Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Maker's Diet

First, who is the Maker? My Maker was none other than the big man himself, GOD! SO, it only makes perfect sense that God would place food ~ animals, plants, herbs, grasses on HIS earth for HIS creation to eat and be well. The Bible does talk about this, and God even gives pretty direct instruction to the Jews on what they should eat.

This said, I have read the Maker's Diet book by Jordan Rubin, and Gregg and I are now on day 7 of the program. The "program" goes in 3 parts, the first part being the hardest, the cleansing phase. Gregg seems to be more energetic and finally not eating every minute. He is happy to report that some of his "love handles" seem to be shrinking.

Myself, on the other hand, knowing that my health was in need of a BIG boost, have been experiencing some "withdrawl" symptoms and cleansing "crisis"...headaches and tired, then energetic the next day! Oh well, it is all worth it, seeing as I have lost 2 lbs of my "fluffiness" around my midsection.

The menu has been quite frankly ~ awesome! Finally I have the "excuse" to buy and try some "odd" things that i may not have regularly...lots of yummy fish, stirfry's, soups, etc.

The coconut soup was a huge hit, as seeing as how coconut is really good for the digestive, that was an added bonus. Also loved the lemon fish.


We have painted the "laundry room", otherwise know as the room that houses the fridge, pantry, washer and dryer, and that you walk through to get to the john. It is now yellow to match the kitchen and sports a new layer of those lovely self-adhesive tiles like our kitchen. Definately brightens the room and now we will be needing some shelving, etc. But at least we got rid of the dungeon feel.

Has been scheduled for Feb. 22, and thankfully God has worked it out that he will NOT lose his job, and we will get some sort of E.I. for some of it, so that is good. So we are pinching pennies and planning for Gregg to be off his legs for a good spell. Prayer is definately appreciated.

Oh, and friends of ours with 5 girls have temp. moved into town, so we are feeling so blessed for them to have a cleaner, bigger house closer to everything for them. You can keep them in your prayers that their health would also improve and that if they are to keep the house they are temporarily in, God will provide.

Well, from a thankful Jo once again, good night to all!

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