My health has been on a continuous roller coaster over the past few years, and I’m getting sick of it. Once again, I have a decision to make.
I’ve battled with various health issues.
First, back in 2014, they said I had high cholesterol. I changed my diet and started exercising. Follow up testing confirmed that cholesterol was no longer an issue. So I went back to my “normal” diet and exercise fell back to nothing.
Fast forward to April 2016 and my doctor tells me I may be pre-diabetic. Again, I changed my diet and began exercising. I lost 20 lbs. that spring and my subsequent “diabetes tests” were negative. I went back to my normal diet while exercise, once again, dropped off. Oh yeah, I gained all the weight back.
Then, earlier this year, my heart decided to go into a-fib rhythm for a couple of days, which was a combination of stress and some other things, including my “normal diet”. This time my health issues landed me in the emergency room. You can read about that adventure here. Again, I fixed my diet, started exercising and de-stressed myself by really getting into the Bible and meditating. Here I stand today, 25 pounds lighter and feeling a whole lot better. However…
It’s very obviously that I have a pattern.
It’s pretty simple, I don’t want to go back to my regular diet and repeat this cycle. So lately I’ve been thinking about going vegan. Not the environmentally conscious, full on type of vegan, who’s protesting for the environment and the humane treatment of animals. It’s not that deep for me.
I just want to be healthier and stay that way.
I want to clean my physical body from the inside out and after some research, I believe a plant based diet is probably the best thing I can do for myself. Not ready to commit for a lifetime, maybe just a couple of weeks to see how it goes. Baby steps.
I’ll keep you all posted. Thanks for reading!