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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day 1

As if my diet doesn't present enough challenges I have decided to do a 30 day meat fast starting today. I know, I know your thinking, "Are you crazy?" Well, yes I suppose taking wheat, gluten and dairy out not to mention corn, tomato's, bell peppers and to many other things to mention is extreme enough in and of itself but whats one more thing? Let me clear a few things up before I start getting really weird comments on this post. NO it has nothing to do with saving the planet or the animals although those are nice sentiments that's not my reason. It has actually something that has been on my heart for a few years now. We only eat fish, chicken or turkey about three times a week and we buy hormone free meat but it's been nagging at me the more I read up on all the different ways it affects our bodies and our digestive system. I had already been reading articles on the subject when my friend (thank you Eileen) mailed me a book called The Cancer Battle. I don't have cancer but this book was all about a women's journey with breast caner and how after nothing else worked she turned to food and started eating basically the same way I am and now she's cancer free all these years later. It was just one more confirmation for me to take that one last thing out of my diet for a few weeks and see if I can't feel that much better while stopping my drugs. I almost didn't post about the challenge cause I don't know if I can do it but I will keep you posted. I made my protein fruit smoothie this morning and am going to experiment with veggie wraps tonight for dinner. I am sure our friends coming over will LOVE that! Ugh. Oh well, you eat here your bound to get tofu at some point. ;) Wish me luck.
Oh and don't start posting a bunch of really yummy meat recipes to lure me back to the other side cause well, that's just mean! ;)

8 comments:

angelamills said...

You go! I have been thinking about this as well, but my hubby does not agree. I am doing about 3 meatless dinners per week, so I'll try to sneak more and more in :) Your posts are very inspiring!

Erica Young said...

Christy, you go girl! I don't know how you do it but I know it means a lot to you, just keep it up. People are human and tend to slip and make mistakes so we won't get mad if you don't make it all the way thru but I'm pulling for you. I'll be your cheerleader on the opposite side of the country.

Stacy Y said...

gooo Christy... you can do it! Prayin for ya and this new journey.. hopin ya feel better :-)

Brigitte said...

I have never been a huge meat eater ever since my babies were born. Love beans and that sort of thing. Keep working hard. It sounds like you are really making progress.

Crystal said...

You can do it! I will be praying for you and that God would meet your desire to be do what's best for your body. Beans are your friend (Dan may not be thinking that after a while, but he can just plug his nose;)~

xoxo, love you much.

jo said...

good luck ill be cheering for u at in-n-out! hehe no seriously good luck!

Eileen said...

I found that I have more energy when I skip all meat and have just fruits and veggies. I need to do that more often... Robin is a big meat eater though, so it will be tough!!! You Go GIRL!!!

Rhonda said...

Well you're about a week into this. How's it going? I've been praying for you and will continue to do so. I SOOOOOOOO want you to feel well my friend!!!!!!