I have to say that since changing my eating for a couple of days now, my body is feeling less bloated and I'm starting to feel a little more energized. I've kicked the processed stuff to the curb and have been concentrating on eating things like eggs, chicken, veggie patties, tons of berries and melon, yogurt, milk, salads and healthy green veggies, and my protein/fruit smoothies. No artificial sweeteners, high fat anything, minimal animal meat, breads/cereals. Yep, I am cleaning out my body and feeling better for it every day!
Now I'd be lying if I said it's been 100% easy. Not at all! I have been tempted many times to stray when I see something yummy, or think about going out for ice cream or out to dinner. Those are just habits that can be broken, and it won't happen over night. I am stronger than those things! I've also noticed that because everything I'm now eating/allowing in my body are things I have to prepare, which takes a few moments to think about and make...not just grab and go. That in itself has made me cut way back on what I eat. I think everyone should try this and I bet you too will find you don't eat as much.
I still haven't worked out yet, but today I plan on going to the garage and hitting some weights. Let me change the word "plan" to "will"...much better :)
On a side note: Dad got his appointment for this Friday at 3:30. It is not for a biopsy like we thought it would be, but for a consultation. We are not sure what that means, but we will find out soon enough. The unknown is the hardest part of this journey, but with all the support we have been getting, thinking positive is a lot easier to do. I am so very grateful for so many people out there that have prayed and supported me and my family. I don't feel alone and it gives me strength and hope. My extended family has posted about my dad and asked their friends for prayers, and it amazes me how many responded! I know not everyone believes in prayer or God, and I respect that. I do feel the love from so many people right now that it feels absolutely amazing! Thank you everyone!!!