Jody,I'm an Arizona Cougar that really only reads the D-News for
Cougar news, so I'm not all that familiar with your work, but I do remember
reading about your completion of the Iron Man. Anyway, I wish you the very best
in your efforts to regain your health. As Brave Robin stated (and I agree with
very little he has to say), if you can do an Iron Man, you can do this. One day
and one choice at a time. God speed. I promise to read your article when you
get back; I look forward to it!
The Jazz turned it around big time this season, Jody. So will you. We all have
every confidence in you. Little by little does wonders. Best of luck.
Best of luck, dude. Get better. Live well. Be happy. Whatever, it takes.
Get some sleep, Jody. Lots of it. Combined with moderate exercise.
Get better Jody!
Great honest, real, and authentic article! I wish you the best and hope you come
away a better person over the next month!
Dude you are OK! Love to see truth in media...a rare event these days.
Jody, I applaud you for now having the courage to step away for a while, and
doing it publicly. Your audience appreciates your talent and we
probably don't understand the personal toll it can take to lay it out
there. I guess it's like the airlines say, put your own mask on first
before you help others. We're pulling for you and admiring you for telling
Be well, above all. Good luck in your efforts.
Apple, orange, banana, sweet potato, tomato and all the peppers (hotter the
better) and greens you can eat each day. Equivalent of 6 slices of bread a day.
Four ounces of meat or fish. Cup of plain active culture yoghurt. Ounce of dark
chocolate and/or walnuts. Two eggs or bowl of oatmeal with berries. Turn the
above into 6 meals/snacks each day. Exercise a little. Drink green and/or black
tea and several glasses/bottles of water. It ain't easy. Follow the above,
weight and health problems will go away.
Good luck with the time off and we'll be excited to welcome you back!
Wishing you all the best!
Good luck with your struggles. I applaud you for being proactive. I also have
gout and know first hand how painful that can be. Once again good luck and see
you in a month.
P.S. The beard actually looks good. Might give it a trim, but don't shave
I sat next to you on a plane once to Sacramento. Heck of a nice guy. Glad you
are focusing on yourself for a change. It will be worth it. Been there done
All the best. Read you in a month.
@JLAYI agree. Sounds like there are more important issues to address
than the beard. Depression is a tough one, but it can be beat. Wishing Jody all
We're all behind you Jody. Wishing you nothing but the best.
Jody - Tons of respect for not only what you are doing, but how you are doing
it. I love your writing, as many others do as well. We will all be here ready
to read what you have to say, when your ready to say it....whenever that is.Best wishes with this brother!
Your beard looks fine.Society has an idea that a beard means you are
shoddy and unkept. But that just isn't the truth... that is just the
message that a century of advertisement to sell us (and women) razors has
done.Keep the beard, fix the inside. They have nothing to do with
each other. There are thousands of happy, successfully, healthy and good looking
bearded men out there. You can join in.A beard doesn't mean
anything more than that you have a beard. Keep it if you like it. End of story.
Good luck brother! FYI, a shave and a hair cut will do wonders for your
inside as well as your outside...probably drop 10 pounds just doing that!
So many people are rooting for you, Jody! Once you decide to lose the weight,
that part isn't as hard as keeping it off once you reach your goal. Weight
Watchers has worked for me, and I attend weekly to continue to keep it off.
Portion control is the main key as well as exercise. WW offers an understanding
support group as well as encouraging leaders. Just do whatever works for you and
get healthy. Will miss your informative columns but will look forward to your
return with a positive attitude. Go Jody! Go Jazzboys!
Oh good luck Jody! I followed your earlier weight loss journey with great
interest. I was so proud of you then, and proud of you now for having the
courage to make the change.You can do it! Good luck!!
I met you at the 2-A tournament in Richfield once. I know you're a great
person so thoughts and prayers with you
@ricecakesKnowing how to lose weight and learning how to keep it off
are two different things.Like Jody, my weight yoyoyed up and down
with every fad diet I tried, even starvation. It wasn't until I changed my
approach to food that things finally clicked.What was my approach?
Eat whatever you want but gradually start to eat less of it. Also try, over
time, to reduce your intake of sweet beverages and replace them, as much as
possible, with plain old water. The secret here (if there is one) is to not feel
deprived. The problem isn't so much the food we eat but the amount we eat.
The only drawback to this approach is that it takes time and you don't get
the "immediate results" so many people crave.It's how
I've managed to lose 80+ pounds and have kept it off for more than 5 years.
Good luck. Hope you are able to get everything under control and get back to
enjoying good health. I enjoy reading your work.
Godspeed and best wishes.
I've followed your columns and your weight struggles for several years now.
You are a gifted writer. Everybody has advice but I know you already know how
to lose weight. Return to your spiritual roots--He is the answer to all of
life's problems. I wish you the best.Marcia in Murray
Dude, you did an Ironman. You can come back from this.
I fully subscribe to atreasure's post, wishing you stamina, good thoughts
and a lot of energy for all the things you have to deal with. Living in Germany
I kinda lost touch to the game and the Jazz for several reasons since the early
00's but revitalized my interest bit by bit the last years, delighted and
excited observing the process from afar and how the pieces are being put
together step by step currently. Checking the multiplexed and linked information
via b/r, twitter and the deseret news, et cetera has meanwhile become a part of
normal everyday life to me. I particularly want to thank you for your
contribution to this. Keep up the good work. You are fabulous. ^^
Jody, your sport's columns are always the first ones I read. And though
I'll miss them, I want you to take whatever time you need to improve your
health.Relax, enjoy your family and keep working at dropping the
weight. Lord knows it isn't easy, but it can be done. One suggestion,
drastic diets and stiff weight loss routines aren't the best way to do it.
Slow, steady changes in the amount you eat and what you eat can, over time, make
a big difference in your body. It worked for me and I'm certain it will
work for you.
Love you, Jody. Thank you for all you do to keep us informed on the Jazz and for
being a friend to all of us. Crazy how the internet can bring people together.
I'm grateful that you've become a part of my day through twitter and
through your great writing. Good luck, my friend. We're all rooting for