Day 6

July 23, 2008

This will be my last talk about Isagenix unless something absolutely thrilling happens. I am sold on the system (well minus my weigh in days I will share those.) So I am down 5 pounds as of yesterday and the scale says the same thing today. I look forward to putting in my next order! I feel great and so on…

Yesterday, took Nina to her appointment and her arm looks really good. She still has a small part that isn’t completely healed, but as long as she doesn’t do anything tremendously bad to it, it will be fine. I figure since the orthopedic surgeon appointment isn’t until the 30th, the x-rays checking it out wouldn’t be so bad. A few things that made me feel even better about my Dr office? They had us written down (for this) with doctors we didn’t see. Notย  huge, but never the less you kind of expect your doctors to be perfect. Also the doctor we saw yesterday said it was not normal for a cast to come right off (which really doesn’t surprise me). However, it getting wet would explain it. Which honestly made me laugh because I tried so hard to get her in because it got wet. (Which was why her arm was blistering under the cast, and why she didn’t get in trouble for taking the cast off.)

I think that is about it…

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So I had half a grilled chicken sandwich for lunch. Warmed it up in the microwave. Took a big bite and it was raw in the middle! (I bought it at a cafe in town.) This was the thick half… Anyway, I haven’t spit something out so fast ever before! I was so grossed I couldn’t eat anything else for a long time.ย  So I went grocery shopping for the family and picked myself up a couple of weight watchers and Lean Cuisine meals. I had one of those for my late lunch (roasted potatoes, broccoli and cheddar cheese). I know it isn’t the high fiber I am supposed to be getting, but I had to have a real lunch. Plus no worry about calories ๐Ÿ™‚

Nothing else…

Day 5

July 22, 2008

Well here I am, and I thought for sure I would feel horrible. I didn’t feel horrible last night but not really good either. And the snacks “curbed” the hunger but didn’t take it away. This morning I feel great though! I haven’t taken any Isaflush yet, but I plan on adding it tomorrow.

Great news, the doctors office I was attempting to get an appointment with has called and the girls both have appointments on the 30th! (Dr. Dunn) So orthopedic surgeon her we come! YAH…

OH I forgot to tell my favorite part of my diet (supposed to be anti-diet). I haven’t been able to wear my favorite ring for months, and last night I was able to put it on! Granted it is still a little tight, but I am still so exited!

Going to Nap

July 21, 2008

I am tired this afternoon… So very tired, I was going to try toย  pull through it, but I just can’t ๐Ÿ™‚

Day 4

July 21, 2008

I am So not looking forward to today. Yesterday sucked. I didn’t feel that great. I took a nap after my last entry yesterday. Then I had to go to a family BBQ, and it smelled so good. Thank goodness it was pork, I don’t eat pork anyway. (To me pigs are like dogs, and I just won’t eat them. I would if I had to for some reason, but thankfully there is nothing in the human that HAS to eat pork.) Anyway, I ate 5 ounces of grilled (no seasoning) chicken. I should have brought some other things from the house too, but I didn’t. As there was nothing there that I was willing to spend calories on (well I did eat a roll.) Potato salad, and other funky salads. Sorry if they have mayo, mustard, ranch, or some other dressing I don’t like nor eat them. My other choice was chips, and I just didn’t think that was diet conscious.

After “dinner” I was OK. But this morning I feel a bit icky in the belly so I haven’t drank my “breakfast” yet. I thought I would try to drink some water and maybe have a snack or two first. (My legal can have snacks, hoping they will settle my belly. Other than my belly feeling a little off I have had more energy. Which surprises me. I have wanted to do stuff that normally makes me cringe, just because I want to do something. Can you say OMG Terra has every bit of her laundry done! And OMG Terra has wanted to clean her house! Not that I don’t work on those things every day but I WANT to plus more of it has gotten done than normal. I actually changed my sheets and made my bed yesterday. I didn’t think it was significant when I did it, but looking back I only do that every couple of weeks (it has only been one week), and I made my bed this morning. I have always been one of those people that say “It is pointless to make your bed you are just gonna sleep in it” type people. Granted it is little stuff, but still cool.

OK, so for those that didn’t know me at all before; I worked out and ate 1200-1500 calories a day for 4 months. I lost 5 pounds in that time. I was so discouraged I just gave up and quit. It seemed to me if I was loosing 5 pounds with tons of work, and maintaining being normal, I would stick to normal. Not that I am not willing to work for results, but I have to see some sort of progress. (And some days I would be UP on the scale, I am giving you the best case example.)

Granted I haven’t seen the HUGE difference that I have seen some people display, but more than I was with the generally recommended way.

So I am off to have breakfast…

Ugh

July 20, 2008

I feel nauseous I was hoping it was not going to be a lasting thing… I was doing my normal cleaning routine, and started to feel sick to my stomach. I needed to do some PC updating anyway (specifically on the rats) but doing it because of a belly ache sucks…

Day 3

July 20, 2008

So last night I stayed up a bit later (until about 10) playing a game. Then it was like wham, “you are now tired.” So I went to bed. All in all the shake days weren’t horrible, and when I ate a full meal (low fat but still) I wasn’t hungry. When I ate only a normal meal for me I was starving in the middle of the night.

I got up this morning and made my drink. I chose to make it with the water and a little of the electrolyte drink. (There are 3 options as I did it, plain and drink water after, or mix it with the water without the electolyte drink. It said “added flavor” and more energy the way I did it.) Anyway YUCK. It comes out looking like apple juice, but I can’t even describe the flavor. Watered down something, and a bit bitter. It isn’t bad enough I can’t drink it but bad enough I don’t want to. (I will anyway of course.)

I am supposed to check my weight and everything today (day 3 and day 9)… So here we go

My Measurement and Weight Chart
Before – Day 3

Neck: 14.5 – 14.5

Upper Arm Left 12.5 – 13

Upper Arm Right 13 (wow that is kind of embarrassing they are different!) – 13.5

Chest: 39.5 – 39.25

Diaphragm 34.5 – 33.5

Waist (eww donโ€™t want to admit this one) 38.5 – 38

Abdomen 42 – 42

Buttocks 44 -44

Upper Thigh Left 28 – 27.5

Upper Thigh Right 27 – 27.25

Calf Left 15 – 15

Calf Right 15 – 15

Upper Knee Left 18 – 18

Upper Knee Right 18 – 18

My total Inches: 359.5 – 358.5

My weight: 178 – 176

Current BMI: 30.6 – 30.2

So there is progress there, not as much as I would expect for the amount of calories I am eating though. Did I mention this drink is horrible? I think the flavor is like apple juice but with a skunked flavor (I don’t know if apple juice does that, but I know beer does.) So skunked apple juice… To bad I am doing this to the letter, as I am sure I could mix it with something to make it taste not so ewww.

So this product that I am using over the next 9 days. I haven’t explained it well at all. This program is more comparable to slim fast than a colon cleanse. (Although the comparableness doesn’t do it justice.) It does have a product that I did buy but haven’t got yet that will help with that (colon problems), but I expect it to slightly constipate me (which is why I purchased the other product too). This product is supposed to help improve my energy levels, help me sleep better, get rid of the toxins in my body, and make me overall more healthy. I am actually NOT using the product that is recommended for me, as I am not willing to spend that much on a program that I am not sure will work for me. I should be on the 30 day supply, as the 9 day is more intense and is more for maintaining than for someone like me that wants to loose weight. My plan is to attempt this to see if I am willing to do the 30 days, by doing the intense 9 days. Also to see if I can stomach the taste, as everyone who really knows me knows I am very picky.

Speaking of which the “snacks” aren’t horrible either. They taste like a semi sweet chocolate. After my entry last night I slept well. (Tomorrow I will try the last product for taste.) So I think I am off to play a couple of games now, and then start some more housework (is it just me or is housework the most never ending thing there is?)

Good News and Bad

July 19, 2008

I went to bed and fell asleep around 8 PM. Which is excellent for me! However, at a little past midnight I woke up hungry. I ate one of the chocolate snacks that come with the program. I would note that I didn’t come close to eating as many calories for lunch as I was supposed to have. It wasn’t one of the “sensible lunches” they suggested. I am really wishing I would have taken the time to do it properly. However, there is a diner in town that serves exactly the kind of food they are talking about. So tomorrow I am off to have some. (I have a feeling tomorrow isn’t going to be the late lunch today was.)

So I am off to try to go back to sleep, hoping against hope that snack will tie me over until morning…

Last one for Day 1

July 18, 2008

A word of advice for anyone that is planning on trying this… If you are the cook of your household, and your family isn’t doing it with you, send them out to eat! I am not even really hungry, but the smell of my fried potatoes (with garlic, onion, and green pepper), beef patties, and even the mandarin oranges (that I don’t like) is kicking my rear… I SO want some…

I did a 20 minute walk for my 20 minutes of daily exercise… So I only have my shake left to do for today, but I will do it in a couple of hours since I ate lunch so late. All in all it hasn’t been a horrible day, but heed the warning above… ๐Ÿ˜‰

So the day has been going about normal. I was lazy and didn’t do my dishes last night, and I can’t cook until I clean my stove (it is just this weird thing about me I guess, even if it LOOKS clean it might not be.) Oh and I don’t have a lot of counter space so if I have more than a few glasses dishes get put on the stove.

Anyway, I was doing my normal cleaning/taking care of the critters and forgot to eat lunch. (Yes, I am that special kind of stupid – will see if I can find the cartoon to attach at the bottom.) About 15 minutes ago I realized it and took my accelerator lunch pill, and started to clean my stove. I have to of course let that stuff sit on there a while to be sure any invisible germs are completely clean. Now I have a belly ache. Tomorrow I will wait to take the pill until after I have eaten, to see if that makes a difference (I took the one this morning with the shake and didn’t get a belly ache.) I never get a belly ache from not eating, unless it it much later in the day… (Well before who knows what this system will change.)

BTW, I never have to scrub anything anymore since I found Lysol 4 in 1!

This I think is the best cleaning product invented. It is STRONG in the bleach smell, but I LOVE it from everything like the stove to everything like the entire bathroom.

I wasn’t able to find the cartoon quickly, and I must go finish cleaning the stove so that I can make my lunch. There are several good suggestions that come with the plan to stay within the 400-600 calorie limit, but I am so just having some chicken noodle soup, out of a can (I know total cheating, but what can I say, for me cooking for real is for dinner!)

I don’t think I would have had any problem with hunger if I would have remembered to eat… Which is interesting… ๐Ÿ˜›

Isagenix Day 1

July 18, 2008

I have taken my natural accelerator pill and am now drinking my “shake.” It doesn’t really taste good, but not horrible either. It has a spicy (think pumpkin pie) smell that is enjoyable. (This is French Vanilla flavored). I think it would taste pretty good if made into a smoothie (banana’s and strawberries maybe?) It is thick, so I am hopeful on the not having the staving feeling.

Will update about this at dinner, or earlier if I have something I am afraid I will forget (about feeling and so forth.) According to the instructional/educational CD I can expect to not feel to great (double that because I am a caffine drinker – can anyone say withdrawls?) Evidently when you body gets rid of all the nasty stuff in it you don’t feel well, and the more toxins in your body the more that is true. Which is true from my experience! When I quit smoking last year (6 months yeah me) I felt horrible, and when I quit mountain dew I had the biggest headache in my life! (BTW, I am still off mountain dew, just need to try again on the smoking…)

Can’t Sleep

July 17, 2008

I can’t sleep and I think it is because of the excitement of trying that new product? (well new to me)… Which is just silly but I guess whatever. Maybe it is just the full moon, the kids aren’t asleep either I guess…

Isagenix ~Arrived~

July 17, 2008

OK so my Isagenix arrived today. So I will try this system (9 days) starting tomorrow. Here are my details…

(Asks for this in a booklet but I am going to do it here to instead of in the book.)

My Cleanse Calendar

July 18-19th = Pre-cleanse
IsaLean Shake – 2 servings per day for breakfast and dinner? (OMG dinner? OK)
One low fat, high fiber meal per day (400-600 calories) Thank goodness this is only for 2 days!

July 20-21st = Cleanse Days
1/2 cup of cleanse for life with 8 oz of water 4 times a day
Isagenix Snacks – up to 6 a day

July 22-26th = Shake Days
2 servings of IsaLean Shake for breakfast and dinner
One sensible meal (400-600 calories)
Isagnix Snacks – Up to 6

July 27-28 = Cleanse Days
Repeat of Day 1 & 2

Everyday
Water – drink lots, my personal amount is 89 oz.
Natural Accelerator Capsules – 2 a day (breakfast and lunch)
Ionix Supreme (isn’t included in pack) 2-4 T daily…

My Measurement and Weight Chart
Before

Neck: 14.5

Upper Arm Left 12.5

Upper Arm Right 13 (wow that is kind of embarrassing they are different!)

Chest: 39.5

Diaphragm 34.5

Waist (eww don’t want to admit this one) 38.5

Abdomen 42

Buttocks 44

Upper Thigh Left 28

Upper Thigh Right 27

Calf Left 15

Calf Right 15

Upper Knee Left 18

Upper Knee Right 18

My total Inches: 359.5m (wow that seems like a lot of inches!)

My weight: 178

Current BMI: 30.6

My Personal Analysis

I have no Coach. My overall health is good-fair, my only prescription meds are allergy meds, I currently experience; constipation, fatigue, mood swings.

How often I consume the following: cigarette smoke – everyday always, caffeine – most days sometimes, alcohol – rarely, refined sugar – most days sometimes.

My Personal Success Promise

I Terra, commit to complete the following Isagenix system, Cleansing and Fat Burning System 9 day supply. My goal is to reach my target weight of 140 pounds by November 3rd, 2008. I am moderately motivated. My other goals include having more energy.

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I will update tomorrow with taste (hey most people that describe this stuff sell it, so I am SO not sure about it), and how I feel. That means if I feel HUNGRY I will say so…

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OK so yesterday, I was telling Katrina how she has to be careful because she hasn’t had x-ray’s yet. Heaven pops up and says “ya or you could end up with this.” The this? Her broken arm from 2 years ago (4-wheeler) didn’t heal right. So last night I asked a friend who knows way more about this stuff than I do what I should do. She told me to call an orthopedic surgeon, well a specific one, who to get an appointment with and the works.

So all morning I have been on the phone attempting to do that. I am not sure the why on some of it. First they write down all the info and say they will call me back, as they have to find out which doctor would be best. Then they call back and say they have to have all the records to see if they will see them. (I am attempting to make an appointment for both of them – both arms (one on each of them) and a small fracture Heaven got while walking across the road in flip flops.)

So I have this terrible feeling that my local clinic is going to be a bit angry with me. I called them and asked them to fax both the records for Katrina and Heaven. I am hoping to have a call back and an appointment before Nina’s next scheduled (Tuesday), for her x-rays and removal of her cast. If I get the appointment with the ortho I “think” I will cancel the Tuesday appointment.

You know those books “_____ for dummies”, well I need one with that blank being doctors. Which doctors to see for what injury, when to worry about the care and all that. I really don’t trust many of them so I research everything. However, there are a couple of problems. First when it is medical care, every situation is a little bit different so you can’t be sure. Second, I realize I am getting my information from the internet which is only so complete and so correct. <sigh> Should have attempted medical school! (Well not really I don’t have the memory for it, but the wish is there.)

Nina

July 15, 2008

So Katrina took her cast off today. As in slid it right off… Which Wow from the wetness from Friday her skin is raw! So I think it is a goodish thing. We will treat it real carefully, still no real activity and stuff, but I am not taking her back in. However, she is now all worried about it. <Sigh> I have never met an eight year old that is such a worry wart.

Anyway going to research it now to see if we should do anything to it since it hasn’t been x-rayed. ๐Ÿ˜›

So I had a nail appointment this morning (and Heaven right after) as a gift to myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nina had a doctors appointment at the same time… So I sent Heaven with Nina as they were just supposed to x-ray and remove her cast… What did they do? Calculated wrong and said it was a week to soon to remove the cast, and made her a new appointment! Obviously I wasn’t there to argue, during the visit they calculated since she got her second cast, not her first one…

I know it won’t hurt her to keep the cast on an extra week but it made my baby cry. Plus if I would have been there to argue with them she would have got it off, so I feel like such a horrible mom. She has been counting off the days for the last two weeks. Every day “only ___ days left!” She really wants to go the the lake and go swimming…

To late now, I wouldn’t be able to get her another appointment until next week… I am NOT happy about it.

Blog Background

July 13, 2008

I am looking for a cool theme to be created for this blog… I want something cartoon like, with perhaps a mom on a laptop or something like that. If you know of anyone that can do something like that let me know…

Thanks

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Thirsday Thirteen

July 13, 2008

So I haven’t publicly blogged in a while, but I loved doing the TT’s so I added the blog roll, and will put my blog back on then… I have decided it doesn’t matter about the kids names, so I will be adding a page about who we are in a moment. (Not very good at that so it isn’t going to be some great work of art, but something.)