Thursday, August 15, 2013


So, when I started blogging about "my blessed body" I stated that I would blog about it all. I would share the joys, the triumphs, and the hard things, the failures. So here I am--I've got a bit of both.

I wake up every morning a little after 5, get ready and go to the pool. I swim laps for 20 minutes and then I do water aerobics for an hour. There are three different types of aerobics and 4 different instructors so it does keep challenging my body in different ways. I am often sore, so I know I am getting a good workout. Not the hurt sore, the good sore--where you can feel your muscle, but still use it!

Physically I have seen some positive changes. I notice that I walk faster and don't waddle as much. Josh says that I don't snore anymore. I feel stronger and more confident. My clothes fit better. I am more active in other ways too. I have ridden bikes with my kids, played with them on the playground, went hiking in Mesa Verde

and I get up off the couch easier and more often (i.e. I don't order my kids around from the couch as much.) I seem to have more energy (although it still gets exhausted before I am ready for it to) For these reasons, I will continue to do what I do.

Yet, I am frustrated. My weight isn't changing and I still often feel sick. The nutrition aspect is something that I need to tackle more, but I have made some positive changes there too. We have all but stopped getting fast food, I have reduced the amount of treats I eat, and am overall trying to make better food choices. 

I think it is something hormonal and maybe food sensitivities. I know this seems like I am blaming something else--maybe I am. I just don't know what to do. This is why deciding to blog about my journey was really intimidating. Every time I have tried in the past to lose weight, I come to this. I have taken metformin in the past and that has helped. I was prescribed it for PCOS. I am thinking about getting on it again. The last time I was on it though, it didn't really help with my weight but made me sick.

I have an appointment with a nutritionist in Prescott in a couple of months named Jane Kohner. I have had several friends that have had a lot of success with her. Another friend of mine told me about a foot zoner she had gone to and a friend of hers that went to a hormonal specialist. I am so interested in alternative forms of healing for the very fact that western medicine has been trying to figure out what is wrong with me since puberty. 

If you have any insights, please share!

Three things I love about my body:
1. It can take me to chat with friends
2. It can hug my kiddos
3. It can type this blog


  1. I don't really know how to help you but I did want you to know you're not alone. A while ago I decided to start running (before I got pregnant) to get healthy and lose weight. I was up every morning running with my hubby - he had a treadmill and I found one for $10 at DI!. I noticed some of the same changes, like more energy and feeling better throughout my day. But, just like you, the weight wasn't coming off. I didn't (still don't) know why but I do know it's very frustrating. I hope you're able to find something that works for you!

  2. I became overconfident when I lost 60#, quit watching what I eat and ate everything I could put in my mouth. Over about 6 months, I put 20# back on, so I'm watching it now. For me, I recognize I have a problem, but medically, I don't have anything wrong. I just can't control my appetite and overindulge.

    It sounds like you're going to investigate what's going on and when you get the answer - you're going to be an advocate for people with weight issues. That's what I was hoping to do, but I have to learn why I eat the way I do.

    I'm so proud of you!


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