It’s been a while…

I haven’t written for quite a while, nearly a year, but I’ve been wanting to. As life tends to get busy, various things get dropped to the side of the proverbial road. However, I’m now in the middle of a rebirth of sorts, both mentally and physically.

After going through quite a few changes, including dropping from my previous 160lbs, down to 120lbs, as well as energy level problems, I’m now on a fantastic upswing. I’ve put on a 3.6lbs in the last 6 days, as I’ve managed to reignite my appetite, due in no small part to my switch to an almost 100% organic diet. Combined with good quality natural vitamins, as well as 3 drops of Lugol’s Iodine Solution 2% a day, which in itself was life-changing, I now feel like I’m a teenager again.

I started taking the iodine about 6 months or so ago, which turned me from a person who would be awake 30 minutes before sleeping for hours, regardless of vertigo, to one who sleeps soundly at night, with no naps needed during the day. It also made my mind as sharp as it was when I was a teenager. I compare it to watching a video at 30 FPS, then suddenly having it upgraded to 60 FPS. I rarely forget something I’m thinking about, which was really a problem for a while. Add in some vitamins, which have given me additional energy and made my body as a whole feel much better.

What really got me going, was the expected, but still tragic death of my Grandmother back in September. We were very close and, after going through a considerable mourning period, I remembered my promise to her. That I was going to get my body as close to its old self as possible, regardless of what it takes, as well as attempt to re-engage with people and get my social life back.

I had slowly been switching over to organic foods, but it wasn’t until about 3 weeks ago, after a trip to the ER for fluids and Zofran, that I realized how little I had been eating and drinking. After slowly nurturing my nauseous stomach back to health with Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Wheat and generous amounts of whole organic milk throughout the day, I am now eating well over 2200 calories a day.

I hope to update this blog more often now that I’m “in the swing of things”, including updates on my weight gain, as well the foods and recipes that have helped make this possible.




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