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God works in mysterious ways...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

That's what I keep telling myself. So I'm off Medifast for good, as well as all processed soy. Why you may ask? Because at the young age of 55, being post-menopausal, I've started bleeding. A week after restarting Medifast I started cramping and bleeding and while I am all for regaining youth, this was NOT what I had in mind! Medifast was contacted and the nutritionist I spoke with said that the soy has estrogens that "sometimes cause problems but everything should be ok when your body adjusts." So after a 3 week wait to see my GYN doc, she told me the bad news - I have uterine hyperplasia. Basically the wall of my uterus is twice the thickness it should be. There is, I recently discovered, a connection between this condition and the use of processed soy, like that used in not only Medifast products but also multiple other things that are supposed to be good for you (like protein bars and many high protein, low fat or low sugar things that we all eat). I don't blame Medifast - I should have been better educated about what I put in my mouth. Lesson learned.

After a pretty uncomfortable endometrial biopsy, I'm now waiting for the results. Will it be cancer of the uterus or benign and "just an overgrowth of the uterine lining"? I'm praying and asking all faithful members for their prayer, that the results are benign and a lesson has been learned about what NOT to eat when you are concerned about your health. And while reading labels and learning about what all the components in processed foods is a tedious task at best, it is a necessary evil that in a time when we all seek the fast food convenience of boxed or packaged foods, they are not the healthiest things we can consume and in fact they are usually very un-health-ful.

I've started reading "Wheat Belly" and while I personally am not convinced that all grains are bad for me, I've gained a new appreciation for the impact of food and big business marketing techniques on my health. As a nurse of 30+ years, I always knew that marketing was a big part of our downward trend in health markers but I wanted to allow for capitalism and blame individuals for not taking responsibility for self. I now know better. It's a mutually responsible relationship. We must accept responsibility for our health.

God Bless!

  


phone blog

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Just thought I'd Test Blogging From My Phone - Clearly NeedTo Amend How Writing Is Recorded To Get RId Of First Letter Caps! Lol

  
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How many diets does it take to get healthy?

Monday, July 02, 2012

The answer should be none, right? I feel like I"ve been on a diet or about to start a diet for most of my life. I know it's not the diets fault but for some reason, they get all the blame.

I'm starting to think it may be my way of not accepting responsibility for... anything. My happiness, my health, my life. Blame the diet, roller coaster, yo-yo, stress, work - but what to do about it (short of therapy)?

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UGH! I hate falling off the wagon...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

but I love starting over. It's like a whole new chance to do it right. I'm having a hard time with comfort foods this week so I'm focusing today on 3 things: TRACKING everything, no matter how high in fat and calories; drinking water (at least 8 glasses); exercise (omg - the 5K I signed up for is only 19 days away!!!!! - Note the slight panic in my voice.). I'm browsing SP for inspiration...time to read more from the SP book!

  
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JUDITHANNIE 11/22/2011 7:24PM

    You can and will do it I have faith in you.......

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BLUE42DOWN 11/22/2011 6:50PM

    The key thing to be careful of - not "starting over" in a blaze of actions and burning out. 19 days to the 5k is 9-10 alternated days of doing improved form, speed, or distance to get there. Last thing you want is an injury because you tried to train too hard and fast.

First thing you want to do is have FUN. Even if you're the slowest person and the last across the finish line, getting there and getting to the end is an awesome feeling. It is a success you can build on. And if you think your speed was too slow ... that's what your NEXT 5k is for.

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ABBEMINE 11/22/2011 5:21PM

    Take a deep breath and tell yourself you can do it. Use the challange to your benefit. Have faith and you'll see results.

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Rationalizing my weigh to healthy living

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So last night I told my husband about my change in thought process about weight loss - how going to the Medifast center was counter-intuitive to long-term health, how I had been feeling weak and depressed despite losing weight on Medifast. I haven't felt like exercising with few exceptions and when I have, I have had several episodes of weakness that I attribute to low calorie intake. How much exertion can one put in to exercising on 800-1000 calories a day? I've also wondered how I can consume such a low calorie amount and NOT lose weight unless my thyroid is affected by the increased soy protein in the Medifast diet. Everything together kept whispering at me - not healthy for you. I crave fruit and vegetables and grains and legumes, not french fries and hot fudge sundaes! So I am choosing to stop going to the Medifast Center. If this is a rationalization, then fine. I'm also choosing to proceed on a different path - Spark People. I'm reading The Spark and I'm working the plan - one day at a time. So for today, I offer my most humble gratitude to the Spark Guy and his wonderful team for creating this virtual space and helping so many to see the possibilities and reach their goals one spark at a time! emoticon

  
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