I made a concerted effort to further research sugar and it’s health hazards, honoring my paternal history with diabetes and premature death. It’s paid off. I am now firmly against sugar, other than an occasional flute of champagne. I successfully banished chocolate from my life, and am about a month into no onion rings, either. I keep my dancing level at 30-45 minutes, six days a week. I haven’t been able, yet, to ‘get into’ weights, but that’s a resolution for 2015. :) Exactly one year ago, I just decided dissertation writing services to start being healthy again. (December 27, 2013). I’d had a really really bad year at work. Like, awful. I was sick so much that year, a lot due to stress at work and having a 1 year old. So I started tracking my calories and started losing weight. It was a lot of work, as usual, planning, counting, calculating – but it did work. I started avoiding the gym from January to April (didn’t want the germs). I did start swimming (figured the chlorine would kill anything). In March I ordered the 21-Day Fix from beachbody. I really loved this program because of its 30 minute workouts and color coded containers that made meal planning easier – less counting. But in March when I got it, I was very resistant to the idea of cutting carbohydrates that amount (in weight loss mode, I can only have 2 1/2 cup servings of carbs – beans/ rice/ bread/ peas/ corn) per day. So it worked, but not as well as it could have.