Toward the end of 2013 I started a new job where I had to drive over an hour each way to sit in an office all day long. I also started eating more, and more carbs--which I didn't need--and this together in an awful combination with less sleep, less fresh air, less sunshine, and less gardening resulted in weight gain.
I called it "the office 30"; similar to "the freshman 15" but twice as bad. I did manage to knock 10 of those pounds back off though...
Then toward the end of 2014 I started dating a man who loved to cook but insisted on frying everything. Not gonna lie, it was delicious! But falling so far off the wagon added even more weight, and then in 2015 I started getting sick again.
After 6 years without so much as even a headache, my first bout of the flu made me feel like I was going to die. Oh how easy it is to forget how awful symptoms can be when you haven't had any in forever!
The relationship with Fry Daddy didn't last, and at the beginning of 2016 I started working on getting my health back, dropping about 10 pounds pretty easily once again.
I joined Events & Adventures and had a really great time participating in so many awesome activities with wonderful people!
I had also started swimming regularly and dropped another 10 pounds in about a month or so, until the kids got out of school and made it nearly impossible for me to do laps in the apartment pool anymore.
Then I started doing karaoke and discovered an addiction I never knew was possible... I fuckn LOVE it!!
Along with going to bars more often came more drinking and more less-than-healthful eating, but karaoke also introduced me to many more new friends as well as the love of my life, so I can't really knock it too much 😉
One of the most awesome things about my sweetie is that he was immediately interested in exploring what FoodMagick could do for him, and very quickly he alleviated shoulder joint pain and lost almost 20 pounds...
But then I got laid off from my dream job shortly before the holidays, and I found most of the weight he lost. He put a few back on too, so at least I'm not in this alone.
I guess it's true, misery loves company! LOL
So now here we are at the beginning of a new year full of new opportunities and a new start to getting back to where I know I can be, healthwise.
Earlier this month I started eating more by the suggestions in The Official Menu Book of the Hay System, and already I've gotten rid of lingering congestion and my fingernails are stronger. Next week I'm kicking off a "Smoothies and Salads" week to detox my body and get my alkaline reserves fortified.
I can hardly wait to see what happens as a result!
I hope you'll join me in trying to become the healthiest you you can be 👍