I’ve managed to successfully lose nearly a hundred 100lbs this past year. Several things have changed in my pursuit of getting healthy. I have been following a ketogenic plan recommended by my doctor. So far it has been the best decision I’ve made. My lab work improved and my hormones are balanced. Although, I suffer from reactive hypoglycemia my insulin resistance is still an issue. My glucose is always between 80-90, but my body continues over producing insulin. Hopefully, overtime my pancreas will get the memo and behave normally lol.
These are a few selfies I’ve taken in the past few months. My face is slimmer.
Oh yeah, I’ll post pictures of my latest crochet project I’m working on. It’s about half way finished. It’s a baby/toddler blanket made of wool/cashmere blended yarn.
This is before I started adding in the black.
Happy New Year’s! This is the start of a new journey for me. For the past few months I’ve been making changes and now I’m ready to dive into life. Last year was riddled with all sorts of health problems and heartache. I’m finally feeling much better. I completely changed my diet to a ketogenic plan. I’ve managed to lose weight and ultimately I have been feeling loads better. I also decided to open an Etsy shop. I’ll be selling amigurumi items, blankets, and etc. I have loads of free time now, so I figured I’d use it doing something I enjoy. I will be posting regularly again due to me being home mainly. So expect regular updates. Thank you all for following my journey!
I found this picture appropriate for my update post. Many things have happened to me, both good and the perceived bad.
I’ll start with March. In March, my grandmother passed away. It was a weird time for me. Though I loved her, we were not close. Mainly because I’m a bit of a loner and also because of religious differences. It’s hard to be around anyone and not be able to be yourself. I didn’t attend her funeral due to being on bed rest. A week prior I had become very ill due to pcos issues. So I feel bad for not saying goodbye. Yet, if she knew me, she would have rejected me. So this was weighing on my heart.
April, I decided I was going to start running. I enjoyed the freedom of it. Not to mention it’s liberating. After a few weeks I injured my knee. So I took a break. I mainly focused on writing and tried to get back to painting. Needless to say, I’m nearly done with my poetry book and I plan to publish it on smashwords. So look for it in the future. Oh yeah, did I mention Skye had a litter of pups. They’re the cutest little pups.
May was going great til one morning I awoke with chest pains. I thought I was having a heart attack. I was admitted to the hospital, though my heart was completely healthy. So doctors spent 4 days trying to figure out why I was having pain. Due to my allergies they couldn’t perform certain tests. So finally, they figure out that my blood is overly thick and clotting badly. So I was given injections. Which honestly helped tremendously. They didn’t figure out what was causing my blood to clot. I’m now on blood thinners til, well forever I guess. I will be seeing a specialist soon, so hopefully he’ll figure it out. So may was my second near death experience. I never realized how much I wanted to live til I almost died. So this experience gave me a new outlook on life and it’s value. It was also humbling.
In June and July, I actually spent most of my time in silence, reflecting, and clearing away negativity. It was refreshing. I also went back to the basics spiritually. I mainly read books by Pema Chödrön and the teachings of Buddha. This helped me in so many ways. It especially helped me to heal from past tragedies.
Is it funny that I don’t remember what I did last month? I think it was day by day of nothingness.
My point of posting all of this is because in the last several months I have gotten to know me much better. I’ve been in awe of life and it’s many wonders. I’ve grown to appreciate my hard times and to keep on celebrating regardless. So I’m in a good place. I’m at peace with myself.
Pictures of desserts I made for Matthew’s birthday dinner.
Oreo cookies and cream ice cream petite
Banana Pineapple cinnamon honey parfait