An experiment in nutrition

decompression time.  

For my health, I’m going to try some natural remedies, nutritional improvement, and stress relief.

For the last 4 days, I’ve started a regimine of slowly increased consumption of bee pollen and coconut oil.  I’m talking little fractions of teaspoons, so I don’t freak out my already stressed self.

I’ve noticed that I’m not as hungry as usual.  Sleep is still pretty elusive, but I don’t crave salty foods as much.  

Some noticeable changes, I guess in 4 days.
Why?  That’s the big question.

Coconut oil for its antioxidant, skin, and digestive properties.  

 

Photo courtesy of Don’t messwithmama.com

I’m not convinced that eating fat will help me lose weight, just saying.

Bee pollen because of the super food nutrional value.

Bee pollen had every mineral the human body needs.

Why not give the body what it needs in 1/2 tsp instead of continuous carrot crunching?

  
About the stress…I’ve found myself suddenly unemployed. 

While my mother was ill, and dying last fall, I fell drastically behind my quota at work.  When my Grandmother died 23 days after my mother, I fell off the map quota wise.   Sales being sales, it’s a numbers game that I could not fix in the last 30 days.  So I’m no longer at my dream job.  I wish them well.

Facing some harsh reality, my husband–God love him–let me know in his most loving way….the stress has taken its toll.  Something to the effect of ‘ you’ve lost your smile, your shoulders are stooped, and you’ve aged yourself with all you’ve gone through.  There is no spring in your step, you’ve gained weight, and you hide.’

Well howdy.

I have to admit, he’s right.  My skin is showing some significant stress, I can’t look in the mirror without cringing.  Since I don’t look in the mirror very much anymore, I can’t speak to the rest of the charges.

Currently, I find myself not having to travel, or work like hell to gain ground lost over 9 months…I’m going to take some time to refresh, renew, and restore what has been lost.  

Over the next few weeks my focus will be on taking care of my physical self nutritionally; my emotional self by letting myself grieve instead of work, and restoring my spiritual self with lots of help from The Almighty and His mercy and grace.

  
  Mind, soul, and body.  Dreams, inspiration, and gumption…I’m working toward restoration with all the means at my disposal.  

I don’t know if I’m brave enough to post pictures if there is any improvement, but I will do my best to offer an honest account of this journey.

12 thoughts on “An experiment in nutrition

  1. Just rest in the Lord, Wendy (doesn’t mean vegetate, however) and take the time to care for yourself, body, soul and spirit, doing what you feel in your heart is right for you at this time. I appreciate your sharing this journey and struggle with us. From one who has been there, done that, and with God’s compassionate grace has come out stronger – Bette, Florence, SC, USA.

  2. Hi Wendy, so sorry to hear about your mother and grandma. I’ve lost my mommy and my aunt only few months apart. There isn’t anything we can do to get better, it’s a pain without ending. It’s like we are alone in this world without the important women in our life. Try to take care of yourself and get strong little by little. Hugs!

  3. Wendy, you have been through so much this past year. All you have been through would take a toll on anyone. You are one of the strongest and caring women I know and I know things will get better for you in time. My prayers will be with you through your journey and next chapter.

  4. Oh my gosh Wendy. You have really been through the wringer. I can really see why you want/need to detox. And in a holistic sense. Because ultimately, I really believe that health care is the whole package – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually… God cares for our entire being. I hope and pray that He helps you bit-by-bit go through your grief, recover from your stress, get physically in shape and nutritionally as well. I’m a bit of health buff myself. I teach physical conditioning classes twice a week and am a strong advocate for healthy/clean eating.
    Bless you
    🙂 ❤

  5. Good luck in your better nutrition journey! Small steps are the best way to guarantee your success and I can’t wait to see your transformation!! 🙂

  6. I understand what you’re feeling my friend. I feel like I’ve lost a little bit of myself in many ways too. Stress has a way of changing us, not always for the better. I feel impatient and overwhelmed by all I must do, not every day, but more often than not.

    I use coconut oil and I think it does help… but I haven’t tried the water or bee pollen. You’ve inspired me to give it a try. 🙂

    I hope you have a truly fantastic day Wendy, and find the little things to help you along the way… Hugs to you!

    • Thanks my friend. 😊 I appreciate the encouragement. Let me know what works to help you through. You might have some good ideas that I hadn’t found yet.
      I’m still early in the process, I’m not sure what the impact will be, but these little changes can’t hurt.

      • You’re welcome… and I definitely will. I agree, small changes can only help and hopefully will result in feeling better overall. For me, I know much is stress… I have to figure out ways to let it roll off my shoulders instead of pinning me down.

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