Since this is private just between us, I will let you in on a secret. (shh!)
Sunday I got on the scale. And I felt horrible both physically and emotionally because over the past few years I have been watching the numbers keep going up and up and up. So I made a difficult decision and on a trial basis I started on the Low Carb High Fat (moderate protein) (LCHF) Lifestyle on Monday. (We shall not use the word diet). Nothing else was working.
Yesterday (Wednesday) I was feeling really “icky” and this morning (Thursday) I got a really slow start getting out of bed and just moving in literal slow motion. I decided to get on the scale. Just to see if its worth continuing. The scale showed that I was down 4.7 kilo !!??? I got off and back on again – same #’s. I asked the support group leader if this is possible. That is more than 9 pounds lost in 3 days!
“Of course”, she said it was probably water, but still! What an incentive to keep going! I don’t care if its water or fat or both – its DOWN.
Then I remembered why it probably happened: the other night I cleaned out my freezer which was FULL of frozen bread! I dumped it all (not without a little hesitation – $$$$$ in the trash) OY, I prayed for forgiveness – because it could not have been donated. So I figured THAT’S where the 9+ pounds went!
So now with a bit of renewed energy and enthusiasm, I just finished redoing my pantry. And since everything is dry, what ever was unopened I decided to donate to a gemach //food bank //kitchen: 6 bags of white flour, 3 bags white sugar, 15 (!) bags of various pastas, bread crumbs, powdered sugar, cereal, canned corn more. 2 cartons of “stuff”! (At least I wasn’t eating all of that! – hoarding is a different issue**)
Well, when I get on that scale next time I should be down at least 30 pounds!
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** The hoarding issue – since I started living on my own after my husband passed away I haven’t much felt like cooking just for me. Because of my low income, my community pantry goodwill committee started delivering food packages once a week. Bless them all. I am humbled by such a gracious act of reaching out. But just how much pasta and rice can 1 person consume in a week? I know, I could have told them to stop, but then some of those delicious pre-cooked meals would never have been consumed either. They were a blessing to me. So now I will pay it forward and I will stop the deliveries (unless they can accommodate my new food restrictions). The money saved on these pantry and food items have allowed me to pay for other important bills.
If you would like information about the LCHF Lifestyle, please visit the Facebook page “Kosher LCHF”. There are many groups out there.
Also research on the web:
*Dr, Andreas Eenfeldt (“The Diet Doctor.com”)
*Donal O’Neill (“Cereal Killers” the movie)
*LCHF: Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the old guidelines. Excellent TEDx Talk by Dr. Sarah Hallberg