Welcome to Leisure Lane, friends…
Where everyone is happy, because today is the last day of the third phase of the Maker’s Diet, and my body is H A P P Y!! That’s right, I’m not just a somebody anymore, I’m a happybody. But now is the first day of the rest of my life. Choosing right foods, eating other foods in moderation will be the daily challenge, especially with the holidays coming up, but I know in the long run it will be a BLESSING.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts on phase one and two, I’m giving a brief description of what this diet has done for me, so if you are interested, I suggest you research it for yourself to get a full view of it all.
I didn’t introduce too many grains back into my diet yet. This is because I know my intestines have a longer way to go for a complete healing. So I’m using grains in moderation. I also have not been in a hurry to sweeten a lot of items, so though I’ve been using the raw, unfiltered honey and the teeniest smidgen of organic 100% maple syrup, those, too, have been in moderation. I’ve been feeling wonderful, full of energy, and proud of myself for coming this far, and accomplishing so much.
Now that being said, I must be transparent, and admit some things. As I said in a previous post, I had a couple of moments of eating something that was restricted from the diet during that particular phase. But as I also said, I did not overdo it, and I immediately continued in eating properly. Last Friday, however, a dear cousin, whom I haven’t seen in many years, came down here to Texas because he was moving his lovely daughter here. They stopped by for a visit, and he brought a pie for us to have with coffee. I SUCCUMBED…yes, friends, I ate quite a bit of blueberry pie. I mean quite a bit…okay, OKAY, I ate the most of the pie! Wow, you don’t let anything slide! I will admit that I enjoyed it…Mmm-mm! But my insides were not pleased with the lack of control I had.
I also will say, as I mentioned last time, that forgiveness works wonders, and I don’t allow guilt to enter into the picture. I enjoyed the pie, and I will enjoy desserts again on occasion. The key really is moderation, and infrequency. I wanted you to know what I learned in these past 40 days – that a lifestyle change really is possible. And the results of that is a happy, healthy spirit, mind, and body. The perks are just as wonderful, for example my son and his dad are very proud of me. I’m proud of me, too – even with the moments of weakness. I learned something from them, too.
In a near future post I will share two delightful things to eat, that are healthy and yummy. In the meantime, thank you for joining me here today. You’ve all been such an encouragement to me.
Stop by and visit with Melody at Brown Gingham Creations for Rednesday Wednesday. I’m popping over there now. It’s sure to be fun.
Thursday I’ll be joining Meri at Love, Meri, for Share the Joy Thursday, so come back and share the joy and fun,
Until next time, may happy days abound!
Note: The above altered happy sunflower is from an original ATC size acrylic painting by Marianne Coyne. All rights reserved.