Thursday, December 29, 2011


New Year, New Plan!

The Becker's have decided to embrace a new Lifestyle change. We hope, and pray, that Bill can get off the Statin drugs and for an improvement in my Fibromyalgia, which has become progressively worse this past year.

For the last month, we have been reading, watching documentaries, researching and praying for a means to a new, healthier lifestyle. We have talked to Vegetarians, Vegans, and those using a Gluten free diet. We have weighed the pro's and con's, discussed and cussed, to come up with a plan that is doable for our family.
At the very least, we will enjoy a vegetarian lifestyle and work towards a vegan way of life.

We will take this slowly but commit for at least six months,

We will give up all refined sugars and delete processed foods from our life.
We chose to exclude beef, chicken and fish from our diet.
At this time,  we have not made a final decision on dairy products.  We do not drink milk but use it in cooking or baking. We enjoy cheese but have decided to put that on the Do Not Eat list!. We eat eggs but, if we continue,  will only eat those that come from a neighbor's chickens.
We have been drinking soy, almond or coconut milk for the last few years.  Sadly, I will be giving up my beloved ice cream but I can make a substitute in my blender.

The one thing I am not willing to give up is a good glass of wine! There are limits you know!

Through this blog, I will have accountability for what may be a difficult transition. I hope to share some good recipes and keep you posted on our progress. I ask for your prayers, we will need strength to follow this new path.

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  1. Congratulations! I believe you will benefit greatly. I know we have. And my fibromyalgia has not flared up one single time since we made our changes! I don't miss it one little bit! LOL

    I have some websites with recipes if you're interested, just let me know!

  2. best of luck to you!!! My brother became a vegan over a year ago now and LOVES IT!!! He is on Facebook and if you want to "friend" him his name is Glenn Osrin...he had started a vegan blog but I am not sure if he is still writing it. He would be more than happy to help!

  3. Oh wow! Well I for one wish you well and all the best with this most profound lifestyle change!! I think if you stay focused and determined you will reap wonderful results!! May 2012 be a year of good health, healthy living and a good glass of wine now and again! :-) Take care

  4. Good luck Shawn and yes, we all have limits. LOL
    Happy New Year!
    ~Naila Moon