I Now Know I Must Make Serious Changes in My Life

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I Now Know I Must Make Serious Changes in My Life

Recently I went for a procedure which helps my doctor better understand what is going on inside my body.  At the beginning of 2018 I started having issues with my gut and it concerned me greatly.  The last thing I want or need at this point in my life is digestive issues complicating my already challenging health situation.

In May I had a colonoscopy performed and the results revealed I have polyps and inflammation and part of my diagnosis was Ulcerative Colitis.  The polyps were removed and the areas tatooed so they could be monitored as time progressed.  This most recent  procedure revealed I do not have UC which is a great thing, but it did reveal 10 new polyps which is a startling development for a 6 month period, with one being quite large.

Regardless of the polyp results I have made the decision to get my health under absolute control.  No more excuses.  No more delays.

I started by researching the exact types of foods I must eat to be the healthiest I can be and the types of food I am eliminating once and for all.  I have also began research on exercises I can do with MS and how to slowly build up to being strong and absolutely shred fat from my body.

I have made the decision that I am going to be the before-and-after photo I’ve seen online which means I am going to stick to a clean eating regimen void of sugars and junk food.  It means I will be committing to the most disciplined lifestyle I’ve ever lived.

I believe change happens in 2 different ways which are both dependent on one another.  First, one has a moment of realization to make definite change.  Some will call this a moment of clarity or a “come to Jesus meeting”; I had this experience.  It finally hit me that I eat too haphazardly.  I take my body for granted.  I take a lot of things for granted.

Following the moment of clarity the second part of change kicks in and that is the process of actual change.  This is the nut and bolts, the how, what and when.  This second part of the process is where most fail because it happens in inches, not miles.  Every day you make decisions and those decisions either help you progress or they move you back. Sometimes making a more beneficial decision doesn’t “feel” like it is impacting your life.  It is only after the accumulation of multiple beneficial decisions do we see the impact of our work.  And because the impact is not immediate, most people make the mistake of letting up.  They stop pushing forward.

I have had the moment of clarity and now I am developing my plan which began this past Wednesday.  I have implemented a daily 20 minute workout, which will progress to 45 minutes by the end of December.  I will be implementing a ton of green leafy veggies and some raw fruits, most raspberries and pears and replacing potatoes with sweet potatoes.  I am eliminating salad dressings, bread, sugar, tea and potatoes along with processed foods and the like.   I will also be mixing in some juicing using the NutriBullet.

My ultimate goal is to get to 10% body fat from my current percentage of 25.  I’m not going to focus so much on weight, but on measurements and progressing through my exercise regimen.

I am calling my new endeavor Project Me.

Hope all is well!

Danny

Fit by 50 – Week 45: You Raise Me Up

The Purple Almond

This one will be brief. I just wanted to give an update and thank all of your for your support.

The reason for the brief post?

I’m finished with my current course, and I’d like to catch up on other things, I tend to let slide, when I’m taking a course. I’m at least 2 weeks behind on comments. I’d like to apologize for any delay in replies. I’m hoping to reply over the next few days. I’m even farther behind on blog reading. Hopefully, I’ll be catching up with that next week. I’m also behind on emails. I’ve gotten a few requests for guest posts on my blog, and I need to reply to these individuals. Not to mention, all of the things I need to do around my house!

Weigh in up date:

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Intermittent fasting 2 months later | Multiple experienceS

So I’m still doing intermittent fasting. In case you don’t know, this site offers a great beginners guide to fasting https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/intermittent-fasting-guide#section3. For me I…

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Fit by 50 – Week 48: It was SO close, but I’m calling this week a success!

The Purple Almond

My goal for this week, was to lose 1.5 pounds…I lost 1.4 POUNDS, but, I’m going to call it a success! When I got on the scale, and saw the number, I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry, but I decided I’m celebrating. I’m of the mindset that every loss is worth celebrating. Every loss is one step closer to my ultimate goal. Hey, at least I’m heading in the right direction!

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Mixing it up, nutrition style

On Monday, I published an article about nutritional typing. I won’t go into detail here, but basically your nutritional type is the kind of food your body prefers as fuel. Some people prefer protein/fat, and others prefer vegan/high carbs, while others, like me, are a mix of both. So, if you want more information on nutritional typing, and a link to a free quiz and ebook, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

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Bike Rack

I’ve been gone for a few days because the lasting effects of my migraine included nausea, vomiting and dissyness. How exciting is that?

When I get a migraine, I’m usually out for a couple of days. The meds I take can leave me in a state of exhaustion. But today I want to share with you the art my spouse and…

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How To Stay Fit And Healthy On Your Vacation

Wonder Fabi

Vacations tend to be disastrous for any health and fitness plan, but it doesn’t have to be this way. This is how to have fun while keeping off the unwanted pounds!

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A Guide To Dairy Milk Versus Plant-Based Milk

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A Guide To Dairy Milk VS Plant-Based Milk

There are a lot of reasons people drink plant-based milk substitutes, from having dairy-related sensitivities to staying away from the dairy drain as a component of a veggie lover or vegetarian eating routine to out and out old preferring the way plant-based milk taste. Plant-based drain additionally, for the most part, have great nutritious esteem, making them a sound other option to dairy milk. This article is about a guide to dairy milk vs plant-based milk.

As an ever-increasing number of individuals wind up worried about the supportability of our different sustenance and drink-creating businesses, you may have thought about whether plant-based drain like oats milk is earth neighborly, contrasted and dairy drain. We will discuss the nutritional value of dairy milk and plant-based milk in this article.

In the dietary world, the advantages of dairy animals’ milk are notable: It’s a…

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