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Buying a cart full of fruit and vegetables at Aldi

Saturday, August 10, 2019

That’s how I spent my morning. Instead of packing away chicken breasts and hamburger patties to the freezer, I am now making room in the fridge for a cauliflower head, broccoli, greens, some baby bok choy, carrots, radishes, and assorted colored peppers. My sink drain has bits of greens and vegetables in it now. My stove top is not greasy and is easier to clean. I have to think that the inside of my body is cleaner, too.

The iThrive documentary I watched online is now over. I realized watching it that I need to push myself more and not fall into complacency. Just because I’m not hugely obese, I’m still very overweight and though I seem healthy now, I could develop diabetes and health issues related to being obese. The series was the story of an obese, diabetic 53-year old man, Jon McMahon,
researching WFPB (whole foods plant based) diet by interviewing some of the experts. He then achieves a 120 pound weight loss and regains his health with diet and exercise.

The free viewing period ended, but this is the website with some general information and free to view before/after videos and interviews.

My husband found an interview on the website detailing Jon’s background, of which not a single detail is even hinted at through the video series. He had spent the last 10 years living on a beach in Mexico by himself after success as a technical wizard in the boom, and subsequent failure, which he took very hard.

Viewing his series made me feel like I can do it, and made me see how someone with loads of potential can stop trying, but then come back again and succeed. No matter what your age. Regardless of your perceived and/or real limitations.

Strive to thrive!
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