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Friday, June 06, 2008

If you're not happy and you know it. . .

I'm not happy.

I'm very very very very not happy. And I have lots of reasons:

1) Today is the second day of my isagenix cleanse. My intake consists of 2 oz. of the Isogenix supreme guck that tastes like Blackberry Brandy mixed with BBQ sauce. Nasty. Then, four times a day I chug 4 oz. of this cleanse juice muck that tastes like fermented snow cone syrup without the sugar. I'm allowed a few 'cheats' so yesterday I combined them at dinner and had a salad made of spring greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and a hard boiled egg with lemon juice as dressing. It was the best and worst salad I've ever had in my life. I bought these special Isadelight things which are chocolates you can have to help when you feel like you're starving to death. I was very much looking forward to them and was disappointed--Annette Lyon would be appalled that they are called chocolate at all. They are really hard, bitter, dark chocolate that only makes me feel more sorry for myself. The good news, I can have 6 of those tasty morsels every day! Tomorrow I go back to shakes and I can't wait. Right now I feel sick to my stomach and tired since I didn't sleep very well all night and I honestly kept dreaming about food. The energy/mood enhancement I felt before has flushed itself along with the 70 oz of water I'm drinking every day. The ONLY reason I'm still doing this is because I did my weigh and measuring thing before I started the cleanse, and in the 5 days on the program I lost almost 7 inches (2.5 around my waist) and nearly 5 pounds (I know, I hardly believe it myself). The cleanse supposedly increases all that so I'm sticking with it but I am really not happy--did I mention that?

2) A year ago I purchased a set of digital scrapbooks--biting off way more than I could chew as usual. I finished one book--a wedding album I have wanted since the wedding and never did. I am currently working on a 2007 family album. I had some stress because I'd bought a bunch of different 'books' and you only have a year to work on them. No way was I going to use them in time. And yet I was being charged extra for the extra pages I was putting in my 2007 book. Last week my consultant went to bat for me and I will be able to use the 'credits' of the projects I won't be using toward the extra pages--all good news. So today, I woke up early and came to my husband's office where the internet is faster than home. At home it takes me FOREVER to do this digital scrapbooking, often my pages time out before they load everything up. I have to get this book done before we go on our family vacation in 2 weeks and figured I could get most of what's left finished this morning. So I get up early, chug my morning muck, and get down here to find that I need to pay for my studio things (the digital version of paper, stickers, lettering etc)--but it won't take either credit card and customer service doesn't open until 9:00. A lovely waste of my time.

3) I'm doing a yard sale with a friend tomorrow. I have cleared out a lot of closets and basement and am gearing up for the event, but I really hate yard sales. No, I don't want this stuff anymore, but do we really need to ague about the price of quilt batting? I have a fabulous memory when it comes to prices and I know I paid $8 for that batting and yet I know someone will say "Fifty cents? I'll give you a quarter". Yard sell buyers are merciless and it really ticks me off. I did promise my husband that whatever doesn't sell will go to DI--but I just wish it was over already. I haven't done one for about 10 years and the stress of all this has reminded me why that is.

4) I dropped a dog house on my toe on Saturday. It was an awful messy ordeal and I limped all weekend. I haven't gone running all week because it's still be sore. Today I put on my running shoes, although the idea of going for a run makes me dizzy in my current physical state, but I was hoping they wouldn't hurt my feet so that I could 'think' about running next week. But they hurt--they hurt bad and because I'm in the mood to whine and feel sorry for myself it's just one more thing.

Anyway--there were some questions about how long I'm doing this Isagenix thing. They have a variety of programs. What I'm doing right now is the 30 day Health and Wellness (the two shakes a day plus supplements) it's their weight loss program and some people stay on it for several months, I'm just using it as a jump start and next month I will go on their 30 day maintenance program which is one shake a day plus supplements. But in addition to the 30 day program I'm on, I chose to do a 9 day cleanse in the middle, to get even faster results. I'm glad to be losing the inches and the weight, but since I did this mostly for emotional wellness, and I'm feeling so cruddy right now, I'm not sure I should have done the 9 day cleanse. However, I'm nothing if not masochistic so I'll finish it off. After the two days I'm doing right now, I'll do 5 shake days (like I did before the cleanse) and then do two more days of this cleanse crap. I'm really looking forward to all that, as I've made abundantly clear.

Did you know you can't put a ! in the labels field on blogger--that's just lame!

15 comments:

Kimberly said...

Ouchie...try to stay sane hun. Umm...it might pay off in the end? Or something?

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Sorry you're not enjoying it. I admire you for sticking with it. I'm always interested in ways to be healthier and lose weight. The inches you lost might entice me, but the misery your going through has cured me from ever wanting to try the program. I think I'll learn from your experience on this one.

Sandra said...

This is the entire reason I keep putting of doing Isagenix whenever it is brought up. I don't want to feel yucky in order to feel good, you know?

Tamra Norton said...

I'm so proud of you! So proud in fact, that in your honor, I'm vowing to myself right now to actually remove the new Body-for-Life book from the Target bag and actually look at it tomorrow and Sunday so that maybe on Monday I'll be inspired to do someting.

Karlene said...

I've done a few herbal cleanses for weight loss and/or energy. I've never been able to stick it out due to 1) the nastiness (I don't believe for a minute that the worse it tastes the better it is for you); and 2) less than thrilling results. You're a better man than me, Charlie Brown.

Rachelle said...

You are too funny! I'm sorry you're feeling rotten. Be careful with cleansing, it is an awesome way to improve your overall health, but you need to make sure you are nourishing at the same time. I have been to a few classes on it, but haven't been able to do it because I'm pregnant. But I hear that usually cleansing makes you feel much, much worse for nearly a week before you start feeling better.
Oh and girl! What do you need to lose weight for? You are skinny! Good luck!

ali said...

Umm ... ok. Ewww.

I will never, never, ever, be able to do this program. You may be a masochist, but I'm too much of a victim to do this sort of thing. Wah. I wouldn't make it. Blah, blah, blah.

I have colon issues and last year had to have like four colonoscopies in one year. Only four but by the fourth one I was totally upchucking the cleansing stuff because my body just KNEW what was coming.

I could not do this Isogenix stuff! I applaud you, I guess, but mostly I just think "You crazy!"

Kristi said...

Oh boy. I come from a natural "whole-istic" type of family so I know all about cleanses. The good, the bad, and the ugly. (I am anything but natural "whole-isticky", unless you call chocolate natural, and junk food "whole" food). I can feel your pain though. You will eventually feel fah-bulous dah-ling.

Stephanie Black said...

Josi, you are one amazing woman and I don't have a fraction of your willpower. I'd like to lose weight, but no way would I ever have the determination to suffer that much for it.

I've never done a yard sale. It just looks like waaaay too much work. I'd rather give it all to DI. Yeah, I'm lazy.

Annette Lyon said...

I couldn't do it. You'd have to prove to me beforehand that it'd be totally worth it and that the pounds would never come back.

Brave woman.

Will you be able to eat with me when I come up in your neck of the woods next week? I hope so!)

Carroll said...

Ugh! I've done the cleanse thing myself--with the tried-and-true lemonade cleanse. I actually got to really like the drink, but didn't make it all the way through the 10 days. I was on day eight and got light-headed and dizzy in church. Enough of that!

But I have to say I lost my taste for Diet Coke during the process! Couldn't figure out why I ever drank the stuff.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

josi,

you sound miserable with this. are you sure you really want this?

if you want to feel better, come read my post from tonight.

blessings sweet josi, kathleen

Anna Maria Junus said...

I couldn't do it. I've thought about doing cleanses, but if they're this awful...

As for garage sales, I won't do them. I figure give it away and you'll be blessed. Anything worth selling is worth selling individually and you won't get that kind of money through a garage sale.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Wow oh wow, Josi! You poor thing. You just need to keep repeating, "I can do it. This yucky stuff can't beat me!"

I actually lost a lot of weight using the Herbalife program (shakes, supplements, & a gentle cleanse). Sounds quite similar to what you are doing - only it didn't take nasty. I enjoyed Blueberry, Cherry Cobbler, or Black Forest Cherry shakes, to name a few. But the fabulous thing is that I lost over 30 pounds & have kept them off since Thanksgiving.

So it's doable. You just have to stay positive. You can do it, girl!

Rebecca Talley said...

You are such a woman. I couldn't do it, I'm way too wimpy.