I know what I eat is not the problem, because I don't tolerate solids well. My husband says I pick like a bird, but that's because of scar tissue that's formed and I have trouble chewing things enough to get them to pass through my esophogas. My body is in starvation mode and hangs onto every calorie I put into it, and with no activity to work off those calories, my hips grew as wide as my office chair.
Being an author for most of us is a passion, but we must remember to find time for our health. I don't make resolutions because they are usually a dismal failure for me, but this year, I did resolve to put ME first. So, I'm not giving up writing, I'm going to try to be more time-oriented and work in my creative juices around walking or attending water aerobics. Instead of empty caloried foods, I'm imbibing in protein shakes and I have to say, I feel much better.
I started exercising already, and I've lost nearly 30 pounds. I've been a bad girl this week because of appointments, but next week, it's back to the three day grind of adding some sort of activity into my life. I'd like to stick around for another several years and keep doing what I love. Besides, I have a lot of stories started in my WIP folder that need finishing.
So, do yourself a favor. Although you love to write, find some time in your day to make yourself a healthier author. It's a new year, and time for a new start.