I have been overweight all my life. I was painfully shy as a kid and my way of coping with the stressful world around me was books and food. I found my love of fashion and passion for helping others feel good about how they were dressing, and I was able to overcome some of my shyness through this. This loved morphed into my business as a sales rep.
In 2018, I made 2 big decisions about my health. In May, I decided to take control of my eating habits and join WW (Weight Watchers). And I decided to have a hysterectomy.
On 11/27/2018 I had surgery. My Dr was able to finally confirm some long-suspected issues that were causing me increasing pain. Having this surgery has fixed most of those issues and now 1 year post op I am feeling great.
In June 2019 I also had to have an additional surgery that was completely unrelated to my other health issues. I had surgery to remove one of my parathyroid glands.
Now in December of 2019 I am down 120lbs! I have 11lbs to go until I reach my first weight loss goal.
I fell in love with Fair Trade!! I meet the team at Mata Traders and discovered how I could make a small difference in the world, by doing what I was already doing. Now my whole business is based around how the products we buy and sell make a difference in the world.
One of the biggest changes in my life is now I can fit into a lot of my samples! I love being able to support my companies by shopping Fair trade! Check out more about Fair Trade here.
I LOVE WW! I have lost all my weight naturally using WW's digital program. I eat healthy with everything in moderation. If I want ice cream, I pick a healthy ice cream and eat one serving. Most days I eat eggs for breakfast, a rice bowl for lunch, and a protein with veggie for dinner. While I am traveling, WW makes it easy to eat out using their restaurant guide. I love how WW teaches you how to make healthier choices.
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In 2019, as part of getting healthy, I took up running. I was inspired by the podcast Not Your Average Runner, which teaches running at any size.
In 2020 I am planning on running the Eugene Half Marathon in April, the NW Passage Ragnar Relay, and Possible a marathon!
I never knew I could be considered a runner and an athlete, but now I am!
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I post about what is new at Sea & Tree, what I eat, and exercise.