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Odds and Ends

Georgia Mom asked in a comment on my this post how I’m feeling since starting the program.  Unfortunately, I gotta tell ya that I’ve had a pretty rough week.  But I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the Weil program.  I haven’t been eating anything all that unusual (tempeh notwithstanding) so I think it’s just coincidence.  I’m doing this program to be healthier overall.  If it helps alleviate some of my tummy troubles too, that’s great, but I’m not expecting any miracles.  Besides, I want to give it the full eight weeks before I make any value judgments.

I would love to go off the Nexium that I take for my gastritis symptoms, and that’s the primary reason I’ve been weaning myself off coffee.  This week, starting yesterday, I’m going off coffee and the Nexium, COLD TURKEY.  I’m also going to limit fatty foods, chocolate, and alcohol.  What I’m going to eat, I’m not sure, cause that about defines my entire diet!  But I’ll never know if it works until I try, right?

AND.  Today I purchased a week’s worth of Dannon Activa, which is a yogurt containing probiotics.  They claim that it’s "clinically proven to naturally regulate your digestive system in two weeks when eaten daily".  Hey, it’s worth a shot.  I just want to try everything I can naturally before I decide to medicate myself for the rest of my life. 

And now, on to more pleasant topics…

Yall better be careful or my head is gonna get too big to fit through the front door.  This morning I woke up and found another blog award from my friend Michelle at Scribbit.  I’m so flattered.  And because I shouldn’t don’t hog all the linky love for myself, I need to pass on these awards.

First, I tag Steph at Adventures in Babywearing with the Schmoozer award.

“As it
goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in
order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers
effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly
trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit
their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello
to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful
conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering
a sense of closeness and friendship.”

I tag Susanne at Living to tell the Story with the Thoughtful Blogger Award.

“For those who answer blog comments, emails, and make
their visitors feel at home on their blogs. For the people who take others
feelings into consideration before speaking out and who are kind and courteous.”

And for the title of Bloggin’ Princess, I tag my real-life pal Girlymama and my blogging buddies, Lori at Queen of Dirty Laundry, Megan at FriedOkra and Lawanda at Lovin’ Life.

There!  With that business taken care of, I’m off to enjoy what’s left of my weekend.  "See" yall tomorrow!

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13 thoughts on “Odds and Ends

  1. Giving up coffee and soda got me off the nexium. Oh, and tomato products, but I have since been able to add those back in in limited quantities. Good luck!

  2. I’m anxious to hear how you do on that Activia as my Mom has tummy troubles and I would love to find something to help her out. Congrats on your awards!! You deserve them!!

  3. When someone changes their eating habits to become very healthy eaters your body then goes through a period of time (a few days to a week or so) of getting rid of the um, well…crap. The toxins and all the crap the junk food and such builds up in your body have to come. That is a very good thing and it means your body is getting healthier and it is healing from the inside out. WTG!!! Keep it up.
    PS- My hubby used to take Nexium for a year but it is not good to take it for so long. Our dr said prilosec otc can be taken regularly (as he did with Nexium) but without the side effects of Nexium. Now that is what he takes and he is doing great. That is a lot for a guy who went through 2 bottles of acid reducer, pill and rolls and rolls of tums every week.

    All for His glory, ~Rhen

  4. Good luck with your diet change. I tried giving up coffee this summer to reduce my fat intake, but I missed it too much. Not the caffeine but the over all comfort food quality.

    Congrats on all the awards. 🙂

  5. Wow, what a sweet surprise for my Sunday evening blog reading. Thank you so much! And congrats on all 3 awards for yourself.

    And btw, I’ve heard lots of good stuff about that yogurt from several friends. Hope it works for you!

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