Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pre GAPS part four

OMG I could do without these hot flashes.  About every half hour I just want to rip my clothes off I'm so hot.  Ick.  The new deodorant isn't managing to keep up with my sweating fits.  Sigh....

More prep for GAPS today.  I got my Internal Bliss cookbook.  Lots of cool ideas.  I have to go through it and mark which ones I can use during stage one.  I want to try making coconut milk and flour.  It also gave me an idea for a portabello mushroom appetizer.  I'll write about it if it works out.

I bought some biokleen scent free laundry detergent and their awesome dishwasher soap.  In for a penny in for a pound.  I was almost out of laundry detergent anyway.

I bought some fresh carrots and beets so I can start juicing again.  I tried my fav commercial yogurt yesterday and tolerated it very well so I stocked up on it today.  I also got another head of cabbage for sauerkraut again.  I found out that you HAVE to refrigerate it BEFORE you eat it.  Apparently it changes the flavor for the better.  So third time is the charm???

Seawead at Whole Foods was stupid price so I'm going to buy some from Mountain Rose Herbs.  I can get kelp powder for $4/lb.  Plenty for detox bathing.

They also didn't have any soup bones of any sort so I'm going to have to find some online.  I'm hoping Wellness Meats stocks them soon or I'm going to have to find another vendor.  Bummer.  But I did buy a small organic free range chicken that I'm going to roast and then use the bones for stock.

Hey even the cat ended up with organic kibble for the indoor cat.  My little chubs will have something new to turn her nose up at.

Talking of chubs.  Apparently the weight I lost while I was sick seems to be semi-permanent.  I'm still about 8-9 pounds lighter than prior to having the intestinal infection.  Not a recommended way of loosing weight but I thought some of it might have been water weight but apparently not.   First time I've been under 250lbs for about a year.  I'm expecting to loose some more while on GAPS as well.  That would be cool.


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    One of my readers who has become the most delightful surprise and friend awarded me a Liebster Award which is given by a fellow blogger to a fellow blogger.

    I had never heard of it so of course I started searching and I have been reading quite a bit about it and quite a few blogs that have earned the nod. There are an amazing collection of writers out there!

    One of my goals for the year is to accept my place amongst them.

    It is going to take a lot of work on my part--not the writing work--the work to accept my voice, my role and my platform. Personally it is just me, just who I am and I have no problem with the me part but the you part still makes my hands quiver and my heart race knowing you're reading. This isn't a new problem for me.

    Yeah, lots of work to do..

    Since I have been given the Liebster Award now it is my honor to bestow it on five others. The one word I am going to base my nominations on--because you know single words are ever so important to me--is "beloved one" which means "one who is dear to the heart."

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    1. Fibromyalgia Support Groups by Aimee and my dear friend Aimee--Technically this is not a blog but it is a Facebook page with a strong presence and a wealth of information. Her page is:!/FibromyalgiaSupportGroupsbyAimee

    Even though it is not a blog Aimee probably puts more time and effort into this page and her in person support groups than most bloggers I know so I feel she is more than worthy of the word Liebster and certainly worthy of the Liebster Award.

    Even through her many health challenges Aimee is one of the people I know who are living-well in spite of them.

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    She doesn't know it and will read it right now for the first time but part of NaNo writing I have not made public was writing the dedication to my book thanking all the people who conspired throughout my life to give me the skills and courage to give it breath so my tear-filled eyes from my over-flowing heart are very grateful for this opportunity to say a very public THANK YOU!

    And I couldn't thank Aimee without thanking our friend Marci too because she is one of the voices I know we both listen to when we are down, discouraged and disgruntled. You ladies are the bestest!

    And last but not least....

    5. This blog is my newest "like". It is smart and witty look inside daily living and living daily. It is one of those blogs that just makes me feel less weird about all the weirdness that comes to living a chronic life. It is my place to go when I just need to kick back and say, "yeah" or "oh do I ever."

    So there you have my five liebsters. Now you five seek out five who are worthy of your recognition and share them with us.

    Please link to each blog you nominate and if you would kindly post a comment to this blog with your nominations I would love to check out your favorites to. Link my blog or don't link it, it makes no difference to me but I do want you to know you each have a very special place in my journey so thank you for your time and effort you take to be sources of inspiration.

    Light, Love and Happiness in 2012!

  2. I LOVE biokleen. That's all I use! I'm actually running low and needing to get some soon.

    I probably missed it with everything going on lately but how do you use kelp to detox in the bath? Could you put that up under the Wahls Diet on FB?

    Anyway, everyinthing sounds wonderful. Cant wait to see how you fare.

  3. I've been meaning to do a detox post. I'll try to work on it as soon as my brain fog clears up a bit.