Showing posts from February, 2016

Finding Yourself in the Midst of Chaos

My friend, Jeff, once told me that my life is always full of adventure. I prefer to think of it as chaos but "adventure" works well, too. This month is no exception. Next month will be just as chaotic (but a tad more fun).

Since starting the detox phase, I've had a few setbacks. I was really nauseated last week and into the weekend. By Sunday, my body just stopped cooperating with me. The detox pill was having an adverse effect on the issues I already have going on in my body. I became bloated, again. I gained a pound or two (likely from gas and lack of, um, waste). By Sunday afternoon, I pulled my sh*t together and made dinner for my cousins, my nephew and his girlfriend, and my lovely hubby. This was after 12 hours of resting and doing just about nothing. Cheating on my diet and then detoxing had a negative effect on me and it also got me back on course.

In the midst of all of this, I started to feel like my "old" self - while still dealing with my "new…

The Detox Phase

I'm movin' on up ... in this four month process of getting better. I'm starting the detox phase of my diet. My doctor wanted to postpone it but I said "I'd rather feel like shit now than in March". Why? Because my best friends from Israel are visiting in March and I'd rather not feel sick to my stomach.

Downside? I'm going to feel like shit the rest of this month and likely for the next few months.

Upside? This will hopefully get rid of the toxins in my system.

Side effects? Not entirely sure but I can tell you that there's a lot Yup. Lots of that. I did some digging on side effects of "MetalloClear" but really couldn't find any. People who blog mentioned that high doses make them sick, so I guess it's a good thing we're starting off slowly. No headaches. No nausea. Just some bloating and, um, that waste stuff I was talking about.

After sitting with Dr. Simmons yesterday, we reviewed some of my labs and we l…

Cheating ... On My Diet

Since starting my healthy lifestyle back in January, I've had a few moments where I cheated before I was supposed to introduce a certain food. Yesterday was a BIG cheat day for me - it was my son's 4th birthday party.

Yup. I'm a cheater. A big 'ol cheater.

I ate pita bread and cheese...and cheesecake... not a lot of it but enough to give me gas and have my inner voice laugh at me because I knew it was a bad choice.

So, this morning, I ate vanilla coconut yogurt with gluten free oat granola and 100% cacao nibs. It wasn't as gross as I thought it would be. For lunch, I'll grab a salad from the Breadstick and add just under 4oz of chicken to it. Back on the bandwagon!

In truth, I've been sick for about a month and the combination of a sinus infection and the antibiotics they gave me are making me not want to eat. So, if I cheat a little when I'm sick I'm going to cut myself some slack because I actually needed to eat. Living on chicken soup really isn&…