It has been a long, long time since I blogged. Somehow I thought I didn’t need to. I’ve realized I need to. Blogging keeps me accountable. I’m not entirely sure who I need to be accountable to other than myself so maybe if nothing else it keeps me accountable to myself.
I started this blog back after my heart attack in 2011. I needed to keep people up to date on how I was doing and I needed to work through the PTSD that comes with such a life changing event. It really worked for me for a while. I was on the right track and writing about it was key.
I tired of writing and as I stopped, I stopped being accountable to myself. I have gained 100 pounds as I stopped being accountable. Over the last five years, 100 lbs. It is 20 lbs a year. I stopped eating plant based and plunged back into my sugar addiction. Later on we can get into what the health ramifications are but for now let’s just say that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine.
I always wondered how people let themselves get as heavy as I am right now. I used to think I would never let myself get that heavy. You know the saying about karma, right? Yeah, she’s a bitch.
So now I am back on my journey to being whole food plant based. It works for me and it is good for my cardiac health. In fact, it is the only thing that does work for me. I am an all or nothing person.
So here we go again. Back to plant based and back to heart health and advocacy. I invite you to follow along on my domestically challenged kitchen adventures as I settle back in!
Until next time, cheers! Jodi