Margaret Germain Tells Her Inspirational Story of Weight Loss and Healing
From Fat and Frumpy To Young and Sexy
How I Lost 100 Pounds and Kept It Off For Ten Years
Margaret Germain is a Health & Fitness Advocate of a Plant Based lifestyle, Former radio show host of Building Peace, a Professional Musician and a Therapeutic Harpist.
Meet Margaret Germain. She lost over 100 pounds and kept it off! Destined to be in a wheelchair, and with various medical ailments, Margaret adopted a Whole Food, Plant Based lifestyle, lost over 100 pounds and traded in her walking cane for a hiking stick! Hear Margaret’s story and tips of how to own this lifestyle!
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Climbing to the Top By Margaret E Germain 10/18/16
There was a time when I had given up I’d followed their advice and done as I was told.
They said my knees were decrepit and shot – I’d be in a wheelchair when I was 30 years old.
No exercise for me – no I wasn’t allowed
Others could run and play and have fun
My brothers had bikes to ride as they pleased
Oh, how I wished I could have one!
Well, it finally happened – the pain was too much I couldn’t walk now, I needed a cane.
Damn it to hell! I screamed in my mind I’m too young for this I tried to explain.
They talked about options and cutting my legs. No thank you I said, that’s not for me!
They showed me the X Rays – no cartilage was found It didn’t matter, they weren’t going to cut MY knee!
My doctor shook his head in exasperation with me and said my knees must not bend I got angry, and threw down my cane.
This isn’t over, I said, I’ll find a way – this isn’t the end!
I had tried it their way, now I’d try mine My body has the power to heal.
Drugs and surgery couldn’t help me at all I’d find a way, the possibility was real.
Chris Crowley wrote a book called Younger Next Year Hell, yeah! I thought as I paid.
He’s an old guy who’s still going strong His advice was to walk an hour each day.
An hour each day? I could barely walk at all! My knees were so swollen and sore.
Rebuild my cartilage became my main goal With a liquid I’d found at the store.
Slowly, carefully, a little at a time- I exercised, did yoga, and strengthened my legs.
Dr Fuhrman said to eat Nutritarian – So for my knees now I eat only veg.
Well, it took some time, around about a year, To gain back my full mobility-
I was walking an hour a day without a cane- I was ecstatic of my new ability.
I had never been an athlete, I wasn’t allowed But now I feel challenged to reach for new goals. I ride my bike twelve miles on a trail every day And once, twenty five I even rode!
Chris Crowley said to walk an hour every day But now that seems too easy a task!
Hiking, biking on trails and through woods I’ve found a new passion, a new joy, at last!
This summer to the mountains of North Carolina I travelled and camped and dreamed
I hiked for three hours to the top of a mountain Over rocks, roots, and splashing through streams.
My son kept saying ” You couldn’t do this before!”
But here I was doing it now To the top I went and stood looking out- At the long rocky climb and said “Wow!” Climbing to the top of that mountain Was more than the accomplishment of a dream.
I overcame a limitation I’d had my whole life. Limitations aren’t always what they seem!
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