Debworks and Health: Part Three


Randy, my trainer, gave this to me.

Let’s talk about food.

I’m a food baby.  I don’t like most vegetables.  Green beans, romaine lettuce and well, nothing else – those are the two that I like.  Peas are ok, corn is out.  Tomatoes – oh hell no.  Broccoli – can’t get past the smell.  Cauliflower I will eat, but what’s the point?  It doesn’t taste like much.  Onions, mushrooms, peppers — all no.

Like I said, I’m a food baby.

Then there’s preparation time.  I don’t care for cooking either.  Not that its hard – it’s not.  I’d rather be reading a book, writing a blog post or tweeting.

IBS has made me lactose intolerant, so no dairy like milk and ice cream.  I can eat aged cheese and be ok.  But the rest goes right through me.

Throw in the fact I’m the Chamber Director and take my job seriously – and try to support the local restaurant members.

What does all of this sound like to you?  I know, EXCUSES.  And really, that’s what they are.

So here’s my plan for the next four months: 

gluten free, no milk or ice cream, no sweets.  An extended lenten, if you will.  My goal is to treat my body well, give it a chance to heal.  I use Melaleuca products, so my supplements are covered, as are my protein shakes, GC shakes (to regulate blood sugar), Access bars (to burn fat and give me a ‘sweet’ taste without the awful sugar).

It’s not a case of “I’ll never eat that again.”  It’s a case of “I deserve to feel better.”

How can you help me?

  •  Share some easy to make recipes that involve gluten free stuff and some veggies you think I might like.
  • Go out to eat with me.  Watch as I order food prepared special.  Let’s enjoy a meal together, laugh and talk about other things than dieting.
  • Send notes of encouragement.  I’m on facebook and twitter (just look for debworks).

Next update next Sunday!


  1. Carolyn Schriber on February 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Have you tried artichokes? They’re wonderful dipped in melted butter, because all you taste is the butter!

  2. Chloe on February 17, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Hi Deb, love your updates! 🙂 I am following your health journey… so what are your plans during times when you will be craving some sweets? I am also doing my best to cut down on “sugar” and using Stevia as my sweetener.

  3. Deb on February 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Carolyn — no I have not, but I will now! So how do you cook them?

    Chloe – I use Melaleuca products and they have a bar called ACCESS that I eat 1/2 hour before my workout and it burns fat and helps the muscles recover quickly. My favorite is chocolate orange. It really helps – and it also gets me to workout. I do have some lemon drops and will suck on just one if I just can’t stand it.

  4. Deb on February 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    And ladies – thank you for reading this blog and the suggestions!

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