Living in the Real World

Yesterday was my first full day of following all of my doctor’s orders.  I had to hold off on any supplements until my test for parasites was done.  I finished it yesterday and started the full program.  It’s not that bad.  There’s a lot to remember but I was expecting to be taking some nasty tasting stuff (fish oil doesn’t happen for 2 weeks).  The liquid B vitamin is pretty gross but other than that, not too bad.  I did write it all out in a scheduled way so that I could insure that I wouldn’t forget anything.


I’m going to make a copy for work.  That way I’ll have one here and one at home.  All I really have to remember at work is the Apple Cider Vinegar (which actually is also pretty gross) and what seeds when (depending on my cycle).  I also wrote when to take everything on the bottles so I figure that’ll help as well.

The biggest hassle? My bedtime routine.  It takes a good 20-30 minutes now (not including the Castor Oil Pack) BUT I will say that it’s entirely relaxing and nice.  The “warming socks treatment” where I soak my feet in hot water for 5 minutes and then put wet cold cotton socks on followed by dry wool socks, is like a natural sleeping pill for me.  I only HAVE to do it until my congestion goes away but I may continue to do it because it makes me so sleepy.  I’m usually one of those people who CAN’T fall asleep.  It takes me a good 45 minutes to an hour on a normal night to fall asleep.  This has me out in about 5 minutes tops.

With all the new nuts and seeds I decided to do a little decorating :)  I really don’t like those bulk bags sitting in my cupboards and I usually forget what’s in them.  I went to Target and got some canisters.  Look how pretty!



It’s the little things, right?

This morning I got up for spin and I took all the supplements that don’t taste gross and had some oatmeal.


Sorry about the shadow-it was 5:40! I first attempted overnight oats and then I realized that cooking my oats would probably be more gentle on my system.  Since it’s all about gentle right now, I put them in the microwave for 2 minutes.  In the bowl-1/3 cup oats, 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/3 cup water, 2 TBSP sunflower seeds ground up, and 3 strawberries.  I ate half before spin and half after.  It was definitely missing sweet.  My dietary guidelines state that I should use sweeteners (like maple syrup) occasionally.  I doubt every morning=occasionally. I’m emailing to find out.  I still need to brainstorm breakfast options.  I’m not supposed to do almond milk unless it’s cooked (another reason to cook my oats this morning) so cold gluten free cereals are out. I think I should have bought some gluten free bread yesterday to check it out.

Last night, while I was soaking my tootsies I remember that I had to mail my samples in the morning.  One of the bad things about the routine is that it can’t really be interrupted once it starts.  I asked Shaun if he would put a post it on the door to remind me.  I’m glad I did.


I just noticed the DH instead of Shaun.  How cute is he?!?!

When I got to work I had the trifecta of liquid!


Water, coconut water, and mint tea.  I think I need to bring a glass in from home!

I DID bring 2 bags of food in from home.


Elaina gets first dibs and then it’s going to be a kitchen free for all.  There’s some yummy stuff in there!

And with that, I’m off!

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