Sunday, February 28, 2010

What a difference!

My thoughts today are on what a difference a year makes. What I mean by that is how drastically my health, body, and life has changed in this last year - amazing! It began in April '09 when by chance I came across a youtube video by As I watched it everything started to come in to focus on why, even after being vegetarian for over a year, I was still over weight and not healthy. I was better than I was when I ate meat by far, but I was still heavily relying on cheese for most meals and really didn't like greens or most vegetables.
After watching the video I ran to the store to buy greens, some of them for the first time in my life, and went home to make my first green smoothie. As my husband and I stared at the green slime in the blender we were a little scared, but then I tasted it and that started it all. Suddenly I was going through pounds of greens each week, and that's when things finally started getting good.
Along with the smoothies I gave up all dairy completely and stopped even the little bit of processed foods we were eating. I was now using things like goji berries, maca, bee pollen, hemp, chia seeds, agave, and many other ingredients I never heard of. Almost immediately my weight began to go down, my skin got better, my hair actually reversed itself from going grey, my eye floaters disappeared, and best of all my non-stop life long runny nose and allergies completely disappeared!
As for my husband Keith he went from 225 lbs to 180 lbs and his non-stop acid reflux which was ruining our life completely disappeared. Both of us thought we had "food allergies" and would be so worried about eating something to set off his acid which was a constant problem. Now we both eat without even a hint of our old symptoms.
I am now able to maintain my weight at 103 lbs size 0-2 with no problems and wake up every morning with no pains or allergies. We never get sick any more and even Keith's life long lower back problems are all but gone.
This all sounds too good to be true but it is exactly what happened to us. Everyday we look back and wonder how we thought being fat and unhealthy was "normal". We feel so connected to our green smoothies now it's hard to believe we've only been doing this for a year. We look forward to spring and can't wait to see how our health continues to improve. Of course we've had the ups and downs of detox symptoms, but that is minor in comparison to all that we have gained and have shared with our family. Thank you Greensmoothiegirl!

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