Renew Your Body

In It For the Long Term

It’s been 10 days since I had my “coming to Jesus” meeting with my neurosurgeon and neurologist. They told me the BEST THING I could do to avoid certain surgery for my neurological problems is to LOSE WEIGHT. They didn’t say, chiropractor, physical therapy, or any other type of “treatment”, simply lose weight. Not the “simple” prescription I was looking for.

So for the past 10 days, I have been researching all the “lose weight” programs, pills, and diets and decided to simply eat right, eat less, and be more active. I thought to myself, if I were to do a program, take pills or do the latest & greatest new-fangled diet, could I do one of these for the next 20 years? I understand that the purpose of many of these programs is to just give someone a quick result, I am not sure I could afford to any one of them for the long term over the next 20 years.

I had to be sure I had a plan before I say anymore to you about what I plan to do for myself. I don’t know if what I am doing will work for anyone else. My plan is for me. I encourage you, if you are looking for a weight loss program or plan, be sure it is something you can sustain for the next 20 years. Better to plan for the long term.

MY PLAN? Eat half of what I would normally eat and eat more healthy (greens & unprocessed) and increase my activity any way I can.

Ready, Set, GO!

Making a Life Long Change

So I recently visited with a neurosurgeon and neurologist regarding my neuropathy in my feet. After a blood test and an MRI of my lumbar, they felt there is a combination of nero issues and blood sugar issue that MAYBE affect my feet and legs.

Their independent consultation (prescription): Lose Weight.

I have heard this for years and now it has come to the reality that this is the number one thing I can do to avoid certain surgery and deepening neuropathy and other health issues.

So beginning December 1st of 2019 I will be starting a healthy life plan. I will not be doing any sort of “quick” weight loss diet, because I want the changes to be lifestyle changes. So my journey will be measured, paced and permanent, and I will journal my steps and progress here so you can follow along.

You Are What You Eat

It’s a common saying, “You are what you eat”, but do you know what you are eating? I have been reading about the food that ends up in our grocery store and I am not sure it’s too healthy for me.

Recently watched the documentary “Foodmatters” and took away a few interesting thoughts about the “industrialization” of our food chain. Now I did consider that most of the information in this video could have been skewed by the producer to make the industrial growers of our crops and processors of our meat to be money hungry institutions looking out for their bottom line, but I also had to consider what was being presented had some element of truth as well.

If you can access the video online, I ask you to watch it for yourself and see if it at least causes you to think twice as to what you are buy at the store and putting in your mouth. I know I am thinking twice, maybe even a third time about what is in my food and what is in the other products I buy to clean my house and my body. When you are instructed to use rubber gloves to protect yourself from the bathroom cleaner and you choke after getting a whiff from the fumes, you wonder what these trace amounts of cleaners are doing to your skin and mucus membranes (eyes, throat, lungs). What other things are causing your body to react with rashes, aches and pains? Even worse, what is happening inside your body (that you can’t see or feel) that shows up 15 years later?

With the recent focus on organic foods and products in our society, there must be an awakening amongst other people than just me about what we eat and use in our homes. It behoves me to at least take a closer look at what I am consuming and understand for myself what is harmful and what is not. Don’t rely on the advertising and marketing to tell you what a food or product is really about.

Live a REMARKABLE life!