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Oolong Obsession Origin Tuesday, Nov 27 2012 

Way back in ancient times (the mid 1970’s) I found a box of loose tea in the kitchen junk drawer. My mom had received it as a gift and never opened it. It had a beautiful oriental design, all the labeling was in Chinese and was full of loose twisted leaves.

This was my first experience with loose tea and I loved it. I now know it was an oolong. Whether or not the memory of it deliciousness has been enhanced over time, I still long for it.

Introduction Friday, May 12 2006 

Welcome to my Blog. This is an introductory post for anyone interested.

I am a forty something SAHM with 3 boys currently 12, 11 & 8 living in southern Louisiana.

I was driven to start this blog by a health crisis. This past April my blood work came back with elevated liver enzymes for the third time. I was not taking prescriptions that might cause this and I am not a big drinker. In fact I had abstained from any alcohol for about 5 weeks before the most recent test.

This all led to me being referred to a gastroentrologist. He made a preliminary diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome (AKA Syndrome X) and Nash (Non- Alcoholic Steatorrhoeic Hepatosis). The doctor recommend I lose weight (Ha!) and come back in twelve weeks and repeat the blood work. I my liver enzymes are still elevated he will schedule a liver biopsy (Yuck!).

I am starting to eat according to a whole food / low glycemic index plan. I am also experimenting by incorporating the principles in Seth Roberts book the The Shangri-La Diet . A good free tool is where you can track your calories and exercise, participate in forums and much more. Since April 27th I have gone from 274 pounds to 268.