I finally figured out what the hell my problem is. My husband (a.k.a. supreme motivator) is deployed to the sandbox. There’s nobody here to be straight up with me and tell me to “get up and get shit done.” I get stuff done, I am just not as motivated or ambitious without him. Plus, he’s really helpful and some stuff is annoying to do alone - i.e. clean the house.
Like right about now, he’d be saying “Why are you still on the computer?” lol.
Does anyone have any all natural skin care or hair care suggestions?
This blog started about nutritional health (eating well and working out) but I am realizing that there are other areas of my health that need some all-natural attention. I am trying to ditch the chemical skin and hair care for some natural options. When I google these types of things, I am getting lots of advertisements for expensive “organics” that you buy in the store or natural things to add to shampoo. I live on a budget, buying organic hair and skin care products is not feasible.
I have extremely dry skin and long fluffy curly hair. Anybody got any good homemade shampoo, conditioner, skin cleanser, or lotion recipes?
No weird workouts, no awkward pretzel style stretches, no ridiculous chain reaction aerobic movies with weights. Just good old running, basic stretching and free weights.
No frozen prepared pre-fabricated foods, no complicated vegan substitutions, no twenty ingredient recipes that require me to go to three different stores. Just good old fruits, veggies, almonds and gluten-free bread (made by me from scratch).
I’ve had a terrible month, nutrition and fitness wise. I’ve been so sick and was simply focused on “making it through.” I feel better (mentally and physically) so it’s time to move forward by keeping it simple.
So there’s a possibility that I could be pregnant. Pregnancy (and therefore baby) would be a good thing. But I am freaking out because I just want to know.
It would be good for me because being pregnant would force me to give up some bad habits - like eating potato chips*. And I am not getting any younger, so if I am ever going to have kids (as in deliver a human, excluding adoption) it should probably happen soon while I am in pretty good health.
I am one of the most impatient people on the planet and waiting until Friday is going to bother me.
*I know that potato chips are not intrinsically evil and not all potato chips are created equal. Good or bad, if I open a bag, I eat the whole bag… quickly, lol.
I don’t store most of my food in plastic. I use hermetic glass jars and pyrex storage containers for anything that is heated, wet or acidic. I use visionware (glass) and stainless cooking pots. I bake in glass. I reheat my food in glass containers (use a toaster oven). But I rarely have to reheat anyway because I don’t normally cook food and I rarely cook more than I can eat.
When all the BPA controversy started, I switched out my water bottles but for some reason didn’t make the connection to the rest of the items in my kitchen. I supposed I assumed that if it is sold for food storage, then it must be safe. I think that I might have been wrong about that.
This week I found out that plastic is used to line the interior of cans of soup, canned tomatoes, etc. So I have resolved to teach myself how to can (in glass) this summer. There’s lots of controversy about whether or not BPA-free plastic is even safe. Sigh.