I have been falling behind on my goal of writing one article per week. I have been quite busy with life and health and business though, as everyone is I’m sure. Well, this article is an update on what is going on.
First, I have been really serious about getting healthy and losing weight. I topped out at 248 pounds and I developed self-diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea. My wife, Laurie, recorded my sleeping and my snoring went from annoying to life threatening in the span of several months. I was not breathing for long periods of time and it sounded like I was breathing through small gauge straw that was pinched on one end. I used to be a total morning person, I would wake up and be ready to take on the world, but I was waking up tired and was tired all day long. My health was in a massive decline.
At the recommendation of several friends we stopped eating all animal products and have been eating an exclusively plant based diet. I immediately see why people are raving about it. I was skeptical at first, I thought it was just a radical fad. Now I am a believer. I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks and my sleep apnea went away almost completely. That was 4 weeks ago, today I am down 18 pounds and I feel great. I have more energy in the morning and all day long.
I have been having an amazing time inventing vegan all plant based recipes. My meals have been so good it is mind boggling and I can eat a pretty hearty amount of food but I don’t get that horrible sick feeling that I used to get when I ate the same amount of food that contained animal products like butter, cheese and meat. I learned how to make a super simple cheese replacement using organic cashews and nutritional yeast and it is very good and satisfying. Instead of meat I use mushrooms and squash and other vegetables to make really tasty and filling meals. I have no craving whatsoever to eat meat or dairy any more. Making great vegan meals has become a fun hobby; I can’t wait to get to the kitchen and make delicious meals.
I have been sharing my recipes with my friends and I think I will start sharing my best ones here on my blog site. If that interests you, please save my blog so you can check in on it later.
So, taking on a new eating lifestyle has actually been quite time consuming. But it has been enjoyable. In addition to that I have been working on my business plan to open a Packaging and Shipping store with mailbox rentals. That project is moving along quite well even though I am also working 3 part time jobs. My next blog article will update the status of the business. My experience with building my store will be of interest to entrepreneurs everywhere so please check back.
By Tim Sanchez