Jill will join us on Monday, March 19, 2018 – but please welcome her now!
Hello everyone! I’m forty-five, 5’4” and 181 pounds – the most I’ve ever weighed. After reviewing the results of my metabolic blood tests I learned that I have a low-level of inflammation, Hyperinsulemia and Diabetes, as well as Hypothyroidism. I also may have Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). A winning combination, huh? Those results were hard to hear, but not a real surprise. As part of my journey back to health I’ve been thinking about my eating patterns over the past few decades and realized I’ve been basically starving myself. I have always micro-managed my eating, cutting out entire
food groups in the mistaken belief that finding the “magic formula” of food combinations would make me slim and healthy. Note I put slim before healthy. And don’t even get me started on exercise. I’ve run marathons, taken spin classes, gone to boot camps and done Crossfit. Yet… I’m still fat! After reading about Orthorexia, I was able to admit to myself that yeah, I have an eating disorder.
I decided to undertake my Protocol journey because I’m tired of being tired 24/7 and I am tired of being unhealthy and absent in my own life. And I’m definitely tired of being fat while eating so little. I look forward to becoming a lean, healthy woman who has the freedom to eat delicious food (which is basically everything homemade according to SugarFree) and actually enjoy it. To not spend an entire day feeling guilty because the scale didn’t say what I thought it should. I can’t wait to have enough energy to get through my must-do’s with enough leftover to get to a few can-do’s. In my many years taking care of others, the person who has suffered the most is me: emotionally and
physically. SugarFree will guide me to learning how to put myself first sometimes, by showing me how to choose food full of nutrients, do real cooking, and eventually do exercise that doesn’t take hours a day. Hopefully I can do the same for my friends
and family someday. I know it won’t be easy, and I have a lot of bad habits to break, but it will be so worthwhile. Size seven skinny junior jeans watch out – I’m coming for you!