SactoBob wrote:Mrs. D, if my story gave you any motivation to get down and do what it takes to be adherent, it is worth the world to me.
I am now going on 5 years knowing the truth about this diet. At first, Mr. D and I were 100 percent, he lost 25 pounds and we both had amazing health benefits. I convinced my mother to give it a try a few years ago and she had amazing results too.
For myself, I can really see the benefit of having a definite problem or disease diagnosed as a motivating factor for adherence. I've lost several family members - some were first cousins - to heart disease, one was 42 and male, the other was 49 and female, sudden cardiac death - which as my cardiologist friend put it, is "quite distressing". No kidding.
So, being around here and reading your posts occasionally right from the start of this program for you, I know what you did and feel as if I know you. It hits hard to read that someone I "know" has had amazing results. I'm re-reading Dr. E's book and trying some new recipes this week. Cleaned out the refrigerator and bought new food. Told the boys that when their mayo and cheese is gone, it's gone. They are NOT happy.
I know from past experience that it was the hardest thing I ever did to change our eating habits, but after a couple months it was second nature. I need to just get back in that groove and I know I can do it. Dragging everyone along with me makes it harder but I did it before so I'm sure I can do it again.