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In a fog

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I can't explain it. Today I feel like I am moving in slow motion. My brain is not firing like usual. I was trying to explain it to my husband. His response leads me to believe that he has bigger problems than I do. He said, "I have that same problem 5 out 6 days a week." He paused and we both started laughing. Obviously, he has bigger problems that I do. LOL. Meanwhile, I do't feel like making food. I did well on the diet plan until dinner. But now I don't feel like eating or making food. Too much effort. I found some peanuts... and a bite of chicken. I think I will call that good. Meanwhile, I feel colder than usual too. Weird. Still have not found the energy or motivation to exercise. But hey... for two days in a row I have eaten under my allotted calories and reported in. That is something.

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Here we go again

Monday, October 28, 2013

So.... my last entry was about trying Body be Vi. Turns out the product wasn't good for me. Too many ingredient that I am allergic to, so I had to abandon that idea.

Now I've come back to tracking everything because I have too many things to watch out for. Seriously. I can't eat wheat, dairy, soy, yeast, and all sugars and fruits because of the yeast problem. I also need to avoid mushrooms because they are closely related to yeast.

Seriously! I am very frustrated. You would think that I would be dropping pounds right and left since there are so few options and I really can't "over-eat" much.

Oh well... I've got to keep in mind that health is goal... not skinny.

But does good health include a desire to "work out"? If so, I'm in trouble. I just really struggle with that piece of the pie.

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LJCANNON 10/29/2013 12:54PM

    emoticon I treated Working Out as a Job at first. Just like I Go To Work whether I 'Feel Like It' or not, I made myself go to the Gym a certain number of times a week whether I "Wanted To" or not. After awhile it did become enjoyable and I found that I Really Did WANT to go.
emoticon Find some Activity (or combination of Activitys) that you Enjoy -- Or, at least that you Don't Hate, LOL!! -- and Do Them. The Fun will come eventually.

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BECKY0111 10/28/2013 8:22PM

    Your phrase, "health is the goal, not skinny" really hit me. "Skinny" is a result of good health. Physical activity is also part of health. I don't like to work out either. I do a little more bit by bit and hope that I will learn to love it. So far, it's working!

Good luck!

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KDSKYWALKER 10/28/2013 3:08PM

    you can do it mommy!

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CHAPELSMACK 10/28/2013 12:21PM

    Yeah, all the chemically stuff in Body by Vi kind of turned me off to it, so I never tried it. I really hope that you feel better soon. I know it can't be fun to have to avoid so many foods. I honestly don't like to think of physical activity as "working out," because I like to think of it as something fun. I only do activities I love to do like walking and dancing. Maybe I can call it "funning out"? Some days you'll feel like being active, other days you won't. Making a weekly goal for yourself and making activity a part of your routine will help.

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Body By Vi

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I've been doing fairly well eating clean.

However, my sister started a business with Body by Vi. For her, I agreed to do the 90 day Challenge.

I've done these kinds of things before. I'm fairly sure my body knows what's up. These kinds of programs really just throw you into starvation mode.

Two shakes for day for two meals... supplements... and a "normal" dinner.

See... starvation.

I actually haven't been feeling hungry until yesterday - a full week into the program.

I also haven't really lost much. Just the usual ups and downs.

She is supportive and texts me every other day to see how I'm doing. I am sad that I can't report the things are going well.

Oh well. I promised 90 days. I've now done 7 days... 83 more to go.

Meanwhile, I'd really like this to help me loose at least a little.

I have to have surgery for a hernia in 3 weeks. It looks like my abdominal wall is more like Swiss cheese than a 6 pack waiting to happen. "A significant portion" of my transverse colon is sticking out through the hole... and a part of my descending colon too.

I really don't like doctors.

The answer is always "... because your fat."

Thanks for stating the obvious.

At least all my blood tests came out good... good blood sugars... good cholesterol... good mineral levels... good oxygen levels... only the blood pressure was high and they finally decided it was "white coat syndrome." (I don't like doctors. :))

Anyway, loosing a few pounds would sure make recovery go better.

I finally found my "get up and go" today and did 60 minutes of exercise. It's not my favorite, but I did it.

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LMTRYON 9/25/2013 2:19PM

    Good luck on your surgery. What is the date so I can keep you in my thoughts and prayers, and maybe even add your name on the prayer roll in our beautiful Seattle temple?

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MISHMOM 4/5/2013 12:25AM

    60 minutes of exercise is SUPER impressive -- I hope I can get there! emoticon Hope your surgery goes really well. emoticon

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LAURAJAH 4/4/2013 1:51PM

    Good luck with the program. I hope the surgery goes well for you.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/3/2013 6:12PM

    I have never heard of that program. I hope it works well for you. I wish it seemed easier too. Good luck to you.

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Clean eating - Day 1

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Well... I've been in rebellion for awhile. I'm tired of trying hard and getting no where.

Acupuncture is going well. In many ways I feel much better. I just haven't lost any weight.

I don't have a desire to exercise. I don't even have a desire to eat well at the moment.

But I decided to start over and see how far I get. I decided that today I would track what I ate and did:

Breakfast: No time because I had to get Hannah to the eye doctor. I ate an apple and 2 pieces of lunch meat ham

Came home and taught a couple lessons and got Chad home from school.

Did the dishes and started some laundry.

Made a school activity for Lagi.

Snack: I ate some rice snacks left over from weekend treats. Shouldn't have done that. Gave in and ate some Cheez-its. I don't know why. I am wheat intolerant!

Lunch: Ate a Lean pocket

Did some research on the Caveman Diet. I wonder.

Waited for students 4 cancelled without even calling. GRR! Took my son to and from math class. Sure wish he would drive himself. He is 17. You would think he would be dying to drive!

Read scripture. Wrote a blog.

Then I taught a lesson, dropped by the HS to check on the play, and dropped by the store for cupcakes because one of my cast members was having a birthday. Then all bets were off. I got a sea food salad and ate it,,, plus some Kettle Chips. However, to my credit, I did stay away from soda today.

Tomorrow will be better.

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BRANDTSGIRL 2/14/2013 7:28PM

    Good for you Wendy:)

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ASIANPEAR77 2/5/2013 2:38AM

    emoticon soda is the devil!! lol jk :D

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dusting off

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I just wrote a blog and the darn thing got lost!

I will try to remember my thoughts.

Yesterday I didn't get to walk. I didn't dance around the room. I didn't do any yoga. It seemed that every time that could have worked I found I needed to be in 10 minutes or someone needing me for some reason or other.

My family was doing P90X at 10 pm... all grumpy at each other. Not me. I don't care that much! I have other things to worry about. Like the fact that my husband called today to tell me he maxed out our line of credit. He needed to fix the car and pay for some crazy class required by work.


We will never get out of debt. It's killing me.

My husband has a nice paying job. He works extra. We never see him. I take on extra kids, voice lessons, sets, etc. all in an effort to pay down the debt and to keep the house and to buy the things the kids need and demand. But food and gas and emergencies are killing all progress we make.

I'm to tired to care about my health. We really don't have the money to spend on it.

I just don't care about health stuff when all these cares are over whelming my life.

At least I ate well. I made good choices.

I worked on a set.

I did some scripture study.

I got some laundry done.

I cleaned the kitchen... even if it didn't look like it by the time I went to bed.

But today I start again.

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133BEE 12/16/2012 3:23AM

    You are better than you think you are!

Hang in there :)

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 12/13/2012 12:14PM

    Wendy, somehow you need to figure out how not to make it about money. I know the feeling. My husband sells cars. We have a big family and I have not figured out how to get actual work. So you are a step ahead of me there.

You are important. You are the mother who provides the heart and spirit of the home. Your health matters. Trust me I know I have been very sick. I still have to work on my wellness.

I don't know how your house is. Can you be on a treadmill listening to great music while your family grumps their way to better bodies? Maybe yoga in another room. I hope you find some other way to do it and y our family finds a happy way to make it work.

I pray you will find the strength to care enough to make the most of your health within the limitations you have set.

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