Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Personal 7 Experiment

I am 16 days away from my 1 year anniversary of the beginning of my health journey. I have written about the program I went on before. You can read about it here: http://crayonsandketchup.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-new-way-to-do-life.html . It has been since September since I have "worked the program" or kept a food journal. I have allowed myself to eat what I wanted as long as it did not contain gluten or peanuts. I only avoid those because they cause such severe pain in my muscles that I can't walk after I eat it. However, I have had plenty of butter, cheese, sugar, coke (or soda), and lots of chips (they were mainly GMO free Kettle Chips, though). Needless to say that I went from a 43 pound weight loss to a 30 pound weight loss total. In seven months I gained back 13 pounds that it took me five months to lose. Yuck!

Tomorrow is a new day.

Tomorrow is a new month.

I am going to be doing a lemon detox day. On the program I did three or five day detoxes. This time, I am only doing one. I know my body more now. I know that my body can only handle one. My family and my marriage can only afford for me to do one day! I am hoping that this will help jump start me back to where I need to be. I have given in to my selfish desires too much over the past seven months. It is time for a little denial.

I know a girl woman that did the 7 experiment. That is where you only have only seven different article of clothing to wear for an entire month. That has caused me to think about what I could give up for a month? I don't have a calling or desire to limit my already limited homeschooling mother wardrobe. What could my personal 7 experiment be? How about doing the opposite? How about avoiding seven things for a month? That is just some Dr. Seuss craziness going on!

Here are my 7:

1. Refined Sugar
2. Carbonated beverages
3. Coffee
4. Tea
5. Cheese
6. Chips
7. Chick-Fil-A Fries

If you know me at all, you know the last one is the one that probably hurts the most. To be honest, they all are hard to give up. Otherwise, why would they be on my list. I am excited, yet scared to do this. I don't know why. I did it before. Maybe it was different then because it was life or death for me. Now, it is just living or living healthy. That is still a big choice to make. Self denial is never fun. I can do this.

Do you want to do this with me? If so, please let me know. Let's have some accountability! We always do better when we have someone checking up on us. Shoot me an email at sherry-puckett@att.net if you are interested in joining me on this month long 7 experiment.

Here is the homeschool mom in me. What do you think the outcome will be? My hypothesis is that I will be feeling better. I will have more energy (even with out the coke and coffee). I will see my skin clearing up.

If you are not called to join me by physically doing the 7 experiment, then please join in praying for me as I go on this journey.

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