We are a third of the way there and going strong! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, our whole family is on a “Whole30″ right now. You can find out more information here but here’s the simplified explanation: We eat “real food – meat, seafood, eggs, tons of vegetables, some fruit, and plenty of good fats from fruits, oils, nuts and seeds.” And that’s all. It’s a challenge but we are all feeling better, Jeremiah’s blood glucose numbers are doing good, and Brandon’s pants are feeling looser.
It’s definitely one of those things where we are loving how we feel and would love to always feel so great, but we are also still very tempted by the pizza commercials and wouldn’t trust ourselves within a mile of a Chinese Buffet. That’s life though, isn’t it?! As it says in Romans 7:15 “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Gosh, doesn’t that lay it out perfectly.
It’s always a battle. It’s never easy. But it’s always doable and always worth it. So we continue on. We are working hard to have our daily bible times and the Lord has been gracious to wake me up early to allow me to be in the word. We are working on being active and are doing great when it comes to our food. It’s a process but we are on the right track, we’re on the wagon, and we’re trucking forward with high hopes.
I say all of this to remind you that you can do this too. We are a beyond average family and we’re doing this. So. Can. You. We don’t have any extra amount of will-power or self-control. We are tempted as much as you, if not more. We can be super lazy and not want to do much, but we do. We fight past the temptation and we stay strong, as a whole family. You and your family can do it too, I promise. Start small, start simple, start today.
Check out our Day 10 Eats:
For breakfast I shredded up a few carrots and browned them in coconut oil with ham slices. It was a simple, warm, yummy breakfast.
Lunch was leftovers of the steak from yesterday. Have I said lately how much I love leftovers?!
Dinner was a funny combo that tasted delicious. I had planned on making coleslaw until I remembered that it’s full of eggs (from the mayo) and we are trying to steer away from eggs. I had to think fast for dinner and this is what I came up with. Kickin’ Kabbage topped with applegate farms sausage links that I browned up. Go figure, we all had seconds and ate it up!
Things are having to be moved around but it’s still working and we’re doing well. I really hope you are too and that our example, however scary it might be, is encouraging you to do well for your family. You can do this! Your whole family will thank you.