Daniel diet notes day 1 and 2

Day 1 and 2 notes.  I weighed myself and my goal is 8.5 pounds to shed. Anything more is frosting on the cake, even though we can’t have it. 🙂 My wife and I are attempting the Daniel Plan written by Rick Warren and some other authors, Rick is the head pastor from Saddleback church.   It’s a 10 day detox and 30 day diet helping change the way a person eats.   For me, i don’t drink anything on a regular basis with caffeine, which my wife has a slight obsession with Diet Coke, and Chocolate.  I like sweets though!

When we were shopping for the food, there is nothing cheap about ingredients to make the food.  This will be my first adventure into a diet per se.  I’m glad cause my wife does the cooking, previous attempts to watch what I eat, generally failed.  I’m stuck at a certain weight even though I work out 3 to 4 days a week.  I did a sprint triathlon in 2012 and worked out 5 and 6 days a week.  Even this didn’t help lose a lot of weight.  This proved a diet is critical part of toning up and losing weight. 

We were shopping, one funny thing I realized, I’m glad we don’t have to diet ‘toliet paper’.  Everything else we purchased was new!  The first day consisted of salad, vegies, a new vinegar based salad dressing.  We had stir fry with some tofu (fake meat), which wasn’t too bad either.  

On the faith side, the wife and are using the Duck Dynasty devotional book my wife got for me Christmas.  Unlike other attempts, this is my first adventure actively including my faith.  If it’s in His will, we will succeed.  I believe that 100%.

The word that came out of our devotionals, “perseverance” – “

“steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”

Lord, I pray for help with the change in diet, change in habits and be present for my wife and I during this journey.

Amen!

Stay tuned,

Steve

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