PICTURE BY OLIVIA MCENTIRE
I wanted to let you all know that I am in my second week of the Rotation Diet and I am really very content with it. My blood pressure has gotten so low that I have had to get off some of my medication. My blood glucose level has stabilized. I have lost 9 pounds. I feel wonderful. My clothes are feeling looser. I do realize that a couple of weeks do not a life make nor a loss of sixty more pounds but, I feel so hopeful and look forward to each new day.
I thought that I would share one day of the diet that I am on. Remember that it is a rotation diet. So you eat a certain amount of calories for a few days then the calorie amounts raise. Then in a few days more you go to a higher amount of calories. It is a three week rotation. Then you are allowed to eat as normal for a week or two and then go back to week one. You can go directly back to week one if you want. The thing that I like most about this diet is that you are allowed bread, fruit and whole wheat crackers in certain amounts. I really like bread and fruit and feel very deprived not to be able to eat them.
The following is from The Rotation Diet. It is the first week, day one.
Breakfast----1/2 banana, 1 oz. high fiber cereal, 8ozs skim or low fat milk, no-cal beverage.
Lunch---Large chef salad, 1oz each of cheese and turkey, plus any free salad vegetables, lo-cal dressing, 5 whole wheat crackers, no-cal beverage.
Dinner--41/2 ounces of baked chicken, 1 small, 31/2 oz. baked potato, 1 cup green beans, 1 apple, 1 oz. cheese, no-cal beverage.
As you can see, I did not go hungry, nor did I get hungry.
Well, this has shown you some of what I have been up to but not all, I have filled my life with prayer, Bible study,cooking, house cleaning, laundry, mending, listening to soothing, uplifting music, grocery shopping, letter writing, showing my husband my love and appreciation for him, going to the church that I love, loving my family and friends and the strangers that I meet, riding my stationary bike some, keeping in contact with those of you on this same journey, writing two poems, making phone calls to family far away, and 1000 other things that make up my life. You get the picture.
I hope this might be an encouragement to one of you. I hope your week has gone well and that you are a better person for having lived it. connie
Within my heart is one small room,
Its doors are open wide
To gather joys and sorrows,
And to let love come inside.
There's also room for friendship,
And may I simply state,
I'm grateful for that lovely day
You walked into my gate!
~doris m. lagasse