4 days ago my life changed. I would like to say it changed for the best, but my mind is not convinced that's the truth just yet.
4 days ago I took the plunge and committed to giving up grain, dairy, legumes, processed food, alcohol and refined sugar for 30 days. This decision come after I had some blood work results that were not too stellar a year ago. At that time I meant to do something about my weight and the year got away from me. Several weeks ago I got my yearly blood work results back and they were worse than ever before. This year my bad cholesterol was worse than bad. My good cholesterol eluded to the fact I never exercise, and my pancreas is working harder than a Target employee on Black Friday. Weighing 233#, it's time for a drastic change. I have hit rock bottom and I never want to be here again.
There have been a few things helping to push me towards making the changes I need to make, other than the deplorable blood work.
The first thing is a blog I stumbled across, 100 Days of Real Food. I discovered this family's blog, and after reading it I really wanted to stop eating food and food substitutes that were full of chemicals. I know eating whole, real food is important. It's the basis of what The Reluctant Farmer and I have built our life on, and we work so hard to produce healthy food for 6 months of the year. How have I allowed myself to get into this situation?!
The second thing is a weight loss competition we are having at work. We have done this competition several times, and I have never really taken it too seriously until a recent conversation. After the last competition ended, a co-worker pulled me aside and said: "I know this is going to sound bad, but you were my rabbit through this competition and I just wanted to beat you. I didn't want to be the heaviest person here anymore."
Well, you know what? I am nobody's rabbit! It is time to get my ass in gear....