Most of us have some clothes somewhere that are only in our closets to wear “when I lose some weight.” Since I struggle with PCOS, I struggle with weight issues. Not everyone with PCOS has weight issues but everyone I’ve met so far do and I’m not the exception to that rule. Even though I eat really healthy and avoid fast food, I still struggle with it. Until now I haven’t lost weight since I was seeing a naturalpathic doctor, who was going to “heal” me. I was on some “medicine” with her that worked to help me lose weight but didn’t change any other of my symptoms, when I got off that said “medicine” I gained all the weight I lost back.
I only have a certain amount of work pants. When I gained my weight back I struggled to fit into a pair that didn’t have an elastic waist, those and a few shirts became too snug, so into the top of my closet they went. Friday I got home and was feeling kind of “thin.” I got this hair to go try on those non-elastic waist pants and guess what? They fit!! (And quite nicely I might add) I went into where Hubby was and did a little happy dance for him. Today I’m proudly wearing those pants. It feels SO good to finally fit into them again! PRAISE GOD!!
I also went off the beaten path a bit this weekend, I made some raw tacos. Hubby really enjoyed them although he thinks the “meat” should be warmed. This is a great recipe for us here, we have TONS of walnut trees around us. I am all about harvesting what God gave us rather than having to buy something extra, so this could save us some money, and they are tasty. Hubby even thought I should run one over to the neighbor to see if they could tell there was no real meat in it, but I didn’t. Maybe next time I make them!
2 cups soaked raw walnuts (soak over night or 24 hours)
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
3-4 tbsp hemp seed oil OR cold pressed olive oil
You blend (or food process, I only have a magic bullet so I used that) all ingredients. I did the walnuts separately then added everything to a bowl and added my spices etc. Make some homemade guacamole, and any garnishes that you normally like on your tacos. Take a leaf of lettuce put down a layer of guacamole, then some of the walnut “meat” and then your toppings. Fold up your lettuce like a taco and enjoy! I promise you, you won’t know there is not any meat in these either, they are surprisingly good!
Today is day 13 of 40 of my juice fast. As you can see I got board with only juice and have included some raw food into my diet. I don’t do this everyday but as little treats and to feel a bit normal. I am still feeling great, still losing weight and happy with my journey so far. God is really working in my life and I am so grateful.