A few years ago, I was in a downward spiral. My health was declining rapidly, and I had lost my way regarding fashion. I wanted a more refined wardrobe but shopped for it blindly. I wasted lots of money on clothing that wasn’t a reflection of my personality and didn’t flatter me.
In 2009 I weighed about a hundred and seventy pounds. My weight continued to rise during the following year as my pain increased.
As I struggled to walk across my yard wearing my most comfortable tennis shoes one afternoon, I remember thinking, “This must be how aging feels.” My physician often told me, “As we age, (fill in the blank with almost any ailment) happens.”
After an emergency gall bladder surgery, I started researching nutrition. I read “Eat to Live” by Joel Fuhrman. Later I read “Clean” by Alejandro Junger. Then I read “The Plant Paradox” by Steven Gundry.
Using what I learned, I lost more than forty-five pounds, but more importantly, I healed my digestive issues, chronic pain caused by inflammation, multi-focal sinus disease, and weekly migraines. I don’t need any medications now. What and how much we eat determines the quality of our health. Mass marketed processed foods were very detrimental to my health.
After regaining good health, my struggle with style choices continued for the next few years. I wasted a substantial amount of money buying things that weren’t right for me because I let the fashion industry influence me. Mass marketing again!
I began new research to help me make positive changes. For a couple of years, I took classes, read many books, studied image consulting, and color theory. Applying this new knowledge, I used color, texture, and proportion to make well-planned classic purchases that will continue to serve me well for years.
My investments have paid off handsomely in better health, no debt, and a wardrobe that serves all my needs. I always have something appropriate and comfortable to wear, but I rarely shop now, and I haven’t even had a cold since 2011.
I share inspiration, outfit examples, and all that I’ve learned about nutrition and building a wardrobe here without a subscription fee. I believe that every woman deserves to look and feel her best every day. These are my reasons for starting and continuing to blog.