Thursday, September 9, 2010

Something Else New - New Food

The first thing I need to do in my new adventure is to re asses my diet and eating habits. It seems like I don't have the energy I should have. Part of the problem is that I have had bouts of sleeplessness since I was young and a night of that can spoil the great plans you had for the next day. This has been getting better, but I am going to try for "completely healed" of insomnia. I think a bit of this has been my love of diet colas. As long as I drink caffeine-free, things seem to be fine, but I forget and the restaurants seldom have caffeine free and diet colas. Then, too, I know I eat too many sweets. With this in mind, I have started to eliminate colas and most sweets from my diet.

It has only been a few days since I started and already I feel that I have more energy and have less need for a nap.

My husband, the cook, is home now for dinners, so I can have a nice large salad again. They are so good. And apples are in season. I like those. Now I just have to develop a taste for lean meat. I love fish, but chicken and turkey not so much.

What I have found is that if I just ask the Lord to help me eat better, He is faithful to give me the desire to eat certain foods. Right now I crave cauliflower since I haven't been able to have it. And I believe He will help me to greatly reduce my desire for sweets. A lot of that is just habit, wanting something special at the end of a meal. It could just as easily be mandarin oranges as cake. I'm not a health food purist and never will be. I just want to do better and feel better. I do get exercise, so I'm looking forward to the energy I know is coming.

So how about you? Is the fall a time for a new diet or the time for "comfort food" of one type or another?


  1. Hi Nancy -

    My sympathies.

    I'll be doing a post on my dieting adventures. For someone who's always been a toothpick, this is a new experience.

    Susan :)

  2. I have been working at eating healthier for a long time now,especially since I am getting older. I cut out sugar a few weeks ago and that urge is gone for the most part. Also eating more fruit each day and added some nuts in. The better we take care of ourselves, the better we feel for sure. Thank you for your encouraging words to me:)I need all of them!

  3. Hi Nancy

    I changed my eating habits about 3 years ago and I lost 35 lbs and I've kept it off. I walk 3 to 4 miles a day and watch what I eat. If an Old Geezer like me can do it anyone can. :-)


  4. Isn't it amazing Nancy that God can help us with everything. I get so frustrated when I hear people tell children not to pray for something because it's not important enough. Someone once told me that if it's important to you, it's important to God. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I so admire you. The Lord is always willing to help if we're willing to ask.

    Many blessings of improved health to you,

  6. Susan - I'll be interested in reading those adventures.

    Terri - When I wrote what I said, I felt an anointing to encourage you. I truly believe in this project.

    Ron - That's a lot of weight. Congratulations.

    deodate - I totally agree with you.

    Jeanette - Thanks for sharing about your trip. I'm glad you had fun.

  7. I love apples, and they're so crisp and delicious this time of year. You have a great attitude about eating healthy. I agree, asking for God's help makes such a difference.

  8. Jill - I just had a Gala apple and as my baby Ty would say, "ummmmmm!"