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.
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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.’
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.