Monday, September 8, 2014

Japanese Soup

This recipe was given to me by my friend from Japan.  She heard Goose makes kimchi and was very interested in making her own.  So we had a kimchi making party, and in return she showed us how to make this most simple but delicious soup.  We trekked over to the China Town markets to get some supplies, and she didn't even know all the English names.  The base soup is very easy, and you could strain it as a veggie broth, or eat it with all the veggies.  Around here we have just been calling it seaweed soup!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yummy meals and my pot garden

  My pot garden is well on its way to producing yummies for me.  
Lots of pots going on out there!
reminds me of my granny :)
Already producing cherry maters!

We aren't sure if this tomato plant will make it.

We have rosemary, basil, chives, oregano, thyme, sage, lavender, 3 ancho chili peppers, 1 great marconi pepper, 1 "mexican big jim pepper", 1 banana pepper, 1 cherry tomato plant, 1 black cherry tomato plant, and one purple plum tomato plant.  Hopefully the bunnies stay far away from our tomatoes!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

I lost count of the days -- 83? 93? or something?

I know I haven't been blogging weekly, that's because I'd only be reporting the same old story...the GMO disease is out of this spot but still in this place.  Each week little by little it moved out of my system.  That's all we needed to focus on, so it would have been monotonous to blog it each week.  Four weeks have gone by.  I went in weekly, disgusted at the government allowing this GM virus to be exposed to us humans, yet not one iota surprised.  *glares at Monsanto*. I am still annoyed about it, so lets look at this picture of the ocean together and breathe.

A few things to catch you up on that aren't GMO related:

After my trip to Texas and their super early spring, I had to recover from that.  While the Healer is working his magic on me, I still have a damaged immune system that I have to rebuild.  33 years of damage does not go away overnight.

Two weeks ago I had a real wake up call.  I was cleaning my bathroom on a normal Tuesday afternoon, trying to get rid of shower floor stains when all else had failed.  So I picked up the bleach spray and went at the shower.  Not 45 seconds later I was choking, and couldn't breathe.  I was coughing so hard I was gagging, my eyes were watering and I barely made it to the next bathroom before my violent coughs gave way to puking my lunch up.  Come Thursday, I started coughing and it "felt different" for lack of better words, so I jumped up from the couch during my shows and ran to the bathroom to spit.  It was blood.  I couldn't tell at the time if it was from my lungs or my ripped up throat from the violent coughing.  I'd bet it was from the lungs though.  I had a bit of a panic attack but since I had just refilled my ACS Silver spray I didn't feel freaked out enough to wake Goose to go to the hospital.  However I did wake him to tell him "Don't freak out, but" which he totally freaked out.  I did a breathing treatment of Silver, and managed to fall asleep somehow.  The next day, the blood was minimal in my cough. I did two more breathing treatments with ACS and I repeated this to Goose and he hugged me very tightly and said "we can't lose you, you can't leave us yet" and that made all my heart strings rip apart.  I knew that moment, I might just have to outlive the "we" in that sentence, and that makes my heart swell with love knowing those people, who know who they are, kinda need me around.  By my next doctor appointment, I was all clear but still told Healer what happened and he had the same look in his eye as Goose and worried I was suffering chemical burns.  He did test me, and I had done the right thing with the ACS breathing treatments because I was all clear of chemical burns.  Also, I don't plan on using bleach EVER again.  Whites will just have to white some other way.  Shower stains will just have to cease to exist I guess.

I also had mentioned how it had been 50+ days or so without dairy and pork.  I won't be eating cheese again, I don't think, because I prefer to have clear skin.  It makes sense as I Would usually crave cheese with a burning desire about once a month.  Even more so than chocolate.  Also, we smoked a ham to put on a pot of beans Goose was wanting.  I thought, why not try some out?  So I ate a little bit of ham, and yes it was still delicious as I remember.  However, I was sick the next day from it.  It's really a bittersweet moment coming to grips with these food sensitivities.  I am really going to miss it, but its also nice to finally clue into what my body has been trying to tell me.
Hey girl, you know you want me.
Yeah, you want me too!

Today was my final WEEKLY visit, it's gone.  I AM FREE!  Well at least of genetically modified diseases and previous pathogens.  I know that there is a good chance that something else might pop up in my healing process, but as I continue to visit him for monthly checkups, those can be dealt with if they arise.  I took a couple of ingredients I used to use into the Healer's office.  I had heard he can test your reaction to certain foods and well, I needed to know.  I took in coconut oil because, really why would coconut anything be bad for you? I also grabbed our black pepper at the last second.  I'm so glad I did.  I tested with the coconut oil, and I CAN handle it.  I tested with the black pepper and failed bigtime.  It was great I took pepper with me since most spices/seasonings include black pepper.  I had been doing my best to avoid it, and now I know I'm "allergic" to it, so to speak.  All the more reason to say no.  It sucks because most restaurants use pepper.  Luckily, Goose had been mindful of my pepper avoidance when he grilled.  The food still tasted great without so I'm not upset about it.  It's just one more thing to be cautious of.

The next steps are to continue with my supplements and general health.  That includes Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Super omegas 3-6-9, ACG (Glutathione), DHEA drops, curcumin, ACS (by choice to keep these silly lungs in check, miracle thing I tell you!)  aaannndd...I feel I'm missing something.  OH! The once a month probiotic.  I will continue to stick to the basic fundamentals to keep this up.  Take said supps, exercise and eat accordingly to my blood type, hydrate, and sleep well.

In my experience, I hope what I learned can be passed along to others that I love.  I know its not all going to be reciprocated, but maybe some of it will, and it's one more step in the right direction.  I am sure there's more to come but for now, I'm happy with where I'm at.  I've really learned a lot.  I'm working out, my clean eating is at its prime, my pathogens are I just focus on my workouts and real food. No problem mon!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vacation, Day 52, and a bit of a rant

I had a busy 2 weeks, and a startling doctor visit.  Don't worry, I am not dying but I will get to that in a bit. This will probably be a long post. Let's start off with my attempt at a healthy vacation.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 35

It's been 35 days since I've had cheese.  It's been 35 days since I had any type of pig.  To say my junk food cravings are gone is a joke.  In fact this week was the worst week I've had in the "I need a son of baconator!  No! I need some super gross Taco Bell nachos and a quesadilla!  No wait! I got it, queso...melty gooey cheesy cheese dip from any mexican joint.  I will have you know, I almost failed myself twice this week.  Once, I took Goose to the airport for one of his work trips, and I thought "ooh breakfast, I can get some and no one will know..."  I almost stopped twice.  Almost.  Then I found myself driving right past it all and the next thing I knew I was in my driveway.  The next time, I was at Dierbergs, and I picked up a sammich with extra cheese and put it in my cart.  I felt so guilty that I didn't even make it out of the aisle before putting it all back.

I did find a 98% safe remedy for chips and salsa.  Expensive salsa made without weird junk, (and why should it have weird junk in it?) and Beanitos chips.  Granted, that's still a "rare treat" because beans.  But it's better than tortilla chips which I cannot have...because corn.  You can bet your bippy when tomato season comes back, I will be making salsa for myself.  Also hummus is a good alternative, with some broccoli and carrots.  The other day, Goose told me he liked raw carrots better than cooked.  I pondered it for half a second and said "I am an equal opportunist carrot consumer.  I love them any way I can eat them."   It's been a busy day and I've not had much other than an apple and a little bit of turkey stir fry from my leftovers container.  Can you tell?

I didn't write this on Friday because I came home from the doc with my Adrenal Stress Test to do, and wanted to include that.  So here's my update from Friday:  Things are going super swell, and I don't need to come back for another two weeks since we are out of the crucial stage.  That said, Healer did the DNA damage testing on me and I have brain damage!!! Whee!   Well, no for real...due to the viruses hanging out in my brains, the DNA is damaged in there.  Also some DNA damage in my lungs, DUH and my gallbladder, and another organ I have since forgotten.  Just like when he reset my dopamine levels and voodoo'd my intestines, he did the same thing.  Okay, they call it integrating, but thanks to Goose that just sounds all Math-y to me.  But that's what he did to all my DNA damage.  He reset it with his magical Healer powers.  I have to believe it now, he's proven me otherwise several times with this "reset button".
At least I don't need resetting every 108 minutes.
I am to continue taking all the things until next time.  I did run out of the ACS silver, but since my lung fungus is gone I don't need it unless I chose to have it as a maintenance dosage.  Since my Tri-guard has silver in it already, I opted out of it this time.  My liver cleanse drink, Protoclear, will be gone I think by Friday and that's it with my liver cleanse.  Healer sent me home with a mega strong probiotic, in fact it's so strong I only have to take one pill a month.  Every seven days it regenerates all its probiotic friends to do their magic to my flora in my gut and its one less thing a day I have to deal with.  I talked to him about my oil pulling concerns, since coconut is a no-no for my blood type (I'm still dubious on that, since coconut is everyone's best friend, but that's for another day).  Since I'm already taking the zeolite, right now oil pulling isn't a concern for me.  Otherwise, I can use sesame oil as I suspected.  But because I want to get on top of my tooth game, I took home curcumin because its the best ever and that's all that matters.  Hahah! No no, I kid.  That's for another post.  All that is important now, is that its AMAZING for the body, and swishing with it in your mouth kills all that nasty bacteria you wanna get rid of.

Onto the Adrenal Stress Test.  It's pretty easy, you wake up and follow the directions.  Four times a day you must wear a cotton ball in your mouth til is soaked and place it lovingly in a vial marked "morning, noon, afternoon, midnight" respectively.  For the noon test though I had to do a carb simulation test and eat 75 grams of carbs an hour before drooling on the cotton.  They have a list so that's helpful and I chose the highest carb items because well I didn't want to be eating all day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Super Easy Dinner

Okay, so with this new lifestyle food plan one might think it would be impossible to have variety in my daily meals.  Not so much the case.  True, I am limited by having to omit some of my regulars (here's looking at you, black pepper) but I'm not even missing it so far.  Even though I can live off a salad every day, and I still like to try, I like to tinker around with stuff.  I haven't really talked about what goes into our food planning, and I think I should.  It's not much different than the paleo life we have been used to for over a year.

Of course, I have to shop weekly or a little less because I solely buy produce and we all know that doesn't keep so well.  It makes shopping simple.  I often get confused in the store when I need something that's not in the produce section, like maple  syrup.  One day Goose and I walked up and down the store twice looking for bottled water.  It's with the pop btw which is STUPID.  So honestly, I only know what's in my produce section and the two aisles dedicated to "organic/GF/etc".  Oh, and I know the wine aisle but that's not relevant right now.

Since it's just me for breakfast/lunch I tend to be pretty boring.  Like today, I had 1/2 a burger patty from this weekend I made up, topped it with a fried egg and onions and ate a small kale salad on the side.  Later on I grabbed an apple.  I also might have had a spoonful or two of almond butter...with a dab of chocolate in it.  Don't judge, I needed a sweet.

I'm really lucky Goose loves the grill and the smoker.  Seems like every other weekend we are replenishing our smoked meat stock.  It makes lunches and dinner portions easy because I don't have to cook AS much at dinner unless I plan on the leftovers for breakfast or lunch for myself.

I guess I should include a rough description of the lunches I send with Goose to work.  While he's not on this wellness plan with me, he's doing the Blood Type Diet Lifestyle as well, albeit with cheats.  I do not cheat, I have invested too much money to do that.  But alas, since he's not following my path to a T, he's allowed to sneak some goodies here and there.  With that said, he still would much rather not eat fast food every day.

His lunch usually goes like this:

  • a nice portion of smoked meat (fish or chicken) or some leftover from dinner  
  • sauteed broccoli or asparagus
  • another veggie like sweet potato, raw carrots or even some rice.
  • a hard boiled egg, 1/2 avocado if we have it
  • green onions and his beloved kimchi (Don't forget the kimchi, or I'm going to hear about it after work!  :D ).
  • a fruit for snack

At work, Goose keeps a jar of almonds.  So it's not difficult to stick to this style with some REALLY simple planning ahead.  I'm not a menu planner by any means, and I manage to do okay.

A couple weeks ago, we checked out some spice shops downtown in search of some spices that don't have all that extra junk in them like at the store.  I found a salt grinder there, and picked up some roasted chicken spices that were acceptable for even me to eat.  Do you know how hard it is to find pre-made spices that don't have black pepper?

4 chicken thighs
1 sweet potato, cubed
2 C kale, stems removed
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
1/4 C of spices of your choice

I tossed 4 thighs (I probably only needed to do 3 but I did an extra one for my lunch) in EVOO and the spices and then roasted them in the oven at 400 for maybe 25 minutes.  I didn't pay that close attention because I used  my thermometer to pull them out at 160 degrees.  While that was roasting I sauteed the sweet potatoes until they were soft and starting to brown.  Once I removed the sweet potatoes from the pan, and right away added the kale and onions and tossed them,  Once the kale started to wilt (it won't wilt much because kale is a super food and it's super strong!) I put the sweet potatoes back in and gave it a stir and  topped that with my finished chicken


Friday, February 28, 2014

Day 28

I'm still working on my health...told you this wouldn't be a quick fix.  Good news to report, all the pathogens/viruses/bacteria detected in Day 1's test is cleared from my body!  Now to focus on Phase II of this detox.  Everything was gone last week except for the virus, and that's finally gone.  Good.  Get outta here!  I didn't want you in my brains anyway!

Today I did the NeuroLink testing for toxins and metals in my body, and boy do I have some doozies!  No surprise here, considering the country we live in, and its love for crap food.  Last week he had sent me home with some Zeolite(ACZ) to draw out the heavy metals I have in my system.  Those include: PCB's, fluoride, aluminum, cadmium, mercury, lead, and *drumroll* pesticides!  Thanks SAD.  You've really done your job at attempting to ruin my life.  Sucks for you, I'm fighting back!

I've been dealing with some intestinal issues that I'm not sure I really want to get into detail over on a blog, but it's an issue that Healer is working on with me.  Last week I brought it up to him, and I got some decent results this week.  It's still not functioning normally like it should be because of some chemical imbalances but...hey, did you know your intestines have these valves called "The Valve of Houston" and the "Ileocecal Valve"?  I would like to quote the Goose when I first mentioned that these valves are out of whack "Houston, we have a problem."  Hahah!  So today, the Healer adjusted me (it was GLORIOUS) stating that my L5 was out of alignment, and that actually effects the intestines position so this should also help.

I've been a wee bit run down this week, or it's lack of motivation maybe.  I wasn't sure but I made sure to tell the Healer anyway because I didn't want to have any emotional issues again because that first week was so awful!  I also wondered if it had something to do with adding the ACZ and the ACG (Glutothione) to my routine as well.  New helpers to attack the bad guys, maybe I reacted by being tired-ish.  Anyway I let him know, I didn't feel I was remotely where I thought I should be as far as the weight loss slump I'm in.  I told the Healer, I was realistic that it wouldn't just start dropping during Phase I because my liver had to straighten itself out, but given that I've been incredibly strict on my diet (not a single cheat day like we used to) I would have expected to see SOMETHING change.  Healer told me "this tells me then that the Adrenals and Thyroid are most likely really off balance and we need to work on getting those fixed."  Of course, I am also aware that my intestines need to get fixed too and I should start seeing results.  But c'mon, I'm a month into this now and I just thought I would see SOME change.  I'm being patient, because as I pointed out there's still toxins/metals in me that need to GO AWAY.

Only because they didn't have one in stock in the office, did I not go home with a super cool Adrenal test kit.  So next week I will be taking a test kit home to send off my spit to some lab who will tell the Healer what's up with my Adrenal Glands.  Next week will also be fun because he wants to test how badly my DNA has been damaged and work on reversing said damage.  I'm gonna guess lots, thanks virus!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Day 21!

Well I made great strides!  I am officially now in Phase II but let me start from the beginning.

Today's appointment was seemingly normal, with the regular NeuroLink checkup.  This week however, the Healer says my virus is completely superficial and nearly gone.  Also, the fungus in my lungs appears to be CLEAR!  Wha?  I just thought I felt the same all week.  I didn't feel any different from last week, but apparently the medicine is doing its job!  I never thought it would be clear so soon.  Since the fungus is out of my lungs, I can stop the Silver as a breathing treatment and continue with it orally as normal.  I can't say I feel different, like I said.  So I am still slightly skeptical.  But as I said last week, I am noticing more dry coughs than I'm used to.  So it's something.  I don't expect to be completely cleared up in a snap though.  

So, to recap: No more bacteria, no more fungus, and practically no more virus!   This isn't to say that when these pathogens leave my body we might find more.  It's very possible.  But at this point the ones I am treating are getting out of here!  I am having some issues in my intestines (remember how he picked up a little virus last week) that he did his fun Voodoo on, so we shall see if that fixes itself.

Since things are going so well, the Healer started me on the detox portion.  This includes two more sprays to take: ACG which is Glutathione.  Its the natural antioxidant in your body that's been utterly depleted thanks to the modern living and crap we put in our bodies.  It gets so overworked that it kinda gives up in your system.  So I am now taking that 4 times a day.  One time a day I am going to try to nebulize it to get it into my lungs, so long as I don't have a weird reaction.  We shall see!  The other spray I am taking is ACZ, Zeolite.  It will bind to all the heavy metals in my body and pull them out through the urine.  I am curious to see if this changes my body like when I first started on these medications.

Now I am taking 10 different things 2, 3, and 4 times a day! WHEE!  No time to do much else but take these fun things!

The outside air has been beautiful this week, I was loving the walks I could take.  Well, except for the fact that I'm not used to all these hills and my hip sockets were mad at me the next day!  NO MOAR COLD!

Movin' on up!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 14

My growing supplement stack.  Pool sign not included.

Big jumps today, says the Healer! WHEE!  This week was completely different from last week.  I had energy, enough that I actually worked out EVERY day this week instead of being lethargic and stuck on the couch last week, sobbing over every single thing.  I didn't go crazy, like I suspected.  I just felt back to seemingly normal.  I had a belly ache last night, but emotionally...nothing like last week.

I went into today with my Lung Folder to show him my findings.  He was not the least bit surprised.  It really validated what I am doing is right for me.  He explained that the docs needed to associate a name with what's going on with me.  I am starting to wonder if I even have Bronchiectasis....let's wait and see.

He went on to retest me, and he was SO happy that my virus is now out of the DNA and on its way out of my body.  This is a big deal!  The sooner I can rid the virus from my body the sooner I can detox.  The fungus is now only located in my lower lungs,which makes sense because of my x-rays that is the main concentration of my illness .  I had noted that the last couple of days, I am coughing more dry coughs (that's a normal cough to most everyone) than I usually do.  Normally for me, when I am dry coughing it's SO rare that it is painful for my throat.  Not to say, I'm having less "normal Bri coughs" ...just more "normal human being coughs".  So let's hope that this fungus GETS OUTTA MY LUNGS!  The bacteria I had is gone. GONE I SAY! Whee! So I am right on track still.  He did find a bit of a virus in my gut which was probably my gut issues last night.

Did I say the bacteria is GONE?!?!  In two weeks, I've healed myself of the bacteria, and the other stuff is working its way out.  Why have I not done this sooner?  Why is this "alternative medicine" now and not "normal medicine"?  Why isn't this a normal practice anymore?  Why are people so swayed by the Western Medicine practices?  Why take the quick fix that only allows more problems to arise?  Chemo? No, I'll never.  Especially not now.  Sorry, but I'm taking this route forever.  Western Medicine can suck it.

I could tell the Healer was checking my dopamine levels to see if I was off balance.  Side note, a couple days ago I dared to read an article about a poor dog that is probably going to die from a tumor, and I only got misty eyed and did not bawl.  Anything dog related, if a dog is hurting, I usually cannot read or watch or see photos because I have such a reaction to them.  Maybe because I knew there was a good ending to the story...maybe it was because my dopamine levels were fixed.  I still got mildly (but normally) emotional, but it was so minute on the scale of last week I can't even count it.  Anyway, the Healer was checking my levels and I KNEW I passed that test! I didn't even study for it!

He added two more supplements to my routine, and I had to make out a new chart.  I am taking all the things, plus a probiotic and some blended essential fatty acids.  It's probably good for me because I don't eat enough sea food as I should.  I can't wait to see what next week has in store for me!

Friday, February 7, 2014

lookit this discovery!

You guys, I just found something that blew my mind.  Remember me saying there is a fungus in my lungs and the Healer is treating it with ACS Silver?  Remember how the post I made just a few hours ago said the fungus was healing and in less places?  Well, I was perusing through our file cabinet looking for additional tax info for our appointment tomorrow, when I came across my old lung files.  I have a copy of them because someone might need to know.  I thought, "oh cool I should take this with me next week to show him, he may want copies."  I decided to leaf through it just for fun when I came across this page here:

Day 7

Well, here I am back again to report how my first week of phase 1 went!  If you're missing out, I suggest you start at the beginning by reading here, here, and here to catch up.

Week one went as well as can be expected.  I actually wrote out day 1's post and had to go back in later and edit it because I was SO TIRED when I wrote it out.  I noticed a couple days later I left out about half of the information.  So, day 1 I was extremely sleepy all day.  I didn't know if that was coincidence or not, because how could I be so tired that fast? Beats me! I took a nap that day, I never nap.  The next day was a lazy Sunday and the next thing I know, I am taking another nap!  5 out of the 7 days I took a nap and the other two I was in bed BEFORE 9pm.  So I would say, that the sleepiness was in fact related to the toxins moving out of my body, or the meds kicking in and attacking them.

I had another strange reaction, that I didn't know was related until my appointment today.  Tuesday, I thought I was fine and Goose came home and casually mentioned he had taken care of something without me that, normally I wouldn't even get frustrated about.  Instead, I burst into tears and my feelz were so hurt that you would have thought someone had attacked me and left my leg broken in 4 places.  Yes, I have a hairline trigger for tears as it is, but I was VERY upset and I didn't know why.  I blamed it on that fun time of the month when girls get really irritated, got over it and moved on.  Except the next night, I got very angry about how I was making the bed back after washing the sheets.  I mean, making the bed isn't a big deal.  Why was I so uptight about it? I got so angry that Goose started teasing me about it (again somethingdI'd just laugh off), unbeknownst to both of us what would happen next.  I then burst into tears.  Not just normal tears; hysterical wailing tears as if someone died, tears.  I was a mess and ended up crying myself to sleep only to wake up the next morning STILL upset and cried some more, stared out the window, cried some more and then stared out the window some more until I realized I was better.  There was no real trigger as to why I freaked out, I just did.  I am positive I was a pure nightmare for Goose who had no idea why I was being so weird.  I'M SORRY I WAS SUCH A WHACKO, GOOSE! I still heart you!  I should have known it was because of this cleanse, but this was a part I did not expect.  So after crying basically 3 days straight, today's appointment couldn't come soon enough so I could ask.  My puffy eyes and leaky ducts needed a break.
It's not a good look for anybody, really.
I went in to the Healer's office and he asked how I was doing this week and the first thing out of my mouth was "Um, well I was sleepy lots, but I also was hysterically crying for 3 days and I don't know why.  Is that part of this? Because WHOA."  He said, "For some people, they will have an emotional response along with everything else.  You're fine.  This means you're probably improving, lets check you out."  I sighed a big PHEW and hoped this crying crap will be over soon.  He tested me again with the NeuroLink test and checked my current problems' levels.  One of the viruses had gone down quite a bit, meaning last week the virus was deeply rooted inside my DNA and just over the course of a week I was able to pull it out from inside the DNA and now its sitting superficially on top of it.  I still have more work to do to pull it from my system altogether so he readjusted my dosage on the homeopathic remedy he had whipped up for me last week.  He explained the numbers were a major change.  Last week I was at 96MM (BAD) and this week I was at 76M (much better, but not out of the woods).  He wanted to focus on this virus because it was the stronger of the two I have going on.  He also told me that the fungus was in less spots, so that is also improving as well!  (Let's give a big high five to ACS Silver!  *high fives* Keep attacking the junk in my lungs, ACS!)  He then went on to check out my head, and the neurotransmitters and found that my dopamine levels were all out of whack so with his Voodoo, he reset my levels and hopefully I won't be a sobbing psycho about every little thing that happens.

I am right on track for what he expects of me.  My med intakes stay the same, so still the crazy 2, 3, and 4 times a day on everything.  I can't say I have noticed anything significant going on in my lungs because I am just so used to it, it's hard to gauge if there's any change.  I'm used to coughing, I'm used to being stopped up, I'm just used to it.  I have lived all my life with it, so I don't even notice most times when I cough.  So I can't make heads or tails if it's working, or if I feel different because to me, it's all the same.  Not much else has changed on my end, I couldn't really work out this week on account of all the sleeping I've been doing, or how lethargic I was during the day.  I should be able to jump right back into that next week with no trouble.  Hopefully my energy levels will start to spike!  I'm pumped for week two and to see what weird stuff happens to me this week!
Maybe THIS will happen next? GIMME ALL YER MONEY!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Day 1

Yesterday, I had my appointment at the Chiropractor (lets call him the Healer) to go over my lab results and do this test called NeuroLink to see what kinda nasty junk I have going on inside me.  Of course going into this, I had no idea what he would actually be doing.  I like to say it's Voodoo because it just looks that crazy to someone standing there.  I can't even  really begin to explain the test but I did find it very fascinating!  You know, a normal person would have said "What is that? What are you doing to me?" I totally didn't!  I was just so excited to get it done so I could see what gross stuff is inside me!

Friday, January 31, 2014


I am human and I have needs.  Before I start my new life tomorrow, I'm being honest.  We went to dinner at a Chinese buffet.  I wish I could say I enjoyed it more...the robust woman and friend with her in the booth next to me ruined my "last supper" experience.  They chose during their meal time to call up someone on speaker and then scream their life stories, full of expletive's (don't get me wrong, I like a good explicative or two myself, but in...public...REALLY?) about some hoochie that hooked up with some other hoochie's mama.   Sorry "ladies" but I'm trying to talk to my Goose about what happened to me earlier today which to me is more important than impressing some dude about how much you don't care...

 So there was a lot of "LATER I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT the. . . YEAH THE REST OF THE BUFFET WANTS TO KNOW TOO! Let's see if they have a karaoke, I can just share it with everyone!"

"Oh, what? You didn't hear the last five minutes of what I said, goose? Sorry...let's just cut this date short and go." Seriously, I had to YELL to get him to hear what I said...most of what I wanted to talk about was private.


I was most annoyed because I wanted to stuff myself of chinese food I can't have later, and enjoy my findings with the hubbs.  We even made an EARLY date to avoid these idiots.  So much for that.

All this week I have taken advantage of my last meals.  I had Mexican food, biscuits and gravy (which made me later sick!), OJ, Chinese, skittles(cuz that's my only sugar weakness), anything pork, wine...okay red wine is OKAY on my list but not during my liver cleanse and detox so it will be forever til I can imbibe!

The Chinese buffet was good enough.  I think I can replicate some of them to get my eventual cravings in order. The loud talker just really ruined all my last "Dinner date for a while" experience.

For a bit I'm probably only going to want to eat here, where I can control portions and ingredients.  It's a pretty cool thing I am part rabbit as it is and love me a good salad.  I can meet most meal requirements with my salad obsession.  Strange that is the one thing I love and partake in most of all!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Grocery list

Goose is not doing the wellness diet with me, but he is wanting to follow his Blood Type's list of foods.  Since we are two different blood types, I thought well this will SUCK for us I make him one meal while I eat another?  I then laughed and said, "don't be silly, you won't make TWO dinners at night...PSH!"  So I thought the best thing to do was to write down every single "allowed" and "neutral" food (which is still allowed, it just won't hurt you nor will it benefit you) on both our lists.  I then cross referenced them to see what foods we would have in common.  Turns out, more than I thought.

I thought, wouldn't it be nice if I could shop for us off of what we DO have in common instead?  Well yes, but that's a lot of memorization, and I don't do well on test day.  I'd get to the grocery store and forget everything I memorized!

*idea bulb*

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Starting a new path!

WHOA, how long has it been since I have written?!? A long, long time.  My three followers were probably going into shock waiting. I apologize.  We have moved and settled into our new house and I have enjoyed every second of it.  I have been extremely busy regardless of not working anymore and it seems like we have had company almost every weekend.  This really threw me off my good-eatin' train big time.  I completely derailed once we got here. *slaps self*  It was all fine and dandy until mid-summer.  I was walking until it was too hot for the dog to go with me, and we were in the hotel most of the summer so I didn't want to leave her in the room.  The swimming in the pool helped a lot, but still I stopped working out altogether. I am ashamed. *hangs head*

Right now, I am just shocked at how I let things go and frankly embarrassed that I threw all my health by the wayside post-move.  I got so busy planning, packing, unpacking, organizing, enjoying shopping, trying new restaurants, and all the other stuff that wasn't real food/work out related that the next thing I knew, I wasn't happy with myself.  So many excuses, and there's no apology to myself big enough for it.

In late October, I met with my new Chiropractor and let me tell you, I was chomping at the bit for the holidays to be over so I could go back to him and start his Wellness Program.  When I say that, I mean I literally went home and ordered the "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" book that he follows with his program.  I am 99.6% sure my blood type so I studied that list inside and out!  I am planning to document weekly how I am doing with this program, so cross your fingers I remember to do it!  I am curious how things change and I feel documenting them in the blog will just help me see where I was vs. where I am in the end.  I probably won't post all my measurements and personal stuff because NOT YER BIDNASS!  Maybe I will after I feel better.

Enough of the back story.  Today, I went in for my first meeting with the chiro.  I learned what I will be doing as far as HIS wellness program goes.  When I go back, I will go in detail over that.  But for now, the most important parts are 1. sleep 2. hydrate with purified water 3. exercise 4. get your Vitamin D levels up REAL FOOD.  Luckily I am slightly ahead of that and it won't be as taxing on me as some other people.  I already know what food/exercise is required of me. I know I should be hydrating more than I am and have been working on it.  For the most part I get enough sleep, but I need to turn it around as in "go to sleep sooner/wake earlier"  Sleeping at 1230am to 8am isn't really ideal for me because I still have to force myself to get up at 735am at my alarm and still lay there til 8am.  For shame. I know some of you are thinking, "what a lush, sleeping in til 735! That jerk!" Hey, it's better than sleeping til 11am...just sayin' is all.  I need to slap myself around and tell myself "workouts at 830am!".  Unless its walking outside,  then I want it to be mid day and hot! I'm back into my workout videos, so that's also a step ahead.

I also got the basic panel done so that the chiro can contour the wellness program for me.  Funny thing, most nurses can't find my blood veins and end up murdering my arm before they get any blood.  I warned the nurse of this, so she spent more time investigating my teeny tiny deep in the tissue veins before saying "I'm not going to try to poke you 100 times, let me get the vein whisperer."  She went to get another nurse who also spent a few minutes looking for the best place and got my blood on the first stick.  NICE!  Three vials of blood and some stolen urine later, I was finished with my end.   However, tonight I have this great blood blister from where the BANDAGE came off.  Huh?  The needle hole is red, but then there's this giant blood blister next  to it.  STRANGE.  Anyway, they tested for a variety of things that will be discussed next appointment.

With that, you are caught up on my current health crap.  :D I hope to get back into the blogging along with the other things I just gave up on.  I think it helps that we got the PC working again, 6 months later!