linking up to Walk and Talk Wednesday (yes I know it’s Friday ).