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Another New Year

Posted by lmreed on January 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM

So, another new year full of resolutions that many of us make and break within the first few months…if that.

 

Diet—that word seems to be associated with a lot of New Year resolutions, but for me, it is no longer simply a resolution, but a way of life.

 

I’ve always thought of myself as a fairly healthy person, but like most people, I’ve had my issues…mostly related to my diet. I discovered over a decade ago that grains and I don’t get along, so I’ve been ‘low carb’ for quite a while. That meant eating low carb bread and doing some of the Atkins drinks and meals. I felt much better. Occasional headache, a few sinus issues, reflux here and there, fluctuating blood pressure, and some inflammation, but nothing a bit of Sudafed Decongestant and Ibuprofen couldn’t handle. I maintained my weight and had enough energy to handle life.

 

However, when the ‘change’ hit five years ago, that all flew out the window. I gained 3 pounds a month, every month, for over a year. Yep, that’s right, 40 pound weight gain…yay me. It didn’t matter what I did, every month at the same time, 3 more pounds. Weird, right?

 

Not only that, my energy level dropped and the small problems I was having got worse.

 

More OTC medicines handled most of the problems, but no matter what I tried, I couldn’t lose the weight.

 

After trying just about everything I could think of, I just finally accepted the fact that I would never fit back into my closet full of clothes.

 

Then, last year, I developed a raging UTI and ended up in the ER. When your normal temp is in the 97 degree range, 102.7 temp can really knock you out.

 

Oh, and did I happen to mention I began having hives right before the UTI…? I didn’t…? Well…

 

I decided it was time to see a doctor.

 

That’s all the time I have for today. I’ll be back soon. I’m a rather inconsistent blogger, but I will return.

 

Until then…stayed tuned for more and Happy New Year!

 

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