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Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I was having the hardest time trying to decide what I wanted the format of this place to be. I’ve been back and forth in my head about it, but I’ve finally decided. I would like “A Healthy Enthusiasm” to be a dumping ground of sorts for all the health and nutrition info I’m taking in.  It’s hard to keep up with all the facts I read about, and I need a place to put it all. That’s where this blog comes in. But, I still want there to be a point and focus to this place, so I will do my best to keep things readable.  Just think of my posts as contemporary art on the walls. You might not always get it right off the bat, but stare at it long enough and you will find something you like about it. Ha! 🙂

Also, there might be times when I get on my soapbox and rant. In those times, it’s best to let me be until it’s out of my system. LOL!!

Seriously though, please share your point of view.  I am very open-minded and eager to learn. As long as you keep it friendly, I’m open to challenge and welcome healthy debate.

P.S.  Please gentle reader, go easy on me regarding grammatical errors. I will do my best to keep them at bay, but I am not a seasoned writer, so some might slip in from time to time.

Ok, let the randomness begin…just kidding. Next post will be about the health benefits of Dark Chocolate. Yum!! 🙂


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Well, it comes down to this…nutrition changed my life. Looking back a little over 3 years ago, weighing in at 298lbs. All my major health levels in the dangerous ranges, and feeling terrible in my body, mind, and spirit. Something had to give.

I knew what to do. I had studied and been interested in nutrition(specifically how it  can heal the body) for most of my life. I knew that by turning to whole and sustaining food I could get my health back. So…I took it one step at a time. Instead of focusing on “losing weight” I made a mental decision that I would do whatever it takes to become radiantly healthy. The first change I made was changing the fat I used. Butter and vegetable oil was out and olive oil/canola oil was in. That’s it, one change and nothing else. I allowed that change to become a habit. Once it was habit, it became how I cooked my food.

The next change was switch all the white processed food in the house to whole wheat or eliminate it altogether. One change led to the next and before I knew it my entire diet consisted of all non- processed, organic, whole and nutritious food.  All the cravings for the junk fell away and the weight started to drop off.  My energy level shot up and I started exercising, walking at first then running. Now, I am 171lbs and feel better than I did when I was a teenager. All my health levels are perfect and I have more energy than I know what to do with.

Nutrition is power! Food has the power to change your life. Believe it!

Me at My Heaviest:

Me Healthy:

I am not entirely finished with my health journey. But, I know that nutrition will get me there.

Update: I have now made my health goal of 165lbs and am a size6- 8 at 5’11”. Yay, nutrition!! 🙂

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