Day 29, Getting Help to Continue

“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.”
Minutes ago, I sent off an order for groceries.  They should arrive in two hours or less.  I cleaned my teeth with a Waterpik and settled down to write.   I have already taken my walk to the library and park and visited the chiropractor.  And I have already eaten my two meals for the day.
I am short on protein.  Let me see if there is any pork tenderloin left.  There.  Exactly 50 kg.  Now my protein for today is 46.9 grams.


My neighbor says he is a second-hand vegan.  He eats the steer, and the steer is vegan.   What that really means is that he is not vegan at all.
It has been my experience that veganism does not work for me, either.  Besides making it a pain to get enough protein, other nutrients are hard to get straight from the vegetable world.  For a more in-depth discussion of this, check out my FREE ebook, Joyful Vibrance:  Transform Your Body Image, Energy, and Mood!

Set Back

My fried shrimp meal with my husband last night set me back on my weight loss.  I think it will take about three days to get back to where I was.  However, I may have lost weight too fast.  My diet triggered a hypoglycemic reaction yesterday; I almost fainted twice.  I am content to slow down a bit and see how things go.


I am not as excessively hungry as I was yesterday.  It is comforting to be relieved of that pain, even though it was exciting to see the scales go down so fast.  Everything we do is a balancing act.  We do not want to be hungry, so we eat.  We do not want to get fat, so we do not eat.  Somewhere in the middle is the balance between hunger and weight control.  I am working on that balance.  I hope you are discovering solutions for yourself so that you are neither hungry nor fat.

Diet Logs

Cronometer is a useful tool to help you find that balance.  I have successfully used MyFitnessPal, too.  Their food database is much more massive than Cronometer’s.  However, it is not more accurate.  When you are trying to pick the right food record, such an extensive database can confuse you.  I would rather have fewer but more quality choices.  Both apps allow you to enter your own food records.  However, that is not too often necessary.

Diet Diary

This diary shows my essential diet with a little bite from my husband’s omelet.  Everything is so well balanced, I give it an A+.  It remains for me to fast until breakfast tomorrow.  Let me set up a fasting record in Cronometer.  I made a mistake and did not record the time of my last bite.  However, it was about 12:30 PM, so I will use my best guess.  I probably have as much experience at this as Spock, so my best guess is reliable enough.  If you are scheduling a fast which starts in the past, schedule it in Fasting Settings.  Otherwise, you can schedule it in the Diary.  


Dear Lord,
Minutes from now, our groceries will arrive.  I got some food my husband requested plus what I need to continue my diet.  Now that I know what I want to eat, shopping is a breeze.
I scored 161 points for yesterday in JV Life Tracker (Vibrancy).  That is a low for this journey.  Please help me to resume my powerful trend of 200-plus-point-scores.
Lord, please help me to resume my diet.  Please protect me from my hypoglycemia symptoms.  Help me not to fear them in advance.  If they do resurface, permit me to deal with them appropriately and swiftly.  I have fainted before and do not want that happening again.
Lord, please help me to be joyful consistently.
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This article, with its diet diary, shows what worked for me.  I do not claim that it will work for you.  Consult a licensed medical provider to determine your diet and medical care.  These blog entries do not diagnose or treat any disease.  If I provide any clues for you or your provider, I will be happy.

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