Me and My Family

Me and My Family

06 May, 2011

Putting it out there!

So, I have been thinking about this a lot, thought it was about time I wrote it down.

I'm not gonna lie, I think about food all the time!

There I said it..

I put it out there.

Now let me say a little more.

For YEARS I have had thoughts that I should change the way I eat, I should stop eating chocolate, I should eat less at each meal, I should not eat so much bread, butter, jelly, and cereal. I should cut back on sugar intake....yadda yadda, yadda! I said these things to myself EvErYday for YRS.

It never happened. I cut back sometimes and exercised more and could lose a little weightm but nothing major. The best I did was two winters ago in Kodiak when My Great Friend Amy and I worked out almost every morning through thewinter and I was eating what I thought then was  a healthy diet. I lost 22 lbs. Then I got my diagnosis. Almost everthing in my life came to a screeching halt. Working out, eating "healthy" and such.

Now over a year out from  my diagnosis and after MUCH research, I HAVE changed my diet drastically.

Months ago I gave up meat and dairy. Now in the last month I have started drinking wheatgrass juice several times a day, and eating more fruits, veggies. I will admit the one dairy I have yet to give up is sour cream. I am also still stuggling with sugar....mostly by using non dairy creamer in my smoothies, and eating the occasional graham cracker! Not bad though for someone who used to eat chocolate every single day, and snack on crackers and cereal and carbs all day.

I am now trying to figure out how to fit in all the veggies and fruits I need into one day. I get full and still don't see weight loss. Oh I forgot, yes on my salad I use dressing...need to figure out what to put on salad that I like and isn't full of preservatives...and sugar. Though I use much less dressing now than I used to. Not even 2 tbsp which is a serving size.

Not that it's all about weight loss. I didn't change my diet for that reason. I just read that I lot of the ppl who changed their diet this way lost a bunch of weight.

I have been researching what foods are the best at helping the body to heal. I just finished reading was good. All about how Heavenly Father gave us this wonderful body that is actually built to heal itself, IF we fuel it correctly. Over the years, and centuries we have come so far away from how Heavenly Father meant for us to eat. I am trying to get back to the basics, back to the way He intended for me to eat and take care of my body!

K, not gonna get on a box, if anyone wants to know more just ask.

just wanted to put out there that food is something that has been on my mind for YEARS , so for me to make the changes I have made and still be thinking about food all the time is understandable. Though I have to admit the food I think about all day now, isn't really junk food. Though I still daydream about chocolate every now and then. For the most part I am thinking more like, should I have a carrot smoothie, or a salad? Should I have salad, or homemade soup? If I only have a carrot smoothie, how will I get in all my veggies and fruits? I was eating chips with my homemade salsa, but finally threw the chips away!

I do sometimes think how nice it would be to have a big fat piece of homemade bread with my soup! But I am just getting used to eating it without bread.

So, to say the least, I have made a lot of changes in my diet. I think once I get out and start working out I will see big changes. The biggest change I want right now though is to see my body healing itself.

That would be such a feeling of joy! relief! and such a blessing!

May each of you have many blessings in your lives.


Damon @ Pasagshak, Kodiak. Helping Dad.


  1. Wow, you really put it out there didn't you. I'll bet that just about everybody that reads your post can very closely relate to what you are saying. Believe me, I sure can. Pnuts are one of my favorite snacks but they can sure throw on the fat. I try hard to think "portion sizes" but quite often to no avail. Unfortunately, you have more of a motive to eat healthy. Hang in there my lovely girl.

  2. I am so impressed and I admire you so much! And I pray that you and your joyful spirit will be with us for many many years to come.

  3. Dan is so right ... you are not alone in thinking about food constantly. I don't know when the "switch" was turned on in me regarding food but it's a daily battle. I've gone off sugar before and it makes me feel extremely irritable.

    Thanks for putting it out there ...

    For me, it's a one day at a time thing. I get up and just try to do better. I fail. A lot. But I keep trying. Love you Danielle!!


  4. Hi Dani. I sure do admire someone who can call a spade a spade. Thanks.

    Don't ya love Psalm 139:14 "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

    Keep up the good work with eating nutritionally, you are an inspiration.

    Love to you from our family, Carolyn & The Snow Gulch Gang