No telling what one thoughtful human being can do when they set their mind to it.
Yesterday I took a brave step--for me. I ate a couple of slices of a red bell pepper dipped in garlic dip. That may not sound like such a brave move, I mean it's not like I'm a taster for the king and any bite might be my last, but for me it comes close. To taste something I've never eaten or have eaten and decided I didn't like--there is a fear I won't like it, won't be able to swallow it, choke on it, and then won't be able to get the taste out of my mouth. The verdict. The pepper wasn't too bad. I had decided I would eat at least one slice. I actually ate 3-- pushing the limit. Now I know that I can eat a red bell pepper, maybe even a green one or a yellow one. This is a step toward having more veggies in my diet. Of course without the garlic dip I don't know if I could, but... one step at a time.
The other addition to my diet is juice (never a big fan); 8 oz of those V8 infusion juices is supposed to equal one serving of fruit and one serving of vegetable. I like the blackberry cranberry and it is pure juice, no sugar or anything else added.
We had dinner at Stanford's last night. They have wonderful hamburgers and fries, fish and chips and steaks. I ordered grilled halibut and garlic mashed potatoes. Another small step to fewer calories and less fat. And I had iced tea to drink instead of a coke or a beer. Good grief - how wholesome.