I have never enjoyed exercise. I have always been uncoordinated --the last person picked for a team at school. But after being diagnosed with several health issues, I realized I have to make getting healthy a priority. Many years ago I had ulcers, six to be exact. While I was able to modify my diet enough and take medication to heal the ulcers, my lifestyle, type A personality and career as an air traffic controller made it difficult to stay healthy. I ended up with IBS. Then a few years later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. It slows my metabolism and even with proper treatment makes it difficult to lose weight. Now, my obese body has taken a toll on my feet and I have plantar fasciitis.
I have made the decision to retire from my career and make getting healthy my priority. I am determined to eat better and move more. This blog will be my journey.