Thank you and an Ode to 21-Day Kickstart
Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:21 PM
Ode to 21-Day Kickstart
Health was becoming an issue as my body began to decline
Heart disease, high cholesterol and Lupus were becoming good friends of mine
Endless doctor's appointments, tests, bloodwork and more
Seemed to be the only thing I would leave my house for
One day while searching the web for a solution
I came across a healthy resolution
PCRM, Susan, Jill and Dr. Neal Barnard
Presented a program they said wouldn't be hard
A 21-Day Kickstart to a new way of health
They'd provide all I'd need to take care of myself
Webcasts, meal plans, support forums and celebrities too
Didn't take me long to decide what I needed to do
A vegan eating plan without dairy or meat
Soon got be going and back on my feet
Finally feeling some energy, how long had it been
Discovered it's never too late to "vegan again"
Thank you so much to "all" involved in the Kickstart Program. There are not enough words to express how grateful I am to you.
I'd been on a vegan plan 9 yrs ago for about 7 months. Tried getting back to it on my own and was unsuccessful each time. Then I joined the January Kickstart a few days into the program and have been going ever since. Saw my Rheumatologist yesterday. He was amazed at my Cholesterol results and said he had another patient who went "vegetarian" and his cholesterol had dropped to "123". He looked at me and said "Maybe there is something to this?". He chuckled when I first told him I was going to try getting back on the vegan diet to see if it would help my Lupus. Telling me there was no diet proven to help with Lupus. Well, I'm already getting his attention. My goal is to one day be able to taper off the medication and prove to him that there is a "diet" that will help Lupus!
A special thank you to all of my fellow "forum" friends who have also helped me to continue the program. Your encouragement, recipes etc. has meant so much!
Craftycat - Southern, CA
~Isaiah 43: 18 & 19 - "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing!"