Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A great start to the New Year

So far, 2011 is off to a great start! As of January 4, I am officially DIVORCED. And yes, this is a GOOD thing. For those of you who have been reading for a while, you know this divorce has been a long, painful process. I am glad to finally put that chapter of my life behind me.

I am officially moving forward with other important areas. One of those areas, of course, is weight loss. So far this year, I have managed to shed 3.6 lbs. (probably more... my leg was very swollen when I weighed). As I mentioned, I decided to go back on my Isagenix plan, and for that I am grateful. I am cleansing again, and finally am starting to feel "good" again. Even though it took a few days to wrap my mind around portion control and good choices again, I feel like I am back in the swing of things. I was able to do the recommended full day cleanse on yesterday with no problems. I feel focused, and determined to get healthy again.

Last week was back to work. On Monday, I noticed the swelling in my leg (the one with the blood clot) was worse, and by Thursday it was terrible. I went to the doctor and they did another ultrasound to make sure the clot hadn't moved, and they discovered that it was gone! They were just as surprised as I was, but I am so happy to not have the constant fear that that thing would move to my lungs and cause trouble. It was also reaffirming to see that after after just one week of deciding to start putting the "good stuff" back into my body, that my body responded kindly. :)

Apparently the swelling in my leg is due to vein damage... I forgot the exact 3-letters they called it. I Googled it when I got home, and I found that the condition is worse when the patient is obese. Of course it is.

The next day at work, I was approached by a co-worker that asked to "read my eyes". She didn't know me well enough to know what was wrong with me, but noticed my swollen leg and thought she might be able to offer some advice. This woman has studied holistic medicine for quite a while, and I know of two other people in the school that swear by what she has to say, so I was game.

Basically she told me what I already know... that my body is toxic. She explained to me how I needed to do a detox or cleanse, and that my liver is working overtime. She also mentioned "leaky gut" and some other symptoms that point straight to toxicity. I explained to her that I already know I am toxic, and that I am trying to cleanse. I showed her my Isagenix Ionix Supreme and the Cleanse for Life that I have been drinking again on a daily basis. I could see that she was skeptical, but she was really blown away when she read the ingredients. At the end of our conversation, we both agreed that I am on the right track to getting better. But it felt good to get one more affirmation.

And guess what else? As of yesterday, the swelling in my leg is GONE. I have tried to keep it up all weekend, and yesterday and today were snow days, so I haven't been on my feet a lot. I have also been drinking water like crazy again. I would like to think a combination of the "good" things I am doing for my body are contributing to the reduced swelling.

All in all, I guess I am proving what I already know - when you take care of yourself and put good things into your body, your body responds kindly. Yes, I really wanna lose weight this year, but first and foremost I want to be healthy and feel well again. The past week has just been awesome, and I am excited to keep going. Hopefully, weight loss for me will be a wonderful side-effect of good health.

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  1. Congratulations on your freedom! I know its been a long time coming. Glad its done & you can focus more on taking care of you. Sounds like you're off to a great start doing the cleanse. :)

  2. I'm glad you are improving. Blood clots are definitely scary things and to know yours is gone is awesome. Keep up with taking care of yourself!

  3. Happy D-Day, Hollie, and here's to making 2011 a fantastic (and healthy) year!

  4. Wow, that is great news about your blod-clot, swelling going away, divorce being done, and weight loss.

    Keep it up!

  5. So happy for you that the divorce is finally over! And yay! for the swelling going down too.

    (P.S. I think maybe DVT is the 3 letters?)

  6. Sounds like your off to a great start with the New Year...Make it a great one...And your right..Treat your body with kindness and treats you right back!

  7. Wow. Sounds like you've had a lot going on. I'm glad you feel good about life, though. That makes a big difference.

  8. Hi Hollie

    I just started following you and I love your blog. Please join my weight loss blog and lets support eachother!

    Awesome job on your success!
    See you soon,


  9. Congrats Hollie! Through your strength you've inspired me to start my own weight loss blog!


    Please follow I need all the support I can get on my journey!


  10. Congrats Hollie! You have inspired me to begin my own weight loss blog. Please follow me I could use all the support I can get on this journey!




  11. Congrats on moving on into the next chapter of your life!

    Following you now:)

  12. You and your cleanses! I wish that I were disciplined enough do one :)


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