Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My sweet mother in law's passing last May was the wake up call I needed to get healthy. Just a few days shy of her 55th birthday she drops dead. Clogging of the arteries, most likely from years of heavy smoking. Although I'm not a smoker, it made me realize all the things I'd been doing that where unhealthy. I've always been active and in the past few years have joined a gym and taken up running! I've even run 4 half marathons! However, I wasn't eating well. After Pam died, I joined Weight Watchers. I have done the program before and I knew it worked. Since June, I've lost 40 pounds! Not only have I lost weight, I have reshaped my view on food. Now it's about feeling good and fueling my body. I have become a mostly vegetarian. I have no ethical reasons for not eating meat, but I've done lots of research on the health benefits of a plant based diet. I'm now saving meat for special occasions. For years, I've had stomach problems and cutting out all the junk as helped so much! I know want to teach others what I've learned! I want to change the way I feed my kids too. This is my next goal. No more trips to McDonalds, except maybe on their birthdays!