About a week ago, I stopped feeling driven to count calories. I’ve been on Prozac now for a little over a month. The first 2 weeks were terrible, but then around the 3rd week, I felt myself start to blossom. I have been feeling better and better every day. The best way I can describe it is that I feel like new pathways are opening up in my brain daily. I feel new things daily. My mind is so much calmer and I am able to respond to situations more methodically without anxiety. It’s been really exciting for me. I’ve never had a medication work this well. I did try Prozac a year ago for about 3 months, but only 10mg and it did absolutely nothing. Why am I being so open about this? Because I’ve decided I’m not going to be embarrassed about needing a little help. I know I’m not the only one out there with this biological issue, and I also know that a good portion of the population suffers in silence. I’m excited about having help to reach my potential. My new favorite song is Alicia Keys “This Girl is on Fire!!!!” I am so excited about the possibilities. Continue reading
My beautiful friend, Tasha who so lovingly allowed me to text her incessantly during a day of panic attacks two weeks ago (reporting my blood pressure all day long even though she hadn’t really asked for that data), insisted that I get off the Coke Zero. I know, it’s embarrassing. I am so fanatical about eating clean in every other sense of the word. I exercise 15 hours a week, but then I turn around and pound coke zero like it’s the last liquid left on earth. Two weeks into starting the prozac, I had horrible panic and anxiety. I almost threw in the towel on the med. She insisted I stop putting chemicals like artificial sweeteners in my body. Her words: “Aspartame will kill you.” So I relented . After all, I know that it gives me eczema so who knows what it’s doing to my insides right? I’ll try anything to feel better. Continue reading
I must be on the uptick if I have regained my desire to cook. I am not kidding! It’s one of the first things to go when I’m not feeling well. I start throwing slop on a plate and calling it dinner and lose all passion and desire to be at all creative. BUT, tonight I cooked another one of PaleoOMG.com’s recipes. As much as I love cooking, I am excited to soon be doing some work in trade for a personal chef. She’s going to provide a couple meals a week and that ought to be great for my schedule. Continue reading
I am stuck on the Paleo sites. I’m not doing Paleo, but I keep finding yummy Paleo recipes. So this one was, again, easy. Everyone loved it. I do recommend using more chili powder than the recipe calls for. I also skipped the fish sauce because I can not stand fish sauce. So maybe that’s why I needed more of something else LOL.
The full recipe can be found here on this great site: Nom Nom Paleo