It’s hard to believe that it’s been six months since I started working with Shaklee and test driving their 180 program. In some ways it feels like it was just yesterday but I also feel like it’s been a journey where I have learned a lot.
I know last month I spent some time thinking about why I didn’t have the kind of success with Shaklee that some of the other bloggers have. I guess I feel that not every program is going to be a great fit with every person. If that were the case, we would only need one diet program out there, right? One of the things I’ve learned is that meal replacement programs are probably not the best choice for me.
Another thing I’ve learned is that it is important to know exactly where your body is going into any program. (I mean where it is HEALTH-WISE. Of course I knew where it was literally!) Part way through the program, I got my thyroid tested and learned that it was not functioning the way it should have been. I was given medication and the instructions to take it daily. Turns out, there should have been some additional instructions with that – important things that neither the doctor nor the pharmacist mentioned. Turns out that you have to take the medication on an empty stomach and then not eat for an hour afterwards. It also turns out that taking your daily vitamins (which include a calcium supplement for me) at the same time as your thyroid medication can nullify its effects. Also good information to have! At least now, months after being initially diagnosed, I feel like I am finally on track in that department.
So what is the point of all my seemingly unrelated ramblings? Basically this – no one can figure out what is right for you and what will work for you, except you. Don’t blindly accept that what works for everyone else will work for you without doing your own research and trying things out for yourself. And if you try something and it doesn’t work out like you had hoped, don’t consider it a failure. Consider it one more thing you can check off your list on your way to finding what DOES work for you! You are not a failure until you stop trying altogether.