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Day 5/5 Juicing

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I cannot believe that I made it through 5 days just like that.
The scale was down .8 today and in the morning I will have the total of the 5 days. I have decided I will also juice tomorrow at least half a day if not the full day.

Felt much better today. Sis was at home and we did some housework listening to 80's music on the wii. She dyed my hair and I made juices for tomorrow. I am excited as tomorrow I am going for a hair cut- need it desperately as my hair has thinned a lot. I want something funky- lets see what he does.

Voting ended about 30 min ago for my chance to go to Paris. I want to thank all who voted for me. Whether I win or not, I had fun going for it.
Ven

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/13/2013 3:21PM

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FANCYKAYAH 9/4/2013 4:27PM

    Hum, I have been considering juicing but not sure about it. I feel like I could use a refresher! I'm going to have to read up and see if I could manage it. I'm feeling much better now thank you. I've decided I'm going to be positive and happy as my attitude and see if that wards off future deep dark episodes~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/3/2013 10:32AM

    sounds like you had a great day with sis.

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LATTELEE 9/3/2013 12:46AM

  Juicing is a good option

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ROXYCARIN 9/3/2013 12:39AM

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ZRIE014 9/3/2013 12:27AM

  best of luck

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Day 3&4/5 juicing

Monday, September 02, 2013

The scale went down 3lb these past 2 days. I am really happy with the results. Day 3 though was rough. Very emotional again, and found myself crying sometimes for no reason and sometimes because I thought of things from the past. I hope I can deal with these emotions soon because I am getting tired of them.
Today Day 4 things were much better. I felt happy and got to go to the museum again and then showed up at my parents because I figured out that you could actually hear clearly the Made in America Concert. All I have to say is that Calvin Harris Rocks and Nine inch Nails still got it.

Tomorrow is Day 5. I can't believe that the days have gone by so fast.
Ven

  
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SCENIC_ROUTE 9/3/2013 12:16AM

    Thank you Natalie.
We survived the parking issues and yes this year I was blessed to actually hear a couple of the bands I like.
I too agree with Hippie's theory, but thought that when it first hit me, that I would be able to face it and move on. It has dragged.. and it is now 2 full months of me going back and forth with my past. I am using Tapping and meditation to deal with them. What kind of coping mechanisms do you use? And I sure hope so.. leave it in the past and move on.
XOX
Thank you for your support and caring! emoticon

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NATALIEMICHAELE 9/2/2013 2:06PM

    Yay for 3 lbs!!!

So you have the craziness and parking issues but you are getting a pretty cool free concert ! Silver linings baby:)

I was really interested in Hippiemama's theory about getting to certain weights bringing up things from the past. I am not looking forward to going through certain things from my past but I have some coping mechanisms in place from therapy years and years ago. Plus it is all worth it. Maybe this is the thing that lets us leave it forever in the past.

Hang in there sistah, you ROCK!

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Day 2/5 Juicing

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Scale went down 1lb and I felt so much better today. Had good energy and got to go through my to do list fairly fast. I also did my zumba for 60 min! Loving it.

Of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't have something to whine about.
Today I wasn't hungry. I had to force my juices... but I drank them all and my water. I forgot to drink my coconut water though and I wasn't a happy camper. Tomorrow is another day :) so I can do much better.

Good thing is because of the Made in America concert going on in front of my building I am pretty much home bound this weekend :D Will be going to the Art Museum on Sunday because they have a Pay what you wish day !!! I love that so I will be spending time with my Boyfriend MONET and might cheat on him with Kandinsky hehe.
Ven

  
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SPEEDY143 8/31/2013 3:15PM

    emoticon enjoy!!!!!!

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NATALIEMICHAELE 8/31/2013 1:45PM

    60 minutes of Zumba! Dang, you go girl!!!

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ZRIE014 8/31/2013 12:59AM

  have a great weekend

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Day 1/5 juicing and Dr. visit

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hi all,

So on Tues I went to the Dr. to go over my blood test results.
My Vitamin D is going in the right direction and my bilirubin was in the normal levels but more elevated than when I was doing paleo w/ juicing. So when I juice it changes the balance in my liver :)
I told the Dr. about the hair loss and he went over the older blood tests where we had checked me for everything and noticed that even though my thyroid was within normal levels the TSH4 was on the lower end. So he recommended that we monitor it with a blood test in 3 mos.

So I had decided to start a 5 day juice run yesterday but I got stuck doing other things and didn't prepare juices .. so I started today.

Day 1 went great. I only got some hunger pangs around 5 pm but juice took care of it. Also made some broth and prepared juices for tomorrow. I am all set to go:)

Ven

  
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SCENIC_ROUTE 8/31/2013 12:26AM

    Hopeful: Yep.. needed to clean things up as my weight has been stuck and fluctuating in a 10 lbs up and down. I know something is bothering me.. i am pretty sure it is the cheese, but I can't be sure. This way I clean everything and start testing to see what is the reason my weight is affected. I am always envious of people who can be vegans. I have tried and my body wants the meat. :D I will be here to cheer you on when you do yours:) Who knows, I may be joining you too. emoticon

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SCENIC_ROUTE 8/31/2013 12:23AM

    NYMorning: Thank you! It hasn't been easy to deal with the scale but other than that i am surprised how much my palette has changed :) And I love the test results too. emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 8/30/2013 11:47AM

    doing five days? awesome. I think I'm going to go at it again Nov 2nd. that's my plan anyhow. doing vegan until then..

good luck and keep us posted.

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NYMORNINGGLORY 8/30/2013 8:32AM

    Love your planning .... and your tenacity .... keep us posted on how you are doing!

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Juicing and Hair loss

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hi All,
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.
moonsirens.see.me/atp2013
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
Ven

  
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SPENCES58 3/13/2014 9:37AM

  So how is the hair issue going? Has your hair started to come back thicker, as a lot of juicers claim?
I am thinking about a 30 day juice fast next month and am in the research phase.
thanks,
susan

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SCENIC_ROUTE 8/29/2013 11:48PM

    Thank you Natalie for the friend add. I love paleo, and I am reading ETL now. The issue is that Paleo does not allow legumes and ETL is all about legumes!!! I really don't want to put them back in my diet because my PCOS has become dormant since I did paleo and totally went to normal cycles when I introduced juicing :)
I have tried to become vegan but failed as my body because of the PCOS needs protein from animals.
If you want to read about the juicing journey during the 60 days, I think the posts start at page 24.
Hugs,
and its nice to see you here too :)
Ven
P.S Thank you so much for voting for me :) I so want to go to Paris!!! XOX

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NATALIEMICHAELE 8/29/2013 6:15PM

    Your artwork is gorgeous! I voted:)

I still get a notification in my email when a blog I'm subscribed to posts a new one. I'll be reading back through your blog as much as I can. You are doing so great! My daughter swears by Paleo but I'm leaning towards Dr. Fuhrman's ETL but don't see myself ever going 100% Vegan.

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