Saturday, August 24, 2013
I have not written a blog in a while because .. what is my usual excuse?
I didn't manage my activities :( Hopefully one of these days I will get this juggling act under control and everyone (mostly me) will be happy.
I have had a very stressful July with all the emotional ups and downs and August didn't want to be any different. My weight fluctuates at a 10lb range. Which isn't bad if I am at maintenance but I AM NOT! Still have some way to go so of course I get upset that things aren't going my way. I have been eating a clean paleo plan with juicing but maybe my body changed from juicing and I am more sensitive to butter and cheese? I don't know for sure so I am planning a 5 day juice fast starting on Wed the 28th to clean things up and detox and start fresh again.
I have been exercising the whole time even though I forgot to put it in my calendar here . I might have to backtrack and update that.
Remember how I said that my school loans started arriving and I was considering going back to school? Well 2 weeks ago as I was putting something away in my closet a bag fell and hit me on the head. I opened it up and it was all the cards my student teaching students and field experience students had written me. So I called up the University where I knew I needed 3 classed to get my Elem Cert to get that going. Only to find out that this August the rules changed and they are changing the Certs and now I would have to enroll in a new program that has 17 courses and I got only credit for 2...
Needless to say that is not going to happen. And If I am going to have to go back for a full degree (or full cert program) I might as well pick an online school or at least one that is not 1.5 hours away!
And now for the most important thing... my Hair.
I noticed it falling at about 45 days after I finished my 60 day juice fast. I had never heard anywhere that hair fell after a juice fast- as I have never had as many nutrients in my body as I had with juicing. Well the hair fall started mid July and first I thought it was a thing where it would last a couple of days.. And the hair loss is still going on. I have added biotin to my vitamin mix and I am also using a serum on it. I have researched it and I only found one other blogger than mentioned their hair started falling but nothing on how to fix it, or how long it will take for it to get back to normal.
So after doing more research it looks like any time you do a drastic change in diet the hair pays the price. Then when you worry about your hair falling your hair falls more. So worrying needs to stop. I added biotin, I eat a lot of protein (which helps) and avocados. I think what bothered me the most about this is that I was not prepared for having my scalp showing through my hair. Others seem to have not noticed it but I do and it bothers me. Unfortunately because it is at the top and front of my head those lovely clip on bangs don't work :( I am debating if I want to wear a wig now, before the problem becomes more noticeable or just let it be. My hair is one of my best features and not having it be at its best, is affecting me deeper than I ever thought it would.
The good news is, that the hair is supposed to come back healthier and shinier and better. The bad news is, it can take up to 6 mos!!!!
Have any of you gone through a cycle like this with your hair? and what did you do to help it grow back quicker? Any stories or suggestions will help.
On the happy side, I am in the running to get grant money for my art and the possibility to exhibit my works in Paris!! So if any of you have time to go vote for me and share the link with your friends and family I would greatly appreciate it.
You can only vote once and you have to sign up (free) with the site but you would be helping me make a dream come true!
Ohhh and I don't know why but sparkpeople have taken off any notices for blog updates :( I will catch up with all of you XOX