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...After years of wrong-headed thinking regarding food, I feel like I've finally "gotten it."

It's been about 3 weeks-ish (4?) since my doctor strongly suggested this book. It was an eye-opener, and scary, but I took the leap. 10lbs are gone. My head is clearer with this new way of life. I'm not as sluggish as I used to be. I'm excited to see my doc again to see what else my body is doing well these days.

The biggest thing for me, and the thing that has made me go from feeling like this is something I "have" to do versus something I "want" and "choose" to do, I deliberately and willingly "fell off the wagon" and had a cheeseburger... and the next 2 days were absolutely miserable. Just the thought of eating something that I used to eat, just the thought of scarfing down a slice of pizza or a burger and fries is an absolute turn-off. I actually WANT to read a label, I WANT to eat as if my life depended on it. I WANT this. My body won't accept anything less.

I want to lead by example. For me, talk is one-thing. We're bombarded with all sorts of different messages as to what's "healthy" and what's "best" and what's going to change our lives and be our magic pill. It's work, it's a choice that has to made every single day. It isn't easy...nor should it be. But here I am... 10lbs lighter with a desire to stop polluting my body. A desire to truly live as opposed to just coasting along in a fog.

Finally...there really IS a light at the end of this tunnel.
Jen


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Thanks for sharing Jen. 
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What a beautiful affirmation of this incredible journey we are on!  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it with us.  One of my favorite visuals is of a person running alongside a moving train, trying to jump on.  It takes some effort, but once you "get on", it is easier to "stay on."  If one keeps jumping off the train, it takes so much effort to get back on again.  That's why I always try to remember that it is easier to stay on than it is to get on. 

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Dee


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  Jen, you said it all, I have just started my journey this past week, today is day three for me, and already I feel about ten years younger!! This is my new way of living, nothing can stop me now, as Dee said I'm on the train!!  lol   I'm so happy to be on this forum, I have no one to share all this with. My husband is not one to change his habits, so I can't force him of course. I am however gently urging my children to this way of eating, and thus my grandchildren.   I also wanted to add that I bought the wrong coconut oil!! I bet this might happen to alot of us.  At first I was so mad, it isn't cheap and money is tight, but I decided to use that jar for my skin, and let me tell you, this stuff rocks for the biggest organ we have. My skin is so soft, and now I don't feel so bad.  lol  I have since ordered the right coconut oil and I can't wait to try it.  All the best, and much love to Dee who is like a angel sent from heaven for me.   Melanie

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Hi Melanie! 

This is Dee.  I first want to say Thank You for such beautiful and kind words.  I am so touched   Second, I want to say CONGRATS for taking responsibility for your health and for sharing your journey with us.  We ARE here for you!  I know how difficult it is to make changes without support.  Where do you live?  Perhaps there is a Plan-D Support Group near you! 
Also, I LOVED how you started using the coconut oil for your skin!  That is EXACTLY what I would have recommended.  Btw, the beauty of coconut oil is that it absorbs right into your skin and works in your body the same as if you had eaten it! 

Thanks for posting!  I hope to hear from you again real soon.

Dee


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  Hi Dee,   Thank-you for being so sweet, I feel as if I know you after reading your book and watching as many videos as I could find on youtube. lol   I live in Youngstown Ohio and I don't think that there are any support groups as of yet.  I am happy to be on the forum and happy to have met you.  I also lost 100lbs about 25yrs ago by using WW, I have never gained all the weight back but I'm getting close!! That's why I'm so thrilled to have finally found the answer, I sort of knew in the back of my mind that the "healthy" food I was eating really had too much junk in it, but I didn't know how to stop.  I also quit having coffee with the coffemate creamers, I cringe when I think of the crap I was putting into my body every morning, sometimes three or four times.  I do love coffee, but I don't miss it.  I also didn't suffer headaches either, I started the warm lemon water and that's what I have first thing. I just wanted to again thank-you for enlightening all of us to the dangers of what were consuming.   All the best.  Melanie

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