I began my journey to health because I was so sick, I needed to find some way to relieve my pain and suffering.
Before I started, I had 4 strokes, 3 back surgeries, and had broken my back 3 times. I was, as the cliché goes, sick and tired of being sick and tired.
I first tried a paleo diet, but it nearly killed me. I began to lose so much weight, and my doctor told me I was dying of severe malnutrition. So he put me on enzymes. That helped a little, but I still struggled to keep weight on.
Then I took things into my own hands. I took myself off all my medication except what I absolutely needed to live (it went from 19 to 2). I was afraid to tell my primary care doctor, but she said, “Good for you! “
Then hubby and I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives, and we went vegan the very next day.
I can’t find the words to say what a difference it’s made. I am finally at a decent weight that I am able to maintain, and I feel so much better!
I now do these things for myself. I eat whole food, plant based, I exercise, even if it’s my physical therapy exercises, I drink 64 ounces of water (at least) a day (Zephyrhills is my favorite) and I try to look at the positive in life… Smell the roses (or at least take pictures of pretty flowers!)
I’m now happy and well on my way to becoming healthy. I love my life!
What do you do to be healthy?
A Pocketful of Joy to Fill Your Day