Saturday, April 30, 2011

Late Night!

 So last night I went to a concert and had a great time. It was like a four hour marathon of standing singing clapping etc. Got home around midnight bed by 1. I slept like a rock and woke up a little before 9 and stayed in bed til almost 10! A REALLY late morning for me.

 I got up and got breakfast and saw the coffe pot on, hmmmmm.... I thought I'd really like a cup of coffee. That's the first time I really thought about it in weeks. I really shouldn't because of my ulcers so I didn't give in. Plus I really want to see if my vitamins and energy tea can sustain me this weekend. I'm having my tea now and took my vitamins with my breakfast. I'll let you know how it goes.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A True Challenge

 This weekend is going to be the test. A true challenge. I have a lot planned and normally I would be quite concerned about it. But I have been feeling so great that I know it will be a piece of cake.

 Friday, Saturday and Sunday I have tons to do. A full day everyday! This is way more than I usuallly do. Oh, I always may make big plans but usually something has to give and I have to cancel something. I have high hopes for this weekend and I will be sure to write all about it on Monday.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


 The way you feel sure has a lot to do with your attitude. When I was really sick before I knew about my ulcers I was miserable, and it showed. When you are in pain or feel lousy you just don't care. I didn't want to go out most of the time and my overall attitude was not that good. After the ulcers started to heal I felt like a million bucks! Most of my symptoms were going away including the joint pain that seemed to accompany my ulcers. I had a whole new outlook on life. I was able to get up and get my breakfast without pain and get things done around the house without the constant joint pain.

 Now that I have been taking the vitamins for a while I see that difference again. I have like I said not been a ball of energy or anything but I can go all day and really enjoy myself. That is definitely reflected in my attitude. I have a much better dispotion and I can see how my my attitude has changed. I really am happier just because I feel better.

 I used to be so restricted and I was really starting to think of myself as lazy. I would be at the computer and would maybe need something in another part of the room and would just totally put off what I was doing so I wouldn't have to get up. Maybe I didn't feel like doing the dishes or laundry because I was tired. I really thought, what happened to me? Now I can just get the stuff done without giving it a second thought, and let me tell you that feels good! I have a spring in my step and I really love it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Great weekend

 This weekend was absolutely amazing! It was very full and enjoyable. I was able to do so much this weekend and feel great the whole time!

 On Friday I trimmed a family members hair AND did laundry. That alone would have been quite a lot for me, but I went on with some errands and then visited with family for a few hours then off to our Good Friday service at church. Now pre Shaklee I would have pushed myself to the family visit and I know for a fact I wouldn't have made it to a late church service. But I did and I enjoyed it and still felt great afterwards. Now it didn't end there. I continued shopping and going to the movies on Saturday, then church and a family get together on Sunday. I felt great the whole time. Now don't get me wrong I wasn't bouncing off the walls or anything, I just felt good. Normal, not exhausted and waiting and wanting to hit the pillow.

 My sister and niece both said they could see a real difference in me. I understand this because I have seen it too in others. I saw someone less than a week after she started the Shaklee vitamins and she was simply beaming. I was so amazed at the way she looked! Healthy and happy.

 I know that maybe this comes across as some kind of miracle, it's not. My diet and health were so poor that actually getting all the nutrients my body had been lacking for so long really did make a huge improvement in my overall health. I was just existing and trying to eat heathy meals and take supplements but it just wasn't enough. I am so thankful that my friend shared this with me. It really has changed my life. Just this weekend while I was enjoying being out and not feeling so drained I thought wow I can't believe this is me, I can't believe this is actually my life! I honestly felt like I had just one the lottery or something. It is that life changing! Maybe it won't be so profound for everyone but for me I am so thankful that I was introduced to these products.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Take it early!

 Okay, so let me give you a little backround on my sleep habits. Not being a naturally energetic person, I am usually in bed no later than 10:00 and a lot of times I am sleping by 9-9:30. I am usually up around 7:30. I rarely stay up late. Well yesterday I was feeling so good I stayed up untill about 11. I just did't want to go to sleep. I knew that would backfire so I forced myself. I am so glad I did! I woke up before 4:00 this morning! I tried to get back to sleep but that didn't happen until about 5 and then I got up at 6:30. I gave in and got out of bed because I didn't feel tired. I am feeling a little sleep deprived now but physiaclly I feel good. Today I made sure to take my vitamins early so hopefully it won't affect my sleep tonight. I also spoke to my son who took his first dose of vitamins yesterday with lunch. He was up until 2AM! In talking to the friend who told me about Shaklee I found out that someone elsse took them later in the day and also had a very late night.

 Now don't get me wrong, it's not like you drank a pot of coffe and have the shakes and want to jump out of your skin. You're just not tired. There is no yucky jittery feeling or anything like that at all. You just aren't sleeepy. I'll see how things go today.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


 What a great day! This morning I took the Vitalizer vitamins and wow! After a morning of the usual stuff at home Nel and I decided to make our way to the zoo and enjoy the nice weather. Well, in the back of my mind I'm thinking okay if this stuff is really as good as everyone says it is this will be the test. Yes I know it's just the first day but what the heck, and if it doesn't hold up at least I know there is still hope. You see a trip to the zoo means nothing else is getting done that day and I will be in bed resting or napping as soon as I get home. Now keep in mind we don't hang out all day or anything. We go for 2 or 3 hours tops and I'm toast. Well, today I made 2 pit stops before the zoo (one to drop off vtamins to my sick son). We went to the zoo and enjoyed ourselves for the usual short period of time and left. We then proceeded to make 3 more stops! By the third stop my daughter begged me to leave the store and go home because she was sooo tired! Wow! Can you believe that? I outlasted my 10 year old daughter! She then proceeded to nap on the ride home. I felt great!!! We got home at about 4:30 and I still had energy to burn! This is huge for me! I mean I just don't do that. I did a few things around the house and watched a movie with Nel. I still feel great. I'm getting a little tired, but I'm not feeling that dreaded exhaustion that I normally do. Oh and by the way, my son texted me to tell me he feels "righteous". :)

Today is the day

 Okay, so I have tried the tea and decreased my coffee intake, tried the immune booster and I am back on my feet, but today is the day I have been waiting for. I am now armed with the VITALIZER! This is a combination of multi vitamins, vitamins B+C, Omegas, and a probiotic. I have heard all there is to hear about these vitamins and I am ready to judge for myself. Here goes.....

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Okay so today I am feeling pretty darn good! I feel full of energy and have a little spring in my step. So, the question is, is it due at all to the immune booster or is this how I would have felt any way at this point? I don't know the answer to that question but I am sure willing to keep trying these produsts and see how I feel in a few weeks. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Challenge The Beginning

The past few years have been quite a challenge. Ya know being a single mom you don't get a lot of breaks and when things come flying at you you just have to keep going. That has become more and more difficult. For a long time I just kept plugging along no matter what. Then it got harder and harder to just keep on plugging along. Eventually I just got knocked down time and time again. I would go to work and try to do a few activities with my daughter and family and I just couldn't. I lost my job a little over a year ago and it was one of the best things that could have happened to me. I just couldn't go anymore. If I did enjoy myself I paid for it. I'd be in bed for a few days to recover. Being unemployed I finally had time for Doctors visits. I was in for a surprise when I realized how many there would be. After months of appointments and tests I learned that I had a number of ulcers, gall stones and an unhealthy liver. Wow, what a blow! In order to get healthy I will have to make a lot of changes. Most of these changes are diet related. No easy task, everything must change about the way I eat. I have been working on it for months and its had it's ups and downs.

 Just a few weeks ago I had a conversation with a friend. She told me about her health issues and I told her about mine. She also told me about the supplements she had been taking and how great she felt. Well, I wanted to feel like she feels. I wanted to have the poor health behind me like she did. Well, she is not just taking these supplements but selling them. Now this is a person I trust totally but we all have that skeptisism. She invited me to her place for more info on the vitamins and company. I did however research everything before I went and was very pleased. She had even left me with some of the healthy weight products and I was very impressed.

 The purpose of this blog is to document how things go as I try these products. This past weekend I got knocked down again. My friend came over today and gave me some immune boosters to get me going again. I will also start on a nice variety of vitamins in a couple day. I'll keep you posted.