This week, I have not been my best. I've been having what I'm fairly certain is a flare up of Lyme's Disease. I am achy and sore and depressed. I'm only 28, I shouldn't be having arthritis!
Ok ok enough of the self pity portion of the post. (Try saying that three times fast!) But my favorite thing right now does have everything to do with my health.
Mainly, that I'm healthier in general, current flare up notwithstanding. I have lost 23 pounds since Christmas. I have run three miles without stopping to walk. And my cholesterol has gone down 70 plus points. Not too shabby!
Christmas Eve I had some sort of epiphany. Both my father and his brother had major heart attacks in their early to mid forties. And while my father is still with us, they both did die. (My dad's heart stopped until the paramedics got there to restart it.)
Even if I did survive a major heart attack, I would not want to be on meds for the next forty or so years of my life. I don't want to take five pills a day and have to monitor my heart and go to a specialist every month. I just don't. I don't like pills. I have OCD and other issues which I have managed to keep in check through natural remedies. I don't want to change that!
And I realized, on Christmas Eve, that I was heading in the same direction as my father and his brother. And I changed it. I gotta say, it's easier to move with 23 pounds of less fluff to move around with.
Wow this is deeper than I intended it to be.
Bonus random picture of some mitts I made a few weeks ago. I wanted to add a different one but blogger is being weird and not letting me upload right now.