So I finished. And I kind of went overboard on the week after the project was over.
I went to the dark side, and I just indulged myself. It was like something out of Caligula.
Without the sex part. Because I have three young kids, so that wasn't happening.
But the over-eating and over-drinking, definitely. And I finally have stabilized.
So now I'm back to adopting many -- not all;
I don't wear a helmet anymore -- but dozens of healthy behaviors that I adopted during my year.
It was really a life-changing project. And I, of course, don't have time to go into all of them.
Let me just tell you two really quickly.
The first is -- and this was surprising to me; I didn't expect this to come out -- but I live a much quieter life now.
Because we live in such a noisy world. There's trains and planes and cars and Bill O'Reilly, he's very noisy.
And this is a real underestimated, under-appreciated health hazard -- not just because it harms our hearing,
which it obviously does, but it actually initiates the fight-or-flight response.
A loud noise will get your fight-or-flight response going.
And this, over the years, can cause real damage, cardiovascular damage.