Coco or Coconuts?

Nutrition alerts!

It’s been a month on Bee Pollen, Coconut Water, and Coconut oil.

I can honestly say, I have nothing to report.  No weight loss, no increased energy.  No glowing skin.  It’s odd that it doesn’t do anything for my hair either.  In fact my hair doesn’t like it at all.  

However, I got a good report on recent blood tests, so I will take that improvement, and let the coconuts work from the inside out.

Zumba has helped me look better in shorts.  Muscle tone is looking so much better.  It does wonders for my mood and mental well being.

My exersize in Patience, has left me a little tired.  The silence and non-response from the people I reached out to, has me a bit sad, and discouraged.  

The old doors seem cemented shut against me.  So, it looks like it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter in my life.  

The question now, is it back to school for me?

  
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Sunday Smiles

A robust day of cooking for the week ahead.  We are expanding our nutrition, and working through the Fast Metabolism Plan of Haley Pomroy.

I’m still taking my coconut oil, coconut water, and bee pollen.  No noticeable difference in feeling better, but my recent blood tests came back greatly improved.  Cholesterol down, the icky estrogen dominance has been obliterated, my hemoglobin was perfect!

We did this plan about 18 months ago, and it was quite successful.

The trick is to plan ahead, cook like crazy, and eat the 5 times a day (which is really hard).

I will not give up my coffee, as the plan insists.  That’s just un-American.  And I require coffee as a necessity.😛

If I make some good progress, I will let you know,

When I looked at all of my achievements for today, it made me smile.

  1. A pork tenderloin with carrots, onions, and peppers.  Monday night dinner.
  2. Chicken breasts with sweet potatoes.  Wednesday night dinner.
  3. Butternut squash Soup.  Lunch anytime.
  4. A cauliflower pizza crust.  Sunday night veggie pizza.
  5. Turkey and asparagus roll ups with mustard.  Wednesday and Thursday snacks
  6. Sautéed spinach and egg white scrambles. Wednesday and Thursday breakfast. 
  7. Steel cut oatmeal and strawberries.  Monday and Tuesday breakfast.
  8. A big batch of quinoa for the stuffed zucchini squash boats.  Tuesday night Dinner. 

I’ll grocery shop again on Thursday for the weekend goodies.

My plan is in place, and I’m looking forward to the improved nutrition, improved health, and hopefully lighter in weight. 

 

Nutritional update

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Well.  It’s the end of week 3.  I’ve gained some weight.  I’m exercising more, eating less, taking very good care of my health with organic foods, bee pollen, coconut oil, lemon water, lots of hydration, meditation, relaxation…..and I gained weight.

My skin still looks stressed, even with the evening bath of coconut oil.  My hair….don’t get me started on the wiry mess on my head.  With the mood I’m in I might just shave it all off.

Last night, my loving man told me that ‘for a minute there, you looked pretty like you used to’.  I know he’s left handed and all, but his compliments don’t need to be.  Poor, sweet man, he doesn’t know how close he came from getting a frying pan to the back of his big head.

Not that I really want to cry, but come on!

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I might just have to have a tantrum, and a glass of wine….maybe more.  Pity parties aren’t complete without a little “whine”!

Oh well.  Tomorrow is another day.  Maybe I can Zumba some of this doom and gloom off. As long as I don’t run around screaming “SERENITY NOW!” like a certain Seinfeld character, I will have made some progress.

Today I’m grateful for letting go of some frustration, reality checks, new followers,(welcome ya’ll…I’m usually not this scary)and dogs to comfort me while I contemplate the stash of girl scout cookies I hid in the freezer for just such emergencies.

If I’m going to gain weight, I want to enjoy it!

Nutritionally obscure Offerings that Coconut Oil can’t overcome.

We met some friends for lunch.  When we drove up to the “Filling Station” we were instantly tempted with their culinary creativity.

  
What in the world is a Dead Texan?

  
3 lbs of hamburger, 4 slices of cheese, 6 slices of bacon, 2 eggs, and all the fixins.

I don’t think my Coconut oil could overcome that kind of indulgence.  Oh my.

I like the disclaimer of what the Dead Texan might or might not contain.  I especially like the way they spelled “Armidillo”

My only recommendation is “don’t eat anything with ‘dead’ in the name”.  Just saying.