Mary Mallon or Mary Brown (she used both names) worked as a cook and harbored the typhoid bacteria in her gallbladder. Wherever she worked, the families in those households became sick, and many died, but Mary herself never became ill.
Authorities believed that Mary infected over 50 people with typhoid, several of whom died. They met with her and explained that she probably carried the germ in her gallbladder. When asked to stop working as a cook voluntarily, Mary refused because she did not believe in the germ theory. She asked, “How can I be a carrier if I have never been sick?”
So I am super excited to share the results of ‘Project Me’ with all of you! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about you can check it out here: Project Me.) To recap I had to make some serious health decisions back around the first week of December after a colonoscopy revealed abnormal growths. I made the decision immediately that I was making changes in the types of foods I put in my body.
I began using a Nutribullet processor, eating a lot more raw veggies and fruits, eliminated all sugary sodas, drinks, fried foods, fast food, processed foods, etc.
Thus far I am down nearly 2 inches in my waist and almost 8 pounds. I now weight 180.8 pounds down from 188.
Honestly it hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be to make these changes. I think the health-scare motivation was exactly what I needed. I tried exercising a little, but the MS issues put that on hold although I’m thinking about new things I might be able to do once I hit 175 lbs. The National Arthritis Foundation states that 1 pound of extra fat exerts 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees so I have effectively relieved 32 pounds of pressure off of my legs and knees. Another 5 pounds might relieve enough pressure to allow me to walk more and maybe begin doing some light exercise to get my body to sweat.
The goal I set in November is to get to 10% body fat and to be in the best physical shape of my life. Once I get to 175 lbs I plan to stop focusing on weight and begin focusing on health and physique.
I have decided that I am tired of allowing myself to make excuses for my poor decisions. I decided I am no longer going to spend time justifying my poor decisions. I decided I will no longer accept a weaker version of myself.
Thus far I am happy with my results and all of the veggies and fruits has infused me with energy I haven’t had in years!