The journey actually took a little longer as:
- I had to COMMIT to my goal,
-I had to have the DESIRE to see my goal through.
-I had to have the WILL to see it through to the end.
I really think that if you don't have the fortitude to see it through, you are not ready for this program. I have been watching many YouTube & TedTalk videos on what REAL food is and what we are really eating. I am not preaching but I was making the education for myself.
The month of May is a difficult one for me as I lost both my parents relatively young to disease. My dad from heart disease (smoking & lifetime of fatty foods) and my mother from Alzheimer's (sugar is the only pinpoint I have for her). So it is fitting that in this month I am making a conscience choice for myself and deciding that I didn't like seeing my parent's last 10 years of life end the way it did...unhealthy and sick. Turning 50 this past year has made me realize that even thought I look "healthy" because I am tall & on the slender side - does not mean that I am healthy on the inside, the part that we can't see, yet is where all the damage and disease is.
I am a dessertoholic. I love sugar,the real kind. Not the breads/pastas but yummy sweet stuff!!
Can I tell you what this past 10 days (YES ONLY 10 DAYS) has done for me. (YES I realize going forward is a daily choice of what I decide to buy at the store and put in my mouth).
This past weekend I worked our kettle corn concession booth with the boys at the Racetrack. Friday was the last day of the challenge so I knew what i had to eat. Can you imagine, again me the sweet tooth queen, staring at Funnel Cake booth and making & serving sweet kettle corn all day long and having the WILL to not indulge. We befriended the lovely couple doing the funnel cake and told them about our journey as they offered us one of their signature funnel cakes. We said No thanks and felt great saying No we don't do sugar!!
Two weeks ago I would have had one every day I was there, and a deep fried Mars bar for dessert!!
THIS CHALLENGE RESET MY METABOLISM.. I was quite content eating my veggies and bean salad with no sugar cravings...not even a little. I had a couple of kettlecorn pieces and asked if they had changed the recipe as it was super sweet!!
...Yes this is the same Diane that you know!!
So friends, family and followers,,, IT WORKS..
However the only stipulation is that YOU HAVE TO WORK IT!!
You must work on your DESIRE to change your health.
You must work on your WILL to have a better life for yourself & be healthy for your kids & grand kids.
You must work on your ATTITUDE that you come first.
I started off by watching videos on YouTube and TedTalks on what is really in our food. I swear I will never eat a hot dog or chicken mcnugget ever again. (Jamie Oliver has some great info)
I found a product that worked on some friends of mine, all with tremendous results. They were all men and all lost more than 12 lbs (so get your husband involved as well as it works great to support each other). The group of women I did it with lost 8lbs & 10lbs and many inches.
If you have the DESIRE and the WILL and the positive ATTITUDE to make a change to YOU ( I call it spring cleaning for the inner body..getting the gunk out from behind the organs that have been stuffed in there for years - decluttering!!), YOU TOO WILL BE SHOUTING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS as I am today.
Our society has been lazy and complacent for way too many years and corporate America has taken over your pocketbook and more importantly your health and than big Pharma has taken over your healthcare.
Sorry about that side rant... that is another blog for another day...
If you would like to have your own 10 Day Transformation (YES ONLY 10 DAYS - not 30 or 90 days - I like things over with quick), send me an email through the contact page and I will send you a Gift Card (number) for $50 OFF towards any product or the challenge.
To find out more about Purium the website is:
My husband and I love the product enough that we actually make some extra money promoting it!!
Would love to have you join me on this journey...the more the MERRIER we will be!!
PS..For my painting followers out there, I am still painting and will be posting some new wineglasses and a brand new line for me....stay tuned...