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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

30 Day Fast - Day 15

I'm halfway there! God is good!!

Around day 11 or 12 I started to hate the thought of nothing but juice and water until the end of the month. But then I reminded myself of all of the changes, revelations, and breakthroughs that God has already performed. And I came to the conclusion that I can't stop now! And I'm not going to.

Same Difference
Another conclusion that I have reached is that juice is juice. I have combined so many different combinations of fruits and vegetables and they have all worked. Oh, except for that juice that was predominantly green peppers. Yuck! But hey, live and learn.

Surprisingly, I don't really care for juice that is overly sweet. I'd rather have it slightly sweet or not at all. Seeing as how I've always had a sweet tooth, this discovery was a huge surprise. But I know that the Lord is changing my taste buds for the better. So, I'm grateful for that.

A New Way of Thinking About Food
Yesterday I had the privilege of hearing Dr. John Abdo speak at our church about health and nutrition. I was reminded of some things that I really needed to hear, like dairy aggravates asthma. I have always suspected that certain foods don't agree with my system and now I know that has been proven scientifically as well. Dr. Abdo recommended the book Eat Right 4 Your Type, which goes into great detail about what foods are beneficial or harmful for your blood type. I ordered it from Amazon and I will be switching to that way of eating once my fast is over.

God Restores Marriages
One of the most wonderful things that has happened is that the Lord has renewed a deep love between my Honey and me. I love that man, yall! The Lord is showing me what a wonderful, mighty man of God I truly have.

My 13 year old was not happy about having to take pics of his parents all hugged up on the couch.

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