March 2013: I AM VERY MOTIVATED to regain as much of my health as I can, and rid myself of the chronic, debilitating pain and fatigue of the last several years. Too young to feel so old, and having no desire to end up *too sick or crippled* to care for myself in years to come, I am (at age 47) finally taking responsibility for my health and holding myself accountable for my choices, as well as their consequences. And it is very empowering!
To achieve and maintain 95% or more of calories from unrefined, nutrient-rich plant foods.
To follow Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.'s "Eat to Live" plant-based, Nutritarian eating plan for LIFE.
Health & Wholeness and
Following Dr. Fuhrman's "Eat to Live" [E2L] plan:
At least 95% unrefined, nutrient-rich plant foods, derived from: Vegetables, Fruits, Beans & Legumes, Seed & Nuts, and Whole Grains.
NO processed foods, oils, salt, caffeine, alcohol, dairy or meat of any kind (fish, poultry, pork, beef, lamb, etc).
Regular exercise routine.
Self-Compassion & Kindness
Also, listening to the healing messages of Tara Brach, ThÝch Nhất Hạnh, , Sharon Salzberg, et al.
Eliminated with optimal nutrition, regular exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle!
... Clinical Depression
... High cholesterol
Greatly reduced with optimal nutrition, regular exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle!
... Severe Migraines
... Chronic Fatigue
Family history of strokes, aneurysms, heart attacks and cancer.
Highest Weight - 2011: 289
E2L 6wk Challenge Day 1
3/02/2013: 255.5 lb
FINAL Day of Challenge!
4/13/2013: 229.5 lb
But I've only just begun....
| current weight: 186.5
Happy birthday Suzan ;-)
328 days ago
Thanks, Suzanne, for thinking of me. I am now volunteering at the walking organization where my wife used to work. I also joined a local "Adventure Club" that does lots of hiking, kayaking, social outings, etc. I even just got back from a 2-week trip out East to visit a number of good friends. These activities have helped a lot to start recovering from the grief - I can now look at photo albums and have happy memories instead of just being sad. If you get a minute, take a look at a few of my most recent blogs. Thanks again!
759 days ago
I'm glad to see you're back at it...me too! I regained about 12 pounds...which was a bit discouraging. But spring is a great time for a restart, right?
814 days ago
Thanks, Suzanne, for the nice comments on the tribute blog I did for my wife. The words of encouragement always help. I've been trying to take care of myself, but sometimes I just don't feel like doing much. I'm going this weekend to Houston to visit my wife's parents. Her mother isn't doing very well, and I need to visit before she gets too sickly.
Thanks for being there for others! Now you take care of yourself also!
824 days ago
Hi Suzan, I haven't seen you for while. Hope you are doing fine. Thinking about you.
Words of wisdom: The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. ľOliver Wendell Holmes
831 days ago