I am an artist, wife and mother, paraeducator, yo-yo dieter, and small town country girl. I love singing in my church choir, computer time, beading and making jewelry. And I love enameling! There is something very magical about turning powder into smooth, shiny, and colorful glass.
I had good news yesterday at my Doctor's appointment and I'm so pleased I had to share. Last October, I had my yearly (OK, I admit it was more like a year and a half) check up and blood work. My weight was up (once again) and my blood work and my blood pressure were not good. Lots of scary elevations which led to a cat scan, more blood work, and a visit to a specialist. Guess what he said? All heath concerns were reversible with weight loss and exercise. Blah, blah, blah. So what else is new. But I was freaked out enough to take it seriously. I turned 60 years old this year and I could see how my hopes and plans for the future were in jeopardy because I wasn't taking care of my health. After losing 35 pounds, walking an hour four days a week, and eating a disgustingly healthy diet, my blood work was normal. Only my cholesterol was still a bit high and not in the right proportionsbut hopefully with some more weight loss and exercise that will improve also. The hardest part for me is keeping weight off but my family is very happy, relieved and proud of me so I'm going to use that as my inspiration!