Yesterday, November 17th, I began a guided nutritional program. By guided I mean that I’m not cluelessly flailing in the kitchen fending for myself. People are actually helping me. I’m following a nutritional plan where the boundaries and limits have been fully explained, but it’s still up to me to follow through using real foods…no pre-made meals.
Here’s what I posted on my Facebook page:
Pray for me. I just started a nutrition program today.
Okay…first day of this nutritional program has gone very well. I couldn’t adhere to it perfectly, but I’m not beating myself up about it. I ate as close to the nutritional plan as possible & I was never hungry. And I even developed a strategy to drink the water I’m supposed to. So, yay! If today was good, tomorrow will be even better. Thanks for the prayers & well wishing.
Well, today, day two, was just as good. Only difference is that I’m running out of fruits & veggies that are on my list (not every fruit & veggie is allowed right now). So I guess I need to do some shopping tomorrow.
I’ll be using this particular menu until Tuesday. Then Wednesday & Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) will be the beginning of the next phase. My goal is to post periodically about this nutritional plan, post my progress (ie weight loss & RA symptoms), and at the end, reveal the program.
Of course, my ultimate goal is not only to lose 50lbs & keep it off, but also develop better habits with food. Though it was medications that wrecked havoc on my body, it will be nutrition that brings me back to a healthy weight. The coming weeks & months should be thrilling!