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Day #1 Update

I'm going to try to post my updates on how things are going with my diet and lifestyle changes. Here's how yesterday went:
Only drank tea - had small amount of OJ to wash down three drops of oregano oil to help get rid of this cold.Definately no dairyNo wheat eitherI ate kitchari for every meal time and drank tea with lemon and I was fine all day. I had one small cheat after Phoebe went to bed. I got really hungry and had some tortilla chips and Newman's salsa (damn him that's some good stuff!). I did check and the tortilla chips were corn meal only. I didn't pig out a lot, so I was still technically pretty good. I'm finishing off the batch of kitchari that I made today and I have some more mung beans soaking this morning to make one more batch tonight. I went to bed early last night, as I was tired from blowing my nose all day. I was able to wake up a bit easier this morning, so I'll probably go to bed early again tonight.I also made some chicken br…

Not This Time

My temps dropped on Saturday morning. Sunday morning AF showed up. I'm pretty bummed, but I'm trying to stay upbeat. I know of other things I can still do to tweak what's going on. One good thing, my temp dropped a day before I got AF, which is what it's supposed to do.

I'm retrenching and more fully comitting to the following where I tend to slide every now and then:
No coffeeNo dairyNo wheatI'm also doing a fast with only eating kitchari and drinking tea for the next few days. They say if you are going to do any fasting that it's best to do in the beginning of your cycle. If you read the article, you can see that it talks about healing your digestive tract. After this, I'm going to try to more fully follow the TCM diet I know I should be on which is no cold food. I'm going to eat a lot of soups and other meals must always have lightly cooked vegetables. I'm also going to try to find time to go down to the juice place I like and pick up …

Didn't Test Yet

I didn't test this morning. I just didn't have the heart. My temps are still high (98.2), so that's good. BTW, the link to my temp chart from FF is on the bottom links on the right side. My back was killing me this morning. It was too reminiscent of PMS, which was such a downer. I did stop at the chiropractor for an unplanned adjustment and I am so glad I did. I felt so much better all day, instead of living with the lower back pain all weekend. I will test tomorrow. I don't have to go to the store, because of course I have a stash under my sink. I think there are two tests under there right now.

Girl's Night tonight with Phoebe. DH is at school. I don't really have anything exciting planned. I'm thinking tomorrow I'm going to try to get out of the house early and take Phoebe to be measured for her new ice skates. The ones she has now are from June and I know they are getting tight.

It's Getting to That Time

So AF is due to arrive on Saturday. Oh joy (not!). Of course I had the usual little pink yesterday and the day before to make me wonder if we did the deed this month. Of course I also notice on FF that it states that if I'm pregnant this month, the baby would be due on my daughter's seventh birthday. Which of course is similar to how my brother was born four months before my seventh birthday. So if I am, can I tell DD that it's her birthday present, LOL! I don't think she'll think that's a good idea.

On other fronts, I forgot to post that we took Phoebe to a Villanova basketball game on Saturday. She loved it! She got a sweatshirt and a pom pom to wave during the game. She said she wanted to wear the sweatshirt every day. I told her I'd have to wash it sometimes. She waved her pom pom around during the game and cheered "Let's go Nova!!!" I also explained the difference between two point shots and three point shots.

I think she's…

Fake Drawstring Pants???

I don't understand fake drawstring pants. Phoebe and I went and ran some fun errands today. We went to Borders and used the (2) $10 gift cards she had from the holidays. She bought the second Junie B. Jones box set, I convinced her to get the first of the Little House on the Prairie series and a book on how to draw characters from Dora the Explorer. The last was her personal favorite I think. She loves anything artistic and her drawing skills are quite good for a six-year-old. They're better than my drawing skills, although that's not hard to accomplish.

Anyway, back to the pants. We went to Target to see what kind of pants they may have for her as well as to pick up some children's cold medicine and Motrin. The former as she does have a cold and the latter as I ran out. Well Target had these cute warm up suit outfits, but they had what I called fake drawstring pants. It's the kind where the string is only in the front and doesn't go all the way around…

Crazy Week

Wow! What a crazy week! We all had Monday off and I had a hair appointment in the afternoon, so Tom took Phoebe to the Sixers game in Philly. They had a great time. We also picked up Tom's car that morning. After I dropped him and Phoebe off with his car, he went to pick up his Dad and go to the game. I had a few hours of free time before my hair appt and I made the most of it. I went over to the juice place I love in Newark, DE and had a shot of wheatgrass. I also got to meet the owner, and she's really cool. I also got a great idea to get several shots with lids "to go" and freeze them for having them at home. Another lady was stopping by the shop to do just that. That might be a great way for me to get a shot of wheatgrass every day.

After at the juice shop, I went home and had an entire 50 minute yoga practice. There was no video or CD, just me, my book and doing as many poses as I wanted and trying some new things. It was awesome!!!

I went to get my h…

The Transmission Died and Other Stuff

So the transmission in DH's car needed to be replaced. Go figure. I guess the car knew one of us had a bonus coming in soon, so it had to take it's share. It's been in the shop since Wednesday night and we'll be picking it up tomorrow (Monday). We're all of here for the holiday tomorrow, and I'm glad, because we have a busy day tomorrow. Chiropractors in the AM, pick up car and pay huge sum of money, and I'm getting my color touched up tomorrow. I really need to update my pic in the corner, as I don't look a thing like that anymore. I need my auburn hair color pic. I bet I'll get it updated right before I start going blonde again for the summer. BTW, having dark hair helped me find my first grey hair last week. Grey hairs aren't as noticable when blond roots are coming in, but when your roots are coming back onto dark hair, they kind of pop out. So there it was just one, on the top, middle part of my head. So I guess it's officia…

Yoga and Stuff

Lauren, I'm so sorry to hear that your experience with yoga wasn't that great. I also once went to a class where they had you breath at certain times. I couldn't get the hang of it either. BTW, there are several different styles of yoga and each one is different. I'd suggest trying a different yoga class, especially if you can find an Iyengar yoga class. That is what I've practiced for several years and there is no emphasis breath at certain times. The whole point is to get into a pose and stay there for a minute or more, have a relaxed breath and let your mind focus on the feelings in the different areas of the body and how to fix your alignment to be more precise. It's funny, but I haven't been in a class in awhile, but I can still hear my teacher's voice when I practice at home, "internally rotate your thighs in this pose .... make sure you're pushing down through your heels .... lift your sit bones to the sky!" Julia Indichov…

Some Updates

Had a good weekend. We got a lot of things done around the house. We still have a lot more left to do, but it's good progress for the new year.

I've been loading a lot of music on Phoebe's iPod and started creating playlists for me. I figured if she got an iPod before me, I get the ability to borrow it .... a lot! I think the iPod is the greatest invention of all time. I'm such a music freak. Even my mom who has a hard time figuring me all out (sorry, Mom, it's true) knows I'm a music nut. My best gifts as a child was my stereo at 16 and my CD player for Christmas right before I turned 18. Mom's exact words for both were, "Well I know how much you love listening to music." For Christmas this year, I bought myself three CDs: the new Gwen Stefani, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Green Day (American Idiot). Proving again I can listen to anything other than country music. I've been listening to all three in the car constantly.

Other things going…

I'm OK

So much for trying to blog everyday!!!! I should never make any statements like that again. The holidays were crazy. Lots of fun, but totally nuts. I'm really busy at work today, so I can't really do any updates. But I have a lot to write about!

Funny thing, is I've at least been updating my temp log, so if you haven't noticed AF showed up yesterday. So much for that fortune teller that said I'd be pregnant before the end of 2006. If I was, I never knew it!