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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oil cleaning my hair? Whaaaat?

Ok let's reverse to about 3 weeks ago.   I got the itch to chop off all my hair.   I have been letting it grow out from a pixie cup for a few years (thank the Lord my hair grows super fast)
I was getting annoyed with it,  my ends were like straw, dry brittle,  itchy scalp. I was very upset,  i tried no poo with vinegar,  coconut oil,  washing only once a week,  cholesterol conditioner.   Nothing was working! 
I use the oil method on my face a few times a week (my recipe is equil parts coconut oil,  castor oil,  and olive oil with some lavender oil)
My last resort was let's drench my hair and scalp with this stuff then shampoo and condition my hair,  If it doesn't work in going to chop it off!
Well i put it on,  left it in about half hour,  then wash and condition.  
Well my hair is amazing now,  no itch or dry scalp,  my hair is soft,  no more dry brittle! I can't stop touching it,  it's honestly like a magic trick!
Now i want to note that i have some special circumstances that may make my hair suck lol. ..  I do have hashimotos,  My apartment has super dry heat, i dye my hair,  and i have not cut my hair (even a trim) in a few years.
Any questions?  Shout at me!
Xoxo
Kerry

Monday, January 18, 2016

Alternating the fat fast and egg fast

So I have decided that I need to shake some holiday weight gain, and focus on what I know works.
My plan of action is 3 days fat fast,  3 days egg fast and 1 day regular keto/low carb.
I have also upped my daily step goal on my fitbit to 15,000 steps a day instead of just 10,000.
A few weeks ago I tried starting Shaun T25 again,  and my knee was not to happy with that decision.  I am going to try to do 1 hour of callanetics every other day along with my higher step goal. 
My starting weight is 159.6
I want to try to do this for at least 2 weeks to see what the outcome is,  and I'm going to try to post on here more regularly for accountability.
Happy Monday everyone!

XOXO
Kerry

Saturday, January 16, 2016

My BIG maca MISTAKE!

So a few months back I read all the rave reviews about this magical maca root powder.  I bit the bullet after doing some (but not enough) research.  I used it once in a blue moon, but not consistently. I would take it before the family would go on a long walk, or once in a while when I would actually remember to mix it into my coffee, or smoothie shake.
Last week I decided to make it a habit.  Every morning I mixed a teaspoon into my morning smoothie.  WOOHOO! Energy poured through my veins.  The stuff is legal amphetamines.  I could run a race, clean the house, go to work, run another race and no afternoon caffeine crash!   I was so happy that I found something that made me feel amazing, gave me energy, no jitters, and a clear head!
NOT SO FAST...  This was all in the first couple of days, but lets jump to day 3.  I started to get hot flashes.  I am a cold person. I don't really sweat, and let me tell you my office in the winter at work with out my space heater on is usually around 55-60ยบ.  I wear a sweater, and I put the heater on high pumping hot air.  These hot flashes were horrible, I had to shut off the heater, take off my sweater and wipe my neck with cold baby wipes.  then I would cool off and be back to my regular over dressed heat pumping maniac.  Now along with the hot flashes was anxiety and mood swings.  Like "don't fucking look at me, I'll rip your god damn head off... oh wait why are you looking at me, please don't look at me, I want my MOMMY!!!! WAHHHH!!!"  Not cool...
Now at 35, I like to think I am not pre menopausal, and about a week after my period is over, its not quite PMS time.
Now fast forward to day 4.  Oh look a painful whitehead on my chin staring me in the face first thing in the morning. First tie going pee at work around 10am..  TWO MORE PAINFUL WHITEHEADS! By the time I went home I must of had about 10 painful white heads on my lower face.  I am going to admit I did pop them, and every single time I did and I looked in the mirror again they were right back looking me in the eye full of white ick.
Now this is when I said OK MACA is the only new thing I am doing, let me do some research.
The first thing I found was maca defiantly alters hormones, this is not something I am ok with.  I can't take any birth control (even nuva ring) because  even a speck of hormones send me into crazy town, and I am very sensitive.
The second thing I found was that people with thyroid issues should steer clear of it.  When I went home I threw it out.
Now fast forward to day 5 (no longer taking maca)  I woke up looking like the worst person on a proactive commercial.  It was very painful also, not just to look at, but to touch.  I have gotten break outs, even really bad ones that made me not want to go to school that day.  7 days later and my face is still healing, and I am still trying to get some glow to my skin back.

What did I learn from all this?  YMMV (your mileage may vary)
Not everything is great for everyone, and when taking these natural remedies, or pills, herbs, etc make sure to do your research, and please only try one thing at a time.  I know some of us health nuts walk into GNC and buy 10 new things that we have heard of and start taking them all the next day.  THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA.  You can't be in tune with your body by doing this, and you can't know what works, what doesn't, and what is giving you an ill effect.
I'm writing this because I think if even one person benefits from it, I have done my job and my mistake wasn't in vain.
Hope everyone has an amazing day!!

XOXO
Kerry

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Perfect microwave sandwich muffin

I made this recipe for the 21 day sugar detox.   Some may argue that the microwave isn't a great platform for a paleo recipe.   Butttttt, if you are in a tight spot,  worked a long day and are just ready to give up when something like this helps keep you on track it's win win for me.  I feel in love with this because it's not like a biscuit it's actually spongy and a great little muffin to put a burger on,  or my daughter gobbled up tuna salad on them and they hold together very nicely.

1 egg
1 tbsp coconut flour (I get mine at bjs)
1 tbsp ground flax meal/flour (I also picked this up at bjs they have organic and it's Delish)
Quarter teaspoon baking soda
Half a teaspoon apple cider vinegar (I used braggs)
Dash of seasoning (i usually use flavorgod garlic)
1 tbsp coconut oil

Now in a small microwave container (I use a small 2.5" square) mix all the ingredients with a fork EXCEPT THE COCONUT OIL.   Mix them all until mixed well and it looks like batter then and the coconut oil and mix well again as fast as you can to try to prevent the oil from getting hard from the cold egg.
Then I microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds, flip it out of the container and slice down the middle.
Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015