When this blog launched, around 2003, I had lost 100 lbs. and maintained it for quite a while. Writing and research and lots of movement helped me keep weight off for many years. But then life got more complicated, grief piled on stress, my health took a sharp nosedive with undetected bloodborne infections. Bedridden, the weight piled on. But, I was in so much pain, frankly, I did not notice or care. I did not expect to live through it. I hoped not to.
But I did get better.
Getting a toehold on life again has been pretty hard won. It did not come easily, and came, as all good things do, with the help of many wonderful friends and teachers. I’ve been on a long fight to win back my immune system, a reliable body, a reliable mind, a reliable voice, hands, heart, eyes.
And feet! Don’t forget those feet!
My interests these days cut wider than nutrition and exercise, as the original Skinny Daily Post posts, pre- 2010 did. Post 2015, I will be writing from the vantage point of a 55 year old woman whose life took a hard left turn. One minute pulling a six figure income from a swanky little design firm, the next minute, scraping by, just trying to nurse her embattled organs from one day to the next on a fixed income.
So expect to hear about wonder, mindfulness, gratitude, community, a whole new take on diet that focuses on nutrition for embattled mind and nervous system and gut, starting exercise not from the couch at 50, but from a wasted body at 55. Scary med detox stories, nurse appreciation — lots of that. Hmm.. And art therapy! And whatever comes. Who knows!! I certainly don’t. On the other hand, did I mention the houseboat? There will be manatees surfacing here, most certainly…