• 14Jan

    No, this isn’t a healthy snack break, this is the kind of break from blogging because of health.  For the past six or so months I had noticed several symptoms that I associated with perimenopause.  After developing a few additional symptoms plus feeling pretty lousy, I contacted my Dr.  Of course, with Christmas and New Years sandwiched in between all of this, I didn’t get answers or results as quickly…and even now we don’t have all the answers.  At the moment it appears I have hypothyroidism…uh, which leads to WEIGHT GAIN!!  Nothing like being a good girl in the world of food, calories, exercise, etc. AND GAINING WEIGHT.  I mean it is one thing to gain weight when you are enjoying the cookies and cake but it is another to be eating carrots and celery AND gaining weight.  Needless to say, my frustration levels have been extremely high and on top of that, I feel  yucky.  I really miss everyone and have decided to  just keep plugging away with my diet reviews…although don’t know what results there may be.  Please bear with me….

  • 08Dec

    Yes, I know how horrible the swine flu is BUT it has one attribute……everyone I know who has had it lost weight!!!  It is definitely not the way to lose but if you have to have it at least you don’t gain weight!  Just trying to find the bright side during to this yucky flu…..

  • 07Dec

    Yikes…sorry I have been out of it for sooooo long!  We were able to visit family in the Midwest at Thanksgiving but had limited internet at the RV park we stayed in!  I got back home ready to visit my bloggy buddies and I had a migraine…haven’t had one of those in ages and was especially hard hit!   Now I ready to roll…….hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is ready for Christmas…

  • 19Nov

    Isagenix is the second diet review!  I am thinking I need to come up with some standard question and answer format but since I haven’t done that…we will proceed with what I got!!!!!  The Isagenix benefits are ease and simplicity (and you know I am all about simple).  The program is easy to follow because the only additional thing you prepare at breakfast and dinner is your shake, lunch is a salad or sandwich.  It is so nice to make my family a regular meal and not have to prepare another meal for myself!  So the big bonus is the simplicity.  Plus this diet leaves you feeling good!  The drawbacks for Isagenix are the taste of the Vanilla shake is horrible (personal opinion) and they recommend using a blender (not always handy or available).  I did order the Chocolate shake this time and I like it better than the vanilla.  For me, hunger was not an issue at all…but sometimes you just want to sink you teeth into some real food. The costs sounds like quite a bit (around $175 for two weeks) but it is is fairly inclusive, other than you lunches.  So when the cost is broken down on a per meal basis, it is reasonable for diet food!  All in all this diet is easy to follow, helps you get over cravings and encourages good choices after you end the program.  It does have some shake “taste” issues but that is a small price to pay for weight loss!

  • 17Nov

    So many of us long for a life that is simple but if we were offered that simple life would we take it?  Our to do list has become our secret idol and without it we are uncomfortable.  We don’t think we have control over all that goes on in our life but we often don’t take the time to see what we are putting into our life.  You know the old saying, “Garbage in, garbage out.”  Maybe we need to stop and look at what is going in if we want to improve what is coming out.  Now, you might be wondering how this applies to dieting.  When we are so busy with everyday life, I find we eat out more (usually fast food), the choices that are in the kitchen are more than likely boxed, bagged and chemical laden tidbits and my mind is cluttered with my to do list instead of being able to concentrate on making a healthy meal.  We do have a choice with what goes on in our life and what we put into it.  So much of our time is spent on things that really don’t matter.  We would be better off with a simple, fresh meal on a plain table that can be accomplished daily instead of the fancy, schmancy food on a equally fancy, schmancy table…..the choice is yours.

  • 15Nov

    Loose 50 pounds in 2 days!!!   Wow, isn’t that what we all want?  You know instant gratification (almost) and no work to it.  The only problem with this would be all the weight you lost would be back a short time later (and probably more) because in two short days our eating and exercise habits will not have changed!!!  Real weight loss and fitness are the result of time and effort not a magic pill.  It is better to get you mind in the right frame and proceed on a slow and steady program…more like the rabbit and turtle story.

  • 13Nov

    Ah, such is life!  The best laid plans of mice and men is subject to change!  Yes, I have had an intestinal bug this week and have not been following any diet!  I take that back, I have been using the BRAT diet, the one you use when your kids are sick. Bananas, rice, applesauce and toast.  I haven’t eaten much…so I haven’t regained any weight…just haven’t started anything else!  Hopefully, today will be a new day and I can get back on track!

  • 11Nov

    I just read an article that overeating is now officially an addiction!  Well, HMMMM!  I mean what rocket scientist did it take to figure that out!  Everything in our lives now has us being an addict or a victim…which places the blame on something that is out of your control.  Well, my personal belief is that is not so. What you do with information is up to you.  You can wallow in your subcutaneous fat layer, eat a box of donuts, sit it front of the TV with a bowl of ice cream OR be proactive and decide you don’t have to be an “food victim addict.”  Get up off your rusty dusty and take stock of what great things are in your life!  You do have a choice and the first one to make is don’t let yourself be fooled into thinking you are a victim or addict and can’t help being fat.  You do have a choice in this!

  • 09Nov

    Oh, the weekend!  For some it is probably easier to diet on the weekends, for others (myself included) the weekend is much harder to stay the course.  Having invited friends over  this weekend is great….you know food, fun and fellowship.   The downside is sticking with my diet.  When you invite people in to your home it would seem like an easy task to fix a diet friendly meal…yea, right!  I made a cake that I am in complete submission too!  The icing on this cake can conquer my female willpower even on my strongest of willpower days!  Do you have any of those “diet destroyers” in your house?  Of course, the “evil” cake has met its doom or in reality, that would be it has met my doomed derriere!  So for the next day or two, I am going to stay with Isagenix.  I have already picked a new diet to follow and will introduce it to you tomorrow.  So with it being Monday, let’s start fresh and  get back into the Battle of the Bulges (yes, that is plural because bulges don’t happen in just one body location)

  • 07Nov

    When you pick up  hamburger do you think about how much it weighs?  Probably not and I usually don’t but today was different.  I  was at Costco and of course everything you buy there is in a bulk package.  I picked up a package of their lean ground meat and looked at the weight label.  It was just a little over five pounds…that is how much I have lost using Isagenix!  When I saw how much meat was in the package and I pictured that plastered all over my body, well really just my stomach and rear end, and I really wasn’t thinking of the meat plastered on me but the lumpy, bumpy, squishy fat that I have lost!  When you have a visual of the weight you have lost, it is really eye opening!  Next time you are out and about looking at ground meat, pick up one pound, two pounds, three pounds, etc…you can really start seeing what you are “packing around” on you body!!!