The comments made in the post below made me cry. Why? Because these women are friends of the heart who both cared (and dared) to challenge me.
The truth is, I hadn’t researched the effects of Phase I on a pregnancy before deciding to attempt it, and I haven’t talked to my doctor to see if she approves.
The ugly truth is, I was hoping to lose some weight in the process because I have gained a lot so far and I still have 20 weeks to go.
The overwhelming truth is that I have a serious food addiction–not just to sugar but to overeating in general and I don’t know how better to stop this behavior than to drastically reduce my choices.
The reason I thought that I’d start with Phase I is that it’s supposed to eliminate those powerful cravings. I assumed that if I continued to take my supplements (I alternate between taking a prenatal vitamin and drinking Reliv shakes) that the two weeks sans fruit & high-glycemic vegies wouldn’t hurt me or the baby.
Now I’m confused and need to pray all the harder. I have been praying for the virtue of temperance but–as with so many of our deepest needs, it seems–God wants me to do some of the hardest work myself.
In Him and through Him and as always, in need of your help,