Today is saturday. I slept wrong and woke with a headache. I wasnt really hungry this morning and I knew I wanted to start all this diet stuff today. I ended up eating left over turkey. Lunch was turkey again with some raw cheese. Yes I decided to keep raw cheese in my diet too sparingly. It is from grassfed cows.
Later in the afternoon I went shopping. Here is what I bought and also what I have in my house already that I will be feasting on.
- Lettuce packs-Baby kale, 50/50 of spinach and romaine, and a spring mix with herbs
- Green leaf lettuce
- Avocado-I’m going to try to like this
- Leeks- never ate them before
- Black Chai seeds
- Quinoa -never ate this either
- Echinacea tea cause I love the stuff!
- Mahi Mahi fillets
- Grouper fillets
- Canned Salmon
- Tumeric -I’m out and this is a great anti-inflammatory herb
- Raw, Grassfed Milk
- Two kinds of Raw, Grassfed cheeses
- a few veggies like cabbage and whatever else I can grab from Farmer Joe
- Supertonic- also made by Farmer Joe. It has Ginger, garlic, habenaros, sea salt, kraut juice and I think something else. It really has anti-inflammatory properties and I have already noticed it keeps me from being too puffy.
What I already have I plan on eating:
- Probiotic supplements
- Fish, Flax, Borage oil supplements
- Calcium and vitamin D supplements
- Bone broth
- Organic white rice
- Organic black beans
- Organic Kidney beans- all beans and rice limited
- Grassfed Beef
- Grassfed Lamb- my own 🙂
- Free ranged chicken -my own 🙂
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned chicken and rice soup – made by me with my garden stuff and organic ingredients
- Butter, Coconut oil, Olive oil, herbs and spices
- dehydrated veggies from my garden last year and also dehydrated organic mushrooms
- steel cut oats
- Chicken liver pate- homemade click Here for the recipe
- popcorn-not sure if I can eat it, but I’m gonna!
I think that is it..not sure but if later you notice I’ve eaten something..I already had it on hand. What I’ve bought is already bought and I’m broke lol.
For dinner I am having a mix of lamb burger and grassfed beef- hamburgers and while my family eats the beloved Doritos..Im going to not look or smell them doing it and try to eat salad instead. NO buns for me but I will use mustard, onions, and garlic and make it a MEAL!
Happy Homesteading!! 😀
Soooo today I am starting my goodbyes to Cymbalta. I was put on this two months ago because I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Against the wishes of Farmer Joe and my friend Lanae and a few others, I went on the drug instead of finding the root cause of my problem. It worked great once I got through two weeks of side effects. I was sitting pretty for a month and a half..ok really only a month. Then..it happened..
I was in the shower and was washing my hair…and a little too much came out in my hand. I was like WHOA…hm.. maybe i’m just shedding. Well it continued. Everytime I brushed my hair a fair amount came out. Everytime I showered..it came out. I started not brushing or washing my hair..but still it was falling out. Something obviously was wrong here. It’s not labeled as a side effect so I searched online. Well wouldnt you know it. There are a ton of people who have had this happen. By the time they noticed, they had bald patches. Um no thanks! I know I’m not a girly girl or anything, but I would SOOOO rather live with chronic pain then to be bald.
Drawback to saying goodbye to Cymbalta is apparently it is a wicked drug that gives you side effects that make you feel like you are dying in hell for weeks on end. How wonderful! I also started reading on weaning myself off because my doctor isnt in till monday and its saturday. It already takes 6 weeks for it to clear your system once you take the last pill. If I wait even a day or two more I will be bald by the time it’s done!
For the next..hopefully not weeks on end..I will be blogging daily, unless I actually die, on my journey off Cymbalta. I want to make people aware of what is going on with me, in the hopes of helping someone else. I have researched till I was blue in the face all last night and most of today on what could possibly be causing my fibro symptoms. I found two main things most people dont look at. The first thing is gluten intolerance and the other is an overgrowth of Candida bacteria in your gut. So since I am sick, since I will obviously feel like crap for the next few weeks due to side effects, I have added to my pain and have decided to follow the Candida diet which will also, in the same process, eliminate gluten from my diet.
There are a few things that I am keeping in my diet. Candida thrives on sugar. I know this, but a lot of websites say to cut out milk. Now for the last month-ish I have been craving cream. Like I could just drink straight cream, which means I’m not getting enough fat of some kind. So I am keeping milk for now while I wean off Cymbalta. I also am keeping three fruits. Fruit sugar is something that some say stay away from and others say they eat. I am keeping cranberries, blueberries, and pomegranate (at least till it is out of season). These are all extremely good for the body and contain many antioxidants. I will just eat these in moderation or when I want something sweet.
I went shopping today also because although I eat fairly healthy, I eat starch and apparently that is a no no. I had to veggie up a bit before I die and cant go shopping. The next series of posts will take you through each day of side effects, food I eat, and supplements I am taking. I hope it helps someone and if you have already done this..please comment!!
Happy Homesteading!! 😀