Thursday, October 24, 2013

I Surprised Myself!


       
     If someone told me that I had to make a big change in my diet before I had to do it probably I would exclaim "Say what?!  I can't eat some of my favourite foods right now!"  Well, to my surprise in recent weeks I have adjusted with ultimate ease. I surprised even myself! Of course it was very important for my health but I have not been moaning and groaning about it.  These days I eat a lot more fish and one of my favourite dishes is Escoveitched Fish .  Ah, no wonder, I can still eat a favourite dish!:)


            

    Have you ever had to make a drastic change in your diet?  If so, how did you cope?

     As usual I am linking with Friendship Friday hosted by Create With Joy and the other parties below:

42 comments:

mail4rosey said...

You did a beauty of a job with the display too. I'm glad you're eating right and still enjoying it too. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Rosey! I can hardly believe how disciplined I have been! My family is surprised. I can't be tempted!LOL

Sandee said...

Well I wouldn't say a drastic change in my diet, but as we get older we can't eat the things we did when we were younger, so I've got a diet that is far leaner and more healthy. It's that hard to do as you've found out.

Have a terrific day Judy. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

You can say that again Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

Self Sagacity said...

Yes Judy, I am going through it right now. It's been almost 1/2 month. I think the though of it is harder than the actual eating. Don't you think so too?

Judy Haughton-James said...

I have not made the change that long Self Sagacity but I am definitely sticking with it. You are right, the thought about it is harder than the actual eating!

Nekky said...

A few months ago Judy, I was diagnosed to be Lactose intolerant and that has affected my eating any dairy product made of cow milk and that's a lot. I think I'm getting well on. Who told me that I'd be enjoying soya milk more than anything?

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am glad that you are adjusting to soya milk now Nekky! I am doing quite well without red meat at this time. It is great when we can make the bold decisions to improve our health.

Trinity Grace said...

Hi Judy,
The fish looks delicious! I have made a lot of diet changes. Sometimes, it is not easy, especially when I'm around others who are eating something that I still crave from time to time. Seasoning foods with herbs and spices has helped me to enjoy foods that I wouldn't have thought about eating several years ago. Now, I find myself eating more and more for nutrition as opposed to enjoyment only. Take baby steps to improve your diet. For me, this has been the key to making dietary changes a way of life as opposed to a temporary fix!

May God bless you and keep you as you make the changes that are needed for optimal health.

Theresa said...

Having to readjust your diet is super hard. I had to do that 5 years ago and I am still griping about it lol. I am happy to hear that you are adjusting just fine though! Your plate looks oh so good!

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am still wondering how I have adjusted so well Theresa! My birthday is coming up and I am thinking of not having a cake! Mercy! Maybe I will have a slice!LOL

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for the great advice Trinity Grace! Definitely the way to go. Take care and God Bless.

Antionette Blake said...

Nope, but I need too!!! Visiting from Katherine's Corner

craftyspices said...

This is awesome news, I'm very happy for you. Eating healthy and loving it is the best thing that can happen to someone. You keep it up and never look back :).
Take care...

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by Antionette! All the very best to you,

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot craftyspices! I am glad that I have been able to make the necessary changes and I am feeling better. Have a great weekend.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww Judy, you are doing great with your diet :) I need to make changes I eat far to much sweet things but the more I try to give up the more I eat :(

Marie Moody said...

Wow, that looks mighty tasty there girlfriend! I had to make a drastic change when I found out I was containing water in my legs big time. NO SALT! That just doesn't mean from the salt shaker. NO MORE CANNED VEGGIES for one. BIG TIME SODIUM there. So it's fresh or frozen or nothing. I have found that Morton makes 1/2 sodium, and I also use Mrs. Dash which is better than nothing. I use a lot of spices too so there ya go! Have a great weekend & I'm all up to par now & caught up since my surgery & sickness probs. So you'll see me a lot more often now. hugs, me

GiGi said...

YUM! That recipe looks GREAT! I was drawn to your blog from the Jenny's Hop, because of the picture! :)

I have certainly had to drastically change my diet years ago. Not because of weight issues, but because I had my large intestine removed! No wheat, dairy, gluten, sugar, soy, nuts, fruit for me!!!! :o

- Love, http://gigieatscelebrities.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments GiGi. That is a real big change to deal with. I hope you are doing fine now and my best wishes to you.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Claire! I really can't believe how well I have adjusted!:) I wanted to feel better and so had no other choice. Have a wonderful weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Escoveitched fish is rather delicious Marie. Thanks for the information you shared about the products. I am so glad that your surgery was successful and you are much better now. Have a wonderful weekend.

Colette S said...

I haven't had to make any drastic changes, but trying to cut out dairy. Seems I'm not agreeable to those things.

I think I'd cope very well, actually.

Good for you!

I miss the escoveitch fish so much!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Colette! It is good to be able to adjust easily. Have a good weekend.

Lisha said...

My husband was diagnosed with Celiac disease a few months ago, and we made the decision to work toward phasing out gluten for everyone, since one of my daughters already shows signs of gluten intolerance. I thought it would be a really tough shift for me, but it really hasn't been. In fact, we all eating much healthier as a result and enjoying experimenting with new recipes!

I am visiting from the Make My Saturday Sweet link-up! So nice to 'meet' you, Judy!
~Lisha

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments Lisha. That is good that the entire family made the change after your husband's diagnosis. I will be heading over to your blog. Have a great weekend.

Blush and Barbells said...

Mmmm,what time is dinner?!

gina valley said...

Good for you for making the effort for better health. It's not easy, but totally worth it.

Also, stopping by from Crafty Spices to check out and grab an email subscription to your blog. Your blog looks great!

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Have a great weekend! -gina

The Readio said...

Yes, there was a time that I had to cut out fried food, red meat and dairy - that was hard! I did it, though, because you do when you're health needs you to.

Carolin said...

I said goodbye to chocolate for a while and have to say that it made me feel a lot more energetic - it was not easy though. I love that stuff ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am also not having any chocolate these days Carolin.

Judy Haughton-James said...

One definitely has to make the changes when they make one feel better The Readio.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I would gladly give you some Blush and Barbells!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Gina! Have a good weekend.

Julia Toussaint said...

I try to eat a lot more fish too, very healthy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Fish is indeed healthy Julia!

JO BRYAN said...

OOh I would happily change my diet if I could eat that dish. I lost 3 dress sizes on Slimming World. Very easy as you can eat lots. Over from Love My Post, thanks for linking up, hope you get chance to look around too.

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot JO! I will definitely visit your blog. Have a good week.

Susan@Organized31 said...

I'm in the middle of making changes to my diet. I admire your determination. It'll be worth it, right? :) Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It has certainly been worth it for me Susan as I am feeling better. My best wishes to you as you also make changes in your diet.

Maria said...

that's so wonderful you're able to still enjoy some of your favorite foods!! so glad to hear! congratulations to you on sticking with it!
xoxox
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Maria! I am so glad that I am being so disciplined!:)

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