I had a break through this weekend!! No, not a break down...a break through!
First, let me update you on the changes in my food plan. This was Week 1 of Phase 2 on The Virgin Diet. Over the next four weeks, I will be "challenging" four food categories; soy, gluten, dairy and eggs. Each week I will add the food back into my plan for 4 days,then take it out again the last three days. This will help me determine to what foods I am intolerant, if any. Since I am not a real fan of soy, I don't plan on including it in the future. I did test it and I did not have any drastic reactions to it.
Now here's the good stuff! I went to a friend's family gathering Saturday, in Tucson, to celebrate her mother's 80th birthday! She has a very large family and the dinner was a catered Mexican dinner. They had to choose one of my favorites, eh!?! Having attended another family gathering, I knew I was up against some challenges!
My past behavior has been to eat anything and everything in sight. I knew I would have to get out the "big guns" in order to win this one. I realized I had the biggest "arsenal" available...my Father! I prayed for His assistance and, boy, did He answer big time! I "cruised" the food table to see what choices would be supportive of my health. Yes, there were many dishes available that I would have chosen in the past. I was fortunate that there were some new choices for me and I ate a very healthy dinner... tasted good too! The real big "topper" was my choice for dessert. While there were certainly plenty of processed food choices, I selected a bowl full of plump, juicy, delicious strawberries!
My prayers were answered and my behaviors were drastically changed! Thank you, Father, for answering my prayers!
Oh! I almost forgot! I had another "good stuff" happen last week! I finally figured out why my jeans have been driving me nuts. They just haven't been very comfortable lately. Well, no wonder! They're falling off my waist! Gosh, I guess I'll just have to buy a smaller size!
Cheers to your health! I would love to hear what your success was this week! Please leave a comment so I can celebrate your success. Please help me celebrate my success by "liking" my post!