Thursday, April 7, 2016

Good Old Whole 30

So I'm still alive.  In fact I'm feeling the best I have, at this very moment in time, in about six months.  After wallowing and floundering and hitting an all time low in my life.  I feel like I am on the up and up.  I just finished day 2 of the Whole 30.  I had started it the week before I started hemorrhaging and then abandoned it as I was receiving meals from friends from church, and beggars can't be choosers.  So then everything spiraled way out of control as I sunk into a pit of depression.  I have been using my essential oils for the past week and a half.  I've been looking into the oils that help uplift your mood.  I've been using my Citrus Bliss and my Peppermint in the morning.  I have been alternating each day, putting a few drops in the back of the shower and then you get some aromatherapy in the shower in the morning.  I've also been using a new oil Doterra recently started selling called Console.  It's a part of their new mood system and it just might be my very favorite oil.  I just love the way it smells, and when I put it on (diluted in fractionated coconut oil because it's a very strong smelling oil) I just feel warm and like I am wrapped up in a big blanket.  So I've been using Console throughout the day, and then Lavender in the evening.  I just got some Bergamot oil in and that is really supposed to help with depression and also with relaxation.  I want to start making some spa products with my oils.  Bath salts are particularly easy to make where you pretty much just mix the salts and oils together.  I also want to make some bath bombs which are a little trickier but don't look too complicated, and an interesting shampoo recipe with rosemary and peppermint oils.  I think that would just be an awesome wake up in the shower. 

So I've been feeling a little better.  Today I had a lot of pulls towards my bad habits like eating just because it's something to do, and wanting to comfort myself with foods.  I can see essential oils becoming my new coping method and I think that would be a much healthier coping method.  When I started the whole 30 two days ago, my weight had climbed to 175.6 and my body fat percentage was over 37%.  I'm planning on doing it for 90 days minimum before I start reintroduction.  I will probably plan for another 90 days to do reintroduction.  Just go super slow this time and make sure that I have given it plenty of time to form new habits and to break bad habits.  Hopefully the Whole 30 will work it's magic again.  (and I don't end up in the hospital any time soon).  I've felt so awful over the past several months, who knows, the first two weeks might not be as bad as the first two times (including the first week of the second time I committed to doing it right before ending up in the hospital).  I imagine I will still feel bad, but maybe it will be a different kind of bad from what I've been experiencing and maybe it won't be as bad as the past few months.  We will just have to wait and see. Day three is tomorrow and withdrawal symptoms really kick in. 


  1. Yay! I am so happy you are feeling better. Just try not to push yourself to much take it slow. I feel like I am pulling myself up a little trying weight watchers again.

  2. So glad you're feeling better! Rooting for you!!!