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Thanks to all of you for the outpouring of encouragement on my journey to better health.  Now that I have started the journey, here’s an update on my path.


As with any trip, you have to pack.  My “guide/trainer” gave me a specific grocery list (organic, no additives, whole foods, chicken, turkey, fish, vegetables, fruits) to purchase, then gave me a strict plan to follow (four meals per day, no more than 3 hours apart, weighed, eat before 5:30 p.m.).  I can follow instructions.  See my problem has always been when I decide to venture off course.


I was miserable the first few days.  Headaches from detox of sugar and grains.  Every morning I weigh in and report.  In 10 days, I’ve lost 10.2 pounds.  Remember, not only am I losing weight, I’m getting off prescription medications (down to three from six), while working to boost my immune system and heal inflammation.


I have noticed an improvement in my allergies, digestion, and energy.  I report my symptoms daily and my guide/trainer will tweak the meal plan as she deems necessary.  I’ve also noticed better sleep, being less fidgety (probably because of sugar detox), and a general sense of well-being.


I am pleased with the progress made so far.  Every day and every meal I remind myself not to seek perfection … don’t go after the final goal too quickly … because that’s sure to set me up for failure.  Just strive to do the very best I can.  I can do anything for one day that would be impossible for a lifetime.  My progress will increase one day at a time.


Until my next update, thanks for your support!



1 Timothy 4:15            Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.”


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