Adding LIFE to your years and years to your life!
Hey everyone, hope that you all are doing great!!! Last night I survived a party and grilling session held to honor my nieces and my birthdays. I made 60 years old last week, thank you God!!!!
But, I had to really plan ahead. I went to Kmart and purchased a large thermal bag and before the party I loaded it down this stuff to help me make it through the night. I put in the bag the following: Cut up watermelon, 4 slices of ezekiel bread(2 slices for anyone who wanted some), red leaf lettuce, purple onion, tomatoes, and 2 kinds of boca burgers and avocados. I had them grill all of the boca burgers in case anyone wanted one( no one did in the midst of all those other unhealthy choices). When they were done, I made myself a sandwich on the ezekiel bread and it looked so delish, everyone was looking at my sandwich. So that's what I had at the party. I survived it and there was stuff that I used to love laying all around the room. I was not even tempted at all. I didn't even eat any of my birthday cake and ice cream. I think everyone wants to see me well or were threatened not to offer me any of it. Only one person tried to make me eat some of it.This was a major success for me., Memorial day was the first holiday I survived with just juice and now this party. I'm so happy, I really believe that I'm going to make it this time.
I'm walking without my cane now, almost all of the time and feeling great about that. I keep it folded up in my purse, just in case. Before the juice feast, I wondered if I would ever be able to walk without that cane again. In just one month, my dream has become a reality. That really encourages me keep going. My clothes are getting too big and I had to take in one of my brand new favorite skirts the other day and a new blouse. Yipee!!!
My glucose numbers are normal every day and every time. They were pretty much normal before since they said I had pre-diabetes, but they still put me on Metformin. Now some of my numbers are too low. I'll have to speak to my doctor about that.
I have also started exercising every other day, I feel much better and it's easier to get out of the chair now. No more sitting there and anticipating the pain that will occur when I get up.
Still no weight yet, since i can't find my scale and the one i purchased was not for someone who in the 230-240 range, so I took it back. I have to wait until I am able to purchase a good scale, but for now I could care less, since my clothes are telling the story.
I'm rereading the book "Veganist" over again and the promises that are made to people who start to eat a plant-based diet.
Here are some promises to those people:Switch to a plant-based,vegan diet and within days the weight starts to drop away, within a week blood sugar starts to fall, within two weeks blood pressure improves and with a month cholesterol improves significantly. Research shows that a vegetarian diet could add a good ten years to your life.
Hey its up to us to make the change in our lives that could actually save our lives.
Keep me in your prayers please.