Time to briefly address those who feel the need to accuse this 47 year-old of not eating...or dare I say, starving herself. For over 2 years, I've heard the comments, received friendly messages of concern...and have even read snide comments on social media. The backhanded comments/compliments, I've been told we're done out of concern. I've ignored them and took the high road, for 2+ years. But now I'll speak up. It's become tiresome. Here's the deal...I work out 5 days a week. Not the "bust my arse" type of workout, but more so what makes me feel good. That can be hiking, elliptical or whatever. As for food...if any of these individuals remotely knew about my family and/or family history, they'd understand why I've CHOSEN to make healthy food choices. I'm particular about what I eat. There's no shame in that. The combination of nutrition and activity makes all the difference. Listen...my baby brother died of Glioblastoma brain cancer at 36. My father passed away due to Lou Gehrig's Disease, just past 60. And my son?... (19, and running on a track and field scholarship at the time) was diagnosed with Pediatric Lymphoma. And even I had precancerous cells spotted in the last year! My family has been plagued with diagnoses that I'd never wish upon my worst enemy. Therefore....before posting your "nastygram," or making assumptions, please think...in the end...be kind. Those comments DO sting. I'm a firm believer that what you put in your body is imperative! Food is great! It's the best! Our society revolves around it! Heck...those who know me also know my weakness is SUGAR! But I try to keep it in ✔️. I don't exactly cheat myself either! Nonetheless, I do what I can to make good choices. Great tasting food options can also be healthy! Funny what a little activity and conscious choices can do. The combination can transform your body and mind. I have always felt it important to lead by example. I'm lucky to have raised 2 dynamic children who embrace nutrition and activity. I hope they always do! And finally, I'd never question anyone else's choices in life. In any area, it's not my place to do so. Therefore, before you question mine... please think. And...be kind.