Ho'ololi - To Transform

May 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

In the month of December, a friend forwarded a Horoscope Forecast for 2013 as we share a common Sun Sign. While it is very entertaining to read a horoscope now and then, it borders on the ridiculous to me that anyone would use it to construct their daily life. I read on, abandoning all prudence. 

The words came and went with talk of finding my true love within the first quarter of the year, of some planet being in a house of something or other, of career changes and successes. Finally, to sum up the year, the word 'transformation' was used in abundance within one paragraph. The gratuitous use of this word was almost off-putting to me, but it stuck out. I scoffed at all of the trite predictions returning to my 'live in the real world' mindset and forgetting about this little piece of entertainment.

 As we are now nearly halfway through the year, clearing out my inbox became a priority recently. I came across the horoscope email and re-read it. Which brings me to the picture below. This was me on my 40th birthday.  

 

Six years prior to this photo, I was in the midst of battling severe medical issues relating to my reproductive system. That created numerous other uncomfortable conditions, the tools with which to properly handle I was without. I began the vicious circle of debates with doctor after doctor after doctor and no results or solutions for six years. I read everything I could about my condition and finally spoke to a doctor that would actually listen to me. He took care of the major problem and I was feeling so much better. However, a year later, I was still severely overweight despite losing some weight initially. Pinpointing the issue was not difficult, but Western Medicine practices completely ignored the signs of the underlying problem: my thyroid.

No hormones, no medications, no surgery. Simply, holistic means addressed the matter with amazing results. The picture below is December 2012. I had lost some weight since October 2010 & my 40th birthday, but not nearly enough. 

Then without even realizing it, something was changing. This was February 2013, a mere 2 months after the previous picture. 

Today, I am over 40 pounds and 4 dress sizes lighter than December 2012. I have adopted a new way of running my life, removed wheat gluten, grains, cane sugar and dairy products, and run at least 3 miles a day. I feel as if I were 25 years old again. This blog post might sound like I am bragging, and YES I AM. I worked HARD. I didn't give up, EVER.

But my intent is to let those out there know that even after 40, you are not 'too old' or 'set in your ways' to DO SOMETHING positive for health/lifestyle. If this post motivated anyone, even an iota, then my heart is happy.   


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